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Rachel Sterne

8 Lessons From Reinventing

Rachel Sterne | Posted 12.15.2013 | New York
Rachel Sterne

Mayor Mike Bloomberg recently unveiled the newly relaunched, the official website for the biggest city in the country. This was the site's first redesign in a decade, and the new user experience is unlike any other government website out there. This was our goal.

We Are Made in NY: Tech Thrives in NYC

Rachel Sterne | Posted 04.25.2013 | New York
Rachel Sterne

On Tuesday I joined Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Tech Meetup to unveil We Are Made in NY, a program that celebrates over 900 locally based startups, and helps people find a job, learn to code, or launch a new tech company -- all with the full support of New York City government.

WATCH: NYC's Chief Digital Operator Talks 'Made In NY' Tech Initiative

Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

At a press conference held at Buzzfeed on Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the start of "Made in NY," a new initiative aimed at supporting t...

New York City Forges Ahead Digitally: 2012 in Review

Rachel Sterne | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Rachel Sterne

New York City's digital future is brighter than ever, thanks to landmark advances over the past year in Internet access, education, open data, engagem...

Nate C. Hindman

New York Tech Booms, Even As City's Jobless Rate Rises | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.17.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday the launch of a website mapping Internet startups in New York City that are hiring. Speaking ...

WATCH: New York Throws A 'Hackathon' To Improve

Posted 10.01.2011 | New York

Hackers and computer wiz's gathered at General Assembly over the weekend for Reinvent, NYC's first "hackathon." In a 36-hour coding spree,...

A Digital Strategy For Philadelphia's Catholic Church

Thomas A. Shakely | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
Thomas A. Shakely

An initiative that employed cutting-edge solutions in exploring timeless spiritual issues would energize a new generation of parishioners.

Free Wi-Fi Coming To 20 NYC Parks

Posted 08.09.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson today announced a five-year initiative to provide free Wi-Fi service at 26 locati...

Join The .NYC Movement And Get New York City Its Own Domain Name

THE .NYC DOMAIN | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York

We want to honor the greatest city in the world by giving it an exclusive domain extension. .NYC is going to be the first city domain extension in th...

What Should The City's First 'Chief Digital Officer' Do?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After a six month search, the Bloomberg administration has made Rachel Sterne the city's first chief digital officer. Sterne, 27, founded the citizen...

HuffPost Spotlight Series: Let's Innovate!

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Leading through innovation is what the 15 "Featured Doers" in HuffPost's inaugural Spotlight Series are all about. Some are recognizable names. Others are not. But they're all innovators and trend-setters in their respective fields.

Featured Doer: Rachel Sterne

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Rachel Sterne is the CEO of, a global news platform powered by citizen journalists. She founded the site in 2006 in order to "to demo...

Making Sense of the Hyperlocal Landscape

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sterne

New media guru Jeff Jarvis calls it the 'Holy Grail.' Michael Gluckstadt's Fast Company feature questioned its '$100 Billion Potential.' So what does ...