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Re: [betaNYC] Re: A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - WOW! Awesome, Chris! On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 6:48 AM, Chris Whong < [address removed] > Anita S. Jul 14, 2014 10:21 AM
Re: [betaNYC] A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - Thanks for the comments.  The data don't include the make/model of the vehicle.  Since the medallions are de-anonymizable, I wonder if you could determine the make and model from the medallion somehow (I think this is a stretch). Chris W. Jul 14, 2014 9:59 AM
Re: [betaNYC] A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - I wish there was a way to correlate ambient street noise to stress-related health problems in sectors of the city. Best Regards, Steve Mot Steven A. Jul 14, 2014 9:58 AM
[betaNYC] A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - Great visualization! I like Steve's environmental layer suggestion (my background is air pollution control / air quality)... a coup Steve C Jul 14, 2014 9:52 AM
RE: [betaNYC] Re: A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - Steven R. Jul 14, 2014 9:22 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - Nice work. What would also be cool is if you could capture different speeds to measure traffic volume and add a raspberry sensor to cabs and measure air pollution, ambient noise, and other factors. Steven A. Jul 14, 2014 8:42 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - Chris - This is looking amazing. I hope in your blog post you will also share screenshots of some of the ear Ariel Jul 14, 2014 8:23 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - Ditto, it's fantastic. ------------------------------­---------------- Steven H. Jul 14, 2014 8:13 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - Pretty awesome visualization Chris On Jul 14, 2014, at 6:46 AM, Chris Whong < Florent P. Jul 14, 2014 8:07 AM
Re: A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - ... I suppose a link would be nice. http://nyctaxi.herokuapp.com/ On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 6:44 AM, Chris Chris W. Jul 14, 2014 6:45 AM
A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi - Hi BetaNYC,  I'm excited to share this little side project that I've been working on with the FOIL'd  NYC taxi data .  It offers a glimpse into a s Chris W. Jul 14, 2014 6:44 AM
Collaboration with Latin American technologist/activists - Hello, Im fairly new to this list/group, yet have benefited immensely from user 1. Jul 8, 2014 7:53 AM
Job: Mobile Developer for prototype - body{font-family:Georgia,Arial;­font-size:13px} danlatorre Jul 7, 2014 2:12 PM
Call for Lightning Talks - Hi BetaNYC, Every week at our hacknight, we try to hold 3 lightning talks where members of our community can showcase their projects. What civic hacking project are you working on?  Why is it imp Chris W. Jul 7, 2014 1:21 PM
Re: [betaNYC] IBM Publishes Open Data - what are we supposed to do with Austrian open data? On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 9:15 AM, Steven Adler < adler1@us John M. Jul 6, 2014 12:28 PM
Re: [betaNYC] IBM Publishes Open Data - Thanks for your share provided. This is fascinating.  TY Twitting here: @America_tomm Tommy Jul 6, 2014 5:39 AM
Re: [betaNYC] [RFCI] Request for community input on proposed BetaNYC Code of Conduct & anti harassment policy - And, especially as Aliona hinted at. :) On Jul 3,[masked]:01 PM, "Aliona" < [address removed] > wrote: Muhammad Jul 3, 2014 7:52 PM
Re: [betaNYC] [RFCI] Request for community input on proposed BetaNYC Code of Conduct & anti harassment policy - A quick scan of related news could yield ample answers, Lothar. Best Regards, A betaNYC member of the female persuasion :) On Jul 3,[masked]:17 PM, "Lothar Krause" < info@mee Aliona K. Jul 3, 2014 5:00 PM
Re: [betaNYC] [RFCI] Request for community input on proposed BetaNYC Code of Conduct & anti harassment policy - Lothar, Per the first email, the "safe space" concept seems to have been part of the ideals of the BetaNYC community from the beginning. It may have been borne out of the members' experiences or subjects of dis Muhammad Jul 3, 2014 4:22 PM
Re: [betaNYC] [RFCI] Request for community input on proposed BetaNYC Code of Conduct & anti harassment policy - Just curious...what triggered this document to be produced? On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM, Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC < Lothar K. Jul 3, 2014 3:16 PM
Re: [betaNYC] [RFCI] Request for community input on proposed BetaNYC Code of Conduct & anti harassment policy - Thank you everyone!!!  In the last 24 hours, you have made one of the most meaningful documents I've ever had the pleasure of collaborating. Our Code of Conduct is streamlined into 10 points and our anti-h Noel Hidalgo | B. Jul 3, 2014 2:49 PM
