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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 concludes NYC’s annual Open Data Week & features 60+ 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 New York Chapter).

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Saturday, March 7
 

9:00am EST

10:00am EST

11:30am EST

Two Sigma's Data Clinic and a demo of their tools. 1-204 - (24 ppl)Erin Stein • Stuart Lynn Government Publication Portal and OpenRecords Roadmap with NYC's Department of Records 2-119 - (30 ppl)Gerald Rosero • Julia Robbins • Ridhdhi Patel What do we know about the state of the internet in NYC? (Hosted by Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer)) 1-203 - (100 ppl)Josh Breitbart • Greta Byrum • Yamil Lora • Ariel Benjamin Office Hours with NYC 311 2-118 - (14 ppl)Chenda Fruchter Scaling up our Open Data: Exploring a State Open Data Law 3-301 - (60 ppl)Lucy Block • Alex Camrada • Tyler Kleykamp • Anita Long Using Data to Improve the Laws of New York City facilitated by New York City Council's Data Team 1-205 - (42 ppl)Brook Frye • Rose Martinez • Melissa Nunez • Irene Byhovsky Air quality data panel with Department of Health, Queens Public Library, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office 2-301 (220 ppl)Daniel Alam • Sarah Johnson • Sadie Coughlin-Prego Tools for democracy 1-202 - (100 ppl)Cordelia Yu • Christina See • Shanna Crumley • Tina Ye • Tiasia O'Brien Developing in the open & rebuilding PLUTO 3-302 - (60 ppl)Amanda Doyle • Baiyue Cao • Baoling Zhou • Molly Graber Environmental advocacy meets emerging technology: A bottom-up approach to smart city projects 2-116 - (30 ppl)Briana Garcia • Vaughn Shinall Modernize Community Engagement (Part 1): Leverage Location Data in Interactive Maps, Smart Data Collection Apps, and Live Reporting Dashboards (Presentation) 3-114 - (48 ppl)Paul Trevillion • Piyali Kundu How to improve NYC's Board of Election data 2-113 - (14 ppl)Alec Barrett Vacant Storefront App w/ Astoria Tech 2-115 - (14 ppl)James Quigley • Peter Valdez • Blane Cordes

12:30pm EST

1:45pm EST

2:30pm EST

3:00pm EST

Gaps in Climate and Flood Risk Data: What's Missing? 2-115 - (14 ppl)JT White • Susanna Pho Demo of the Hazard History & Consequence Tool and Office Hour with NYCEM data managers 3-301 - (60 ppl)Shraddha Ramani • Mohamed Amin NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development - Office Hours 2-116 - (30 ppl)AnnMarie Santiago • Serena McIntosh Inequities in public space 1-205 - (42 ppl)Madison Loew • Nikita Price • Margaret Jankowsky • Eric Goldfischer NYC's Lost Opportunity to Stop Racist Algorithms 2-301 (220 ppl)Albert Fox Cahn • Liz O'Sullivan • Katurah Topps • Genevieve Fried • Meredith Whittaker Creating Pathways for a New Generation of Civic Leaders - CIF and CDF Talk Shop 1-202 - (100 ppl)Ramesh Beharry • Emily Goldman • Zhi Keng He • Rachel Dodell • Emily Fong The future of open gov portals & programs, a conversation with Mayor's Office of Data Analytics and open data leaders. 1-203 - (100 ppl)Natalia Domagala • Chris Whong • Zachary Feder • ivan metzger Harnessing Collaboration and Open Data to Tackle Earth’s Challenges 3-302 - (60 ppl)Radhika Bhatt It’s Crunch Time: Using Hard Data to Support Bicycle Network Development 2-119 - (30 ppl)Amber Knee • Patrick Kennedy • Paula Rubira Teaching Civics and Data — Making open data and data science meaningful for students 3-114 - (48 ppl)Renne Castro • Jeff Olson NYCDB, what is it and how to use it, by Housing Data Coalition 1-204 - (24 ppl)Atul Varma • Maxwell Austensen • Noelle Francois • Sam Raby Open Data for All by All - a working session around data.beta.nyc 2-118 - (14 ppl)Joel Natividad Open Data + High School Selection / Workshop 2-117 - (14 ppl)Marc Sewtz Unintended consequences - hunting for monsters in open data 2-113 - (14 ppl)Graham Dove • Anne-Laure Fayard

4:15pm EST

NYC Tenant Problems, a data dashboard 3-115-116 (Commons)Vanessa Mateus Government Data and Analysis: Balancing Innovation, Privacy, and Security 2-301 (220 ppl)Annie McDonough • Jeff Thamkittikasem • Kelly Jin • Geoff Brown Data through Design - a conversation with organizers and selected artists 1-203 - (100 ppl)Alexander Kennedy • Sara Eichner • Abe Rubenstein • Cameron Yick • Mariya Chekmarova • Hana Dunston Collections as Data/Data as Collections, open data + libraries + privacy 1-202 - (100 ppl)Sarah Rankin • Sarah Lamdan • Jeffery Lambert • Greg Cram • Nick Wolfe Collecting and Mapping NYC Contracted Social Service Sites - Usability Workshop 3-114 - (48 ppl)Adam Santos • Martha Norrick • Sujin Lee How to build databases "with not for" — CBDB overview 1-204 - (24 ppl)Devin Balkind Merging Psychology and Consulting Frameworks: A Guide for Practical Data Solving 1-205 - (42 ppl)Phuong Nguyen • Kamal Abdelrahman Spreading civic tech and open gov beyond the big city, a workshop with Sunlight Foundation and Code for America 3-301 - (60 ppl)Tom Dooner • Greg Jordan-Detamore Using Open Data to Accelerate Data Literacy Learning 3-302 - (60 ppl)Elana Shneyer • Elizabeth DiLuzio Workshop - Into to Qri 2-119 - (30 ppl)Brendan O'Brien • Chris Whong Staying Warm on a Hotter Planet: An Introduction to Building Energy Data & NYC’s Pathway to Carbon Neutrality 2-116 - (30 ppl)Melissa Hsiung • Genevieve Hoffman Hands on workshop - R + Election Data, learn to create a walk sheet for every election district in the county 2-113 - (14 ppl)Jonna Heldrich • Sara Hodges A new way to build apps with open data - an introduction to Signalpattern™ 2-115 - (14 ppl)Peter Semmelhack • Vishal Kumar

5:15pm EST

5:30pm EST