NYC BigApps CityCamp

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NYC BigApps CityCamp


When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 1, 2013 · 10am - 8pm EDT


New York Law School 185 W Broadway New York, NY 10013


Hack, Polish, and Learn! One day to explore NYC’s civic technology community.

Join us for NYC BigApps CityCamp and Demo Night, part of America’s National Day of Civic Hacking. At NYC’s first CityCamp, you will have one day explore NYC’s civic technology community.

CityCamp: From 10 am - 5 pm, will we unconference, beta test civic apps, and learn from each other. If you are a member of the public, this your chance to see NYC BigApps teams working on their apps, to hear from thought leaders in the technology, and learn from each other. If you are working on a BigApp, this is your chance to get intimate feedback from subject matter experts, and have your apps beta tested by experts and members of the public.

NYC BigApps Demo Night: Before teams submit their final apps, watch them compete for cash, a chance to visit the White House, attend Code for America’s Annual Summit, and MORE!

CityCamp Expert Advisors

Get one-on-one feedback from these design, product, and strategy experts at CityCamp. Please see below for our current schedule and stay tuned for more advisors to come:

All Day Open hacking space and access to beta testers from the public

11am-12pm: Annel Cabrera, Resident Training Academy Manager, New York City Housing Authority
11am-1pm: Vera Kern, Lead Android Developer
11am-1pm: Matt Klein, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Foundation
11am-1:30pm: Alex Lines, Developer formerly at betaworks, Chartbeat, Bitly, and Digg
11am-2pm: Steve Ramirez, Analyst, New York City Housing Authority
11am-12:30pm: Dave Zohrob, Developer at Flatiron Collective
12pm-1pm: Sara Jayanthi, Solar One
1pm-3pm: Emilie Futterman, Product at
1pm-3pm: David Kao, Product at
2pm-4pm: Rameet Chawla, Architect,
2pm-4pm: BJ Greenspan, Managing Director, Center4
2pm-4pm: Drew Howard, Product at
2pm-4pm: Aurelia Moser, Information Architect at Control Group
2pm-5pm: 5 Per Scholas Betatesters (
3pm-5pm: Roz Plotzker, MD

Demo Night Judges

Calling all NYC BigApps participants – sign-up to demo your app at 5 pm at the NYC BigApps Demo Night! This is your chance to publically show off your hard work, get feedback from our amazing judges and audience, and compete for rad prizes – including a chance to represent NYC’s top apps by demoing at the White House.

Michael Bierut Photo

Michael Bierut
Partner, Pentagram

Gale A. Brewer Photo

Gale A. Brewer
New York City Council Member, District 6

Nick Judd Photo

Nick Judd
Managing Editor, Personal Democracy Forum

Katy Peters Photo

Katy Peters
Co-founder, TurboVote

Chrys Wu Photo

Chrys Wu
Matchstrike LLC and Hacks/Hackers NYC

Want to demo your NYC BigApps project for a chance at fame, fortune and a trip to the White House? Email

NYC BigApps projects that wish to demo must submit a fully functional demo to NYC BigApps staff member by 4 pm, 1 June. Arrive early so you can meet this deadline. Email if you have questions about demoing. Keep in mind that those selected to demo have no advantage or disadvantage in the overall NYC BigApps competition.

Judges will select the top three apps to win:

Day Program

10:00 am - Doors open for coffee and light breakfast.

10:30 am - Kick off with introduction from NYC EDC, Collabfinder, and Code for America.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Office Hours, Unconference-styled sessions, Beta Testing, and Hacking.

4:00 pm - Competition submissions are Due

Demo Night / Evening Program

4:00 pm - Demo Night Doors open with a Happy Hour.

5:00 pm - Evening program begins.

7:00 pm - Awards ceremony with a Happy Hour.

8:00 pm - Event ends.

Special Thanks to Code for America and New York Law School for making this event possible:

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