Announcing NYC School of Data


The New York City School of Data is a collaborative conference improving the City’s data ecosystem. This year, we invite government, civic hackers, and community based organizations to learn from each other and share how we can improve our communities and our data.

This year, we explore two questions:

  • How is civic technology and open data working for you?
  • Can we improve to build smarter communities?

This year’s School of Data conference is a day-long showcase. Additionally, we will host workshops and collaborate on some of NYC’s most pressing issues—including a data jam with the NYCLU to address economic and social injustice.

Join us as we celebrate the fourth anniversary of New York City’s Open Data Law and make open data and civic technology work for all of us.

Register for NYC School of Data, Saturday – 5 March, via

Selected Speakers:

  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
  • City Council Member Ben Kallos
  • John Kaehny, Reinvent Albany & Co-Chair of the NYC Transparency Working Group
  • John Paul Farmer & Matt Stempeck, Microsoft Civic
  • Mark Headd, Accela
  • Jackie Lu, NYC Parks Department
  • Liz Berry, TreeKit & Public Laboratory
  • Representatives from NY City Council Speakers Office, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DOITT), and CartoDB

Sessions include:

  • Day long data jam with the NYCLU to address economic and social injustice.
  • Day long workshop on how to use NYC 311 data and the city’s open data portal.
  • Workshop on how to NY/NYC’s freedom of information law / act (FOIL / FOIA).
  • Panel on the future of open data standards.
  • Panel on how to use unlock NYC’s open data.
  • Sessions on how to use open data and civic technology to increase Community Board / Community Based Organization engagements.

NOTE – Childcare will be provided!

Saturday, 5 March 2016
9 am – 6 pm
at Civic Hall, NYC’s collaborative work and event space for the support of civic tech

Register at