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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 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Civic Pechakucha

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Presenters include
  • Civic Tech Field Guide - Matt Stempeck
  • Bike Lanes' Digital Defense - Melissa De la Cruz
  • Solving the Resource Directory Data Silo Problem - Greg Bloom 
  • Start Open: Mapping and Making Better Cities - Wendy Brawer 
  • Data, Dormers, and Discovery: Mapping NYC History - Sam Addeo 
  • Building and sharing form-filling web apps without writing code - Michael Hassin 
  • Let’s Build a Data Bazaar! Storing, Versioning & Sharing Datasets with Qri - Brendan O'Brien 
  • New York Civic Engagement Table - Fryda Guedes

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Matt Stempeck

Curator, Civic Tech Field Guide
Matt's Senior Researcher at Civic Hall, where he builds and curates the Civic Tech Field Guide. Matt has been researching and building civic technology since 2005. He has creatively contributed to electoral and social campaigns, national and city governments, and academia and journalism.In... Read More →

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Wendy E Brawer

Director, Green Map System
Born an artist, I started my eco-design career when planned obsolescence was still considered design excellence. Realizing that this mindset was driving us toward extinction, I opted out of the designosaur business and developed Green Map System, a product service system that’s... Read More →

Greg Bloom

Founder, Open Referral
Greg Bloom is the founder of Open Referral, which is promoting open access to resource directory data (i.e. information about the health, human, and social services available to people in need). Previously, Greg directed communications for Bread for the City, the District of Columbia’s... Read More →
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Brendan O'Brien

caretaker, Qri
Brendan is a leader in the open source software development community and open data movement. He founded Qri (pronounced “query”) to help bring the benefits of open source software to public data. He helped to launch DataTogether.org, a network of communities, data scientists... Read More →
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Fryda Guedes

Data Manager, New York Civic Engagement Table
Fryda Guedes is the Data Manager at the New York Civic Engagement Table, a strategic driver of social change and a laboratory for innovative collaborative work. She was most recently a Data Consultant for non-profit organizations throughout the country, helping them use data to drive... Read More →
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Sam Addeo

Director of Community and Development, Urban Archive
Museums, archives, and location-technology!

Michael Hassin

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Melissa De la Cruz

ideas about improving nyc bike lanes? ping me - melissa@bitsandatoms.net

Saturday March 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm EST
Union Square Reception Area 302 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013