Episode #8

The Tech Scene Post-Sandy and How Tech Is Helping To Get Out the Vote

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Voters head to the polls. (J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Sandy turned the New York City metropolitan area into a low tech region last week. The storm knocked out power, cut internet access and limited phone service throughout the tri-state region.

For many in the tech scene, it caused additional damage, flooding data centers and the offices of start-up companies.

New Tech City talks with the Rachel Haot, the New York City’s Chief Digital Officer, about how Sandy affected the city’s tech companies and infrastructure.

It’s also Election Day, and it could be a confusing one.  Sandy only further complicated recent redistricting, by knocking out power to several polling centers.  Does your polling station have power?  Is it a shelter?  Host Manoush Zomorodi talks with Jed Alpert, CEO of Brooklyn-based Mobile Commons, about its national text messaging campaign to help the election process.

Hosted by:

Manoush Zomorodi


Charlie Herman

New York City's Tech Sector Recovers After Sandy

New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi talks with the Rachel Haot, New York City's Chief Digital Officer, about how the city and the tech scene fared during Sandy.  How is the community and the city responding, and what did they learn from the storm?


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