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Who we are:
We are NYC's civic technology and open government vanguard. Since 2009, we have been leading elected officials to engage with NYC’s technology community, working on and passing transformative open government legislation, supporting NYC's civic technology startups, and building tools to serve our fellow neighbors.

We are a fiscally sponsored not-for-profit and America’s largest civic technology and open government community.

What we do:

  • We focus on the intersection of civic engagement through technology, and advocate for open and accountable governments.
  • We host weekly meetings to engage with stakeholders and learn from each other, while representing Code for America’s brigade program.



Events and Programs:

Brigade:
The Brigade is our most valuable program. It is you! The Brigade is where NYC’s civic technology community comes together to build solutions to the city’s problems. We are Code for America's NYC Brigade and we are inaugural members of NYC’s CodeCorp.

BetaTalks, HackNights, and Gov Geek Drinks:
We take an active approach to community building. You can find us hosting weekly hack nights, monthly report backs, or kicking back networking the City’s leading technologists.

Open Government Advocacy & Campaigns:
As internal and external advocates for a more effective government, we are are incrementally improving government through changes in policy, the creation of new legislation, and fighting for the future.

Unconferences & Hackathons:
Our signature event is an annual event bringing together all elements of NYC’s civic technology, civic startups, and open government community. We believe there is only one way to build the future, by building it collectively.

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BetaNYC is building a connected NYC by the people, for the people, for 21st Century.

Recent Meetups

  • September 24 · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight

    28 Brigade Members | 5.00 5.001

    What is a civic hacknight? This is a weekly project night is for technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers, and activists who are working on "... Learn more
  • September 18 · 6:30 PM

    Learn how to Git! At GitHub's Patchwork NYC Night!

    34 Brigade Members | 5.00 5.001

    BetaNYC NOTE - This is a featured guest event hosted by Dev BootCamp and GitHub. To register for this event, you must register via GitHub's event page. This event is ... Learn more
  • September 17 · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight

    32 Brigade Members

    What is a civic hacknight? This is a weekly project night is for technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers, and activists who are working on "... Learn more
  • September 10 · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight

    45 Brigade Members | 5.00 5.003

    What is a civic hacknight? This is a weekly project night is for technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers, and activists who are working on "... Learn more
  • September 3 · 7:00 PM

    BetaTalk - The future of New York State's Open Government

    89 Brigade Members | 5.00 5.003 | 2 Photos

    [Note about the venue - You must RSVP with the name that appears on a photo ID. RSVPs will close at 4:00 PM the day of the event in order to give building security a... Learn more
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    "Academic Director, IS & Analytics at CUNY. Research interests include online communities, social networks, & location-sharin­g applications. Combine behavioral surveys & live data. Teach at NYU & CUNY: Social Media for Business & Social Computing."
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    Eddie W.
    "Data science at Dinner Lab and 2014 Venture For America Fellow"
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    Montserrat L.
    "I'm a chilean UX designer. Former Design Lead at ciudadanointeli­gente.org, an awesome latin american NGO devoted to reduce inequality by providing citizens with relevant information using IT. Open Data advocate. Just moved to NY"
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