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This weekend kicks off Open Data Week 2021!!! - This weekend kicks off NYC's Open Data Week and Data Though Design, a companion art show featuring NYC’s open data. We are excited to announce the 2021 program, with more than 85+ community events now available for you at < >. BetaNYC Mar 1, 2021 1:42 PM
TUESDAY - City Council hearing on the Smart City - Hello Cool Cats and Kittens! Are you into this thing we call the smart city!!! Yesterday, I had a chance to catch up with Chair Holden and Counselor Byhovsky about a City Council hearing ON TUESDAY. While Chairman Holden was lo BetaNYC Jan 15, 2021 5:40 PM
Upcoming Events and Call for Proposals! - Hi fam, Hope your week is off to a good start. We have several upcoming events and a call for proposals deadline taking place this week and next that we want to share with you. Note that all times are ET. Hope to see you there and hear from you Kate N. Jan 11, 2021 3:35 PM
🚨🚨🚨 NYC Open Data Week 2021 idea submission deadline is Jan 14 at 10 PM!! - Happy New Year Open Data and Public Interest Technology friends, We have som BetaNYC Jan 7, 2021 12:10 PM
October 2020 updates from BetaNYC! - If you're not subscribed to our newsletter, today we pushed out a snapshot of the work BetaNYC has been achieving for the last 4 months. The newsletter starts off with an introduction from @gabby and invites to our latest online training ser BetaNYC Oct 8, 2020 10:42 AM
Next week, ESRI User Conference is FREE! - BetaNYC Jul 10, 2020 11:16 AM
Solidarity actions for this Juneteenth! - Hello Neighbors, Today is Juneteenth 2020 , yet we are still fighting for liberation. Juneteenth honors the day when the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, la BetaNYC Jun 19, 2020 11:25 AM
A quick note about tonight's meetup - You can join us via computer OR tablet OR phone, but you must register via zoom. ** How to join us ** Wed, 10 June 2020 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM You must register via Zoom at <  BetaNYC Jun 10, 2020 3:23 PM
This week is NYC Open Data Week + NYC School of Data!! -   On Saturday, 7 March 2020, we are concluding NYC’s fifth Open Data We BetaNYC Mar 3, 2020 9:42 AM
ICYMI — NYC School of Data session schedule & student / hardship ticket application! - ICYMI — We've published our schedule of over 55 sessions and secured morning keynotes from NYC's government technology & data leaders! Also, we've added a student / hardship ticket application!   BetaNYC Feb 19, 2020 3:07 PM
NYC School of Data 2020 - 🚨Early bird tickets 🎟 end on 10 Feb 📆 @ 11:59 PM!🚨 - BetaNYC Feb 10, 2020 8:43 AM
NYC School of Data 2020 - Early bird tickets now available! 📆🎟 🥳 🎉 - BetaNYC Feb 3, 2020 7:00 AM
Tomorrow at 6PM - Learn to use NYC Open Data in North Brooklyn! - Want to get acquainted with  NYC Open Data and/or... hang with folks who do? Join us tomorrow night in Brooklyn Heights at  St. Francis C Kate N. Jan 21, 2020 4:15 PM
Happy New Year, Suggest an ODW / School of Data session, & our next event w/ Mayor's Chief Algorithms Officer - Happy New Year! Ten years ago, we started as a meetup to talk about open government and fight for a little piece of legislation that turned into the City's open data law. In the past decade, BetaNYC Jan 8, 2020 10:23 AM
🚨🚨Updated Deadline for NYC School of Data & Open Data Week Proposals🚨🚨 - 🚨 🚨 Updated Deadline for NYC School of Data & Open Data Week Proposals 🚨 🚨 BetaNYC Dec 12, 2019 12:49 PM
BetaNYC is proud to join over 50 organizations in endorsing #ConfrontingBlackBoxes - BetaNYC is proud to join over 50 organizations in endorsing #ConfrontingBlackBoxes, which provides a nuanced look at NYC’s use of automated decision making, who is impacted, and how the city could do better. Read here BetaNYC Dec 4, 2019 10:33 AM
NYC School of Data 2020 — Open call for session ideas! -   Friends! We’re really excited to partner with the NYC BetaNYC Nov 13, 2019 1:22 PM
Last chance to apply to next weekend's #Mobility4All Abilities hackathon/mapathon - You have less than 12 hours to apply to attend our Mobility for All Abilities mapathon and civic hacking event for National Day of Civic Hacking on Saturday, 21 September. Apply by midnight to be one of 100 participants selected to spend the day with l BetaNYC Sep 13, 2019 1:34 PM
Apply to attend our Mobility for All Abilities Hackathon!! - NYC has major mobility issues let us solve them! You have a few more days to apply for our Mobility for All Abilities day-long mapathon and civic hacking event. Apply to be one of 100 hackers + mappers who will spend Sat, 21 Se BetaNYC Sep 11, 2019 11:15 AM
