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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

Slack (http://slack.beta.nyc) - BetaNYC has a slack community that is quite active.

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.

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

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

Upcoming events (1)

NYC School of Data 2020 & closing NYC Open Data Week event

Charge your laptops or tablets, pack your water bottle, notebooks, pens, and get a good night’s rest! Then, join us for NYC’s most informative civic tech + open data event of the year — NYC School of Data 2020 on Saturday, 7 March! This year, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of international open data day, the 8th anniversary of the City’s transformative open data law, and conclude NYC Open Data Week with over 50 sessions! Registration is now open, grab your ticket— early birds get the worm until Feb 10th. =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= Early Bird Tickets on sale until Feb 10th!!! You must register via eventbrite to attend. Interested in volunteering, sponsorship and media opportunities, or want to make a government order - register via eventbrite. < https://nycsodata20.eventbrite.com/ > =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= NYC School of Data is BetaNYC’s annual community-driven conference. With programming support from NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, we bring together city officials, activists, and community members to talk about open data, civic technology, and service design. This year, we are closing out NYC Open Data Week with a bang. From over 90 community suggested sessions, we are organizing 18 thought provoking panels, 35 workshops, 7 office hours with NYC agencies, and 10 demo/usability sessions to cover a wide variety of topics – digital and data literacy, privacy, smart cities, open government, service design, and open data. Join us and celebrate the birthday of New York City’s Open Data Law. Come learn and contribute to the next decade of technology, data, and policy — by us, for us! =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= Early Bird Tickets on sale until Feb 10th!!! You must register via eventbrite to attend. < https://nycsodata20.eventbrite.com/ > =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

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