In March 2021, BetaNYC hosted the 5th annual NYC Open Data Week festival with the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA) and Data Through Design.
Hi. I’m Noel Hidalgo and am the cofounder of BetaNYC. This month, I’m going to tell you a personal story that guides me on how I look at leadership within BetaNYC’s activities. If you ask me how I’m doing, I will say, “Ok. I miss my family dearly, but I have hope.” In the summer […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
How we build is as important as what we build. – Chris Whong, NYC Planning Labs Thank you for making NYC’s School of Data an amazing day and making NYC’s second annual open data week an epic adventure across the Boroughs! 2018 is our second year where we simultaneously celebrated International Open Data Day and […]
If you attended the event, and did not yet fill out the post-event survey, please visit < https://betanyc.forms.fm/nyc-311-data-jam-followup >. This past weekend, 185 participants joined 10 NYC agencies and 19 community partners to address 6 challenges or attend 3 classes. With the Manhattan Borough President and members of Community Boards we worked to […]
Event Summary On May 8th, fifty urban planners, data scientists, and civic hackers came together for the Department of City Planning’s first data jam! For the day, participants improved NYC’s most comprehensive dataset of facilities. This facilities database is produced by the NYC Department of City Planning and is used to shape NYC’s neighborhoods. It […]
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 future of digital civics! Not […]
(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 intense years. Community Membership BetaNYC […]