Join us on Sat, 21 Sept, for Mobility for All Abilities Hackathon / Mapathon! - Apply to a challenge and join us at the Mobility for All Abilities Hackathon! For National Day of Civic Hacking, BetaNYC, NYC BetaNYC Sep 4, 2019 2:38 AM
Want to learn NYC Open Data and become an Ambassador? - Dear BetaNYC community members, BetaNYC + NYC's Open Data Team + Queens Public Library are looking to diversity NYC's open data expertise!!! We are looking for people who want to learning how to teach data AND BetaNYC Jul 11, 2019 11:05 AM
Next Tuesday, two great #GovTech events!!! - Dear BetaNYC Community , BetaNYC is hosting TWO events next Tuesday, June 25th and we would love to see you there! Please join us BetaNYC Jun 19, 2019 10:50 AM
What are your plans for next weekend? Wanna nerd out with me? -   Next Saturday, BetaNYC, the Mayor's Office of Data Analy BetaNYC Feb 22, 2019 12:29 PM
Have you read City & State's First Read Tech? - ( Hi BetaNYC members — for the the last few weeks, I've enjoyed reading City & State's First Read Tech and have enjoyed its commentary. If you're interested in keeping a beed on what' BetaNYC Feb 12, 2019 2:34 PM
Last day to register for NYC School of Data w/ early bird discount! - BetaNYC Feb 11, 2019 10:06 AM
Get your early bird tickets to NYC School of Data 2019!! -   We hope you can join us on Saturday, 2 March for BetaNYC Feb 6, 2019 2:20 PM
Last call for NYC School of Data 2019 submissions - Hello BetaNYC community! NYC School of Data is scheduled to be Saturday, 2 March 2019. If you're interested in presenting, we've just extended our "call for sessions" suggestions. You have till this Friday (11 Jan) to submit your propos BetaNYC Jan 8, 2019 1:28 PM
WE GOT SOME AMAZING EVENTS FOR YOU!!! - Dear NYC Civic Hackers,   The next eight days are going to be a doozie!   Tomorrow morning, we’re hosting a breakfast with the Manhattan Borough President Gale A BetaNYC Sep 26, 2018 10:56 AM
Get your tickets to our National Day of Civic Hacking Social! - For Friday, 10 August, Join BetaNYC, Civic Hall, and Progressive Hack Night to celebrate National Day of Civic Hacking. National Day of Civic Hacking is a nationwide day of action bring together civic leaders to work with lo BetaNYC Aug 1, 2018 4:26 PM
ANNOUNCING NYC School of Data's session, workshops, and hackhall partners! - We hope you can join us! To attend NYC School of Data, you will need to purchase a ticket from -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Join us on Saturday, 3 BetaNYC Feb 14, 2018 12:05 PM
NYC School of Data 2018 early bird registration closing soon & we're looking for #hackhall projects - -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=­-=-=-=- Spend Saturday, March 3rd, working on NYC’s government or civic technology open source projects! -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=­-=-=-=- This year’s NYC School of Data conference is lookin BetaNYC Feb 5, 2018 10:29 AM
Will you help us making NYC more accessible? - Left to right: Civic Innovation Fellows, BetaNYC's Director of Civic Inno BetaNYC Nov 28, 2017 2:20 PM
interested in getting to know NYC #opendata? - Dear BetaNYC,   Our NYC 311 data jam is fast approaching! IF you're new to open data and interested in learning how to use the city's data, we have THREE CLASSES FOR YOU!   #1. What is open data? We have BetaNYC Sep 7, 2017 6:17 PM
Join us on Sat, 23 Sep, and let us jam to NYC 311 service request data! -   Join us on Saturday, 23rd Sept, for a day d BetaNYC Aug 28, 2017 10:59 AM
First BigApps Deadline is 6 weeks away! - For the last seven years, NYC BigApps has challenged the tech commu BetaNYC Mar 21, 2017 11:15 AM
Join us for NYC School of Data 2017! -   New York City School of Data is a community confer BetaNYC Feb 18, 2017 5:09 PM
Call for NYC School of Data Workshops and Sessions -   NYC’s School of Data is coming up on  Saturday, 4 March 2017 ! We are excited to celebrate the FIFTH anniversary of New York City’s Open Data L BetaNYC Feb 3, 2017 1:28 PM
2016's year in review & a look at 2017 w/ its unique challenges - Neighbors, We've just published our 2016 year in review and reflected on 2017's challenges. 2016, a year in review. 2016 marked BetaNYC’s seventh year as a community group. As we continue to expand our role i BetaNYC Jan 5, 2017 11:37 AM
