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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…

THE_MESSAGE 2014.47 – Fighting for better data, 311, & your right to party!

On November 20, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,, , With No Comments

-= Community Updates =- This month, we’ve gone before City Council to fight for better open data and 311 program. In short, we have one of the best open data programs in the world, but we can be better. This can only be done by sustained gardening. The Council and…

BetaNYC’s NYC 311 Oversight hearing testimony – Google Docs

On November 18, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

BetaNYC’s NYC 311 Oversight hearing testimony – Google Docs Today, we are in front of the New York City Council’s Technology. You can watch the hearing via the City Council’s web stream (14th floor hearing room) or an archived video here.

BetaNYC’s testimony to NY City Council oversight hearing on open data.

Date: Monday, 27 October 2014To: NYC Council – Committee on TechnologyFrom: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director Re: BetaNYC’s Testimony on Open Data TestimonyBetaNYC Testimony Bit.ly bundle: http://bit.ly/betanyc-20141027 Good afternoon Chair and City Council members, I’m Noel Hidalgo, and I am the Executive Director of BetaNYC. BetaNYC is a civic technology community group….

Today, we launch www.citygram.nyc — subscribe to NYC #OpenData subjects & locations.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Citygram.NYC, a notification platform that works with New York City’s Open Data. Citygram allows you to subscribe to events in Open Data sets that happen near you. You can choose to receive daily SMS updates, or a weekly email digest.   We are…