Introduction to the NYC Civic Innovation Fellowship Program: The Civic Innovation Fellowship is a unique opportunity for CUNY Service Corps fellows to learn more about NYC government, local communities, and how data and technology can help strengthen civic life. Being immersed in BetaNYC’s Civic Innovation Lab allows fellows to develop a deeper understanding of civic […]
For this year’s National Day of Civic Hacking, 127 New Yorkers came together for the City’s first Mobility for All Abilities hackathon co-hosted by BetaNYC and MakerSpace NYC. Our goal was to bridge existing mobility equity efforts to diverse talent and resources that could help advance them. Prior to the event, our team assigned participants […]
Applications are open! Party with BetaNYC for National Day of Civic Hacking on Saturday, 21 September.
Join us on Sat, 21 Sept for a day-long Mobility for All Abilities mapathon and civic hacking event to improve mobility equity in NYC. Apply to participate by Saturday, 14 September at 12:00:00 AM (MIDNIGHT). #Mobility4All
Join us for a #BikeNYC themed civic technology meetup & networking event to discuss a plethora of tools and tactics to keep you informed and safe. We will discuss tools to analyze your ride, how to document your ride, how to best provide government better data on safety / infrastructure, cycling with cameras, & which […]
Job Title: Civic Innovation Teaching and Lab Assistant Location: David N Dinkins Municipal Building, Civic Center, Manhattan. Salary: Salaried, Full-time $17.00 / hour Summary: CIL’s Teaching and Lab Assistant will assist BetaNYC in the teaching and management of the Civic Innovation Fellowship (CIF) program, along with other lab responsibilities as available. CIF is an undergraduate fellowship […]
New York City faces a mobility crisis. From inaccessible subway stations, congested streets, aging infrastructure, and traffic violence against pedestrians and cyclists, the ability to roam freely about NYC seems more fraught than ever. Moving from place to place takes longer, costs more, oftentimes feels unsafe, and can even be impossible. For some people, even […]
We are co-hosting TWO events next Tuesday, June 25th and we would love to see you there! Please join us in the morning at #BetaBagels with NYC Opportunity’s Service Design Studio, and in the evening at #BetaTalks at Sidewalk Labs with NYC’s civictech community reporting back from the field. Details and RSVPs below! Hope to […]
Job Title: Public Interest Technologist / Civic Hacker Location: David N Dinkins Municipal Building, Civic Center, Manhattan. Salary: Salaried, full time position, $80,000; benefits provided by the Fund for the City of New York. Summary: BetaNYC is New York City’s civic technology, open data, and civic design community. Starting as a meetup in 2009, it […]
In partnership with the Department of Education’s Computer Science for All and NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and Technology Committee Chair Council Member Peter Koo, BetaNYC co-hosted 130 students and 30 teachers in the City’s historic Council Chambers for the finale of the second annual Hack League. These Twenty-eight teams, from all five boroughs, used municipal open data and media literacy skills to identify community concerns, and computer science concepts to build prototypes to address the final challenge — identifying internal and external metrics, potential stakeholders, and extending their prototypes.
(If you’re looking for a copy of others who presented testimony, scroll to the bottom.) To: NYC Council – Committee on Technology From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC Re: Oversight hearing of Local Law 49 of 2018 (Open Algorithms Law) Thursday, 4 April 2019 “We […] want to ensure that New York City leads […]