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 host open conversations on NYC's civic tech and open data slack and on facebook. Let us chat.

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

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NYC School of Data & Open Data Week 2020 – Call for Proposals

Friends! We’re really excited to partner with the NYC Open Data Team and the Data Through Design collective to launch a unified platform to gather ideas for 2020. For our next community conference, we’re looking for transformative session proposals that will inspire our next decade of work using technology, data, and design for the public […]

Introducing Year 6 Civic Innovation Fellows 2019 – 2020

Introduction to the NYC Civic Innovation Fellowship Program: The Civic Innovation Fellowship is a unique opportunity for CUNY Service Corps fellows to learn more about NYC government, local communities, and how data and technology can help strengthen civic life. Being immersed in BetaNYC’s Civic Innovation Lab allows fellows to develop a deeper understanding of civic […]

🗺 🚦 🚸 🚲 ♿️ — 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 […]

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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.