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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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Matt Stempeck

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 2016, Matt led the Digital Mobilization team at Hillary for America, which included the campaign’s voter registration, peer organizing, and SMS technologies and programs. Matt most recently served as Director of Civic Technology at Microsoft, and is now based in Berlin, where he works on projects with a creative collective appropriately known as the Bad Idea Factory.Matt became / earned a Master of Science at MIT Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media. While at the Media Lab, Matt quantified global media attention to stories like Trayvon Martin’s, designed a peer-to-peer humanitarian aid marketplace, and built an award-winning email product to fight misinformation online. He also holds a BA with high honors from the University of Maryland College Park, where he wrote a thesis on the disruption participatory media brought to political journalism.