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 host open conversations on NYC's civic tech and open data forum and on facebook.com.

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Our purpose is to sustain a thriving local civic technology ecosystem. Check out our community data portal.

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

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🗺 🚦 🚸 🚲 ♿️ — Mobility for All Abilities Hackathon on National Day of Civic Hacking 2019 Recap

For this year’s National Day of Civic Hacking, 127 New Yorkers came together for the City’s first Mobility for All Abilities hackathon co-hosted by BetaNYC and MakerSpace NYC. Our goal was to bridge existing mobility equity efforts to diverse talent and resources that could help advance them. Prior to the event, our team assigned participants […]

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Applications are open! Party with BetaNYC for National Day of Civic Hacking on Saturday, 21 September.

Join us on Sat, 21 Sept for a day-long Mobility for All Abilities mapathon and civic hacking event to improve mobility equity in NYC. Apply to participate by Saturday, 14 September at 12:00:00 AM (MIDNIGHT). #Mobility4All

#BetaTalks on mobility justice, civic tech / open data tools, #bikenyc’ing w/ cameras, & the law

Join us for a #BikeNYC themed civic technology meetup & networking event to discuss a plethora of tools and tactics to keep you informed and safe. We will discuss tools to analyze your ride, how to document your ride, how to best provide government better data on safety / infrastructure, cycling with cameras, & which […]

Job Opening – Teaching and Lab Assistant

Job Title: Civic Innovation Teaching and Lab Assistant Location: David N Dinkins Municipal Building, Civic Center, Manhattan. Salary: Salaried, Full-time $17.00 / hour Summary: CIL’s Teaching and Lab Assistant will assist BetaNYC in the teaching and management of the Civic Innovation Fellowship (CIF) program, along with other lab responsibilities as available.  CIF is an undergraduate fellowship […]

Mobility for All Abilities Hackathon – Call for Submissions!

New York City faces a mobility crisis. From inaccessible subway stations, congested streets, aging infrastructure, and traffic violence against pedestrians and cyclists, the ability to roam freely about NYC seems more fraught than ever. Moving from place to place takes longer, costs more, oftentimes feels unsafe, and can even be impossible. For some people, even […]

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 – TWO Great NYC #govtech events for you!

We are co-hosting TWO events next Tuesday, June 25th and we would love to see you there! Please join us in the morning at #BetaBagels with NYC Opportunity’s Service Design Studio, and in the evening at #BetaTalks at Sidewalk Labs with NYC’s civictech community reporting back from the field. Details and RSVPs below! Hope to […]

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