[RFCI] Request for community input on proposed BetaNYC Code of Conduct & anti harassment policy - TL;DR - BetaNYC is proposing a Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment policy. We want your input. Feel free to hop into this Google doc and use Google’s built in commenting, or give private feedback at < Noel Hidalgo | B. Jul 2, 2014 11:27 AM
[RFCI] Request for community input on proposed BetaNYC Code of Conduct & anti harassment policy - TL;DR - BetaNYC is proposing a Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment policy. We want your input. Feel free to hop into this Google doc and use Google’s built in commenting, or give private feedback at < [address removed] >. Noel Hidalgo | B. Jul 2, 2014 11:27 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacknight Tonight! - Correction:  Vijay Pandurangan's company is mitro.co . On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM, Chris Whong < Chris W. Jul 2, 2014 9:39 AM
Civic Hacknight Tonight! - Greetings BetaNYC, We hope you can join us for tonight's Civic Hacknight at Dev Bootcamp! What is a Civic Hacknight?  This night is for technologists, designers, developers, and mapmakers who are working o Chris W. Jul 2, 2014 9:33 AM
IBM Publishes Open Data - Yesterday, IBM published its first Open Data sets to the Austrian Open Data Portal. IBM believes in Open Governance and Transparency and we aren't just talking about it. Steven A. Jul 2, 2014 9:15 AM
NYC DOE Still Seeking Companies to Host Summer Interns - Free High School Summer Interns Available - July 7th through August 15th Richard R. Jul 1, 2014 2:26 PM
Seeking data analyst - Wanted to put this job posting out for this group.  If you are a data scientist, a political junkie, and would like to work with the agency that administers NYC's landmark public campaign matching funds system... please read on an user 1. Jun 26, 2014 5:10 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: [Job] Data Fellow, Voting Information Project - TurboVote is a great organization and is HQ'ed at the same incubator I work at. Please share this to your networks. n O Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 26, 2014 3:35 PM
Re: [Job] Data Fellow, Voting Information Project - I apologize: I pointed the link to the wrong job posting. The correct posting is here: http://blog.turbovote.org/2014­/06/18/voting-information-proj­ec Paul K. Jun 26, 2014 3:25 PM
[Job] Data Fellow, Voting Information Project - Democracy Works* is looking for talented data analysts based in Brooklyn or Denver. We're hiring fall data fellows for the engineering team for The Pew Charitable Trusts' Paul K. Jun 26, 2014 12:13 PM
Perks - Offering National State and District Polling for midterms - We are a political graph startup which relies heavily on open source data and u Wil L. Jun 25, 2014 11:03 AM
Re: [betaNYC] When and where is tonight's CfA Q&A (mentioned last Wed)? - It's at the OpenPlans office, 148 Lafayette Street. 6 - 8pm. Please RSVP here:  http://www. fkh Jun 24, 2014 2:43 PM
Re: [betaNYC] When and where is tonight's CfA Q&A (mentioned last Wed)? - It is hypertexted on tomorrow's meetup page. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/co­de-for-america-fellowship-qa-i­n-new Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 24, 2014 1:36 PM
When and where is tonight's CfA Q&A (mentioned last Wed)? - Not seeing it. Thanks, -- Matthew  Matthew Z. Jun 24, 2014 1:29 PM
[Update] BetaTalk - Meet CfA's Fellowship Program and Team - Friends, There was a bug in the machine and RSVPs for the CfA event are open again! If you are interested in meeting the Code for America fellowship program, former fellows, and the broader NYC civic hacker community, JOIN US THIS WEDNESDAY! Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 20, 2014 11:30 AM
NYC Comptroller event - On-Ramps of Opportunity: Building A Creative + Inclusive New York - This morning, I got this invite and thought that the BetaNYC community would be interested in attending.  New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and NYU Global Research P Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 18, 2014 11:50 AM
Civic Hacknight TONIGHT! - Hi BetaNYC, We hope to see you at tonight's hacknight at Dev Bootcamp in the financial district! Please RSVP o Chris W. Jun 18, 2014 7:24 AM
PolitiCLEAR - The Ultimate Political Amplification Platform - Wil L. Jun 17, 2014 3:31 PM
SpeedyBike - Hi betaNYC, SpeedyBike  is a fast CitiBike app (iOS). SpeedyBike only loads the three closest stations so the map stays responsive. SpeedyBike also gives you directions that are optimiz Drew T. Jun 17, 2014 2:48 PM
New to BetaNYC and want to learn what we are doing? - Hello all BetaNYC'ers, If you are new to the list and/or have been too busy to attend our weekly hacknights, you should consider joining Chris and Noel !!THIS THURSDAY!! THIS THU Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 17, 2014 2:36 PM
