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NYC Open Data Week 2021

March 6 - 14, 2021

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Welcome to Open Data Week 2021!

Hosts: Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, BetaNYC and Data Through Design 
When: Saturday, March 6th to Sunday, March 14th 2021
Where: 100+ virtual events plus a few outdoor and/or week-long events in NYC
Tune in: #OpenDataWeek

Open Data Week is a week-long festival of community-driven events organized and produced by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics and BetaNYC. Every year, New Yorkers come together all across the boroughs to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012. Coincidentally, the first weekend of March is also International Open Data Day. Together, we use both dates to anchor NYC’s Open Data Week and increase civic engagement with our municipal open data.

 

 

About NYC Open Data Week 2021: This year, from March 6 - 14, 2021, we are doing things a bit differently. 75+ event organizers are hosting virtual sessions to engage with you about open data, technology and design. We invite you to check out the program (scroll down!!) and RSVP to participate in events all throughout the week, as well as with our friends, Data through Design — who have launched a week-long virtual art exhibition. #opendataweek

* Learn more about the NYC Open Data Week Team of organizers.

* Frequently Asked Questions about NYC Open Data Week

Calendar of Events

Note: Several event times have changed and these changes may not yet be reflected in the event's corresponding RSVP page. For the moment, the most up-to-date information is on this site. Thank you for your patience!
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Friday March 5
Data Through Design: Ground Truth Virtual Opening 6:00 pm to 9:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Saturday March 6
Hear, Before All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Travels through XYZ: Unearthing Historic NYC’s Hidden Metadata All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
DxD 2021: Ground Truth Exhibition All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Data Analysis Using Python: A Beginner’s Guide Featuring NYC Open Data 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
The Subway Above Ground – Listening Session 12:00 pm to 4:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
NEW YORK ALIVE! 1:00 pm to 1:30 pmOutdoor -Click for more details-Register
Opening Educational Resources for Law 1:00 pm to 2:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Shadow Tag 1:30 pm to 3:30 pmOutdoor -Click for more details-Register
Visualizing data for school funding equity 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Using NYC OpenData for Teaching Data Analysis to School Kids and Adults 3:00 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
NEW YORK ALIVE! 4:00 pm to 4:30 pmOutdoor -Click for more details-Register
Sunday March 7
Hear, Before All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Travels through XYZ: Unearthing Historic NYC’s Hidden Metadata All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
DxD 2021: Ground Truth Exhibition All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Engaging with the WhatsOpenEV.com map 12:30 pm to 2:30 pmOutdoor -Click for more details-Register
The Power and Peril of Geolocation Data 2:00 pm to 3:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Data Dialogues – Presented by Data Through Design, Featuring an Opera Performance, and in Partnership with The US Census Bureau 5:00 pm to 7:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Monday March 8
Hear, Before All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Travels through XYZ: Unearthing Historic NYC’s Hidden Metadata All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
DxD 2021: Ground Truth Exhibition All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Virtual Breakfast Meet-Up 9:00 am to 9:30 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Introducing NYC’s Open Data 10:00 am to 11:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Educating Future Data Workers about Ethics, Bias 2:00 pm to 3:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Pedestrian routing and other OpenStreetMap data extracts for mobility analysis 3:00 pm to 4:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
MozFest: Algorithms in Government & Procurement 3:15 pm to 4:15 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Data Jam: Building with NYC Open Data 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Introducing NYC’s Open Data 4:00 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Happy Half-Hour with Open Data Week 5:00 pm to 5:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Grow Your Business with Open Data 6:30 pm to 8:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Tuesday March 9
Hear, Before All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Travels through XYZ: Unearthing Historic NYC’s Hidden Metadata All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
DxD 2021: Ground Truth Exhibition All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
How open data can help in the fight against climate change 9:00 am to 10:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Virtual Breakfast Meet-Up 9:00 am to 9:30 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Using FOIA Libraries as a Springboard for Civic Education 10:00 am to 11:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
K12 Data Science as a Foundation for Equity 10:00 am to 11:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
You Can Build It! — Going from Spreadsheets to Airtable to Apps 11:00 am to 12:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Exploring NYC Open Data with Us (Part 1) 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Environmental advocacy meets emerging technology: A bottom-up approach to environmental engagement projects 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Open Green Map 2 – OGM2 and YOU! 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Pushing the Envelope: Zoning Analysis in 3D 2:00 pm to 2:45 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Introducing NYC’s Open Data 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Dive into U.S. Census Bureau Data Surveys and data.census.gov 3:00 pm to 4:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Intro to Python and Data Visualization using NYC Open Data 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Data x Public Interest Tech: Making the Case for Diversity and Inclusion 4:00 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Empowering insights with open geospatial data 5:30 pm to 7:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Happy Half-Hour with Open Data Week 5:00 pm to 5:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
