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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

  • 6 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight & Leadership Training Session

    29 Brigade Members | 5.00 5.001

    What is a hacknight? This is a weekly project night is for technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, mapmakers, and activists who are working on "civic... Learn more
  • August 20 · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight

    20 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
  • August 13 · 7:00 PM

    Brigade Civic Hacknight

    32 Brigade Members | 5.00 5.005

    [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
  • August 6 · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight - Transportation Focus

    49 Brigade Members

    This is our traditional hacknight with a bit of a twist. With the growing realm of NYC transit and transportation data, every month we dedicate one hacknight a month to... Learn more
  • July 30 · 7:00 PM

    Civic Hacknight

    16 Brigade Members | 5.00 5.002

    [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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    Jon Thornton Jon Thornton joined
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    Jon Thornton
    "NYC-based engineer who likes to build stuff"
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    3 days ago
    Jeremiah
    "I work at Columbia University Libraries as the Geospatial Services Coordinator."
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    Elizabeth Elizabeth­ joined
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    Elizabeth
    "I'm in arts ed and interested in digital and web literacy skills."
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    Anne Moroney

    "Would this possibly help lead to booklets like CA has before each election? I think they were started by the League of Women Voters and then the state started publishing them...."

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    5 days ago
    Alexis Sypek
    "Community Manager at Significance Labs"
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    Todd Ricker Todd Ricker joined
    5 days ago
    Todd Ricker
    "I'm a full-stack software engineer."
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    Yuichi Yazaki Yuichi Yazaki joined
    5 days ago
    Yuichi Yazaki
    "an interface designer/data visualizer/code­r/toy consultant."
  • New comment
    Christopher Eshleman

    "Good stuff last night. Ralph asked me about data re: annual discretiona­ry spending by the city council. I found a link (below) to the relevant PDFs going back eight years; the information­ is in the "Sched­ule C" document for each year...."

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  • New Member
    Dave Stanard Dave Stanard joined
    5 days ago
    Dave Stanard
    "I'm new to NY and looking to see what open government projects are in the works."
 

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