About Open Data Week
Open Data Week is organized and produced by the NYC Open Data Program and BetaNYC. This week long event series takes place during the first week of March to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012, and International Open Data Day which is typically the first Saturday in March.
Open Data Week acts as a week-long festival in different locations across NYC (and virtually!) bringing together various communities to have discussions, demos, trainings or other engagements to raise awareness about NYC Open Data as a free resource for New Yorkers. Open Data Week 2019 had close to 50 events and saw 2,300 New Yorkers attend those events! Check out last year’s lineup: 2019.open-data.nyc
NYC Open Data Week 2020 is a working collaboration between NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), BetaNYC, and Data through Design.
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NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics
The Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA) is New York City’s civic intelligence center, allowing the City to aggregate and analyze data from across City agencies, to more effectively address crime, public safety, and quality of life issues. The office uses analytics tools to prioritize risk more strategically, deliver services more efficiently, enforce laws more effectively and increase transparency.
BetaNYC is a civic organization dedicated to improving lives in New York through civic design, technology, and data.
We envision an informed and empowered public that can leverage civic design, technology, and data to hold government accountable, and improve their economic opportunity.
Data Through Design
Each year, the exhibition takes on a new theme designed to challenge artists to consider ways in which they can surface the hidden stories that data can tell us, the absurdity underlying data, the connections that can be made through data, and the slippages that occurs when we use data as a heuristic for reality.