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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).
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Saturday, March 2 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Teaching Civics through Open Data and Computer Science with NYC Department of Education's Computer Science for All & BetaNYC

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If information technology is one of the greatest powers to manipulate public opinion, how do we build frameworks for the future to be better than today? Our three panelist will explore the importance of building educational frameworks that meld - civics with open data and computer science and where that is powerful and also detrimental. The old adage that with great power comes great responsibility, leads us to the most important question of all — how will we encourage the next generation to save us from ourselves?


Brooke Wallace

Generation Citizen
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Elana Shneyer

Special Programs Manager, BetaNYC
Social Change, Politics, Strategy, Parenting and Moving - and doing it all peacefully.Elana Shneyer works from a starting point of dignity and respect for all human beings, and believes that we make progress toward improving the world by practicing our values in all that we do. She... Read More →

Aankit Patel

NYC Department of Education

Saturday March 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm EST
Plenary Room 303 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013