2016's election impact on gov and civic tech AND the open web! - Friends, This Friday, join BetaNYC, Civic Hall, Mozilla, and Microsoft Civic as we discuss how Trump’s election will impact the future of the open internet, civic tech, government, and our communities. BetaNYC Nov 15, 2016 2:22 PM
Last day to vote for Noel Hidalgo on CfA's National Advisory Council - Today is a very important day. It is the last day to have a say in the future direction of Code for America's brigade program. As Jennifer Pahlka, Code for America's executive director, stated in her most recent post on  BetaNYC Sep 30, 2016 3:53 PM
Tomorrow, join us for a BetaTalk on affordable housing & provide NYC 311 feedback! -   ## A few seats are left for Tomorrow's conversation on Affordable Housing Our mission is dedicated to improving all lives through civic design, technology, and data. Over the last few years, our ability to live affor BetaNYC Jul 7, 2016 11:08 AM
8 July, join us for a lunch time BetaTalk on the state of NYC's affordable housing. - BetaNYC is working to build a more effective government and create empowered communities. Toward that end, this event aims to increase awareness of a particularly complicated issue: affordable housing. BetaNYC Jun 30, 2016 2:59 PM
We've added childcare to our TreesCount! Data Jam event on Sat, 4 June. - UPDATE!! We very excited to announce childcare options for our TreesCount! Data Jam with the NYC Parks Department. To attend, you will have to register via < http://treescountdatajam.­ >. We hope you can join us BetaNYC May 18, 2016 2:48 PM
Special Message - Join us on Saturday, 4 June for NYC Parks' TreesCount! Data Jam! - Join us for NYC Parks' TreesCount! Data Jam! BetaNYC May 12, 2016 12:38 PM
Special Message on NYC's School of Data - NYC's inaugural #civictech & #opendata conference -   The New York City School of Data is a coll BetaNYC Feb 17, 2016 12:33 PM
Invitation to Testify in Support of Free and Open Source Software Act & Civic Commons - You are cordially invited to provide expert testimony at a hearing of the Committee on Contracts a Benjamin K. Feb 17, 2016 7:43 AM
Announcing NYC's School of Data Conference—NYC's inaugural civic tech and open data conference - The New York City School of Data is a collaborative conference improving the City’s data ecosystem. This year, we invite government, civic hackers, and community based organizations to learn from each other and share how we c BetaNYC Feb 16, 2016 9:42 AM
Special Organizer Msg - help BetaNYC program 2016 - Hi BetaNYC supporters, Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. As you may know, BetaNYC is organized entirely by volunteers. Each year, we rely on donations (large and small) BetaNYC Dec 1, 2015 12:37 PM
A special note about this Saturday's "CityGram.NYC Saturday" - This Saturday, a small group of hackers will be gathering to pull apart NYC 311 data and enhance If you are comfortable with GitHub, writing scripts, and want to tear into NYC 311. Check out our very special day dedicated to CityG BetaNYC Oct 19, 2015 8:58 PM
Organizer's Note - Last day to register for State of the Map & PDF '15 - State of the Map For this year's National Day of Civic Hacking, we're partnering with OpenStreetMap and State of the Map US! State of the Map US is the annual c BetaNYC Jun 1, 2015 3:15 PM
VIM - NYC's Plans for National Day of Civic Hacking - Hi there! This very important message is in three parts! 1. We send out a special recap of NYC civic tech news via the_message. 2. Get ready for National Day of Civic Hacking 3. Personal Democracy Forum is coming! BetaNYC May 14, 2015 9:37 AM
The.Message_[masked] - April's showers of events! 🙌🙏🙌🙏 (Now, with correct days!) - The.Message is BetaNYC's weekly newsletter. Subscribe today and get it in your inbox every Monday/Tuesday! BetaNYC Mar 30, 2015 10:56 AM
Do you get our weekly newsletter? - Below is a copy of BetaNYC's weekly newsletter, The_Message. If you don't get it, subscribe here !! -=-=-=-=-=- BetaNYC Mar 16, 2015 10:24 PM
IMPORTANT - MIGRATING TO TALK.BETA.NYC - BetaNYC friends, we need to have a talk... As of now, this group is in archive mode and we are migrating to <­l-discussion >.  BetaNYC Feb 25, 2015 3:58 PM
Free AT&T IoT coding workshops - March 18, NYC - Preview not available Ruplekha Feb 25, 2015 1:57 AM
WEBCAST TODAY: Goodnik Winter Demo Day - This year's Goodnik Winter Demo Day includes ISOC-NY's own Ron Suarez with his new IoT project. There are still  Joly M. Feb 24, 2015 2:56 PM
