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UPDATE – Last day to vote for CfA’s National Advisory Council – vote for Noel Hidalgo

On September 30, 2016, Posted by , In Blog,CfA Brigade, By , With No Comments

UPDATE: Code For America announced the winners of the National Advisory Council. (link) Thank you for participating; 800 ballots were cast. Jill Bjers, Code for Charlotte Jason Hibbets, Code for Raleigh Chris Alfano, Code for Philly Noel Hidalgo, BetaNYC Vyki Englert, Hack for LA Luigi Ray-Montanez, Code for Atlanta Harlan Weber, Code…

2016’s written testimony for NYC #opendata oversight hearing

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 To the NYC Committee on Technology & Chairperson Vacca, Introduction. BetaNYC is a civic organization dedicated to improving all lives in New York through civic design, technology, and data. We envision an informed and empowered public that can leverage civic design, technology, and data to hold…

Emily Goldman – Why I’m coding for BetaNYC!

On September 14, 2016, Posted by , In Blog,Civic Innovation Fellows,Staff, By , With 1 Comment

Emily Goldman Assistant Director of NYC Civic Innovation Fellows Program The NYC Civic Innovation Fellows Program is empowering NYC’s Community Boards to develop digital and open data practices that are appropriate for the local constituencies they serve. This program is a partnership between the Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer,…

The Message – 2016.09 – Affordable housing: data, policy, people; open data hearing; geo data standards.

#BetaTALK – Affordable Housing: Data, Policy, People   BetaNYC hosted a lunchtime #BetaTALK discussion at Civic Hall on July 8th, centered on the topic of affordable housing in New York City,  The motivation for the event was to share knowledge about this extremely important and complex topic, to stimulate more…

BetaTalk – Affordable Housing: Data, Policy, People (report back)

Affordable Housing: Data, Policy, People Introductory remarks: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC Moderator: Lucio Tolentino, Co-organizer of BetaNYC; Data scientist and Civic hacker Panelists: Caitlyn Brazill, CAMBA; Moses Gates, Regional Plan Association; Emily Goldman, Cornell U & BetaNYC; John Krauss, Carto & Accursed Ware Introduction to the Event: On…

Give feedback on NYC’s proposed geospatial #opendata standards

Since 2013, members of BetaNYC have advocated for the City’s open data to conform to open standards. Through our work trying to scrape the City Record, we unearthed headaches trying to define what is where. In a city as complex as the one beneath our feet, there are at least three…