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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
Community Networks in New York City: Data, Tech, and Organizing for Self-Determination with Manhattan Borough President, the Things Network, Digital Equity Lab, NYC Mesh, New America's Resilient Communities

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This session will convene a range of perspectives and experiences with community networks to explore questions of self-determination, community ownership, access, privacy, and objectives. Audience members will be invited to participate in an interactive activity and have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the technology and tools that underpin various community networks in New York City.


Houman Saberi

Resilient Communities
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Greta Byrum

Co-Director, Digital Equity Lab
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Scott Rasmussen

NYC Mesh
Scott Rasmussen focuses on telecommunications policy as it intersects with questions of equity and access. After years of policy work on Capitol Hill, he is now working with NYC Mesh, an open, neutral, and resilient community network aiming to make a home or business internet connection... Read More →
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Terrill Moore

CEO, MCCI Corporation
Terry leads The Things Network New York, Inc., a 501(c)(3) community organization and public charity. The group is establishing a free, standards-based, and open-source network for remote sensing and smart city applications in New York. Team members are technologists and civic activists... Read More →

Daniel Alam

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer

Saturday March 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm EST
Radio City 302 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013