Today, we convened voices from diverse communities at Civic Hall to develop best practices for the Council’s public tech initiatives at the Council’s first #Tech4All Digital Inclusion Summit.

The Summit, which took place at Civic Hall, and subsequent discussions, will inform the development of the Council’s best practices around digital inclusion, which is at the core of “Council 2.0” – a roadmap for engagement and open government,” presented in April.

Today at the Summit, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the City Council announced that the New York City Council will collaborate with Mozilla to bring a digital literacy series to the five boroughs that will help New Yorkers envision themselves as creators of technology.

The series will consist of five “Digital Maker” events that will include several learning stations guided by experienced facilitators. Participants will have a chance to modify source code on Web pages, design their own animation, or compose music, among other exercises that will allow them to see the results of their own work.

Conversations from the Summit