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 for Boston Neil Planchon, OpenOakland […]
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 government accountable, and improve their […]
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, BetaNYC, and Fund for the […]
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 collaboration among people who work […]
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 July 8th BetaNYC hosted a […]
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 ways to describe that location. Last […]