On Saturday March 4 2017, BetaNYC presents the 2017 New York City School of Data conference – a day-long showcase of New York City’s open data ecosystem, innovative users, and a showcase of civic technology. The main track will be streamed live on the BetaNYC YouTube Channel.
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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 us and others around the world on Saturday, 4 March, for International Open Data Day to demystify technology, policy, data, and celebrate New York City’s inaugural Open Data Week!
Date: Saturday, 4 March 2017
Location: Rise NYC, 43 West 23rd Street, 2nd Floor, Flatiron District, Manhattan.
Registration: $30, this includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and covers facilities charges. Ticket sales cover the event’s production costs. If you can volunteer two hours or desire a hardship ticket, please apply via screendoor. Thanks to generous support from Socrata, we are able to provide free, on-site childcare from Sitters Studio.
Held today, Saturday March 5 2016, New York City School of Data conference – a day-long showcase of New York City’s open data ecosystem, innovative users, and a showcase of civic technology – also includes breakout rooms for you to collaborate on some of NYC’s most pressing open data issues—including a data jam to address economic justice. The showcase will be streamed live on the BetaNYC YouTube Channel.
On Monday Feb 8 2016 BetaNYC hosted #BetaTalk – Open Referral and the future of “the safety net”. Greg Bloom introduces the Open Referral Initiative and discusses its mission to make it easy to share, find, and use social service data. This conversation dives into the issues needed to build a networked future of service providers, their data, and the people who need it most.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/f4AOYkXMDCg
Edit captions: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=f4AOYkXMDCg
The Code for America summit (#CfASummit) is an annual collection of smart government and civic technology practitioners. On Tuesday October 13 2015, from 6:30pm-8:30pm EDT, BetaNYC has invited NYC’s #CfASummit attendees to come to Microsoft Civic‘s NYC offices to share their insights, highlights, and reinforce the local connections made on that other coast. You’ll get the “Best of CfASummit“, even if you couldn’t make the trip, as eight to ten Code for America Summit speakers and attendees will recap their personal highlights and reconnect the discussions to the work our community’s doing locally. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society’s Livestream Channel. See below:
WEBCAST WEDNESDAY 6pm: @codeforamerica asks How Do We Avoid the Next Healthcare.gov? #govtech @civichall @betanyc
On Wednesday April 8 2015 Code for America presents How Do We Avoid the Next Healthcare.gov? at Civic Hall in NYC. Five years after she founded Code for America Jennifer Pahlka, along with a panel of government technology leaders, will share successes, challenges, and opportunities in building government that works in the 21st century. SPEAKERS: Jen Pahlka, Founder, Code for America; Steven Levy, Editor in Chief, Backchannel; and author of Hackers, In the Plex, and other books; Amen Ra Mashariki, Chief Analytics Officer, City of New York; Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer, City of Boston; Matthew Klein, Executive Director, Center for Economic Opportunity & Senior Advisor for Service Innovation, NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations; Ariel Kennan, Director, Innovation and Design, NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations; Carl Malamud, President, Public.Resource.Org. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: How Do We Avoid the Next Healthcare.gov?
Where: Civic Hall NYC
When: Wednesday April 8 2015 6pm-8pm EDT | 22:00-00:00 UTC
Twitter: @codeforamerica + #govtech
WEBCAST SAT/SUN – #CodeAcross NYC @BetaNYC Festival of #CivicTech hacking @CivicHall w/ @GaleMBP @IQuantNY & @BenKallos
Taking place this weekend Feb 21-22 2015 at Civic Hall in Manhattan, CodeAcross NYC is a two day festival of, or related to, civic technology and government data. Organized by civic tech group BetaNYC the goal is to teach data, make data, create tools, and make civic technology that brings together government, community based organizations, innovators, academics, and individuals to create effective uses of NYC’s data. ISOC-NY will be webcasting some presentations / chats including the kickoff event with New York City’s Chief Analytics Officer, Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki at Microsoft Civic on Friday night Feb 20 2015, plus sessions with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Ben Kallos, and IQuantNY’s Ben Wellington during the event.
