(Photo via Bushwick Daily)

One-on-One Language Meetups

Business, Technology May 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

A new app, Lexody, promises to bring together people eager to learn other languages through language “dates,” reports Bushwick Daily.

Carlos Beltrán, with his parents María Beltrán and Joaquín Avelar and his older sisters Noemy and Deysi. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Young Queens College Immigrants Prevail at a Tech Contest

Education, New York, Technology April 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm

A team of Queens College immigrant students won a coding challenge by creating an app that helps students find college grants and scholarships, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hispanic youths Pascual Rosario (second from the left), Yemeli Ventura (sixth in the front) and Minerva Paulet (light gray sweater) are part of a group of 19 Passaic County Community College students participating in a NASA academic program. With them, Gonzalo Pérez (left), STEM program coordinator Anjali Thanawala (second from the right), and Carlomagno Ontaneda, pre-college STEM pathways coordinator. (Photo via El Diario)

NJ Students Aspire to Be Part of ‘Generation Mars’

Education, Technology, Women, Youth March 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm

A group of Science students in Passaic County Community College are participating in the Minority University Research and Education (MUREP) program by NASA, offering ideas and research on future space programs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Sinchen.Lin, Creative Commons license)

Chinese Trump Supporters Thank WeChat

East Asian, Elections 2016, Technology November 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

WeChat, the messaging and social media tool, was mobilized by Chinese users to promote support of Donald Trump, World Journal reports.

María Luisa Pineda and Martín Akerman, co-founders of Envisagenics. (Photo via El Diario)

They Have the Tools to Make Cutting-Edge Medicine

Business, Latino, New York, Technology August 12, 2016 at 10:58 am

Two Latino entrepreneurs, the co-founders of Envisagenics, are proposing scientific solutions to create more effective and affordable medication, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jorge and Daniel Perdomo at the Brooklyn office of their start-up, GoTenna (Photo by Mariela Lombard)

They’ve Got You Covered

Two siblings, children of a Guatemalan family, have built a startup in Brooklyn, GoTenna, that connects phones even when there is no Wi-Fi or cell coverage.

Patrick Sullivan in the Manhattan office of his new company, Source3 (Photo by Peter McDermott for Voices of NY)

Meet Patrick Sullivan Jr., Bronx-Born Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Patrick Sullivan Jr., the son of Irish immigrants, has run startups from the Google-acquired RightsFlow to his latest venture, Source3.

[Left-Right] Randy Peers, Chief Executive Officer of OBT, Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz, Ingrid Lewis-Martin, senior advisor to Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Senator Martin J. Golden, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, and Dr. Russell Hotzler, President of City Tech. (Photo by Donny Levit / Sunset Park Voice)

Innovation Lab Opens at Industry City

Brooklyn, Technology, Youth April 12, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Industry City’s Innovation Lab opened on April 7, with high hopes that it will help youthful job seekers gain the tech skills they need for good jobs, Brooklyn Daily and Sunset Park Voice report.

Laira Reid, the computer science program instructor, teaches a SPARX class at the St. James Recreation Center in Fordham. (Photo by Jasmine Gomez via Norwood News)

Program ‘SPARX’ Interest in Coding for Bronx Girls

Bronx, Social Services, Technology, Women, Youth March 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm

SPARX, an after-school program from the Parks Department’s Computer Resource Center, teaches girls in the Bronx how to code, reports Norwood News.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

NYPD Breaks Language Barriers with New Technology

New York, Police, Technology, Translating NYC February 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Several police stations now use high-tech translation equipment, and officers carry smartphones with software that gives them access to a number of languages, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)


New York, Police, Technology, TNY Translations, Translating NYC February 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm


The Black Life Matters Edit-a-thon was held at the Schomburg Center on Feb. 6  (Photo by Roxanne L. Scott for Voices of NY)

Black Life Matters: Editing in Wiki

A special kind of hackathon: updating and writing Black Life Matters entries for Wikipedia.

Silicon Harlem co-founder  Clayton Banks (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

‘Silicon Harlem’ Draws a Crowd

Business, Manhattan, Technology October 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Silicon Harlem, which aims to remake Harlem as a tech and innovation hub, drew hundreds to its second annual tech conference, Manhattan Times reports.

A Diversity Disparity in NYC

A Diversity Disparity in NYC

African, Culture, Labor, New York, Technology, Video September 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm

The latest episode of “Independent Sources” looks at how the tech industry can better reflect the city’s demographics, narrowing the racial pay gap through unionization, and an African playwrights festival.

The message posted on a wall of Caffe Bene in Palisades Park asks customers not to download anything with copyright restrictions. (Photo via The Korea Times)

‘Please Do Not Download Any Content with Copyright Restriction’

Business, East Asian, Technology June 26, 2015 at 11:54 am

Korean-owned coffee shops face problems with illegal downloads taking place on their premises, The Korea Times reports.