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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:

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

  • 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 5.001

    [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


    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
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What's new

  • New Member
    Kevin Miller Kevin Miller joined
    Kevin Miller
    "CTO at Propel."
  • New comment
    Neal Neal­ commented on Civic Hacknight

    "Sorry to miss this, but something has come up for tomorrow evening - look forward to the next one!"

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  • New Member
    Samantha Sunne Samantha Sunne joined
    2 days ago
    Samantha Sunne
    "Hi, I just moved to NYC from Washington, DC, where I was the head organizer for Hacks/Hackers, a group for journalism-tech­nology enthusiasts."
  • New Member
    Jacque Amyot Jacque Amyot joined
    2 days ago
    Jacque Amyot
    "Small business owner, strategist, killing it"
  • New Member
    Neal Neal­ joined
    3 days ago
    "Spent 10 years in the industry, freelancing now for a nonprofit medical clinic in Nepal"
  • New Member
    Marcus Louie Marcus Louie joined
    4 days ago
    Marcus Louie
    "I visit from DC once in awhile, and I'd love to meet the group."
  • New Member
    Sri Raga Velagapudi Sri Raga Velagapudi joined
    4 days ago
    Sri Raga Velagapudi
    "Techie of 11 years."
  • New Member
    Brian Lane Winfield Moore Brian Lane Winfield Moore joined
    4 days ago
    Brian Lane Winfield Moore
    "I'm an okay designer, a new developer, but an obsessive of transit data. Building some potentially fun stuff using it."
  • New Member
    gianattassio-malle gianattassio-ma­lle­ joined
    6 days ago
  • New comment
    Emily A Emily A commented on Brigade Civic Hacknight
    6 days ago
    Emily A

    "Loved hearing about City Record--goo­d luck with that! Excited to move the research forward on housing, thanks to the Beta community."

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