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Noel HIDALGO

noneck.org | noel@noneck.org

He stands at the crossroads of technology, government, community, and impact. He believes in participatory communities and uses technology to improve people's lives. His work has been achieved through patience and organizing problem solving teams.

Since 2009, he has organized BetaNYC, a non-profit that is focused on using design, technology, and data to improve the lives of all New Yorkers. He is known for co-founding NYC's Drupal community, the #BikeNYC hashtag, and a founding board member of StreetsPAC. Noel is a published author and known as an effective organizer who can walk between worlds.

In 2009, he was part of an award winning, pioneering team to rebuild the New York State Senate's Information Technology. He is an Eagle Scout.

Highlighted Employers, Projects & Publications

The People's Roadmap to a Digital New York City
Co-Author, 2013
http://NYCroadmap.us

Code for America's Brigade Toolkit
Co-Author, 2013
http://brigade.codeforamerica.org/tools

Executive Director and Co-founder of BetaNYC
March 2009 - Current, New York City, NY

Board member of StreetsPAC
April 2013 - Current, New York City, NY

New York City Program Manager at Code for America
November 2012 - December 2013, New York City, NY

Associate Director at the World Economic Forum
June 2011 - October 2012, New York City, NY and Geneva, CH

Director of Technology Innovation at the New York State Senate
February 2009 - April 2011, New York City and Albany, NY

Freelance Video Editor / Citizen Reporter
Clients and partners included Students for a Free Tibet documenting 2008 Olympic protests in China, promotional videos for Agit-Pop, and Twitter VoteReport. Reports have been featured on RocketBoom, EpicFU / JetSet, GroundReport.tv, Democracy Now!, and ABC's 20/20. Noel keeps a blog on TechPresident, covering engagement technology and open government.

Featured Community Organizer Positions

Executive Director and Co-founder of BetaNYC
March 2009 - Current, New York City, NY

New York City Program Manager at Code for America
November 2012 - December 2013, New York City, NY

Community Manager at Remix America
June 2008 - September 2008, New York, NY

Producer of on the Luck of Seven
December 2005 - March 2008, An around the world journey

Outreach Coordinator for Not An Alternative, Inc.
Co-founder of Williamsburg Coworking @ The Change You Want to See
September 2006 - February 2009, Brooklyn, NY

Volunteer Director and Community Outreach for John Kerry for President
January 2003 – April 2004, Boston, MA

Conferences and Unconferences in New York
Spearheaded the organization of NY's premiere grassroots conversations: NYC BigApps 2013, NY CityCamp 2013, CapitolCamp 1 & 2, BarCamp NYC 2, DrupalCamp NYC 1 & 2, RootsCamp NYC & DC, & PDF Unconference 2007.

Drupal NYC User Group & DrupalCamp NYC
Initiated and organized NYC's Drupal monthly meetups and annual unconference, DrupalCamp.

Conference and Events Organizer
Code Across NYC 2013, 2014
Code for America Brigade Captain’s Summit and Training, San Francisco, 2013
NYC BigApps 2013
OpenGov Camp, New York City 2011
CapitolCamp, Albany, New York 2009 & 2010
O'Reilly Government 2.0 Summit & Expo, Washington DC, 2009 & 2010 (Board member)
Open New York Forum, New York City, December 2009
LIFT Conference Open-Stage Organizer, Geneva, CH, February 2007 & 2008 & March 2009 DrupalCamp NYC 1 and 2, Organizer, New York City, March 2006 & January 2007
RootsCamp NYC and DC, Organizer, New York City, November & December 2006
BarCamp NYC 2, Organizer, New York City, September 2006
Vintage European Scooter Rallies in Boston and NYC, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, & 2005

Featured Technology and Digital Positions

Associate Director at the World Economic Forum
June 2011 - October 2012, New York City, NY and Geneva, CH

Co-Founder and Advisor at New Amsterdam Ideas, LLC
February 2011 - January 2013, New York City, NY

Director of Technology Innovation at the New York State Senate
February 2009 - April 2011, New York City and Albany, NY

