Welcome to NYC School of Data and Open Data Week 2022

We are thrilled to announce 2022’s School of Data AND Open Data Week program! 

On Saturday, 5 March, join us for NYC School of Data at the Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech for 30+ sessions that unpack NYC Open Data. We will kick off the week with panels, workshops, office hours, and more! Register today at < www.schoolofdata.nyc/register >! Also, we have scholarships and volunteer opportunities.

Then, join us for a jam packed week of classes, panels, mapathons, and panels — over 90 sessions!! < www.open-data.nyc >

About the Program

This year’s program was curated by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, BetaNYC and Data Through Design, with support from the Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech. 

Our schedule is filled with amazing events to engage YOU around NYC Open Data. The full program will be up on www.open-data.nyc by Tuesday, 1 March. In the meantime, here are some selected events for you to note! 

If you’re looking to connect with others during the week, join BetaNYC’s Slack or subscribe to our newsletter, which will run daily from March 4th till 13th. Subscribe at < http://eepurl.com/hpUC3L >.

On Friday, March 4, come celebrate with us at the Data Through Design launch party at the Hall (9 Hall St, Brooklyn) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please register here. Throughout the week, be sure to return to view the work artists have done under a theme of “Ground Truth”, which connects data to a physical place and personal experience.

Rotating image promoting Data Through Design.

On Saturday, March 5, join us for NYC School of Data 2022. We are excited to reconvene in person at Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island. Join us for a rousing kickoff of NYC Open Data Week!

Daily, newly minted NYC Open Data Ambassadors will be teaching and hosting an updated “intro to NYC open data.”

Nightly, The Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech will be hosting events that showcase forward thinking ideas on how open data and urban tech can be used to improve our communities. 

Monday, March 7 — DSNY’s Monthly Tonnage Data! Join DSNY Superintendent John Melchiorre from the Operations Assistance Unit and learn how to understand one of the most  popular datasets and learn how DSNY collects and records each material listed.

Tuesday, March 8 — It Will Rain Again: Data Needs and Opportunities in a Post-Ida New York City. This event will convene a conversation between researchers and practitioners concerning the challenges, needs, and opportunities presented by novel data sourcing, processing, and visualization techniques to advance urban climate resilience.

Wednesday, March 9 — Open contracting underpins smart cities – the why and how – The G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance developed an Open Contracting Model Policy that aims to provide cities with the ideas, methodologies, and tools needed to explore and embed open contracting in public procurement. We will present ‘the why and how’ behind this policy using examples from around the globe, including contracting data sets on NYC Open Data. We’ll also use global examples related to infrastructure spending, which is becoming increasingly relevant as money from the U.S. Federal infrastructure bill starts to be dispersed across the nation.

Thursday, March 10 — “NYC Data Dash” – an NYC Open Real Estate Data Trivia Night – Come join Cherre, a real estate data connector, for a night of data ranging, networking, beverages, and trivia! Contestants will team up to compete and use NYC Open Data to answer increasingly hard questions about NYC.

Friday, March 11 — Beyond Static Open Data: A Citi Bike Time Series Case Study In this event, I will show how the data collection system works, and how I keep its operations cheap and worry-free. This data collection system can be reused for other open, real-time APIs. The host will then show how we can analyze and visualize the data in order to learn about different Citi Bike stations in NYC.

Friday, March 11 — Let’s explore NYC in augmented reality! How can we learn more about our city through technology? This outdoor event will explore the use of augmented reality (AR), accessible through our smartphones, to view publicly available building information.

Saturday, March 12 — Hike and Map along the Staten Island Greenbelt: We will be using and sharing a wide range of paper and digital tools to collect data in-person while hiking from St. George’s new NYC Ferry terminal to Great Kills Beach.

All official NYC Open Data Week events will be posted to < www.open-data.nyc >. 

We know the last two years have been hard on everyone. Time and time again, NYC’s open data and public interest technology community has shown up to demonstrate its resolve to address the pressing issues all of our communities face. Thank you for being a part of our community, we’re extremely excited to see you again.

Lastly, we want to thank all the organizers and presenters for their work. Also, we want to thank the Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech for openings its doors for community events. We can’t wait to see you throughout the week. 

— The NYC Open Data Week Team