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In Support of Int 0564 – 2014

Dear Chairperson Vacca and members of the Technology Committee, We are supportive of Intro 0564 – 2014. We strongly believe that New York City needs an internal technology and design team to help accomplish the goals of this legislation. Similar to the US Federal Government’s 18F or US Digital Services,…

MBP Gale A. Brewer’s announces a data science & digital civics curriculum for NYC High School at NYC School of Data

At “School of Data” conference, B.P. Brewer announces she will bring data science curriculum to NYC high schools. NEW YORK – Today at BetaNYC’s NYC School of Data conference, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced she will bring data science classes to New York City high schools, making public…

Testimony in support of Free and Open Source Software Act and Civic Commons Act

On February 23, 2016, Posted by , In Advocacy,Blog,Testimony, With No Comments

To: NYC Council – Committee on Contracts From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC Re: Int 365-2014 & Int 366-2014 Tuesday, 22 February 2016 Dear Chairperson Rosenthal and the NYC Committee on Contracts, It is an honor to have this opportunity to represent New York City’s civic technology, design, and…

Announcing NYC School of Data

On February 18, 2016, Posted by , In Blog,nycSoData, With No Comments

The New York City School of Data is a collaborative conference improving the City’s data ecosystem. This year, we invite government, civic hackers, and community based organizations to learn from each other and share how we can improve our communities and our data. This year, we explore two questions: How…

BetaNYC’s testimony to NY City Council Committee on Technology – Open Data oversight hearing 1 Oct 2015

Dear Chairman Vacca and Councilmembers, New York City’s open data ecosystem one of the world’s best. We are very sorry that BetaNYC’s leadership can’t be there in person. First, BetaNYC and NYC open data community has experienced an amazing 18 months. We are excited to see the Council and this…

National Day of Civic Hacking, NYC 2015

On May 13, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

For this year’s National Day of Civic Hacking, we’re partnering with OpenStreetMap and State of the Map US! State of the Map US is the annual conference for all OpenStreetMap users. No matter whether you’re entirely new to OpenStreetMap or whether you’re an experienced hand, this conference is for you….

BetaNYC supports NYC’s Council 2.0

BetaNYC is excited to see the NYC Council build upon advice from NYC’s civic tech community. As we noted in last year’s rules reform hearing, we strongly feel that listening sessions are the best medicine for technology development. Second, we hope that the Council builds upon the great work the…

#CodeAcross NYC 2015 Recap!

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

Thank you for three days of awesome! This year’s CodeAcross NYC was the largest and most diverse to date. Thank you for making these three days wonderful. For those of you who couldn’t attend all of it, here is how you can catchup! Watch archived livestreamed videos via the Internet…

Testimony to @NYCcouncil on @NotifyNYC & other notification tools

Today’s @NYCCouncil hearing on @NotifyNYC, @JamesVacca13 includes! — BetaNYC (@BetaNYC) March 2, 2015 BetaNYC’s Testimony on Notify NYC and other notification tools, a google doc with comments enabled Dirk Kelly, one of CityGram.NYC’s maintainers, Testimony, a google doc with comments enabled

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…