Category: Citizen Cyberscience

Public School Data to Help New Yorkers Choose Their High...

The New York City Department of Education unveiled the results of the first School Choice Design Challenge (SCDC), “a competition for software developers to design applications that will assist students and families during the high school choice process. The apps help families search and navigate the high school directory to find the schools right for them.” We were especially excited to see the 6 apps …

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Polling Places are here!

Tuesday, November 5 is the general election here in NY, and PediaCities wants to help you find your polling site. You can see all NYC polling sites on the landing page and identify any polling station by simply hovering your mouse over it.  To find your own polling place type your address into the search bar.  A pop-up label will appear over your polling station …

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Wonkageekathon – GovLabs and the Birth of CityMiss...

When big thinkers, designers & coders hack together. Last month, we were invited to participate in the Inaugural Experiment of GovLabs. It was a mind-blowing experience! First off, we couldn’t help but be star-struck at all the luminaries milling about from the Civic Tech, Gov 2.0, Open Data and Semantic Web worlds – Tim Berners-Lee, Jim Hendler, David Karger, Laura James, Steve Koonin, Mike Flowers, …

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eCommunity Service (or Amazon Mechanical Turk for the Pu...

Last week, after wrapping up our successful debut at SemTechBizNYC, I spent the whole day at Midtown Community Court, serving my one day of community service for biking on the sidewalk. Ever since we moved into the NYU-Poly Varick Incubator, I’ve been biking to work and was still familiarizing myself with the city’s extensive bike lane network when I was flagged down by a cop …

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