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Welcome to 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 & features OVER 30 sessions organized by NYC’s civic technology, data, and design community! Our conversations & workshops will feed your mind and empower you to improve your neighborhood. Follow the conversation #nycSOdata on twitter and tune into our live stream (provided by the Internet Society of New York).

Cynthia Conti-Cook

Legal Aid Society
Staff Attorney, Special Litigation Unit
New York, NY
Cynthia Conti-Cook is a staff attorney in the Special Litigation Unit of The Legal Aid Society in NYC, where she supervises the Cop Accountability Database, leads impact litigation and law reform projects on policing, data collection, risk assessment instruments, and the criminal justice system generally as well as supporting our staff in the trial offices. She has presented as a panelist and trainer at several national, state, and city venues on topics of police misconduct. Ms. Conti-Cook has written two articles about transparency and accountability of police disciplinary systems published in "Defending the Public: Police Accountability in the Courtroom," and “Open Data Policing.” Before joining Legal Aid, Cynthia was a civil rights litigator for seven years at a small Brooklyn law firm, Stoll, Glickman & Bellina, LLP, where she brought more than 100 civil rights lawsuits against police and correction officers in New York City and State.