civic tool: How much does Andrew Cuomo owe your school? - This is an interesting use of publicly available civic data being used to apply political pressure to an elected (in this case Cuomo) http://www.howmuchnysrobbed.ny­c/ Aaron W. Feb 24, 2015 12:20 PM
[betaNYC] [CROW] City Record Online Workgroup, post-CodeAcross Kickoff Meeting tomorrow at 7pm! - Everyone, Mikael H. Feb 24, 2015 9:59 AM
WEBCAST SAT/SUN – #CodeAcross NYC - (blast I just sent to ISOC-NY :0 Joly M. Feb 21, 2015 3:12 AM
Feb 28 NYC – Algorithms and Accountability Conference at NYU -   ​This is a bit of a tease, since the event is already fully subscribed, a Joly M. Feb 21, 2015 2:31 AM
Ten minutes today to help promote Open Data Day? - I've just pinged two of the largest media e-lists about Open Data Day to encourage journalists around the world to take a look at Open Data Day. I am sending them to the #opendataday hashtag, the site, and presenting this spre Steven C. Feb 20, 2015 1:49 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Murray Feb 20, 2015 12:54 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Hey Murray, True, the default dashboard in CartoD Chris H. Feb 19, 2015 10:39 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Chris - I d Murray Feb 19, 2015 8:54 PM
The.Message_[masked] - CodeAcross NYC 2015 is here!!! - This weekend, we are hosting #CodeAcross NYC 2015. This is our annual opportunity to play with #civictech and #opendata. Friday, Tomorrow! BetaNYC Feb 19, 2015 6:56 PM
Re: [betaNYC] DOB Jobs - department of buildings data project - This is fabulous. Congrats. And so much more potential. If it's possible, it would be Richard R. Feb 18, 2015 7:52 PM
Re: [betaNYC] DOB Jobs - department of buildings data project - This is great Michael!  On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:41 PM, Michael < [address removed] > wrote Ali Feb 18, 2015 5:51 PM
DOB Jobs - department of buildings data project - Hi all, I've created an interactive table that makes the Department of buildings jobs data searchable and more accessable. Although there are similar functions with the DOB's Michael Feb 18, 2015 4:20 PM
Michael Kolling speaking in NYC on March 19th - Hi everyone, For those of you not only interested in Java but computer science education, this would cindy g. Feb 18, 2015 11:58 AM
VIDEO: City And State State of Our City panel on NYC sharing economy -   You'll hear, early on in this video, David Hantman of AirBnB state tha Joly M. Feb 18, 2015 3:54 AM
Re: Re: Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Thanks Colin, I see it's been added since I last checked! On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Colin Reilly < Tony L. Feb 17, 2015 12:06 PM
Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Thanks Akil! This is really helpful to the project I'm working on - I had already been planning on incorporating the Geoclient API to provide a more robust way of translating a street address to a BBL. One major chall Dan K. Feb 17, 2015 11:31 AM
Re: Re: Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Yes, you can submit a request with or without a borough. Without borough use the single-field search (exactly what we use for NYCityMap). Colin R. Feb 17, 2015 11:20 AM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Hey Colin, Just curious about Geoclient-- does the API allow you to not specify a borough? The NYCityMap search dialog allows for search without it, is that something you haven't exposed, or do you make 5 calls (fo Tony L. Feb 17, 2015 11:04 AM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - I covered some of the notable differences in BBL's across some data sets in this blog post­m/2014/12/23/nyc-building-foot­prints-part-ii/ Colin R. Feb 17, 2015 10:42 AM
Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - I've written a wrapper around the NYC geoclient API if you want to use it. It's node based.­-geoclient akil h. Feb 17, 2015 10:34 AM
Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Hi Dan, Thanks, Chris H. Feb 17, 2015 10:27 AM
CodeAcross update - Join us for a kick off kick off town hall & we need volunteers - Two quick things: 1. We're looking for wee BetaNYC Feb 16, 2015 7:39 PM
Re: [betaNYC] simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Thanks Chris, this is definitely helpful! What sources do you use for street reliable address --> bbl lookups?  I have tried a few different methods with varying quality - currently using a st Dan K. Feb 16, 2015 12:46 PM
