Community Outreach Highlights

2018 Programs

March 3 – 10 2018 Open Data Week – In partnership with NYC Office of Civic Engagement & Strategy and Data Analytics. SIMNY session where the focus is on how private sector companies/IT groups think about sharing their data or melding it with public data as part of the bigger public data sharing ecosystem strategy. Or doing a virtual workshop versus physical on-site was well received.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Rashimi Jain at


Past Programs

NPower Programs

Virtual Judging for Technovation Challenge – the largest and longest-running global technology competition exclusively for girls to inspire the pursuit of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In partnership with NPower Community Corps.

Career Readiness – In partnership with NPower Community Corps sponsored by Cisco, a group of volunteers taught soft skills to high school at the Queens Vocational School in Queens.

New York City Programs

Ladders for Leaders is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) supported by out NYC Center for Youth Employment. It is a program connecting talented youth to employers as paid interns during their summer months at home in New York City. Signing up is simple. Visit this link  and fill out a short form.

Open Data Week – March 2017 – In partnership with NYC Office of Civic Engagement & Strategy and Data Analytics. NYC Open Data is a platform run by the City of New York containing nearly 2,000 data assets published by City Agencies – from street tree data, to 311 service requests to traffic speeds – we’re putting information on how the City runs back in the hands of New Yorkers. Learn more about the NYC Open Data Program by taking a look at our annual report published last July.

Beyond Coding Workshops – In partnership with NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, this program gives students the opportunity to interact with a wider range of people within NYC’s tech ecosystem, i.e. SIMNY, Microsoft Startups, USV Network.

Code to Work – In partnership with American Express, Foursquare, Stack Overflow, Trello, and Tumblr and teaming up to offer a second year of Beyond Coding, a free 8-week summer program that gives emerging computer programmers in New York City the professional skills needed to help them succeed in their first job working with code.

Women Events

National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). Virtual Judging for the National center for Women & IT Collegiate Awards. The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate women. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact. The NCWIT Collegiate Award is sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Qualcomm.