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What’s New in Civic Tech: New York City Prepares an Open Data Week

New York City Open Data Week will begin on Saturday, March 3, which is also International Open Data Day, and run through Saturday, March 10, encompassing as it does a range of conferences, events and workshops.

The activities will take place through a collaboration between New York City Open Data, BetaNYC and the New York City civic tech and data communities. The week will begin with a daylong conference produced by BetaNYC dubbed School of Data. This event will feature a host of conversations that revolve around four key focus areas: digital literacy and privacy, smart and wise cities, effective and open government, and civic and government technology.

Another event of note will take place on Monday, March 5. This one will see location intelligence leader Esri in attendance to give demonstrations of their data visualization and spatial analysis tools, specifically showing how they are applied to info available through New York City’s open data site. At this event, Esri will be working with the city’s 311 data, specifically nonemergency information about potholes, streetlights and other less urgent issues.


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