#SystemsThinking NYC: Leveraging Culture to Collect Powerful Data 6:30 pm to 8:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Women in Analytics: Making Data-Driven Decisions 6:00 pm to 7:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Design Your City Project Gallery and Discussion 6:00 pm to 7:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Interview Prep Group for Data Professionals 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Who Pays? Exploring New York Political Donors 7:00 pm to 8:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Using Open Data for Grassroots Hyperlocal COVID Response 7:00 pm to 8:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Wednesday March 10
Hear, Before All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Travels through XYZ: Unearthing Historic NYC’s Hidden Metadata All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
DxD 2021: Ground Truth Exhibition All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Virtual Breakfast Meet-Up 9:00 am to 9:30 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
NYC Homeownership: Removing bias and creating equal opportunity for all 10:00 am to 11:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Introducing NYC’s Open Data 10:00 am to 10:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Commuting during COVID-19: Using Open Data to Predict NYC Subway Crowds 11:00 am to 12:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
NYC Opportunity Digital Data Catalog: Promoting a Culture of Open (Meta)Data 11:00 am to 12:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Exploring NYC Open Data with Us (Part 2) 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
MozFest: Out of My Face!: Using Public Records to Understand Government’s Facial Recognition Use 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Demo of SPEED Environmental Mapping Portal 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Introducing NYC’s Open Data 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Making NYC’s COVID-19 Data Accessible to the Disability Community 1:00 pm to 2:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
An Open Path Forward: a Technology Roadmap for a Health Data Team 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Digitizing forms: creating better data and resident experiences 3:00 pm to 4:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Democratizing Data: The Opportunity Project Data Curation Hub 4:00 pm to 4:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Open Data & Ethics: A Case Study from DataKind & New America’s Future of Land and Housing Program 4:00 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
The Voice of NYC Public Schools: Learning about K-12 Schools through their Comprehensive Education Plans 4:00 pm to 5:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
MozFest: Election integrity and platform accountability: Global lessons from the 2020 U.S. Elections 4:30 pm to 5:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Happy Half-Hour with Open Data Week 5:00 pm to 5:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Tracking Freedom of Information Requests in New York 6:30 pm to 7:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
311 Boot Camp 6:30 pm to 8:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Who’s In? Barriers to Participation in NYC Open Data. 6:30 pm to 8:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Distance Learning and COVID-19 6:30 pm to 7:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Introducing NYC’s Open Data 6:00 pm to 7:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Building a Community Spatial Dataset of New York City Capital Projects 7:00 pm to 8:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Complaints, Outages, Service Interruptions, Work Orders – Trying to Make Sense of NYCHA Heating Outage Data 7:00 pm to 7:45 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Thursday March 11
Hear, Before All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Travels through XYZ: Unearthing Historic NYC’s Hidden Metadata All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
DxD 2021: Ground Truth Exhibition All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Using Open Data and Algorithms to Motivate Equitable Community Health Care – Lessons Learned & Application to COVID-19 Response 9:00 am to 10:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
MozFest: Universal Registry of Things – promoting the reuse of materials and objects in smart cities 9:45 am to 10:45 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Sunrise Lightning Talks @ Open Data Week Virtual Breakfast Meet-up 9:00 am to 10:30 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Public Benefits Awareness & Screening: An Intro to the NYC Benefits Platform 10:30 am to 12:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Prioritizing Digital Equity for the 2021 NYC Election 10:00 am to 11:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Block Party: A Platform to Explore NYC Community Board Meetings 11:00 am to 11:45 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
From open data to open algorithms 11:30 am to 12:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Air Quality Data and Public Health 11:00 am to 12:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Scout – How can we make NYC’s open data even more awesome? 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Greenpoint Sustainability PodWalk and Panel Discussion 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Data + Disasters: Harnessing the power of data to strengthen emergency response and recovery 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
NYC’s COVID-19 Data: Challenges and opportunities to improve data communication and access 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Introducing NYC’s Open Data with special guest Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
MozFest: How public code can transform the digital future of cities: a visionary discussion 1:15 pm to 2:15 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Using Data Analysis and Mapping to Address Hate Crimes 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Putting Open Data To Work for COVID-19 Economic Recovery 2:00 pm to 3:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Power to the Public: Why data is only as good as the people who are working with it 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Civic Roam – tour a new research tool for searching civic data and documents 3:30 pm to 5:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
NYC Health Data Tour from DOHMH 3:30 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
MozFest: How you can influence your government’s technology choices 3:15 pm to 4:15 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Using Data and Design to Bring Older Adults Online 3:00 pm to 4:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Measuring the Digital Divide in NYC: An Open Data Guide 4:00 pm to 5:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Examining Waste Inequity with Data 4:00 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