Torrents for Taxi Data - Hi BetaNYC,  I finally got around to posting some torrents for the 2013 taxi data after literally dozens of requests.  So many people have com Chris W. Jun 17, 2014 2:05 PM
Open Source Geospatial Course - Apologies for cross posting! There are still some spots left! Carson F. Jun 13, 2014 1:29 PM
[masked] - NYC’s #CivicHacking Reportback (This week in Civic Hacking) - ** Recap of last night's transit / transport hacknight ** Last night we had a great selection of projects. A majority of them have been posted as comments to last night's meetup page. If you haven't posted your community Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 12, 2014 1:47 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Tomorrow's Transit/Transport/Bike themed hacknight... - Call for talks!   Want to share your project with a 5-minute lightning talk tomorrow?  Message me!  Don't spam the list! -Chris Chris W. Jun 10, 2014 11:10 PM
Tomorrow's Transit/Transport/Bike themed hacknight... - Friends,  Starting tomorrow, we are hosting a monthly hacknight dedicated to transit, transportation, and cycling. Consider this a BikeNYC/CitiBike Hacknight with a wider focus. That's ri Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 10, 2014 5:24 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - A bit off topic, but possibly relevant to this thread: Does anyone have any 'official' report on how representative the NYPD data is in terms of actual total number o Carson F. Jun 10, 2014 3:31 PM
VIDEO: Open Source Democracy – Innovations in Election Tech - Innovation is finally happening in elections administration. This event presented case studies for three efforts that put tech innovations in practice, integrated with government elections administrators. Demos were followed b Joly M. Jun 7, 2014 3:30 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - hi whats  up On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 4:11 PM, akil harris < [address removed] > wr neven s. Jun 6, 2014 10:12 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Hey I've been working on some new stuff mainly getting some graphs showing aggregate trend data. Hopefully early next week I'll be able to sha akil h. Jun 6, 2014 10:08 AM
W3C Data on the Web Best Practices Use Case Draft - Today, the W3C Data on the Web Best Practices WG is publishing its first Draft Document on Open Data Use Cases and Requirements. The WG collected and analyzed 23 Use Cases from around the world as the bases for defi Steven A. Jun 5, 2014 1:35 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Lightning talks? - Just a quick clarification... Tonight, there isn't a hacknight. Tonight, we are teaming up with the NYC Campaign Finance board for practical demonstrations of new approaches to voting and elections from around the Uni Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 4, 2014 11:31 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Akil et al -  How is work coming along on this? One thing that could be interesting would be to make lists of intersections with many crashes to identify them and see what can be learned. It woul Richard R. Jun 4, 2014 11:29 AM
Lightning talks? - Hi BetaNYC!   Who has a project they'd like to share at tonight's meetup?   Message me directly please, do not spam the group!  See you tonight. -Chris Chris W. Jun 4, 2014 11:01 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Invitation to meet Libertarian candidate for NY Governor - Michael McDermott - Not to turn this into a major discussion, but I disagree with your disagreement. Open data, government, and civic hacking are POPULIST activities. These are things that are done for the people, not for governments or political parties (not even parties t Mike C. Jun 3, 2014 11:13 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Invitation to meet Libertarian candidate for NY Governor - Michael McDermott - I disagree. Open data, open government and civic technology is a political activity.  If you think it isn't, just wait what happens when the political tide changes. Michael just informed you that a meeting was taking Lothar K. Jun 3, 2014 11:05 AM
Electoral politics, running for office, and BetaNYC - As we are swinging into election season, I do want to be clear about political messages.  If you are an active member of this community and running for office, please contact Chris or I. We would lo Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 3, 2014 10:28 AM
RE: [betaNYC] Invitation to meet Libertarian candidate for NY Governor - Michael McDermott - Michael S. Jun 3, 2014 9:55 AM