Creator of TaxiNYC.tv & NYC Yellow Cab Driver
March 2008 – May 2008, New York, NY
youtube.com/user/taxinyc

Communications Consultant and Technical Adviser
Friends of the British Council, 2010
Assemble for Rights NYC Campaign, 2006 & 2007
Jay Rosen & NYU's NewAssignment.Net, 2007
Cam Kerry for Massachusetts Secretary of State, 2005
Norman Siegel for NYC Public Advocate, 2005
New York State Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, 2004
Andrea Stewart-Cousins for New York State Senate, 2004

Digital Communications Coordinator for New York State Senate Minority Leader
September 2004 – August 2006, New York, NY

Technology Coordinator for the 2004 Democratic National Convention
April 2004 – August 2004, Boston, MA

Information Technology Specialist for Pelias Technologies
July 2001 – January 2003, formally Infimed Therapeutics, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Network and Special Projects Administrator for netNumina Solutions
June 2000 – January 2001, Cambridge, MA

Micro Computer Specialist for the RAND Corporation
September 1998 – June 2000, Washington, DC

Technical Support Manager for EriNet Online Communications
February 1997 – September 1998, Dayton, OH

Curation and Public Speaking

Talking Transition, Curator, New York City, November 2013
Voting Information Project Hackathon, Judge, New York City, August 2013
DataGotham 2013, Panelist, New York City, September 2013
National Day of Civic Hacking, Curator, New York City, June 2013
Students for Free Culture, Panel Curator, New York City, April 2013
NYC’s Social Media Week, Panel Curator & Presenter, New York City, February 2013
Transparency Camp, Presenter, Washington DC, April 2012
Government Technology Conference, Presenter, Albany, NY, September 2011
FOO Camp, Participant Presenter, San Francisco, CA, June 2011
Drupal Government Days, Featured Presenter, Brussels, Belgium, April 2011
Government Open Source Conference 2010, Presenter, Portland, OR, Aug 2010
IREX's eDemocracy & New Media in Iraq, Featured Presenter, Erbil, Iraq, Aug 2010
O’Reilly Open Source Conference, Panel Curator, Portland, OR, July 2010
British Council's Transatlantic Network 2020, Featured Presenter, Chicago, IL, June 2010
DrupalCon, Panel Curator, San Francisco, SF, April 2010
South By Southwest, Panel Curator and Presenter, Austin, TX, March 2010
CityCamp, Panel Curator, Chicago, IL, January 2010
Pace University, Guest Lecturer, New York City, February 2009
Not An Alternative, Panel Curator, New York City, 2008
Debrief of Technology Tools in Activism, New York City, Dec 2008
Students for Free Culture 2008 Conference, Presenter, Berkeley, USA, Panelist, October 2008
British Council's Transatlantic Network 2020, Panelist, Belfast, Northern Ireland & Dublin, Ireland, September 2008 New Organizing Institute's RootsCamp, Panelist, Washington DC, 2008
Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, Panelist and Panel Curator, August 2008
Reboot 10, Presenter, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2008
Grupo de Diarios América & the Andean Development Corporation, Miami, FL, Lecturer, May 2008
Dorkbot NYC, Presenter, March 2008
Lift Conference, Presenter, Geneva, CH, Presenter, February 2008
Prince of Songkla University, Lecturer, Puket, Thailand, September 2007
Shri Ram College of Commerce, Lecturer, Delhi, India, September 2007
DigitalBridge Camp, Instructor, Nasik, India, September 2007
Transitions Online, Instructor, Prague, CZ, July 2007
Salzburg Global Seminar, Faculty, Salzburg, Austria, March 2007

Technical Skills

Macintosh / Mac OS X, MS Windows, and Microsoft Office and Open Office Suites. Drupal Content Management System, CiviCRM (Contact Relationship Management System), and working knowledge of the LAMP stack. Other technical skills include Git, Markdown, HTML, working knowledge of some web programing languages, and basic video editing software and desktop publishing tools.