Welcome to Open Data Week & School of Data!
On Saturday, 5 March 2022, we are kicking off NYC’s sixth Open Data Week, we are celebrating the TENTH anniversary of the City’s open data law and the TWELFTH International Open Data Day!!! Let the celebrations begin! We hope you are as excited as we are!
Get ready for 3 accessible floors, and 30+ Sessions!
We’ll have 1 healthy meal that’ll feed your soul as much as your mind!
We are grateful to have 32 dedicated volunteers to support 200+ participants and session leaders.
Don’t have tickets? Don’t worry, we still have a few available; you can register until Friday, 4 March at 10:00 PM!
As we are kicking off Open Data Week, be sure to check out an amazing collection of events and check out the thought-provoking Data Through Design — Ground Truth IRL, an open data art show – exhibition dates and hours: Sat, March 5 – Sun, March 13, noon – 7pm at 9 Hall Street, Building J, Brooklyn.
About the Day!
NYC School of Data is back!
We will be at the Verizon Executive Education Center at Cornell Tech (2 West Loop Rd, New York, NY 10044 on Roosevelt Island). Two years ago, we met under the cloud of Covid-19. This year, the clouds have parted just enough to meet up again. We are so excited to see you again.
At 9:00 AM, we will open our doors for coffee, tea, and soda. Please eat breakfast before arriving. Please be patient when you arrive as we process 200 people within the first hour!
By 9:30 AM, we anticipate a small queue of people standing outside. Saturday morning might be chilly; please dress accordingly. To avoid standing in line, please show up early! If you plan on joining later in the day, please bring your eventbrite ticket. We will have check-in running all day, but won’t be selling tickets at the door.
Regardless of ticket type, everyone has to go through the same check in. Please bring proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a photo ID. For the event, we need you to be masked. If you need a high quality mask, we will have them onsite.
At 10:00 AM, we will kick off the day with NYC Comptroller Brad Lander, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, Council Member Gale A. Brewer — the author of NYC’s Open Data Law, BetaNYC’s Civic Innovation Apprentice Gabrielle Langston, and BetaNYC’s Executive Director Noel Hidalgo.
We will be live streaming our main stage via Cornell Tech’s Zoom. If you can’t join us, visit < www.schoolofdata.nyc/live >.
Starting at 11:00 AM, we will begin our 30+ amazing panels, workshops, classes, demos, and office hours.
At 4:00 PM, we will close with our closing keynote and community reflection with NYC’s Chief Analytics Officer Martha Norrick!
Schedule of Sessions:
- 9:00 – Doors open with coffee
- 10:00 – Keynote Session
- 11:10 – Session and Workshops 1
- 12:15 – Session and Workshops 2
- 1:00 – Networking Lunch
- 2:00 – Session and Workshops 3
- 3:00 – Session and Workshops 4
- 4:00 – Closing Keynote and Community Reflection!
- 5:00 – CLOSE & Lights OUT!
For a detailed list of sessions visit < schoolofdata.nyc/schedule >.
Photo Consent Lanyards and Code of Conduct:
We will have two different lanyards for photo consent. If you consent to your image being captured, select a black lanyard. If you are hesitant about consent, select a red lanyard. Lastly, please don’t take photos of children.
At BetaNYC, we believe that everyone has a place at our events. 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 and Anti-Harassment Policy.
In short, it is:
- Be respectful.
- Listen as much as you speak.
Before walking through our doors, you should read our code of conduct at < https://schoolofdata.nyc/code-of-conduct-anti-harassment-policy/ >. Violating these rules are grounds for ejection, and we’re not kidding.
Some rooms will be recorded:
We will livestream the main stage. You can tune into those sessions via zoom. We will be recording other sessions.
What to bring:
NYC School of Data is a conference with a mix of panels, conversations, workshops, and projects. We recommend that you bring a:
- Documentation of Covid-19 vaccination and photo ID
- High quality mask
- Refillable Water Bottle
- Hand sanitizer and pocket tissues
- Note taking equipment
- Laptop and power supply, if you are attending workshops or office hours.
Our session organizers have worked hard to manage your expectations. Refer to their session notes for more information. Sessions will have technical and non-technical aspects. As a result, some may recommend laptops. If you bring your laptop, don’t forget your power adapter!
FYI – We will not have a coat check, but we will have shared coat racks around the facility.
Speakers and facilitators, please move your presentation to google slides. You will need to present via your computer with an HDMI port. BTW, don’t forget to share them with < firstname.lastname@example.org >. All rooms will have a 16:9 screen. Note, all rooms will have post-it notes, sharpies, white-board markers, and blue tape.
Social Media & Event Backchannel:
Many of us will be tweeting, tune into the #nycSOdata and #opendataweek hashtag on twitter or instagram. Also, you can join BetaNYC’s slack! Then, you can login via < betanyc.slack.com > and navigate to the #event-nycsodata channel.