We empower individuals and local communities to build a civically engaged technology ecosystem and provide for an honest and inclusive government. We want New York’s governments to work for the people, by the people, for the digital era.


BetaNYC is a civic organization dedicated to improving lives in New York through civic design, technology, and data.


We host events to demystify open data and give you an opportunity to connect to your neighbors. Join us on meetup.

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We sustain a thriving local civic technology ecosystem by demystifying open data. Take an online class.

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We help make government smarter by building programs, prototypes, applications and advocacy campaigns.

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The_Message: September 2022

Hello everyone! we are pleased to present the September edition of our monthly newsletter The_Message.

What did BetaNYC Summer Associates work on this summer? Read our Civic Innovation Lab’s Summer Wrap Up! 🎁

September marks the end of our first Associates program. Our lab enjoyed learning and working with several graduate students on projects with community members and elected officials. Associates joined the lab to gain exposure to civic tech work, supporting our Research and Data Assistance (RADAR) service. RADAR is a way for any NYC community member […]

Week-in-Review: 19.08.22 Edition

Hi everyone, it’s Friday which means it’s time for our weekly updates! Take care, and see you next week.

Week-in-Review: 12.08.22 Edition

Hello everyone, happy Friday! It’s time for our week-in-review, and there’s plenty to share. P.S. – Early voting starts tomorrow for the August primary!

The_Message: August 2022

Hi everyone, we are pleased to present the August edition of our monthly newsletter The_Message!

Week-in-Review: 29.07.22 Edition

July 29, 2022 Hello everyone and greetings from the other side of the heat wave! It’s Friday, and time for our week-in-review. As always, let us know what you think of these updates with your favorite emoji. Take care and see you next week!   This Week in NYC Civic Tech Boundaries Map, our guide to […]

Week-in-Review: 22.07.22 Edition

July 22, 2022 Greetings from the depths of the heat wave! It is Friday, which means it’s time for our week-in-review. Stay cool and see you next week!   This Week in NYC Civic Tech Our July newsletter is here. Catch up on this edition and be sure to subscribe for future ones! It is hot […]

Week-in-Review: 22.07.15 Edition

Greetings everyone and happy Friday! We’re pleased to present our week-in-review, with some interesting developments.

The_Message: July 2022

Hi everyone! We are pleased to present the July edition of our monthly newsletter The_Message. Read up and be sure to subscribe for future editions! Also, feel free to share your events, announcements, and anything else that’s happening. See you next month! Introduction Celebrating our Associates Recent News What’s Up? Upcoming Events Announcements and Opportunities Civic fact of the […]

Welcome to Our Civic Innovation Lab Associates!

We are pleased to introduce Emily Lopez, Eva Decker, HaoChe Hung, and Ziqi Wang. We hope you have as much learning about them as we did! 

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Funders & Partners

BetaNYC is a member of the Code for America Brigade community. We are honored to have received funding and support from the organizations below.