Want to learn more about open data? Already an avid user of open data? Excited to celebrate NYC’s law that mandates that open data be available for all New Yorkers?

Join for a week of celebrations of the 5-year anniversary of the NYC Open Data Law. Open Data enables and empowers New Yorkers like you to better understand how your City works and what is happening in your neighborhood, schools, streets and parks. We encourage you to explore this data for yourself by visiting the NYC Open Data Portal!

NYC Open Data Week is a collaboration between NYC Open Data, BetaNYC, BureauBlank and the dynamic NYC civic tech community. We’re kicking off the week on International Open Data Day with School of Data (March 4th) and wrapping up with an Open Data for All Workshop at the NYC Parks Hamilton Fish Computer Resource Center (March 11th). Peruse the descriptions of these events and many others below and sign up!

Interested in putting on an event or adding your existing event to our list? Email: [email protected] to discuss!

Events

Saturday 03/04

International Open Data Day

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the fifth time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society. View activities happening around the world here.

NYC School of Data

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
New York City School of Data is a community conference showcasing NYC’s civic design, civic/government technology, and open data ecosystem.
Eventbrite - Sample Event

Giving Tuesday DataDive, Presented by 92Y, DataKind, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Friday 3/3 6:30pm-8pm EST: discuss goals for the DataDive and dive into the data!
Saturday 3/4 9am-9pm EST: choose a team and get to work!
Sunday 3/5 9am-3pm EST: final presentations and networking
Note: You can attend one or all days.

We’re thrilled to be hosting a DataDive March 3-5 and are looking for data pros of all backgrounds to roll up their sleeves and work side by side with experts from the 92Y, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Facebook to help use data to unravel tough questions and prototype new solutions.
Eventbrite - GivingTuesday DataDive, Presented by 92Y, DataKind, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sunday 03/05

Giving Tuesday DataDive, Presented by 92Y, DataKind, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Friday 3/3 6:30pm-8pm: discuss goals for the DataDive and dive into the data!
Saturday 3/4 9am-9pm: choose a team and get to work!
Sunday 3/5 9am-3pm: final presentations and networking
Note: You can attend one or all days.

We’re thrilled to be hosting a DataDive March 3-5 and are looking for data pros of all backgrounds to roll up their sleeves and work side by side with experts from the 92Y, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Facebook to help use data to unravel tough questions and prototype new solutions.
Eventbrite - GivingTuesday DataDive, Presented by 92Y, DataKind, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Monday 03/06

Civic Hall Presents: Open Data, Mapping Global Security & the Department of Defense

12 – 1pm EST
How can we get national security data into the open? The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will demo its geospatial data portals for the Arctic, for combating wildlife trafficking in Africa, and for Hurricane Matthew.
Eventbrite - Open Data, Mapping Global Security, and the Department of Defense

Tuesday 03/07

Five Year Anniversary of New York City’s Open Data Law, Local Law 11 of 2012

In many countries, states and cities Open Data is a policy – here in New York City it is a law, which ensures that Open Data is here to stay.

NYC Chief Analytics Officer Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki speaking at Socrata’s Connect 2017 Conference in DC

10 – 10:25am on the Main Stage. Visit the conference site to sign up for access to the livestream content.

NYC Big Apps Workshop – NYC Open Data Portal & Department of City Planning Facilities Explorer Tutorials

6-9pm EST
Join members of the NYC Open Data team and Department of City Planning for a demo of the NYC Open Data Portal and new Facilities Explorer tool (launching soon) followed by a breakout session at the Tuesday March 7th NYC Big Apps Workshop. You’ll learn the basics about how to access NYC data (1600+ datasets!) and get an overview of other tools such as the Facilities Explorer powered by NYC Open Data that you can use to support your research and work for the Big Apps competition as well.
Eventbrite - NYC BigApps 2017 Workshop: Understand the Constraints (Design)

Wednesday 03/08

Made in NY Media Center + Fabernovel Data & Media: Open Data Breakfast

10 – 11:30am EST
Whether you are a developer, agency or civil service non-profit having access to data drives business, improves services, and promotes free public access.

Together with FaberNovel we are hosting and interactive breakfast and conversation on March 8th to learn more about the City of New York’s Free Open Data Portal and how you can use it to build products, conduct research and analysis or create new applications.  Sign up here

Department of Small Business Services: 2017 Smart Districts Summit

3:30 – 7pm EST
Inaugural NYC Smart Districts Summit, where community and technology leaders will collaboratively explore how emerging technologies are being leveraged to address the most pressing district-level challenges.  Sign up here

College of Staten Island (CSI) Tech Incubator + Vizalytics: Data – A Driving Force of Innovation

6-7:30pm EST
Connect with us to discover how organizations and entrepreneurs are utilizing data to drive innovation within our local community. Learn the practices, technologies, and patterns the experts use to fuel their enterprises by way of big data.
Eventbrite - NYC Data Week

Thursday 03/09

Reaktor Open Data Studio

6:30 – 9pm EST
The goal of this evening is to share some ideas about how Open Data could be utilized in new ways, especially in New York. We have a happy hour with benchmarks from Helsinki, where open data catalogues have been advanced for a while, and companies and developers alike are used to creating cool applications for it.

Join us to hear examples of applying open data in a user-friendly way, and let’s come up with new ways to use open data to create new tools.
Eventbrite - Reaktor Open Data Studio

General Assembly Panel Discussion: Data and…Health

6:30 – 8:30pm EST
Big Data is continuing to significantly impact the way in which organizations operate and make informed business decisions. Emerging technologies are now paving the way to innovative medical developments, and it looks as though data is beginning to transform the entire healthcare industry! In collaboration with the first annual NYC Open Data Week, GA is bringing together influencers from the health and wellness spaces to discuss how data is impacting their organizations. Sign up here

Friday 03/10

NYC Open Data Week: CALC Tool with 18F

12:00-1pm EST
The CALC (Contract Awarded Labor Category) tool assists contracting officers and contracting specialists in making informed decisions through market research and price analysis for labor categories on federal government contracts. This talk will walk through the design and vision of the tool as well as some features that will be integrated in the future. Check out the tool HERE!

Eventbrite - NYC Open Data Week: CALC Tool with 18F

Prime Produce & Startup M/IG: Open Data Dinner Salon

Prime Produce and Startup M/IG are teaming up to host a dinner discussion introducing their communities in a process of prototyping what a more aesthetically influenced public policy would look like for NYC. How do we translate the language of this strategic plan into terms of beauty and emotion? What city wide data would support this effort? While this is a closed event, keep an eye on this Medium channel for a write up of the experience.

Saturday 03/11

NYC Parks Computer Resource Centers Open Data for All: TreesCount! Workshop

9:30am – 3:30pm EST
This free workshop, presented by NYC Parks and the NYC Open Data team, offers a broad introduction to the NYC Open Data Portal along with the concept of data literacy and analysis.

Using NYC TreesCount! 2015 data, the most accurate map of NYC’s street trees ever created, you will learn how to identify, download, manipulate, and visualize NYC Open Data with a focus on community engagement and awareness. Using tools such as Google Sheets and CARTO, you will be able to create your own graphs and maps from NYC Open Data.  Sign up here