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We've added childcare to our TreesCount! Data Jam event on Sat, 4 June. - UPDATE!! We very excited to announce childcare options for our TreesCount! Data Jam with the NYC Parks Department. To attend, you will have to register via < http://treescountdatajam.­eventbrite.com/?aff=betanyc >. We hope you can join us Noel Hidalgo | B. May 18, 2016 2:48 PM
Special Message - Join us on Saturday, 4 June for NYC Parks' TreesCount! Data Jam! - Join us for NYC Parks' TreesCount! Data Jam! Noel Hidalgo | B. May 12, 2016 12:38 PM
Special Message on NYC's School of Data - NYC's inaugural #civictech & #opendata conference -   The New York City School of Data is a coll Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 17, 2016 12:33 PM
Invitation to Testify in Support of Free and Open Source Software Act & Civic Commons - You are cordially invited to provide expert testimony at a hearing of the Committee on Contracts a Benjamin K. Feb 17, 2016 7:43 AM
Announcing NYC's School of Data Conference—NYC's inaugural civic tech and open data conference - The New York City School of Data is a collaborative conference improving the City’s data ecosystem. This year, we invite government, civic hackers, and community based organizations to learn from each other and share how we c Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 16, 2016 9:42 AM
Special Organizer Msg - help BetaNYC program 2016 - Hi BetaNYC supporters, Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. As you may know, BetaNYC is organized entirely by volunteers. Each year, we rely on donations (large and small) Noel Hidalgo | B. Dec 1, 2015 12:37 PM
A special note about this Saturday's "CityGram.NYC Saturday" - This Saturday, a small group of hackers will be gathering to pull apart NYC 311 data and enhance CityGram.nyc. If you are comfortable with GitHub, writing scripts, and want to tear into NYC 311. Check out our very special day dedicated to CityG Noel Hidalgo | B. Oct 19, 2015 8:58 PM
Organizer's Note - Last day to register for State of the Map & PDF '15 - State of the Map For this year's National Day of Civic Hacking, we're partnering with OpenStreetMap and State of the Map US! State of the Map US is the annual c Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 1, 2015 3:15 PM
VIM - NYC's Plans for National Day of Civic Hacking - Hi there! This very important message is in three parts! 1. We send out a special recap of NYC civic tech news via the_message. 2. Get ready for National Day of Civic Hacking 3. Personal Democracy Forum is coming! Noel Hidalgo | B. May 14, 2015 9:37 AM
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IMPORTANT - MIGRATING TO TALK.BETA.NYC - BetaNYC friends, we need to have a talk... As of now, this group is in archive mode and we are migrating to < https://talk.beta.nyc/c/genera­l-discussion >.  Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 25, 2015 3:58 PM
Free AT&T IoT coding workshops - March 18, NYC - Preview not available Ruplekha Feb 25, 2015 1:57 AM
WEBCAST TODAY: Goodnik Winter Demo Day - This year's Goodnik Winter Demo Day includes ISOC-NY's own Ron Suarez with his new IoT project. There are still  Joly M. Feb 24, 2015 2:56 PM
civic tool: How much does Andrew Cuomo owe your school? - This is an interesting use of publicly available civic data being used to apply political pressure to an elected (in this case Cuomo) http://www.howmuchnysrobbed.ny­c/ Aaron W. Feb 24, 2015 12:20 PM
[betaNYC] [CROW] City Record Online Workgroup, post-CodeAcross Kickoff Meeting tomorrow at 7pm! - Everyone, Mikael H. Feb 24, 2015 9:59 AM
WEBCAST SAT/SUN – #CodeAcross NYC - (blast I just sent to ISOC-NY :0 Joly M. Feb 21, 2015 3:12 AM
Feb 28 NYC – Algorithms and Accountability Conference at NYU -   ​This is a bit of a tease, since the event is already fully subscribed, a Joly M. Feb 21, 2015 2:31 AM
Ten minutes today to help promote Open Data Day? - I've just pinged two of the largest media e-lists about Open Data Day to encourage journalists around the world to take a look at Open Data Day. I am sending them to the #opendataday hashtag, the http://opendataday.org site, and presenting this spre Steven C. Feb 20, 2015 1:49 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Murray Feb 20, 2015 12:54 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Hey Murray, True, the default dashboard in CartoD Chris H. Feb 19, 2015 10:39 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Chris - I d Murray Feb 19, 2015 8:54 PM
The.Message_[masked] - CodeAcross NYC 2015 is here!!! - This weekend, we are hosting #CodeAcross NYC 2015. This is our annual opportunity to play with #civictech and #opendata. Friday, Tomorrow! Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 19, 2015 6:56 PM
Re: [betaNYC] DOB Jobs - department of buildings data project - This is fabulous. Congrats. And so much more potential. If it's possible, it would be Richard R. Feb 18, 2015 7:52 PM
Re: [betaNYC] DOB Jobs - department of buildings data project - This is great Michael!  On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:41 PM, Michael < [address removed] > wrote A. K. Feb 18, 2015 5:51 PM
DOB Jobs - department of buildings data project - Hi all, I've created an interactive table that makes the Department of buildings jobs data searchable and more accessable. Although there are similar functions with the DOB's Michael Feb 18, 2015 4:20 PM
