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🗽 ❤ 💻 — NYC SoData 2017 recap!

On March 27, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,nycSoData,Presentation,Report Back,Video, With No Comments

Where Civic Technology, Data, and Design Align! To celebrate 2017 International Open Data Day and kick off NYC’s open data week, 276 participants, 66 speakers, 35 Volunteers, and 13 Sponsors and Community Partners met at Rise New York to engage in a thought provoking day about technology, data, design, and the…

Join us for NYC School of Data 2017

On February 18, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,Events,nycSoData, With No Comments

New York City School of Data is a community conference showcasing NYC’s civic design, civic/government technology, and open data ecosystem. Through TEN thought provoking sessions and THIRTEEN small group workshops, this year’s conference asks for your help in improving community resources, and challenges you to build a collective future. Join…

Affirming BetaNYC’s values

On February 1, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,Testimony, With No Comments

I want briefly talk about BetaNYC’s values and affirm our vision of the future. Frankly, this new Federal administration is walking away from open government principles, facts, and the fundamental principles that make America great. The last 11 days have brought much heartbreak to our staff and volunteer leadership committee….

Open Call for 2017’s School of Data Session Proposals

On January 30, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,Events,nycSoData, With No Comments

Psst! NYC’s School of Data is coming up on Saturday, 4 March 2017!  We are honored to celebrate the FIFTH anniversary of New York City’s Open Data Law and International Open Data Day. We’ll host thoughtful discussions around digital privacy, encryption, smart cities, open government, and technology, we want our…

2016, a year in review. a look at 2017 & its challenges.

(This article is broken into two parts. If you are interested in what challenges 2017 brings, click here.) 2016, A year in review. 2016 marked BetaNYC’s seventh year as a community group. As we continue to expand our role in promoting civic engagement through technology, this was one of our most…

UPDATE – Last day to vote for CfA’s National Advisory Council – vote for Noel Hidalgo

On September 30, 2016, Posted by , In Blog,CfA Brigade, By , With No Comments

UPDATE: Code For America announced the winners of the National Advisory Council. (link) Thank you for participating; 800 ballots were cast. Jill Bjers, Code for Charlotte Jason Hibbets, Code for Raleigh Chris Alfano, Code for Philly Noel Hidalgo, BetaNYC Vyki Englert, Hack for LA Luigi Ray-Montanez, Code for Atlanta Harlan Weber, Code…

2016’s written testimony for NYC #opendata oversight hearing

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 To the NYC Committee on Technology & Chairperson Vacca, Introduction. BetaNYC is a civic organization dedicated to improving all lives in New York through civic design, technology, and data. We envision an informed and empowered public that can leverage civic design, technology, and data to hold…

Emily Goldman – Why I’m coding for BetaNYC!

On September 14, 2016, Posted by , In Blog,Civic Innovation Fellows,Staff, By , With 1 Comment

Emily Goldman Assistant Director of NYC Civic Innovation Fellows Program The NYC Civic Innovation Fellows Program is empowering NYC’s Community Boards to develop digital and open data practices that are appropriate for the local constituencies they serve. This program is a partnership between the Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer,…

The Message – 2016.09 – Affordable housing: data, policy, people; open data hearing; geo data standards.

#BetaTALK – Affordable Housing: Data, Policy, People   BetaNYC hosted a lunchtime #BetaTALK discussion at Civic Hall on July 8th, centered on the topic of affordable housing in New York City,  The motivation for the event was to share knowledge about this extremely important and complex topic, to stimulate more…

BetaTalk – Affordable Housing: Data, Policy, People (report back)

Affordable Housing: Data, Policy, People Introductory remarks: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC Moderator: Lucio Tolentino, Co-organizer of BetaNYC; Data scientist and Civic hacker Panelists: Caitlyn Brazill, CAMBA; Moses Gates, Regional Plan Association; Emily Goldman, Cornell U & BetaNYC; John Krauss, Carto & Accursed Ware Introduction to the Event: On…