How civic-minded hackers, investors are making cities better [ Podcast] - Brooklyn


Oct. 20, 2014 2:55 pm

How civic-minded hackers, investors are making cities better [ Podcast]

The latest edition of the Podcast explores civic innovation.

Group photo from the Tech Triangle U Mentorship Hackathon.

(Photo by Sarah Pappalardo, file)

Now that technology is passed the phase where everyone except the publisher of Harper’s understands that the digital economy isn’t going anywhere, the sector is understanding its role in shaping local communities IRL.

Here in Brooklyn, we’ve covered several groups who are working to bring tech skills to more people so they can reap its rewards, such as the networking apprenticeship program for just-out-of-high-school young adults in Red Hook, NYU Poly’s vigorous outreach to Brooklyn public schools and paid internships whose hours are covered by the city.

The latest episode of the Podcast takes a 20,000-foot view of some of these issues. It features:

Technologists, policy makers and concerned citizens have a chance to discuss these topics face to face at the Rise conference, held later this week in Philadelphia.


It will convene leaders in civic innovation from across the Northeast. This month’s podcast also previews how the event will empower attendees to make their communities better.

Learn more about Rise

Listen below, download the episode or subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

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