In an ongoing effort to support New York City Tech, Mayor Mike Bloomberg stopped by the 10gen New York Office today for a meet and greet while the company's global offices (Palo Alto, London and Dublin) tuned in and interacted with the Mayor via internet stream.
Only scheduled for a short visit, the Mayor spent more than an hour with the team discussing his personal history in tech, answering questions from staff and expressing his support for what he called the “intellectual capital of the world.”
“If intellectual capital is the foundation of your business, New York is where you want to be,” Bloomberg said, holding a MongoDB coffee mug.
Bloomberg answered questions ranging in topic from favorite restaurants (his local diner) and political views (the two party system is broken) to his own history in the world of tech. Bloomberg’s career took off when he “read about something called a computer,” he recounted with a grin. He later asserted that New York is the perfect home for technological innovation with its mosaic of diversity (as opposed to isolated neighborhoods), existing status as the media capital of the world, vast resources and great schools.
“You have picked the right place and you’ll see more and more people coming here to be with the best,” Bloomberg said.