We’re trying something different here. To celebrate one year since Technical.ly Brooklyn launched, you can help write the story. Using Brooklyn-based Genius (formerly RapGenius), you, dear reader, can annotate this essay with any context or thoughts about the borough’s technology community. Make your annotations using Genius here.
Here’s a look at some of the broader trends we’ve covered in our first year:
- We’ve followed groups that work on digital divide challenges, like the Digital Stewards in Red Hook.
- We’ve seen people from around the world choose Brooklyn as a base to build, like a wave of French entrepreneurs.
- We’ve toured emerging tech business hubs, like 20 Jay Street in Dumbo.
- We’ve shared strange art from tech-inspired makers and artists, like the Robotic Church.
- We’ve reported on how the tech sector’s growth is challenging old ideas of gentrification.
- We’ve watched young startups grow, like Susty Party winning over ‘Shark Tank’ investors.
- We’ve seen a new challenge to what the Brooklyn tech corridor looks like, after Kickstarter and Livestream joined Brooklyn.
- We’ve seen how the borough is facing challenges retaining its up-and-coming tech firms.
Over the next year and beyond, we’ll continue to unearth stories from the Brooklyn tech narrative — while finding new ways to connect and convene Brooklyn’s technology community.