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What is a hacknight?

This is a weekly project night is for technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, mapmakers, and activists who are working on "civic technology" projects. Consider this to be a study hall or office hours for civic hackers, open data and community activists looking to improve the city. Bring your laptops, projects, ideas, apps, maps, datasets, and questions. Collectively, we will try to answer them.

For first timers trying to get the most out of the night, you should bring your laptop, watch Civic Hacking 101 (, Civic Hacking 102 (, and review our projects page (

BetaNYC is committed to hosting safe and open events for all. By attending this event you are committing yourself to BetaNYC's Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy (

Note about the venue: You should RSVP with the name that appears on a photo ID. In order to give building security an RSVP list, RSVPs will close at 4:00 PM the day of the event. If you miss this deadline, most of the time security is nice and will let you in.

Leadership Training Session
BetaNYC's leadership is growing and we want you to be a leader! During hacknight, Noel will lead a session outline how YOU can help lead NYC civic technology and design community. Join us and prepare for the future.

Lighting talks:
At every hacknight, we feature three lighting talks. These are in-depth 3 to 5 min long presentations that dive into projects YOU are working on.

Ralph Yozzo of Netizens United will talk about open datasets available from New York City, New York State and United States of America, web applications, mobile applications and tools to make open data laws actually available and useful to the general public.

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Thank you Dev BootCamp NYC, BetaNYC's event partner.

DEV BOOTCAMP ( is an educational experience designed for the future. We focus on hands-on learning over old-school lectures. From day one, you’ll dig in and start coding. It’s the only way to learn. Apply today and learn. (