I’m inviting you to BetaNYC’s two day festival dedicated to NYC’s data and civic technology!
CodeAcross NYC is a two day festival of, or related to, civic technology and government data.
We are going to teach data, make data, create tools, and make civic technology! We are bringing together government, community based organizations, innovators, academics, and individuals to create effective uses of NYC’s data. CodeAcross NYC is open to all ages and all who want to improve NYC’s data!
Join us on February 21 and 22 as we teach, make, and create tools relating to NYC’s data and celebrate civic technology.
Register at < https://codeacrossnyc2015.eventbrite.com >
CodeAcross NYC is in partnership with International Open Data Hackathon and Code for America! This year’s event is generously supported by NYC’s Microsoft Civic, CivicHall, and Code for America. We are honored to have the New York Tech Meetup and Silicon Harlem as community partners.
How can you help? We are looking for three things:
- Community partners
- Projects and problems
- Community data
We are looking for community partners to promote this event to their communities. Ideally, we want the plurality of NYC’s geeky community to bring laptops and use their technical skills. If you can help us, please feel free to share the “what we are doing section.”
The two days are part hackathon, part teach-in. If you have data, issues to address, and can package them into a 45 min session of sorts, bring them! Email < email@example.com > for more information.
Projects & Problems:
We are looking for projects or problems to solve. Here’s the short version - if you can join us and represent a civic tech problem, check out this template < http://bit.ly/betanyc-tem-project >. If you have existing code on github, the better.
This template will help US - you and I - narrow the scope of the problem and focus our energy on building something at Code Across. If you are down to party -- download the form, fill it out, and email it to < firstname.lastname@example.org >.
If you have an existing project or know what you want to tackle, head on over to our CodeAcross discussion portal and pitch your idea < talk.beta.nyc >.
Btw, we’ve outline four key areas we want to tackle at Code Across.
- Improving real time notification data and tools.
- Make maps, improve map data, and visualizations.
- Publicly accessible machine readable data.
- Open data science using OSEMN
We love NYC’s open data portal. Day by day, it gets better. Sadly, we can’t add data to it! To fill this gap, we’re introducing, DATA dot BETA dot NYC, also known as < data.beta.nyc >.
At the low, low, low cost of FREE, we want to host your open data and give it a publicly accessible API! Here is the catch, you need to designate someone at your organization as the data coordinator and agree to answer questions via a web forum we are building.
If this sounds good to you, have your data coordinator email BetaNYC’s data team at < email@example.com >, and we’ll go from there.