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NYC’s first ever #HackforChange week! A week dedicated to civic hacking.

These next two weeks are special! FIRST, we begin our hacknights in a new Manhattan location. SECOND, NEXT week is NYC’s first WEEK of civic hacking! Join us for a diverse set of events that will connect you and your neighbors. =-=-=-= This week’s Hacknight =-=-=-= On Wed, 20 May,…

Testimony in support of NY City Council’s rules reform.

Date: Wednesday, 6 May 2014 From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC To: NY City Council’s Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections. Subject: Amend the Rules of the Council in relation to improving the responsiveness, transparency, fairness, and inclusiveness of the City Council.   Dear Speaker, Chairperson, and Council Members,…

On the release of NYPD’s Crash Data and NYC BigApps’ Vision Zero Challenge

“This is amazing, and more than what we were expecting – the geocoding and integration with the data portal are unexpected and *extremely* pleasant surprises.” “This dataset allows us to stop second guessing NYPD’s monthly reports, and focus on improving this dataset’s capability. Now, we must push for better collision…


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With Today’s appointment of Commissioner Roest, BetaNYC is excited to see this administration’s emphasis on service innovation, transparency, and openness. Additionally, we are excited to see a collective commitment to modernize NYC’s telecommunications franchises and provide 21st century access to all. We look forward to working with her and helping…


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Mayor de Blasio today appointed Anne Roest as commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT). With more than 25 years of experience managing large-scale information technology projects and operations, Roest has a proven track record modernizing government technology, creating a more transparent and open government, and fostering…


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Here is an interactive map created by D.C. public and charter school students that shows where D.C.’s homeless kids are educated. The students call themselves Mini Hacker Civics and are clearly the hope for the future. This Map Created By Students Shows Where D.C.’s Homeless Kids Learn: DCist