Michael Kolling speaking in NYC on March 19th - Hi everyone, For those of you not only interested in Java but computer science education, this would cindy g. Feb 18, 2015 11:58 AM
VIDEO: City And State State of Our City panel on NYC sharing economy -   You'll hear, early on in this video, David Hantman of AirBnB state tha Joly M. Feb 18, 2015 3:54 AM
Re: Re: Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Thanks Colin, I see it's been added since I last checked! On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Colin Reilly < Tony L. Feb 17, 2015 12:06 PM
Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Thanks Akil! This is really helpful to the project I'm working on - I had already been planning on incorporating the Geoclient API to provide a more robust way of translating a street address to a BBL. One major chall Dan K. Feb 17, 2015 11:31 AM
Re: Re: Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Yes, you can submit a request with or without a borough. Without borough use the single-field search (exactly what we use for NYCityMap). Colin R. Feb 17, 2015 11:20 AM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Hey Colin, Just curious about Geoclient-- does the API allow you to not specify a borough? The NYCityMap search dialog allows for search without it, is that something you haven't exposed, or do you make 5 calls (fo Tony L. Feb 17, 2015 11:04 AM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - I covered some of the notable differences in BBL's across some data sets in this blog post https://nycitymap.wordpress.co­m/2014/12/23/nyc-building-foot­prints-part-ii/ Colin R. Feb 17, 2015 10:42 AM
Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - I've written a wrapper around the NYC geoclient API if you want to use it. It's node based. https://github.com/akilism/nyc­-geoclient akil h. Feb 17, 2015 10:34 AM
Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Hi Dan, Thanks, Chris H. Feb 17, 2015 10:27 AM
CodeAcross update - Join us for a kick off kick off town hall & we need volunteers - Two quick things: 1. We're looking for wee Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 16, 2015 7:39 PM
Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Thanks Chris, this is definitely helpful! What sources do you use for street reliable address --> bbl lookups?  I have tried a few different methods with varying quality - currently using a st Dan K. Feb 16, 2015 12:46 PM
Ebola Open Data Jam II - Dear Friends, Ebola is not defeated in West Africa. Weekly infection rates are on the rise again and with the rainy season approaching it could get Steven A. Feb 16, 2015 11:32 AM
simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Hey everyone,   Chris H. Feb 16, 2015 10:38 AM
Kicking off #CodeAcross with NYC's Chief Analytics Officer, Dr. Mashariki! - Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 13, 2015 4:21 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Let's just say that they or a team like them had a chance to synch the release of the tool with a story (incl pre-release access to the data) but t Murray Feb 12, 2015 8:38 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Some elected officials have been active on Social Media about the tool/data (my release plan targeted them), and some have asked me for permission Murray Feb 12, 2015 8:36 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - I found some reviews that looked like they were automated but they appear to be small. Do you know what the cancellation reviews look like?? I coul Murray Feb 12, 2015 8:34 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - There's a few reasons I persisted with displaying all 27k listings, namely - seeing all the dots lets you understand Murray Feb 12, 2015 8:31 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - James, check out this great post from IQuantNY who has already taken the data and applied some stats to it... Murray Feb 12, 2015 8:25 AM
VIDEO: A Conversation with mySociety’s Tom Steinberg at Civic Hall NYC – Feb[masked] - It is fitting that the first public event at the newly opened Civic Hall in NYC should be Tom Steinberg, who is credited with jumpsta Joly M. Feb 12, 2015 3:12 AM
Mark Pesce on Hypercivility, March 19 at Civic Hall, 6PM - Hyperconnected humanity is here: 51% of us own a cell phone. Connecting, sharing and learning from billions of others, our capacities regularly leap ahead of our empathy. Connectivity accelerates both mind and heart, opening t Micah S. Feb 11, 2015 4:40 PM
Re: [betaNYC] The.Message_[masked] - Gearing up for #CodeAcross NYC, launching talk.beta & data.beta.nyc - No problem. Thanks for all the work you do.  On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM, Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC < [address removed] Dawn R. Feb 11, 2015 2:30 PM
Re: [betaNYC] The.Message_[masked] - Gearing up for #CodeAcross NYC, launching talk.beta & data.beta.nyc - Dawn, The workshop is a work in progress. This will be the second time Nathan has done it, AND it is a long workshop... Clocking in at 5 hours, it is a doozy. We're working hard to compartmentalize the workshop and ma Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 11, 2015 1:59 PM
