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

[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 list.] 

About the night

This fall, New Yorkers will vote for who will represent them in the Governor office, Lt. Gov, and Comptroller; at the federal level, US Senate and Congressional seats. For those of you who find these campaign hard to monitor, you are not alone. 

For this Wed, we will feature advocates who are working to improve the future of Open Government in our State House. Our friends at Reinvent Albany will walk us though several of their reports and outline the transparency issues at stake.

Afterward, we will break off into discussion groups to ensure our state house is as transparent as possible.

Other special guests have been invited, we will let you know if they respond. Note, BetaNYC and Reinvent Albany are nonpartisan non-profits.

Register to Vote

Note, there is time to register for the fall election. Visit our friends at TurboVote to stay registered to vote!


Schedule for the night

7:00 - Doors open with light refreshments
7:30 - Event starts
8:30 - Discussion groups
9:15 - Closing

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  • Marc S.

    Very incisive orientation on state government and data. Shined some light on the hidden realities of the various players. The real power behind the Albany curtain so to speak.

    1 · September 4, 2014

  • Marc S.

    Very incisive orientation on state government and data. Shined some light on the hidden realities of the various players. The real power behind the Albany curtain so to speak.

    1 · September 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very well done meetup. Good check in process, good beers, good intro by Noel into the main speaker, and the Speaker gave a great intro into the process and issues around open government.

    1 · September 4, 2014

  • Anne M.

    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. They are amazing - they have info on each candidate and for each proposition there are pro/con/rebuttal-pro/rebuttal-con for each!

    2 · August 29, 2014

    • Noel Hidalgo | B.

      Anne, sadly it is designed for a mobile interface. :-(

      2 · September 3, 2014

    • Anne M.

      @Noel, ok that explains it. Is the code closed source? I see a Github user for them but it has no public projects. https://github.com/NYC...­ It would be terrific if we could get wide collaboration on this - and potentially port it to other localities.

      September 3, 2014

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