Public Programs


We started as a meetup and fundamentally believe that public programs enable us to demystify civics and data.

New York City needs more data literate leaders— current and future leaders. Our goal in producing public programs is to engage and maintain a diverse community of Open Data literate teachers and users.

What and How

We run a few core programs throughout the year. Our public open data programs create community and conversation around open data. They bring people together to learn about and use open data, and engage with civic stakeholders. 


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Dig Deeper
School of Data

BetaNYC’s annual community conference invites New Yorkers to engage with the City’s technology, data and design communities.

Open Data Week

An annual community-driven events organized and produced by the NYC Open Data Team, BetaNYC, Data Through Design

Open Data Ambassadors

Recruits, trains, and certifies digitally literate cohorts of volunteer ambassadors to teach about NYC Open Data across New York City.

Open Data Journey

Explore open data and civic technology via virtual sessions that demonstrate how you can use publicly accessible datasets and tools o gain insight into your community

Past Programs

National Day of Civic Hacking

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BetaNYC Classes

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