Re: [betaNYC] The.Message_[masked] - Gearing up for #CodeAcross NYC, launching talk.beta & data.beta.nyc - It would be wonderful if the Open Data Workshop on Feb. 21st could be videotaped and uploaded on BetaNYC. I know lots of people like myself who really need a 101 session but they always seem hard to get into. I personally am happy to videot Dawn R. Feb 11, 2015 1:55 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - You should also pitch it to John Keefe , who heads up WNYC's excellent Data News Team. Carey Feb 11, 2015 12:14 PM
ISOC-NY TV Show 2pm today – FTC Chair Edith Ramirez, US CTO Megan Smith, and Kimberly Bryant of BlackGirlsCODE @SOTN15 - Owing to a staff shortage in DC I got to travel down there the day of last month's non-blizzard to stream the Sate of the Net Con Joly M. Feb 11, 2015 12:12 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Murray, have you pitched this to the Post or Daily News or Gothamist? They publish people's data and visualization work outright sometimes. It might catch the attention of local government, too. Samantha S. Feb 11, 2015 12:01 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - 👍 You forced me to get my glasses Marc S. Feb 11, 2015 11:57 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Seriously awesome work!  Chris H. Feb 11, 2015 9:18 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - The main goal of my project was to release the data and to provide an easy to use tool to see the major issues with Airbnb in NYC. Murray Feb 11, 2015 9:02 AM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - This is great stuff! I would recommend taking a look at the Leaflet Marker Cluster library: https://github.com/Leaflet/Lea­flet.mark John K. Feb 11, 2015 7:04 AM
[JOB] Mobile Application Developer at DoITT - Hello! Felipe F. Feb 10, 2015 4:32 PM
The.Message_[masked] - Gearing up for #CodeAcross NYC, launching talk.beta & data.beta.nyc - Get ready for NYC's civic tech & open data festival!   Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 10, 2015 12:43 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - This is incredibly well done. +1 for tutorials! Producing work like could be an entire online course. Murray, are you aware of any analysis correlating airbnb availability per neighborhood over time to either available re James B. Feb 10, 2015 12:05 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - No technical tutorials (yet), but Murray Feb 10, 2015 10:54 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Murray Feb 10, 2015 10:51 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - This is fascinating -- really great job! It seems there's a few listings that map to inside the park -- do you have ideas on why this might be the case? Lucio Lucio Feb 10, 2015 10:40 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Murray Feb 10, 2015 10:32 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - This is awesome! Love it! Anita On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 9:11 AM, Murray < [address removed] Anita S. Feb 10, 2015 10:26 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - This is great, thanks Murray! I don't suppose you have a tutorial of how you managed it? On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 9:11 AM, Murray < Alex P Feb 10, 2015 10:24 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Pretty cool. I'm surprised at the high percentage of entire home/apt. listings. In order to get the data for NYC, did you use the tomslee scraper ( https://github.com/tomslee/air­bnb )? Mjumbe P. Feb 10, 2015 10:09 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Max G. Feb 10, 2015 9:27 AM
Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Murray Feb 10, 2015 9:11 AM
NYC Computer Science Education Opportunities Meetup - Hi everyone, Happy end of Monday! cindy g. Feb 9, 2015 8:30 PM
Re: [betaNYC] mySociety's Tom Steinberg speaking in NYC tomorrow (Feb 9) pm - Great. Probably not a lot to do beyond switching on and off. Joly M. Feb 8, 2015 7:28 PM
Re: [betaNYC] mySociety's Tom Steinberg speaking in NYC tomorrow (Feb 9) pm - I think I can do it. On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 5:45 PM, Joly MacFie < [address removed] > wrote: JP Feb 8, 2015 6:37 PM
Re: [betaNYC] mySociety's Tom Steinberg speaking in NYC tomorrow (Feb 9) pm - Ah, I have heard back., and the answer is yes. So I am def looking for a camera operator. Meeting me there at 5:30 would be fine.  Joly M. Feb 8, 2015 5:44 PM
Re: [betaNYC] mySociety's Tom Steinberg speaking in NYC tomorrow (Feb 9) pm - Tom was at the Oxford Internet Institute last week, see https://www.youtub Joly M. Feb 8, 2015 5:42 PM
mySociety's Tom Steinberg speaking in NYC tomorrow (Feb 9) pm - It's not too late to RSVP for "A conversation with Tom Steinberg," the founder of mySociety.org, the UK's oldest civic hacking nonprofit, which has been inspiring the field and making groundbreaking civic pl Micah S. Feb 8, 2015 11:29 AM
Get your project listed on projects.betanyc.us b4 #CodeAcross! - Currently, our projects.betanyc.us page needs a bit of love. I'm happy to announce that  Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 6, 2015 5:20 PM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Brandon, Actually, that is something we have done with our Open Data Workgroup . That being said, the snow plow data format conversation is Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 6, 2015 4:58 PM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - With regard to sharing with the city the most-wanted data, is there a survey/form/report that exists? I recall seeing some simple up-vote forums in the past. Seems the City isn't needed for this group to create a list every 6 months of Brandon K. Feb 6, 2015 4:44 PM