RE: [betaNYC] Invitation to meet Libertarian candidate for NY Governor - Michael McDermott - Michael, I'm all for more parties in our Democracy, but I don't think this mailing list is the right place for political advocacy. Steven A. Jun 3, 2014 9:45 AM
Invitation to meet libertarian candidate for NY Governor - Michael McDermott - Michael S. Jun 3, 2014 9:30 AM
RE: [betaNYC] Invitation to meet Libertarian candidate for NY Governor - Michael McDermott - Michael S. Jun 3, 2014 9:12 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Invitation to meet Libertarian candidate for NY Governor - Michael McDermott - Michael, What are the candidate's ideas on open data, open government, & civic technology? Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 3, 2014 7:22 AM
Re: [betaNYC] What does LION stand for? - On Jun 2, 2014, at 10:29 PM, Chris Whong < [address removed] > wrote: Marc S. Jun 2, 2014 10:45 PM
Re: [betaNYC] What does LION stand for? - Don't act like you didn't see this coming.    -C Chris W. Jun 2, 2014 10:28 PM
Re: [betaNYC] What does LION stand for? - How, if @ all, are LION files related to TIGER files? Wikipedia coverage is piss poor: https://en.wikiped Daniel E. Jun 2, 2014 8:56 PM
Re: [betaNYC] What does LION stand for? - Thanks Steve! That’s exactly what I needed. Sorry John Richard D. Jun 2, 2014 8:45 PM
Re: [betaNYC] What does LION stand for? - Lol! Yea Steven's response has waaaay more relevance. Thanks Steven. **goes and dusts of notes on schematic mapping ** John E. Jun 2, 2014 8:37 PM
Re: [betaNYC] What does LION stand for? - It's a play off of TIGER (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) from Census. Nathan S. Jun 2, 2014 8:30 PM
Re: [betaNYC] What does LION stand for? - Is this for LinkedIN? if so then the term is an acronym for L inked I n O pen N etworker. Hope this helps. -JE John E. Jun 2, 2014 8:26 PM
Re: [betaNYC] What does LION stand for? - Linear Integrated Ordered Network. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 2, 2014, at 8:19 PM, "Richard Dunks" < Steven R. Jun 2, 2014 8:25 PM
What does LION stand for? - Preview not available Richard D. Jun 2, 2014 8:19 PM
Invitation to meet Libertarian candidate for NY Governor - Michael McDermott - Michael S. Jun 2, 2014 7:58 PM
Earn a free ticket to Personal Democracy Forum's 2014 conference. - TL;DR - Personal Democracy Forum needs volunteers!! This is the best way to attend the conference for free! Apply now, say you are with BetaNYC, and try to submit to their ask... As quoted from an urgent email request... Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 2, 2014 4:30 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Councilmember Ben Kallos Unlocks 7 Key Bills in Madison for Online Citizen Drafting | The OpenGov Foundation - Robert, Thanks for posting this Links. CM Kallos has asked if we would like to use Google Docs to feel free. I've converted these documents to Google docs for you to use built in commenting. Please feel free to edit a Noel Hidalgo | B. Jun 2, 2014 1:18 PM
NYC Councilmember Ben Kallos Unlocks 7 Key Bills in Madison for Online Citizen Drafting | The OpenGov Foundation - http://opengovfoundation.org/n­yc-councilmember-ben-kallos-un­locks-7-key-bills-in-madison-f­or-online-citize user 3. Jun 2, 2014 1:05 PM
air quality data project for nyc - Hi everyone, Steve C May 31, 2014 5:06 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Data/Mapping help for a nonprofit - Thanks Scott, I'll connect you two. -Nate On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 5:16 PM, Scott Teesdale < Nate H. May 29, 2014 7:25 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Data/Mapping help for a nonprofit - Hi,  I would be interested to help out.  InSTEDD is supporting a community, OpenHIE, of NGOs and MOHs implementing Health facility registries in low income countries and have a number of open source tools and such that user 1. May 29, 2014 5:16 PM
Data/Mapping help for a nonprofit - Hey Betas; One of my goodnik in residence fellows is looking to do a big mapping project to identify all the prosthetic clinics in her global network (lots of them in rural/developing areas) and put them in a map to help Nate H. May 29, 2014 4:52 PM
Access-A-Ride data available? - Does anyone know if there is any data available about Access-A-Ride? I checked on the MTA Developers forum and there was Nathan S. May 29, 2014 4:44 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Hacking Journalism - Hi Leonard,  I've been actively searching for a lead developer to collaborate on the online component of a start-up I am launching here in NY that proposes an alternative to conventional journalism and governance. Th Sabrina May 28, 2014 7:01 PM
Re: [betaNYC] if you like bikes and data and community participation... - That's amazing!!! Hope I get to see it :D On May 28,[masked]:39 PM, "fkh" < [address removed] > wrote: Liz May 28, 2014 5:51 PM
