i came across this event scheduled for Saturday the 18th of April.
I haven't met the people involved, but here's an except from their main site http://openeverything.net :
Open Everything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'. It gathers people using openness to create and improve software, education, media, philanthropy, architecture, neighbourhoods, workplaces and the society we live in: everything. It's about thinking, doing and being open.
Open Everything was started by a few people back in the beginning of 2008, and it has grown to include events in cities around the world. New York is going to be the next and we'd be delighted if you would participate.
I'll probably stop by to check it out.
Got this in my inbox the other day in response to a proposal on an open 311 system sent to Speaker Quinn. What are the chances they'll do something really open here?
Dear Mr. Geraci,
Thanks so much for your interest in our newly proposed 311 mobile application.
Right now, we're still working out the details for this new tool with the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT).
We're very excited about this new opportunity, and I'll be sure to keep your contact information on file as our discussions with DoITT move forward.
Thanks again for writing.
Christine C. Quinn