About NYC School of Data

NYC School of data is a community driven conference that brings together New Yorkers around open data, civic technology, and service design.

Since 2010, BetaNYC has organized an annual community conference. Sometimes it has been an “unconference” or a community hackathon and at other times, a one-day program of 30 conference sessions. Through the years, we have held space for NYC’s technology + government + civics to intersect.

At NYC School of Data, we see data as 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.

NYC School of Data empowers attendants to improve their lives and neighborhoods through workshops, panels, demos, and networking.

NYC School of Data is organized by BetaNYC and features programming support from New York City’s Office of Data Analytics and the NYC Open Data team and coordinators. Our conference anchors NYC Open Data Week, which we also co-organize with the City.

Equality and community equity are two core components of building a vibrant civic hacker / civic technology community. By attending the NYC School of Data event, you are committing yourself to BetaNYC’s Code of Conduct & Anti-Harassment Policy.

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