Tags New York City

NYC used a 'no-code' platform to build its coronavirus portal quickly

by • 2 days ago

Gary Hoberman, CEO of app-design firm Unqork, said New York officials built their portal using visual "Lego blocks," and that other cities may launch similar sites as the pandemic continues.

New York City launches portal to crowdsource COVID-19 information

by • 3 days ago

The city is trying get a better picture of potential coronavirus exposure. "This will all depend on our New Yorkers signing up," CIO Jessica Tisch said.

As cities respond to coronavirus, data chiefs can play key role

by • 2 weeks ago

There are a few ways real-time data could be used to assist policymaking and emergency response, says a former Seattle city official.

From pay gaps to squirrels, NYC seeks topics to hook public on data

by • 3 weeks ago

Open data has a wonky reputation, but officials in New York are doing their part to attract regular folk to a growing movement.

Bloomberg proposes national '311' network for digital services

by • 1 month ago

The Democratic presidential candidate said he would model a nationwide citizen-service hotline after one he implemented as mayor of New York City.

Nine curb-monitoring, accessibility startups join NYC transit accelerator

by • 1 month ago

The companies will have eight weeks to develop proofs of concept before starting regional pilots that could improve accessibility and reduce traffic congestion.

Mental health, housing rights targeted in latest NYC tech competitions

by • 1 month ago

Officials say they're aiming to help Hispanic communities in the Inwood and Washington Heights neighborhoods through the two latest NYCx Co-Lab challenges.

NYC lawmakers propose new agency to boost digital services

by • 1 month ago

A new "Office of Technology and Digital Services" would post technologists in every city agency to develop open-source applications and tools for city services.

Local IT leaders emphasize mission, service delivery

by • 2 months ago

Winners of the Local IT Leader of the Year LocalSmart award say serving their communities is what drives them to serve.