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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)

BetaTalks - #BikeNYC: tools, data, cycling w/ cameras, & your rights.

This is a save the date for our #BikeNYC themed #civictech networking meetup. We will focus on tools to document your ride, how to best provide government better data on safety / infrastructure, cycling w/ cameras, & which laws are applicable in NYC vs NY State. We'll start the night at 6:30 with a bit of networking. At 7:30 PM, we'll start the following programing: * #BikeNYC lighting talks - We'll showcase a number of #civictech & #opendata tools that safe streets advocates have created. * Cyclist with Cameras Panel - We'll have a small panel of cyclists who are recording their rides via cameras and/or submitting service requests to NYC 311 or elected officials. * Know your rights! Not all NYS bike laws apply in NYC! This closing presentation & Q&A will be hosted by a representative from the law firm Vaccaro & White. We will end knowing exactly what you can & can't get tickets for in NYC. Also, we will discuss bystander intervention / cop watching (what you can do to document over or under-policing activities). Eventbrite forthcoming.

#BetaBagels 004: A breakfast briefing w NYC 311 - SAVE THE DATE

Manhattan Borough President's Office

THIS IS A SAVE THE DATE. Join the 311 team that manages 311 open data at BetaBagels on August 14th to learn more about the 311 system upgrade, changes to the 311 open data datasets and to hear any additional updates. This will be a great opportunity to share any feedback or ideas you have on 311 open data datasets and the forthcoming Open 311 API. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Date: Wednesday, 14 Aug 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 *** To attend this event, we will be launching an eventbrite. RSVP to this meetup to learn more about the event. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= About #BetaBagels #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."

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