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Civic tech contestants range from Microsoft to M.T.A. and housing | Capital New York

On February 26, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

Civic tech contestants range from Microsoft to M.T.A. and housing | Capital New York Miranda Neubauer proves a great recap on last week’s #CodeAcross NYC!!! Civic Technology group BetaNYC was lead organizer of the New York event at Civic Hall in Flatiron to encourage civic technologists to engage with city…

Launching talk.beta.nyc, NYC’s online home to #civictech, #opendata, & #opengov!

On February 25, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

LET US TALK! Talk.Beta.NYC is NYC’s online home for civic technology, open data, and open government! About talk.beta.nyc “TALK” is a collection of communities who are fighting for a 21st century city. Built on the open source Discourse.org platform and customized by Volkan Unsal and Ontodia, TALK.beta.NYC is NYC’s one…

An exclusive look into AirBnB’s NYC rental data.

On February 10, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,, , With No Comments

If you’ve been following the discussion around AirBnB, many see it as a platform for illegal hotels. Absent from the conversation has been raw data around who is sharing their home, apartment, or who is acting as a broker for a number of units. Here is your opportunity to draw…

Announcing #CodeAcross NYC, NYC’s #OpenData festival

On February 2, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

Join us Feb 21st & 22nd as we celebrate the #1 open data city in America! #CodeAcross NYC is a two day festival of, or related to, liberating government data. We are bringing together government, community based organizations, innovators, academics, and individuals to create effective uses of NYC’s data. CodeAcross…

THE_MESSAGE – 2015.05! Digging out and going to Queens!

Friend’s there are three quick things we want to share with you! + Hacknights in Queens+ CodeAcross NYC 2015 + BetaNYC’s 2015 Diversity and Desires Report -=-=- ++ Hacknights in Queens ++ This week, we kickoff our Queens hacknights with Coalition for Queens! Join us as we add our third borough…

Why Open Data is Still Too Closed – My TEDxNewYork Talk

On January 16, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

iquantny: Through I Quant NY, I’ve worked to tell the hidden data stories about the way New York City runs, and the way we experience it.  But along the way, I’ve learned that as far as our city has come with Open Data, there are some simple steps that would…

THE_MESSAGE – 2015.03! Hacknights, Must see video, and JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! “The_Message” is BetaNYC’s newsletter named after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s rap. Join our meetup and learn how to keep from going under.  Agenda* Hacknights in Manhattan and Queens* Recap of our BetaTalk with NYC’s First Chief Tech Officer* NYC.gov is looking to hire a few…

THE MESSAGE 2014.51 – NYC’s CTO needs your help & a flashlight on 2015!

Wednesday night was historic! For the first time, New York City’s First Chief Technology Officer sat down with NYC’s civic technology community and talked about her past, her dreams, and our future. Here’s the short story; CTO Tantoco is “punk in pinstripes” civic hacker. She made it clear that the…

How to Query NYC Open Datasets With Socrata

On December 11, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By , With No Comments

How to Query NYC Open Datasets With Socrata flatironschool: The following is a guest post by Stephen Chen and originally appeared on his blog. Stephen is currently a student a The Flatiron School. You can learn more about him here, or follow him on twitter here. NYC provides a ton…

#GivingTuesday, Join BetaNYC & march into the future, together.

On December 2, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

BetaNYC is New York City’s civic tech and open government community. In past year, we’ve hosted 54 events demystifying open data and government, worked with transportation advocates to improve NYPD’s crash data, we’ve gotten the City Council to adopt 21st century rules, and worked with the Council and the Mayor…