What: CodeAcross NYC
Where: Civic Hall NYC
When: Sat/Sun Feb 21-22 2015
Twitter: #codeacross nyc
VIDEO: @Mlsif outlines inaugural event program @CivicHall including @BetaNYC #CodeAcross NYC and @F2C2015
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/fd7CRcG92LA
Thu Feb 19 5:30pm
HYPERCIVILITY: Mark Pesce at Civic Hall
Sat/Sun Feb 21 – 22
BetaNYC & Code Across America’s: Code Across NYC 2015
Sat Feb 21 9am-4pm
Ebola Open Data Jam
Tue Feb 24 6pm-9pm
NYTM & StartOUT Demo Night
Wed Feb 25 8pm-9:30pm
POLITICAL CONNECTION: DOES THE INTERNET REALLY CHANGE POWER POLITICS?
Mon/Tue Mar 2-3
F2C: Freedom to Connect 2015
ISOC-NY TV Show 2pm today – John Kaehny – The Future of New York State’s Open Government #betatalk @BetaNYC @reinventalbany @MNNprogramming #legalhack
Today, Wednesday September 10 2014, the ISOC-NY TV show will present an edited version of Reinvent Albany Executive Director John Kaehny‘s talk The Future of New York State’s Open Government at the BetaNYC meetup on September 3 2014. Video of the entire talk is posted below.
What: ISOC-NY TV Show – John Kaehny -Net Neutrality & the Politics Of Entrepreneurship
Where: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
When: Wednesday September 10 2pm-3pm EDT | 1800-1900 UTC
Manhattan Cable: TWC 56 / 1996 | RCN 83 | FiOS 34
On June 4 2014 at New York Law School the NYC Campaign Finance Board and partners including BetaNYC presented Open Source Democracy – practical demonstrations of new approaches to voting and elections from around the United States. NYC Votes, Democracy Works, and the Open Source Election Technology (OSET) Foundation demonstrated their work and case studies of implementations. This was followed by a panel, speakers: Art Chang, Chair, New York City Voter Assistance Advisory Committee; Greg Miller, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, OSET Foundation; Seth Flaxman, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Democracy Works; Michael Ryan, Executive Director, NYC Board of Elections; Doug Kellner, Co-Chair, New York State Board of Elections; and Amy Loprest, Executive Director, NYC Campaign Finance Board. Moderator:John Kaehny, Co-Chair of the NYC Transparency Working Group. An edited version of the webcast is below:
VIDEO: New Voices – The Civic Technology and Open Government Opportunity – Steven Clift #edem @democracy
On a brief visit to NYC civic technology leader Steven Clift, a White House Champion of Change for Open Government, at short notice set up a presentation – New Voices – The Civic Technology and Open Government Opportunity at the UNDP offices on December 18 2013. At issue is whether growing open government and civic technology will ironically lead to greater concentration of power among fewer, often similar voices or will more open government and community engagement online lead to better government decisions, stronger communities and more problem-solving? Clift highlighted myth-busting research from the Pew Internet and American Life project and shared unique highlights from E-Democracy’s BeNeighbors.org initiative that is designed to foster local neighborhood engagement online that builds bridges across income, race, and native-born and immigrant communities. Video is below:
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/cHt9K-04IcQ
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/YkwSWEatPchw/
Twitter: @democracy | #edem
BetaNYC is the latest incarnation of the ever-evolving NYC Open Government working group formerly known as Open NY Forum, whose original policy concepts have successfully been adopted and launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The group is now sponsored by, and incorporated as a local ‘brigade’ of, the Code for America organization (CfA) – a national effort partly funded by the same Kauffman Foundation that supports HackNY. CfA funds a full-time director (Noel Hidalgo) for BetaNYC, which organizes monthly #BetaTalk presentations, weekly #CivicHackNights, and occasional #GovGeek socials. CfA itself presents further opportunities – it has an accelerator program for civic startups, also awards fellowships, and funds worthy local projects. At this meetup there was comprehensive introduction to CfA and its activities, including fellow Ezra Spiers presenting on a NYC Project to improve the city’s Criminal Justice system. CfA volunteer Veronica Ludwig talked about the NYC BigApps challenge, in which #BetaNYC actively participates. Video is below.
- View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/d7THnvoCLNk
- Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/AiqF3ZHIHGjN/
00:09 Introduction – Noel Hidalgo
02:11 Open Plans – Frank Hibbert
03:17 BetaNYC – Noel Hidalgo
10:40 Code for America – Alex Tran
27:35 CfA Fellowship & NYC Criminal Justice Project – Ezra Spier
43:59 BetaNYC #CivicHackNights – Ashley Williams
55:37 NYC BigApps – Veronica Ludwig
- Join BetaNYC: http://www.meetup.com/betanyc/