Congrats to Vizalytics at this week's NYTM! - Check out @vizalytics’s “Mind My Business” at this week’s New York Tech Meetup. They make NYC #opendata sing! http://bit.ly/16mC7JU -- Sent from my TI-85 Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 5, 2015 8:56 PM
engaging government folks - I don't know how many people have joined the Discourse forum, so apologies for the cross-post: started a discussion about how to better connect civic hackers with people in government . Would love feedback! Aidan F. Feb 5, 2015 12:26 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Awesome!  This is a perfect chance to hit up our Open Data Workgroup and provide your feedback on three things. * How would you like to see that data? * What tools would you like to see in NYC? Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 4, 2015 1:19 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - +1 Best Regards, Steve Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Again" Steven A. Feb 4, 2015 12:32 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - To be fair, the only public statement we've seen from DoITT on the matter was on the Open Data Working Group last week (props to Nick S. for responding in a public forum BTW) and mentions a commitment to "get this data into the Ope Chris W. Feb 4, 2015 11:59 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Rome wasn't built in a day :) Let's first let Andrew R. Feb 4, 2015 11:21 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Marc, There's always a back and forth. Last week, we started the discussion. Today, DOITT & DSNY talk about the next steps. Then, we go from there. As Andrew pointed out, the Mayor's office and DOITT are aware Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 4, 2015 11:09 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - I agree- would be great to have voices of the folks who are using the data to share what they need for the greater good of all.  Aileen  On Wed, Feb 4, 20 Aileen Gemma S. Feb 4, 2015 11:07 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Question for DoITT, et al? Shouldn't the people that use the data, the we's, be involved in the phone convo or have some input? Marc S. Feb 4, 2015 11:03 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Thanks for the update! Some of us were waiting for the meeting to happen to update the open data working group. We'll keep you in the loop! - n Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 4, 2015 12:49 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Thanks all: I already heard back from Mayor's office and I understand that DoITT and DSNY are having a call tomorrow to ad Andrew R. Feb 3, 2015 11:59 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Here's some more relevant information: We attempted to log (scrape) both the raster AND the vector data behind plowNYC in the beginning hours of the blizzard that never was last week.  In both cases, grabb Chris W. Feb 3, 2015 11:31 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Thanks Chris. This is what I was afraid of fi Andrew R. Feb 3, 2015 11:11 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Andrew, A project *exactly* like clearstreets would not be possible, because we do not have real-time plow vehicle location data available in New York City.  As Joel noted, we do  have PlowNYC, which will tell you Chris W. Feb 3, 2015 11:05 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Snow plows data gets a boost - Hi Andrew, The City has PlowNYC at  http://maps.nyc.gov/snow/# . And there was a very long thread on the very topic last week -  Joel N. Feb 3, 2015 10:06 PM
Snow plows data gets a boost - Question: Does anyone know if a si Andrew R. Feb 3, 2015 9:42 PM
Fwd: [gismonyc] Tickets available now for Open Street Map "State of the Map US" - For all you mappers, rappers, and hackers... ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: John Emerson  Hi all, Just a heads up Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 3, 2015 8:28 AM
Join us for NYC's open data festival - Feb 21 & 22 - #CodeAcross NYC 2015 - Noel Hidalgo | B. Feb 2, 2015 2:24 PM
Feb 5: GISMO Agency GIS Forum - Agency GIS Forum Thursday, February 5, 2015 100 Church Street 2:30 – 4:30 PM Join us to hear a round of lightning talks given by GIS directors and managers of City agencies. This will be a great opportunity to learn about innovative GIS projects Noreen W. Feb 2, 2015 11:32 AM
Feb 28: Technology Transfer Meetup - Hi all, Noreen W. Feb 2, 2015 11:24 AM
WEBCAST SAT/SUN – HACKCON II in Brooklyn - ISOC-NY has been involved in the student hackathon movement from the get go as a sponsor of hackNY   Joly M. Jan 31, 2015 1:33 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Quick plug for a great cause - On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 10:49 AM, Eleonora Sharef < [address removed] > wrote: Eleonora S. Jan 31, 2015 10:50 AM

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