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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

  • 2 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight

    16 Brigade Members | 5.00 5.001

    [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
  • July 25 · 5:30 PM

    #CivicFridays

    18 Brigade Members

    #CivicFridays is our monthly drink up with Civic Service Forum. We are a growing community of individuals passionate about the civic space and we are seeking new ways to... Learn more
  • July 23 · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight

    29 Brigade Members | 5.00 5.003

    [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
  • July 16 · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight

    22 Brigade Members

    [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
  • July 9 · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight

    32 Brigade Members | 5.00 5.001

    [Note about the venue - You must RSVP with the name that appears on a photo ID. In order to give building security a list, RSVPs will close at 4:00 PM the day of the... Learn more
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  • New Member
    Daniel Herrington Daniel Herrington joined
    2h ago
    Daniel Herrington
    "Co-Founder and CTO of SketchFactor, a crowd sourced navigation app that helps walkers identify sketchy areas of their city."
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    Alex Norman Alex Norman joined
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    Gautam Punukollu Gautam Punukollu joined
    9h ago
    Gautam Punukollu
    "Business Analyst, Data Enthusiast, Tinkerer"
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    javier caballero javier caballero joined
    11h ago
    javier caballero
    "Technologist"
  • New Member
    Sam Hashemi Sam Hashemi joined
    Yesterday
    Sam Hashemi
    "A 2014 Code for America Fellow. Building tools for urban planners, including Transitmix (http://transit­mix.net)."
  • New comment
    Chris Whong Chris Whong commented on Civic Hacknight
    2 days ago
    Chris Whong

    "Check out the BetaNYC facebook group, there'­s a thread in there with the maps I showed tonight... I don't really have a formal presentatio­n."

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  • New comment
    Kevin McCaffrey Kevin McCaffrey commented on Civic Hacknight
    2 days ago
    Kevin McCaffrey

    "Hi Chris, where can we find your lightning talk?"

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  • New Member
    Tom Wrenn Tom Wrenn joined
    2 days ago
    Tom Wrenn
    "Software Engineer at CreativeWorx"
  • New Member
    Ethan Ozelius Ethan Ozelius joined
    2 days ago
    Ethan Ozelius
    "I'm Ethan. I like computers. and koala bears. and beer. and blastoise."
  • New Member
    Christopher Eshleman Christopher Eshleman joined
    2 days ago
    Christopher Eshleman
    "I'm a former journalist who has successfully (?) moved into data analysis and quant analysis."
 

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