Past Meetup

Beyond Transparency & building tools for City Council & Community Boards

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Blue Ridge Foundation New York

150 Court Street · Brooklyn, NY

How to find us

We'll be on the second floor.

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Details

Did you know that NY City Council Members, their staff, and local community boards have to hack though the same datasets as us?

Did you know they find themselves as frustrated as we do?

Let us fix this.

For the first part of 2014 and as a community, we are going to dive into these frustrations, build better interfaces, and grow better solutions.

In this first night, we will review four subject areas: 311, Public Safety, Safe Streets & Transportation, and Land use datasets. Then we will map out known problems, frustrations, and outline opportunities to get our hacks into the hands of City Council members.

Schedule
7:00 - Event starts promptly with introductions
8:00 - Teams breakout to map the terrain
-- Four subject areas: 311, Public Safety, Safe Streets & Transportation, and Land use datasets
9:00 - Reportbacks and planning.

About “BetaNYC’s Beyond Transparency” Series

Beyond Transparency is a term coined by Brett Goldstein & Lauren Dyson where they seek to move beyond the rhetoric of transparency for transparency’s sake and towards action and problem solving.

Over the course of 2013, BetaNYC did just that. Over the course of the year they organized groundbreaking events that showcased the City’s open data and civic hacker network. Though these events, New Yorkers built a stronger relationship to their data, problems, decision makers, and opened the door to deeper community insights. In 2014, BetaNYC wants to grow these conversations and engender a conversation with diverse stakeholders as how to make data actionable.

For the first quarter of 2014, BetaNYC will focus its hacknights on building community insight tools. We will meet weekly to explore four subject areas: 311, Public Safety, Safe Streets & Transportation, and Land use datasets.

The targeted audience is NY’s City Council and their staff members, Community Board members and interested citizens.

On Feb 22 and 23, BetaNYC will run Code Across NYC, a two day event to build tools and showcase them to City Council Members and Community Board Members.