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BetaNYC’s testimony to NY City Council oversight hearing on open data.

Date: Monday, 27 October 2014To: NYC Council – Committee on TechnologyFrom: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director Re: BetaNYC’s Testimony on Open Data TestimonyBetaNYC Testimony bundle: Good afternoon Chair and City Council members, I’m Noel Hidalgo, and I am the Executive Director of BetaNYC. BetaNYC is a civic technology community group….

Today, we launch — subscribe to NYC #OpenData subjects & locations.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Citygram.NYC, a notification platform that works with New York City’s Open Data. Citygram allows you to subscribe to events in Open Data sets that happen near you. You can choose to receive daily SMS updates, or a weekly email digest.   We are…


On October 24, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

There are two sides to the coin. Anytime you point out something, it could go either way. If you tell the Department of Health that there’s something wrong with the rating system, they could either say, “Wow, let’s look into that” or they could play defensive. Generally, agencies are defensive,…


On October 2, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Competing visions of the future of the city’s digital engagement with the public came to light Wednesday morning in a hearing on proposed legislation to create a city petition platform similar to the White House’s We The People site. NY City Council pushes Obama petition model, City Hall resists |…

BetaNYC supports #PetitioNYC (Int 0471-2014)

On October 1, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

To: NYC Council – Committee on Technology From: A BetaNYC community Member Re: Online Petitions for NYC Council, aka PetitioNYC 1 October 2014 To the NYC Committee on Technology & Chairperson Vacca, It is an honor to have this opportunity to represent New York City’s civic technology, design, and data…