TASC: Democratizing Data for Community Planning 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Happy Half-Hour with Open Data Week 5:00 pm to 5:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Civic Hacking for Transit Equity 6:00 pm to 8:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
What Would You Build with Normalized NYC Open Data? What If WeGov.NYC? 6:00 pm to 7:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Using Data to Support Community Struggles 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Presentamos Open Data de la ciudad de Nueva York 6:00 pm to 7:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Friday March 12
Hear, Before All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Travels through XYZ: Unearthing Historic NYC’s Hidden Metadata All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
DxD 2021: Ground Truth Exhibition All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Closing the gap through gender equity 9:00 am to 10:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Virtual Breakfast Meet-Up 9:00 am to 9:30 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Introducing NYC’s Open Data 10:00 am to 11:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Citizen Engagement Through Data Portals 10:30 am to 11:30 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Open Data, Privacy, and NYC’s Identifying Information Law 10:00 am to 11:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
The Opportunity Project: Using Open Data and Technology for Good 11:00 am to 12:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Open Data As Part of Social Justice Movement: The case for The Data Library of Context 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
NYC Planning’s Data Engineering team’s year in review: highlighting new tools and products 12:30 pm to 1:45 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Community Driven Innovation: Challenges and opportunities of participatory policy design 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Data by the People, For the People: Flash Talk & Q&A 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Living with Water: Using Qualitative and Quantitative Data on Flooding to Engage with Communities and Agencies 1:00 pm to 1:40 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Analyzing NYC’s 311 Street Flooding Complaints from 2010 to 2020 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Introducing NYC’s Open Data 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Ethics of Data Archives: Crowdsourcing Hyperlocal NYC Data Workshop 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
How do journalists use open data? 3:00 pm to 4:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Open Data: Keys to equitable innovation with Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams 3:00 pm to 4:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
How to Design & Execute a Data for Good Project Using Open Data: An Introduction to DataKind’s Scoping Approach 3:00 pm to 4:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Building EquityNYC: The Road to Making New York City’s Equity Data More Accessible 3:00 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
DATA2GO.NYC Scavenger Hunt from Home 4:00 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
GIS in Python – Mapping Against the NYC Skyline 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Understanding and Addressing Algorithmic Bias in Hiring 5:00 pm to 7:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Happy Half-Hour with Open Data Week 5:00 pm to 5:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
How to make maps in Python using Folium 7:00 pm to 8:15 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Trash Warriors Hackathon 7:00 pm to 9:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Saturday March 13
Hear, Before All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
DxD 2021: Ground Truth Exhibition All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Trash Warriors Hackathon All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
MISSING THEM, an open data journalism project to document New Yorkers who have died due to COVID-19 11:00 am to 12:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
The Great, Socially Distant, Bike Parking Scavenger Hunt 11:00 am to 2:00 pmOutdoor -Click for more details-Register
Up Close and Personal: Isochrones and Interaction in a Flood of Data 11:00 am to 11:45 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Real Estate Public Data Scavenger Hunt 11:00 am to 12:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
#SystemsThinking NYC Part 2: Dialogue 11:30 am to 1:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
The Role of GenZ in the Online Data Privacy Movement 12:00 pm to 2:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
MTA Data for Web Dev Using Python 12:00 pm to 2:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
East Village Restaurants Community Hackathon 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Decoding New York City’s Parking Signs 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Portable Network Kit (PNK) Live Plug and Play 1:00 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Learn how to use OCA housing data to advocate and inform policy making: Hosted by the NYC Council Data Team, the Housing Data Coalition and the Furman Center 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Sidewalk Widths: From Open Data to Open Source 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
How have New Yorkers been faring since 2020? – A Data Science Approach 3:00 pm to 4:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Sunday March 14
Hear, Before All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
DxD 2021: Ground Truth Exhibition All DayVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Exploring NYC 311 complaints during the lockdown with python. 10:00 am to 11:00 amVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Engaging with the WhatsOpenEV.com map 12:30 pm to 2:30 pmOutdoor -Click for more details-Register
Creating a Broadband Bill of Rights for NYC 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Reimagining Patterns, drop-in workshop 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
How does your neighborhood think about Real Estate Developments? – A fuller spectrum of community voices via Machine Learning 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Using data to support antiracist policies in schools 3:00 pm to 4:30 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Data Through Design 2021 Artist Panel 4:30 pm to 6:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register
Trash Warriors Hackathon Grand Finale Presentation 4:00 pm to 5:00 pmVirtual -Click for more details-Register

Open Data Week is brought to you by

BetaNYCData Through DesignNYC AnalyticsNYC Information Technology & TelecommunicationsNYC Open Data
Interested in putting on an event or adding your existing event to our list?
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