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CitiBike NYC Trip History Data

On March 31, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

CitiBike NYC Trip History Data We are very proud to support the opening of @CitiBikeNYC trip history data.

Announcing NYC’s OpenGovTimeline.com

Photos of teams that build OpenGovTimeline.com One of the difficulties in explaining the Gov 2.0 movement nationally is the seemingly lack of connection to the past. Here in NYC, BetaNYC has developed a tight relationship with “goo-goos” / aka good government groups. A majority of us are connected though the New…

Upcoming Hackathon: 3 Day Startup Bronx

On March 11, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Upcoming Hackathon: 3 Day Startup Bronx From our friends at the Concourse Fund: Join 3 Day Startup in the Bronx as an entrepreneur with a new idea, a team member, or a mentor! April 11-13th at Sunshine Bronx.

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On March 7, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

Ana Champeny, an analyst at New York City’s Independent Budget Office, a publicly funded agency that provides nonpartisan information on New York City budget and tax issues, said it was positive that the information was more easily accessible. “There are features of the state law that end up leading to…

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On March 6, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

Technology and civic apps are like gardening – except when they’re not. I like the analogy of gardening applied to investment in technology solutions. It underscores the need to continually invest in the maintenance and upkeep of the solutions that are used to consume government data. However, I think there…

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On March 5, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

However, there are many holes in the NYPD data, and by one account, nearly a fifth of the NYPD’s location records are inaccurate. Despite that, civic hackers have worked to turn the mess of data into useful information for communities. Location Data Crucial to Reducing Pedestrian Deaths » The Epoch…