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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…

Launching, NYC’s online home to #civictech, #opendata, & #opengov!

On February 25, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

LET US TALK! Talk.Beta.NYC is NYC’s online home for civic technology, open data, and open government! About “TALK” is a collection of communities who are fighting for a 21st century city. Built on the open source platform and customized by Volkan Unsal and Ontodia, TALK.beta.NYC is NYC’s one…

An exclusive look into AirBnB’s NYC rental data.

On February 10, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,, , With No Comments

If you’ve been following the discussion around AirBnB, many see it as a platform for illegal hotels. Absent from the conversation has been raw data around who is sharing their home, apartment, or who is acting as a broker for a number of units. Here is your opportunity to draw…

Announcing #CodeAcross NYC, NYC’s #OpenData festival

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

Join us Feb 21st & 22nd as we celebrate the #1 open data city in America! #CodeAcross NYC is a two day festival of, or related to, liberating government data. We are bringing together government, community based organizations, innovators, academics, and individuals to create effective uses of NYC’s data. CodeAcross…

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…