Ebola Open Data Jam II - Dear Friends, Ebola is not defeated in West Africa. Weekly infection rates are on the rise again and with the rainy season approaching it could get Steven A. Feb 16, 2015 11:32 AM
simple node js module for concatenating boro, block, lot into a valid bbl - Hey everyone,   Chris H. Feb 16, 2015 10:38 AM
Kicking off #CodeAcross with NYC's Chief Analytics Officer, Dr. Mashariki! - BetaNYC Feb 13, 2015 4:21 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Let's just say that they or a team like them had a chance to synch the release of the tool with a story (incl pre-release access to the data) but t Murray Feb 12, 2015 8:38 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Some elected officials have been active on Social Media about the tool/data (my release plan targeted them), and some have asked me for permission Murray Feb 12, 2015 8:36 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - I found some reviews that looked like they were automated but they appear to be small. Do you know what the cancellation reviews look like?? I coul Murray Feb 12, 2015 8:34 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - There's a few reasons I persisted with displaying all 27k listings, namely - seeing all the dots lets you understand Murray Feb 12, 2015 8:31 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - James, check out this great post from IQuantNY who has already taken the data and applied some stats to it... Murray Feb 12, 2015 8:25 AM
VIDEO: A Conversation with mySociety’s Tom Steinberg at Civic Hall NYC – Feb[masked] - It is fitting that the first public event at the newly opened Civic Hall in NYC should be Tom Steinberg, who is credited with jumpsta Joly M. Feb 12, 2015 3:12 AM
Mark Pesce on Hypercivility, March 19 at Civic Hall, 6PM - Hyperconnected humanity is here: 51% of us own a cell phone. Connecting, sharing and learning from billions of others, our capacities regularly leap ahead of our empathy. Connectivity accelerates both mind and heart, opening t Micah S. Feb 11, 2015 4:40 PM
Re: [betaNYC] The.Message_[masked] - Gearing up for #CodeAcross NYC, launching talk.beta & - No problem. Thanks for all the work you do.  On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM, Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC < [address removed] Dawn R. Feb 11, 2015 2:30 PM
Re: [betaNYC] The.Message_[masked] - Gearing up for #CodeAcross NYC, launching talk.beta & - Dawn, The workshop is a work in progress. This will be the second time Nathan has done it, AND it is a long workshop... Clocking in at 5 hours, it is a doozy. We're working hard to compartmentalize the workshop and ma BetaNYC Feb 11, 2015 1:59 PM
Re: [betaNYC] The.Message_[masked] - Gearing up for #CodeAcross NYC, launching talk.beta & - It would be wonderful if the Open Data Workshop on Feb. 21st could be videotaped and uploaded on BetaNYC. I know lots of people like myself who really need a 101 session but they always seem hard to get into. I personally am happy to videot Dawn R. Feb 11, 2015 1:55 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - You should also pitch it to John Keefe , who heads up WNYC's excellent Data News Team. Carey Feb 11, 2015 12:14 PM
ISOC-NY TV Show 2pm today – FTC Chair Edith Ramirez, US CTO Megan Smith, and Kimberly Bryant of BlackGirlsCODE @SOTN15 - Owing to a staff shortage in DC I got to travel down there the day of last month's non-blizzard to stream the Sate of the Net Con Joly M. Feb 11, 2015 12:12 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Murray, have you pitched this to the Post or Daily News or Gothamist? They publish people's data and visualization work outright sometimes. It might catch the attention of local government, too. Samantha S. Feb 11, 2015 12:01 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - 👍 You forced me to get my glasses Marc S. Feb 11, 2015 11:57 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - Seriously awesome work!  Chris H. Feb 11, 2015 9:18 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - The main goal of my project was to release the data and to provide an easy to use tool to see the major issues with Airbnb in NYC. Murray Feb 11, 2015 9:02 AM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] Civic Hacking: Inside Airbnb - This is great stuff! I would recommend taking a look at the Leaflet Marker Cluster library:­flet.mark John K. Feb 11, 2015 7:04 AM
[JOB] Mobile Application Developer at DoITT - Hello! Felipe F. Feb 10, 2015 4:32 PM

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