This week on WNYC’s New Tech City, host Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Steven Romalewski, director of the Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, about mapping before and after Sandy. Plus, a visit to the map room at the New York Public Library. Cartographers there are working with NYPL Labs to put old maps online and make them useable in the digital age thanks to a process known called
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The first of our series of Tech City Talks is on the subject of skills and education. If the government’s Tech City initiative is to be successfully implemented, who will work there? Where is the next wave of tech talent coming from that will build the UK’s Google or Facebook?
Aleks Krotoski is the chair of this discussion, and on the the panel is David Willetts MP (Minister of State for Universities and Science), Prof Jeff Magee (Principal of the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College), Dan Crow (CTO, Songkick) and Emma Mulqueeny (Rewired State and Young Rewired State).