#CodeAcross NYC 2015 Recap!

Thank you for three days of awesome! This year’s CodeAcross NYC was the largest and most diverse to date. Thank you for making these three days wonderful.

For those of you who couldn’t attend all of it, here is how you can catchup!


For those of you who couldn’t stay to the every end, here is what we accomplished!

  • 180 joined us at Microsoft to kick off CodeAcross with Dr. Mashriki, NYC’s Chief Analytics Officer! 
  • For our hackathon and unconference at CivicHall, 225 joined us for Saturday and 135 joined us on Sunday. That’s 2,970 hours worth of hacking, education, and collaboration!!
  • For those two days, YOU hosted 37 one-hour long unconference sessions on the past, present, and future of civic tech, open data, and open government.
  • 16 of you took a SIX hour long workshop on how to use NYC’s 311 data, CartoDB, Socrata, and Census Reporter
  • NYC’s Community Data portal now has 62 datasets!!

During the hackathon

Ten projects were added to BetaNYC’s projects page. Three were functional web apps and three set up a process to create new datasets.

At the end, we threw an awesome pizza party AND the community honored the following projects!

  • Athena Civic Insights was certified awesome with the following honors: the Best of Show, Best Data Visualization, and Best 21 & Under team. (Working CodeGitHub)
  • Mapping Unplanned MTA Service Alerts was certified awesome with the following honors: Best User Experience and Best Map Hack. (GitHub)
  • Am I Rent Stabilized was certified awesome with the following honors: Won Most Creative Use of Data. (Working CodeGitHub)
  • City Record Online Workgroup was certified awesome with the following honors: Best Scraper Team (GitHubWorkgroup)

Honorable mention goes to the following projects who worked their asses off.

Thank you

CodeAcross NYC 2015 wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Ben Kallos, Ben Wellington, Terrance Becket, Lauren Rennee, Noel Hidalgo, Nathan Storey, Hayley Richardson, Ben Arancibia, Lucio Tolentino, Volkan Unsal, Joel Natividad, the Ontodia team, the Civic Hall staff, the Microsoft Civic Tech NYC team, Marc Shifflett, Madhu, Emily Tsai, Aidan Feldman, Josselin Phillipe, Emily Goldman, Eran Livne, Doneliza Joaquin, Taylor Kuhn, Max Galka, Nancy Chien, James O’Toole, and Rich Prescott!!! Thank you for making magic happen!

Thanks to Red Hat and Socrata for sending staff. Thanks to CartoDB and Twilio for discount codes!

Thank you to our community partners who helped us expand our outreach and impact!

The Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA) is New York City’s civic intelligence center, allowing the City to aggregate and analyze data from across City agencies, to more effectively address crime, public safety, and quality of life issues. The office uses analytics tools to prioritize risk more strategically, deliver services more efficiently, enforce laws more effectively and increase transparency.

Microsoft Tech & Civic Engagement – We collaboratively addresses the most pressing community challenges through the creation, deployment, and evangelism of civic technology.

Accela provides civic engagement solutions for government. Accela’s solutions uniquely address the diverse needs of their constituents by making publicly available information more accessible. The Accela Civic Platform includes solutions for land management, asset management, licensing and case management, legislative management, right of way management, citizen relationship management, recreation and resource management, environmental health and safety.

Code for America’s Brigade program is an international network of people committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities better.

Civic Hall is New York City’s new home for the civic innovation movement. We use technology, open data, and networks to make our communities, cities, and government work more effectively.

New York Tech Meetup is the largest meetup group in the world and a non-profit organization representing professionals from all parts of the New York technology community. NYTM builds programs and partnerships to support the growth and diversification of the city’s technology industry.

Silicon Harlem was formed to galvanize upper Manhattan companies and residents to embrace our model to Transform Harlem into a Technology and innovation Hub that thrives in the digital economy.

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ISOC-NY is the Greater New York Metropolitan Area chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC). We are a 501©3 non-profit. The mission of (ISOC-NY) is: 1. in support of ISOC, to assure the beneficial, open evolution of the global Internet, 2. to promote local initiatives, maximize the societal benefits which the Internet can bring to the New York area, and 3. to advance the professional development of ISOC members in the New York area.