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NYC School of Data 2018


Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM (EST)

NYC School of Data 2018

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Participant Ticket   more info Mar 3, 2018 $40.00 $2.99
Solidarity Ticket   more info Mar 3, 2018 $80.00 $3.99
Childcare Ticket
This is a free ticket for ticket holders or speakers who need to bring their children. Services will be provided by a professional sitter. To ensure we proper headcount, ticket sales will end on 1 March at 11:30 pm. **Childcare is sponsored by Microsoft Civic.**
Mar 1, 2018 Free $0.00

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Join us on Saturday, 3 March 2018, for NYC School of Data — a community technology conference that demystifies complex ideas and fosters local civic engagement.


This community-driven conference is organized by BetaNYC - NYC's Civic technology, data, and design community. Our conversations and workshops will empower you to improve our neighborhoods and our lives. The day is framed to celebrate NYC’s transformative open data law and International Open Data Day, while kicking off NYC’s second annual open data week.


This year’s conversations will focus on four key areas: digital literacy & privacy, smart & wise cities, effective & open government, and civic & government technology.


In addition to exciting panels and workshops, all participants are welcomed to a #hackhall — a daylong open space for open source civic & government technology projects. In the #hackhall, you will collaborate, connect to new libraries/projects, and improve open source projects.

All participants will be served a light breakfast and lunch. Free childcare staffed by professionals and sponsored by Microsoft Civic.


Sessions include:

  • Discriminnovation & the future of NYC's Open Algorithm Law with Former City Council Member Jimmy Vacca, NYCLU, and Legal Aid Society
  • A discussion on the future of Civic Service Design with NYC Opportunity 
  • The future of open source & digital services with NYC Planning
  • Civic Engagement in NYC: The landscape & where we're headed with Mayor's Office of Data Analytics
  • Reducing the anxiety of NYC middle school applications through open data & peer networks
  • Libraries: your partner in safeguarding privacy with METRO & the City's library systems
  • Oversight + mapping = advocating for a healthy internet at the local level hosted by Mozilla Foundation

Featured HackHall Projects, organizations, and workshops:

  • Truth in Broadband User Testing with The Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer (NYC CTO), workshop / user testing
  • BetaNYC's Intro to BoardStat & Civic Data Journeys, a workshop
  • NYC DOITT GIS / mapping NYC 311 with open source tools developed by the city, a workshop
  • Hacking a Smart City Together, a smart city workshop using arduinos
  • NYC Planning & future of PLUTO, workshop
  • NYC Department of City Planning Labs
  • NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications' GIS department
  • Sunlight Foundation & their Open Data Census
  • StreetMix
  • The Grid - the tool to measure pedestrian activity
  • New York Public Library's "Connections" guide & data liberation into Street Lives
  • The Refugee Libraries Project
  • and more to come!


Check out videos and previous conference materials at
Read The People’s Roadmap to a Digital New York City at
Read our event Code of Conduct at

Event Partner:

Rise New York > is a global community of startups and corporates creating the future of commerce and fintech by helping startups and entrepreneurs connect, co-create, and scale innovation. In partnership with Barclays, we listen, nurture and oxygenate through our international network of Rise hubs. Rise New York also houses a world-class event space and is home to the U.S. cohort of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Have questions about NYC School of Data 2018? Contact BetaNYC

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Rise New York
43 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM (EST)

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We are NYC’s civic technology and open government vanguard. We are an organizing force for local civic engagement - a network of civic-minded volunteers who contribute their skills toward government and community service.

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