Bill De Blasio/Minerva Tantoco
“Most people don’t call me ‘Your Mayorness,’” said Bill De Blasio, referring to Heat Seek and taking the stage at to announce two new appointments to further the City’s tech initiatives: NYC’s first-ever CTO, Minerva Tantoco, and first-ever Director for the Tech Talent Pipeline, Kristen Titus.
He also guaranteed Heat Seek a meeting with the Housing Authority.
“You’ve created 291,000 jobs in the tech sector in NYC,” he said, addressing the crowd. “It’s the second largest tech community in the country right now – and growing!”
With the goal of keeping up the momentum and making NYC the most tech driven city in the world, Tantoco, who also took to the stage, asked the audience to forward any ideas they have to her at #ForwardNYC.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled hack of the month…