About School of Data

We are a community driven conference with a focus on open data, civic technology, and service design. As data is the cornerstone of the digital century, we cannot talk about society, government, nor technology without discussing the ramifications of how data is used to manage, maintain, surveil, or legislate. Ultimately, we empower attendants to improve their lives and neighborhoods through workshops, panels, demos, and networking.

NYC School of Data is organized by BetaNYC and in partnership with NYC’s open data team. Our conference anchors the City’s open data week. For more information on the week, visit NYC’s open data week’s website.

Conference Announcements

📆 NYC School of Data 2020: Registration is open! 🎟 🥳 🎉

Charge your laptops or tablets, pack your water bottle, notebooks, pens, and get a good night’s rest! Then, join us for NYC’s most informative civic tech + open data event of the year — NYC School of Data 2020 on Saturday, 7 March! This year, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of international open data […]

NYC School of Data 2020 — Call for Session Ideas

Friends! We’re really excited to partner with the NYC Open Data Team and the Data Through Design collective to launch a unified platform to gather ideas for 2020. For our next community conference, we’re looking for transformative session proposals that will inspire our next decade of work using technology, data, and design for the public […]

Welcome to NYC School of Data 2019!!

On Saturday, 2 March 2019, we are kicking off NYC’s fourth Open Data Week! And celebrating International Open Data Day.

Register for NYC School of Data 2019

Join us on Saturday, 2 March 2019, for NYC School of Data — a community conference that demystifies the policies and practices around civic data, technology, and service design. This year’s conference kicks off NYC’s annual Open Data Week and features OVER 24 sessions organized by NYC’s civic technology, data, and design community for YOU! […]

🗽 ❤ 💻 — NYC SoData 2018 Recap

How we build is as important as what we build.  – Chris Whong, NYC Planning Labs Thank you for making NYC’s School of Data an amazing day and making NYC’s second annual open data week an epic adventure across the Boroughs! 2018 is our second year where we simultaneously celebrated International Open Data Day and […]

Welcome to NYC School of Data 2018 & Hack Hall

  International open data day and NYC School of Data 2018 is here!! This year’s we are asking you to envision better community resources to improve our neighborhoods. Join us for thought provoking sessions and small group workshops on digital literacy, privacy, smart cities, open government, and civic technology. Come spend the day learning or […]

Register for NYC School of Data 2018

  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 […]

Save the date and propose sessions for 2018!

SAVE THE DATE for NYC School of Data 2018 – Saturday, 3 March New York City School of Data is a community conference showcasing NYC’s civic design, civic/government technology, and open data ecosystem. We seek to build a framework of relationships that can demystify data and technology, foster democracy, build cross-borough relationships, and mentor a […]

🗽 ❤ 💻 — NYC SoData 2017 recap!

Where Civic Technology, Data, and Design Align! To celebrate 2017 International Open Data Day and kick off NYC’s open data week, 276 participants, 66 speakers, 35 Volunteers, and 13 Sponsors and Community Partners met at Rise New York to engage in a thought provoking day about technology, data, design, and the future of digital civics! Not […]

Welcome to 2017’s NYC School of Data!

Today is International Open Data Day and the launch of New York City’s inaugural Open Data Week! Through TEN thought provoking sessions and TWELVE small group workshops, this year’s conference asks you to improve community resources, and challenges you to build a collective future. If you are joining us in person, the doors open at […]