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Spring 2013 New York State Senate Technology Internships

 

The New York State Senate is seeking motivated students looking for challenging and substantive computer science projects that will make a real difference in New York State government for the Spring 2013 semester.  Students will be responsible for leading one or more discrete projects under the direct supervision of a New York State Senate IT professional. Students will leverage Java, PHP, and MySQL, as well as interface with external API’s this semester.  Students will work in a collaborative team environment, and may work with both technical and nontechnical members.

January 29, 2013
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NY Senate Web Analytics 2009-2010 Session Report

This is the report on the New York State Senate’s 2009-2010 web presence. The report spans the period from the launch of NYSenate.gov in May, 2009 until the end of 2010 and attempts to illuminate the response that the Senate has had to it's online work.
January 3, 2011
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Web Analytics Report 8/14/10 - 8/28/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. This period the website received a total of 44226 visits, a significant drop since the last report. It had a bounce rate of 59%, the same as last report, and higher than the long term average of 44%. The website had new visitors 70% of the time, a three point increase the last report and more than the long term average of 66%.

September 30, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 7/31/10-8/14/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. This period the website received a total of 60752 visits, a bit up since last the last report. It had a bounce rate of 59%, the same as last report, and higher than the long term average of 43%. The website had new visitors 67% of the time, one point less than in the last report and more than the long term average of 66%.

September 30, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 7/17/10-7/31/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 57986 visits, a slight drop since last the last report. This is most likely due to the fact that this is the second week of August which is a very slow month generally. It had a bounce rate of 59% a small increase and higher than the long term average of 43%. The website had new visitors 68% of the time, more than in last report and more than the long term average of 66%.

September 30, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 7/4/10-7/17/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 64855 visits, a substantial 30,000 visit drop since last the last report. This is most likely due to the fact that August is a very slow month generally. It had a bounce rate of 55% a small increase and higher than the long term average of 43%. The website had new visitors 67% of the time, more than in last report and more than the long term average of 66%.

September 30, 2010
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New York State Senate Launches Nation's First iPad App For Legislation

Senate Majority Continues National Leadership in Using Technology to Foster Transparent, Efficient, Participatory Government

August 19, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 6/20/10 - 7/3/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 95740 visits, more than a 8,000 visit increase over last the last report. It had a bounce rate of 50% a large increase and higher than the long term average of 42%. The website had new visitors 58% of the time, less than in last report and less than the long term average of 66%. The continuation of this high level of attention is likely linked to the delayed budget.

July 30, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 6/6/10 - 6/19/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 87836 visits, a nearly 10,000 visit increase over last the last report. It had a bounce rate of 35% maintaining a large difference with the long term average. The website had new visitors 62% of the time, less than in last report and less than the long term average of 66%. The continuation of this high level of attention is likely linked to the delayed budget.

July 30, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 5/23/10 - 6/5/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 76777 visits, the highest amount since traffic to the website picked up in the last three reports. It had a bounce rate of 33%, returning to the 9 point difference with the long term average from two periods ago. The website had new visitors 60% of the time, less than in last report and less than the long term average of 66%. The continuation of this high level of attention is likely linked to the expected production of the budget.

July 30, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 5/9/10 - 5/22/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 72264 visits, only slightly less than in the last reporting period. It had a bounce rate of 43%, 9 points higher than in the last report and one point higher than the long term average of 42%. The website had new visitors 64% of the time, nearly as high as the long term average of 66%. The continuation of this high level of attention is likely linked to the expected production of the budget.

July 30, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 4/25/10 - 5/8/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 72527 visits, twice as much as the last reporting period. It had a bounce rate of 34%, 8 points lower than it’s long term average of 42%, and new visitors 64% of the time, nearly as high as the long term average of 66%. This is very likely linked to the expected production of the budget.

July 30, 2010
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New York State Senate Launches First Mobile Legislative App in Nation

The New York State Senate today announced full availability of its mobile application, "NYSenate Mobile," the first mobile application in the nation developed by a legislative body.  NYSenate Mobile brings New Yorkers closer to their elected officials, making comprehensive access to Senate information and content from all New York State Senators available any time, anywhere in the palm of your hand.  Citizens, staff, and journalists can use the app to search for bill information, contact their Senator, review event calendars, read Senator's blogs, watch archived video of Senate Se

June 15, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 4/11/10 - 4/24/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 31897 visits, reversing it's downward trend in traffic from the end of February. It had a bounce rate of 38%, 4 points lower than it’s long term average of 42%, and new visitors 60% of the time, lower than the long term average of 66%. It seems that returning visitors who are looking for specific content are continuing to make up a sizable portion of visitors keeping the bounce rate and new visitors percentage relatively low.

The live webcasting has drawn just over 577483 views since it’s adoption and the archived footage has followed that growth very closely. The NYSenate Youtube channel's attention has slightly outpaced Livestream with 571469 overall visits.

June 1, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 3/28/10 - 4/10/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 28510 visits, continuing it's decline in traffic from the end of February. It had a bounce rate of 36%, 6 points lower than it’s long term average of 42%, and new visitors 64% of the time, lower than the long term average of 67%. It's likely that, for whatever reason, interest has dropped in Senate content resulting in fewer new users and, therefore, lower overall numbers but higher likelihood of in-depth engagement.

June 1, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 3/14/10 - 3/27/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 36221 visits. It had a bounce rate of 49%, higher than it’s long term average of 43%, and new visitors 63% of the time, higher than the long term average of 67%, and five points lower than the last report.

The live webcasting of session has drawn 567432 views since it’s adoption and the archived footage has followed that growth very closely. The NYSenate Youtube channel's attention has been slightly outpaced by Livestream with 561368 overall visits. The short clips on the NYSenate Youtube account are about 17 times more watched than the full videos of session and events posted on the nysenateuncut account.

June 1, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 2/28/10 - 3/13/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 33957 visits. It had a bounce rate of 52%, higher than it’s long term average of 43%, and new visitors 68% of the time, higher than the long term average of 67%, and two points lower than the last report.

The live webcasting has drawn just over 561322 views since it’s adoption and the archived footage has followed that growth very closely. The NYSenate Youtube channel's attention has slightly outpaced Livestream with 566655 overall visits. The short clips on the NYSenate Youtube account are about 14 times more watched than the full videos of session and events posted on the nysenateuncut account.

June 1, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 2/13/10 - 2/27/10


This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 54805 visits, up by nearly 1,00 since the last report and 2,200 over the last month. It had a bounce rate of 53%, higher than it’s long term average of 42%, and new visitors 70% of the time, higher than the long term average of 67%, and one point higher than the last report. The all time graph at the bottom of the first page shows that the average level of website activity has risen since the commencement of session in January and is experiencing similar amounts of activity as it experienced last year during session.

March 12, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 2/7/10 - 2/13/10


This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 44647 visits, up by nearly 1,100 since the last report. It had a bounce rate of 50%, higher than it’s long term average of 42%, but lower than the last report, and new visitors 69% of the time, higher than the long term average of 66%, but also lower than the last report. The all time graph at the bottom of the first page shows that the average level of website activity has risen since the commencement of session in January and is experiencing similar amounts of activity as it experienced last year during session.

March 1, 2010
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Web Analytics Report 1/16/10 - 1/30/10

1/30/10

This is the bi-weekly report on the New York State Senate’s web presence. Last week the website received a total of 33787 visits. It had a bounce rate of 53%, higher than it’s long term average of 41%, and new visitors 72% of the time, higher than the long term average of 66%. The all time graph at the bottom of the first page shows that the average level of website activity has risen since the commencement of session in January.

February 17, 2010
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