if you like bikes and data and community participation... - Planning Corps' giant bike counter will be set up on Lafayette Street tonight, opposite the Puck building. Stop by to say hi on your way into the event. fkh May 28, 2014 5:37 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Hacking Journalism - Hey Leonard and other folks: If you are interested in hacking journalism, the Tow Center at Columbia is presenting a data/journalism program this Friday. The official title is: Quantifying Journalism: Metrics, Data and Computation | Program It Martha G. May 28, 2014 4:40 PM
[betaNYC] Hacking Journalism - Hey All! I ran into the organizer of Hacking Journalism, Boston. The event is a two day hackath Leonard B. May 28, 2014 3:36 PM
Code for Connecticut - Sat. 5/31 - National Day of Civic Hacking - Pardon the cross-promotion, but as some of us come from the tri-state area, so I thought it was relevant. In conjunction w/ National Day of Civic Hacking, we're hosting another all-day event this year at Se Zack B. May 28, 2014 2:13 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - I think there are better ways to highlight the need for better reporting -- if someone comes to the map, they might be misled by the prominence of contributing factors next to the map when in many locations they are junk data at this stage. fkh May 28, 2014 1:11 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Whoa, this is brilliant Akil.  One suggestion on the interface would be to shim a generic loader (eg spinning wheel or ....) when switching map views. The maps can be sometimes slow to redraw/repopulate in browsers and the current car inte Marc S. May 28, 2014 12:19 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Hey  Sorry about not having the attribution to pediacities just overlooked it! Ill get it added in tonight. I actually used your shap akil h. May 28, 2014 12:04 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Mike - Interesting question (" I noticed that the contributing factor list is missing "Unsafe speed". Is there any reason for that?" Richard R. May 28, 2014 12:03 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Love this map - and glad to see so much input from this forum being used to improve it. One more suggestion, instead of "Last 1000 accidents" choose a default time frame to display, perhaps "Accide Nathan S. May 28, 2014 11:50 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Please keep contributing factors. In leu of detailed summons data, this is where we can hold our public safety officials accountable.  They need to know that we are looking at the detailed data. Noel Hidalgo | B. May 28, 2014 11:29 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Ah, ok, understood, thanks! On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 10:18 AM, akil harris < [address removed] > Mike May 28, 2014 10:49 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - So the way it's working right now is that you only see the contributing factors that are in the set of accidents being displayed. If you filter by neighborhood or precinct you should see that they update with the new data. akil h. May 28, 2014 10:15 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - This is a fantastic start, and just what T.A. was hoping to see when we pushed for Local Law 12! I noticed that the contributing factor list is missing "Unsafe speed". Is there any reason for that? Mike May 28, 2014 10:07 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - +2 for trend!  Would be great to "replay" the last year and see the data animate over time. A more difficult feature to implement, but might help users develop a story out of the slightly overwhelming number of Meghan May 28, 2014 8:30 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Frank -  I agree that contributing factor info is currently far from perfect but I think it's worth keeping in / highlighting: - Including it could highlight the need for more accurate, more Richard R. May 28, 2014 8:18 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - +1 to adding trend - super useful for community organizations and electeds to see how this data is changing over time. I'd also suggest perhaps removing or downplaying the contributing factor fkh May 28, 2014 1:21 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - I made a few of these suggestions.... It's not very apparent but you can already filter down to Police Precinct and Community Board District....I need to work on making it clearer though right now you have to click fi akil h. May 27, 2014 3:23 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - My hunch regarding the relative safety of bicycles versus pedestrian is probably more a result of the reporting or lack thereof. Anecdotal no Marc S. May 27, 2014 11:53 AM

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