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## What is BetaNYC

BetaNYC envisions an informed and empowered public who can leverage technology, design, and data to address their problems and hold government accountable.

We are dedicated to civic technology, smart communities, & open government. We are a nonpartisan good government community using technology, design, and data to empower individuals and local communities, provides for an honest and efficient government, and build a civically‐engaged ecosystem.

BetaNYC is building a connected NYC, by the people, for the people, for the 21st Century.

## Important Community Resources

TALK.beta (https://talk.beta.nyc) is NYC's online home to civic technology, open data, and open government.

The Message (http://nyc.us6.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=2b506b76155e3fbdd93699baf&id=32dc10066c) - BetaNYC’s weekly Newsletter

DATA.beta (https://data.beta.nyc) is NYC’s open data community portal.

BetaNYC's Facebook Discussion Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/betanyc/) - Facebook’s premier group dedicated to NYC’s civic technology, open data, and open government.

Videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/betanyc) of previous events and instructional videos.

Upcoming events (2)

#BetaBagels 003: A breakfast briefing w NYC Opportunity's Service Design Studio

Manhattan Borough President's Office

What does it take to deliver better government services? How did a design studio find a home in NYC government? How do you know if it is working? Join us for a bagel breakfast briefing with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity’s Service Design Studio. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Date: Tuesday, 25 June Time: 8:30am - 10:30am Location: Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s Office 1 Centre St, 19th Floor,, New York, NY Note: Please enter through security at the South Tower. Security opens at 8:30 and you will have to go though a metal detector. *Networking breakfast begins at 8:30am with opening remarks at 9:00am. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= *** IMPORTANT *** RSVP: To attend, you must RSVP via Eventbrite at < https://betabagels003.eventbrite.com > =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Social Media: #BetaBagels @BetaNYC @NYCOpportunity @yomariyo @mattklein_ @timbo_nyc Submit questions for presenters to answer during the Q&A in advance or during the event here using the event code #BetaBagels003. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Event Details: Launched in October 2017, the Studio is proving the game-changing value of human-centered design in delivering accessible and effective government services in New York City. Come hear about the design methodologies they employ, the work and collaborations they engage in, and why evaluation and feedback are critical to government service delivery. Presenters: Mari Nakano Design Director, Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity @yomariyo Matt Klein Executive Director, Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity @mattklein_ Tim Reitzes Designer, Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity @timbo_nyc The Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity Service Design Studio =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= *** IMPORTANT *** RSVP: To attend, you must RSVP via Eventbrite at < https://betabagels003.eventbrite.com > =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= #BetaBagels is a BetaNYC event series of experimental breakfast salons for change-makers and do-ers who want to broaden their perspective of NYC government, civic technology, data science, and service design. #BetaBagels is open to all and hosted by BetaNYC and the Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer; we are inspired by our friends in LA who host Data + Donuts. Breakfast is provided with support from Microsoft Cities. Thank you! Thank you for the photo by Guitarfish and using a Creative Commons attribution-non commercial license. Thank you to Diana Toma for the tutorial, "How to Create a Tasty Bagel Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator."

BetaTalks at Sidewalk Labs — Reporting back from #CfASummit #OGPCanada #PDF2019

Join BetaNYC and Sidewalk Labs for an evening of lightning talks from members of NYC's civic tech community, who will share personal reflections and insights from recent civic tech events in North America. To attend, you must register in advance and reserve a ticket via Eventbrite < http://betatalks062019.eventbrite.com > =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Date: Tuesday, 25 June Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Sidewalk Labs, 10 Hudson Yards,[masked]th Ave, New York, NY 10001 Check in with security and take the elevator to the 26th floor. *** IMPORTANT *** RSVP: You MUST register via Eventbrite at < http://betatalks062019.eventbrite.com > Tickets are required in advance. Note that space is limited and security requires pre-printed badges. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Event Details At the end of May, several notable summits convened. In Oakland, Code for America convened its eighth summit to explore what works and imagine what’s possible using technology and design in government. In Ottawa, the sixth Open Government Partnership Global Summit delivered concrete action items addressing themes of gender and inclusion, civic space, and democratic governance in the digital age. In New York City, the Personal Democracy Forum held an intimate day-long event exploring ways in which we can make tech more ethical, civic, and inclusive. These events are focal points for international communities that intersect civic and public interest technology, service design, and open government. Join us on June 25th at Sidewalk Labs for a #BetaTalks that supports thoughtful continued dialogue and local connections. This event is an opportunity for New Yorkers of all stripes to hear back from those who presented at and/or attended these recent events. Voices from NYC’s public interest and civic tech community will present their personal insights and reflections in a series of lightning talks, followed by conversation, networking and refreshments. Program: 7:00PM Refreshments 7:25 - Welcoming Remarks + Introductions 7:35 - Lightning Talks (4-5 minutes each) 8:40 - Questions / Answers and Closing Remarks =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Co-Hosts and Sponsors - BetaNYC - Sidewalk Labs - Internet Society of New York =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Thank you for the image by © Drew Bird Photography, modified by BetaNYC using a Creative Commons attribution-non commercial license. Image Description - Code For America Summit May 2019 Oakland, CA Drew Bird Photography San Francisco Bay Area Photographer Have Camera. Will Travel. www.drewbirdphoto.com [masked]

Past events (222)

Personal Democracy Forum 2019 - Promoted Event

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