In March, we hosted the seventh annual NYC Open Data Week festival with the NYC Open Data Team at the Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) and Data Through Design.
We are pleased to introduce Emily Lopez, Eva Decker, HaoChe Hung, and Ziqi Wang. We hope you have as much learning about them as we did!
“We […] want to ensure that New York City leads the way in ethical algorithmic government. We want transparency around data tools, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and tracking. We want New York City to be the thought leader in smart, ethical, algorithmic government.” – 4 Jan 2016 – http://bit.ly/BetaNYC-2016-YearInReview To: NYC Council – Committee on Technology […]
Join us on Saturday, 23 September, for a day dedicated to improving the people’s dataset! For 2017’s National Day of Civic Hacking, we ask you to roll up your sleeves and data jam with us. Last year, we worked with NYC Parks to improve their TreesCount! Census data. This year, we will shine a light on NYC 311’s […]
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 administration commit to making open […]
iquantny: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BTg8OXhEZk] Through I Quant NY, I’ve worked to tell the hidden data stories about the way New York City runs, and the way we experience it. But along the way, I’ve learned that as far as our city has come with Open Data, there are some simple steps that would allow for even […]
There are two sides to the coin. Anytime you point out something, it could go either way. If you tell the Department of Health that there’s something wrong with the rating system, they could either say, “Wow, let’s look into that” or they could play defensive. Generally, agencies are defensive, but there’s also not a […]
Canarsie Tops List of Most Flooded Neighborhoods According to ClaimStat Data iquantny: In a quest to do for claims against the city what Crime Stat did for crime, Scott Stringer recently released ClaimStat. It maps out claims against the city, including the date of occurrence, type of claim, location and amount paid out in the claim. […]
the aspiration of a well-run city should not be to hold claims even but to shrink them. And, at a time when anecdotes and rampant theorizing are fueling furious debates over police crime-fighting strategies, it seems beyond arguing that the more actual information, independently examined and publicly available, the better. Better Governing Through Data – […]
“What was the decision process to make the parcel data publicly available? B. Bartlett: It was a confluence of several factors. A key one was that our staff was responding to increasing numbers of FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) requests for the data; also we’ve had a push at the state level for policies on […]