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We Count! Public Life Data Design Sprint - May 9-12
At We Count! Public Life Data Design Sprint, join other urbanists, coders, civic technologists, designers, and more as we create better ways to collect, understand, and design with open data about people in public space. The event series includes an evening data collection workshop and meetup (May 9), opening party (May 11), and full-day design challenge (May 12), where interdisciplinary teams will design and pitch new approaches for transparently using public life data for public benefit. When we understand more about what we care about in our cities' public spaces—people—we can better shape policies, plans, and designs that work better for everyone. Join us, and over 100 fellow urbanists, coders, civic technologists, city planners, architects, product designers, and more as we work together to develop new ways to collect, understand, and design with data about public space. We Count! is a project of Gehl Institute, with generous support from our co-hosts and partners Samsung NEXT, Stae, BetaNYC, San Francisco City Planning, Seattle Department of Transportation, Gehl, and Copenhagen Municipality (list in formation). To attend, RSVP via Eventbrite! WORKSHOP - Wednesday, May 9 6:00-8:30PM Learn how, in a hands-on workshop, to use open source tools and specifications for collecting and documenting data about public life in public space. PARTY! - Friday, May 11 6:00-9:00PM Celebrate the first-ever public life data design event! Meet and greet other participants, hosts, and sponsors. Register with your team or form one during this event. DESIGN SPRINT - Saturday, May 12 8:00AM-8:30PM Full-day data design sprint will ask interdisciplinary teams to innovate around the open Public Life Data Protocol, using real datasets. Teams will sprint to the finish to pitch their best concepts to a jury. To attend, RSVP via Eventbrite!

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    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.

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