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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).

To attend, you need to purchase tickets via eventbrite. Venue is fully accessible and content is all ages friendly — free, professional on-site childcare is provided for ALL participants! If you have accessibility questions or needs, please email us at < schoolofdata@beta.nyc >.

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Featured Speakers

avatar for Hon. Gale Brewer

Hon. Gale Brewer

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
avatar for Mary Lu Bilek

Mary Lu Bilek

CUNY Law School
Dean
avatar for Council Member Brad Lander

Council Member Brad Lander

New York City Council
avatar for Council Member Antonio Reynoso

Council Member Antonio Reynoso

New York City Council
avatar for Jessica Tisch

Jessica Tisch

NYC's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT)
Commissioner of DoITT and NYC's Chief Information Officer
avatar for Kelly Jin

Kelly Jin

Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA)
Chief Analytics Officer
avatar for Jeff Thamkittikasem

Jeff Thamkittikasem

Mayor's Office of Operations and Acting Algorithms Management and Policy Officer
Director
avatar for Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown

New York City Government
Chief Information Security Officer
avatar for Mari Nakano

Mari Nakano

Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity
Design Director
avatar for Noel Hidalgo

Noel Hidalgo

BetaNYC
Executive Director
avatar for Piyali Kundu

Piyali Kundu

Esri
Solution Engineer
avatar for Rachel Dodell

Rachel Dodell

Coding It Forward
Executive Director
avatar for Sadie Coughlin-Prego

Sadie Coughlin-Prego

Queens Public Library
avatar for Gabriella Capone

Gabriella Capone

Legal Hackers NYC
Organizer
avatar for Greta Byrum

Greta Byrum

Community Tech New York
Co-Director, Digital Equity Laboratory
avatar for Greg Jordan-Detamore

Greg Jordan-Detamore

Sunlight Foundation
avatar for Nikita Price

Nikita Price

Picture the Homeless
Civil Rights organizer
avatar for Micah Sifry

Micah Sifry

Civic Hall
President and co-founder
avatar for Sadra Shahab

Sadra Shahab

Pratt Center for Community Development
GIS Specialist and Planner
avatar for Chris Whong

Chris Whong

Qri
Outreach Engineer
avatar for Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen

Partners in Company
Founder
avatar for Noelle Francois

Noelle Francois

Heat Seek
Founder
avatar for Lucy Block

Lucy Block

Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development
Research & Policy Associate
avatar for Albert Fox Cahn

Albert Fox Cahn

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
avatar for Liz O'Sullivan

Liz O'Sullivan

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
avatar for Joel Natividad

Joel Natividad

datHere
Co-founder
avatar for Elizabeth DiLuzio

Elizabeth DiLuzio

Evaluation + Learning Consulting
avatar for Laura Hecht-Felella

Laura Hecht-Felella

Brennan Center
Counsel & Fellow
avatar for Amanda Doyle

Amanda Doyle

NYC Planning
Team lead, data engineering
avatar for Niyoosha Ahmadikhoo

Niyoosha Ahmadikhoo

New York University
avatar for Jeff Olson

Jeff Olson

Upperline Code
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
avatar for Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Qri
caretaker
avatar for Saye Joseph

Saye Joseph

BYP100
Policy and Advocacy Manager
avatar for Mona Khalil

Mona Khalil

Greenhouse Software
Data Scientist
avatar for Amir Imani

Amir Imani

Columbia University
avatar for Gabrielle Langston

Gabrielle Langston

BetaNYC
Civic Innovation Fellow
avatar for Zachary Feder

Zachary Feder

NYC Analytics
Open Data Program Manager
avatar for Devin Johnson

Devin Johnson

McMaster University
PhD Student
avatar for Anita Long

Anita Long

Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA)
Tenant Leader

Speakers

avatar for Bitsy Bentley (she/her/they/them)

Bitsy Bentley (she/her/they/them)

Antiracist Democracy Podcast
Artist
DA

Daniel Alam

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
MA

Mohamed Amin

NYC Emergency Management
IA

Isaac Anderson

New Kings Democrats
avatar for Maxwell Austensen

Maxwell Austensen

Housing Data Coalition
avatar for Alec Barrett

Alec Barrett

Democratic District Leader
KB

Kenneth Barretto

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
RB

Ramesh Beharry

BetaNYC
Civic Innovation Mentor
AB

Ariel Benjamin

HR&A Associates
RB

Radhika Bhatt

U.S. Census Bureau
JB

Josh Breitbart

New York City
IB

Irene Byhovsky

New York City Council
legislative attorney
AC

Alex Camrada

Reinvent Albany
Senior Policy Consultant
BC

Baiyue Cao

NYC Planning
avatar for Renne Castro

Renne Castro

NYC Schools
Teacher / Director
MC

Mariya Chekmarova

Emblems: Symbolizing City Data
KC

Kathleen Clark

NYC Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer
JC

john clary

City of Austin Transportation Department
avatar for Blane Cordes

Blane Cordes

Astoria Tech
Organizer
GC

Greg Cram

New York Public Library
avatar for Jonathan Crockett

Jonathan Crockett

County Committee Sunlight Project
Co-founder
KD

Kylie Davis

NYC Department of Education
AD

Angel Diaz

Brennan Center
avatar for Natalia Domagala

Natalia Domagala

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK
Head of Data Ethics
ND

Natalia Domagala

Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport
TD

Tom Dooner

Code for America
avatar for Graham Dove

Graham Dove

NYU's Tandon School of Engineering
Research Assistant Professor
HD

Hana Dunston

Emblems: Symbolizing City Data
SE

Sara Eichner

Data Through Design
SF

Sekai Farai

Columbia University
AF

Anne-Laure Fayard

New York University
BF

Brook Frye

New York City Council
Senior Data Scientist
WG

Will Geary

Data Through Design
EG

Elena Giralt

Electric Coin Co
avatar for Eric Goldfischer

Eric Goldfischer

University of Minnesota
PhD Candidate
avatar for Adham Hafez

Adham Hafez

New York University
ZK

Zhi Keng He

BetaNYC
Fellowship Assistant
SH

Sara Hodges

EdBuild
Director of Data and Visualization
GH

Genevieve Hoffman

New York University
MH

Melissa Hsiung

ClimateAction.tech
MJ

Margaret Jankowsky

Urban Design Forum
Forefront Fellow
SJ

Sarah Johnson

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Director, Air Quality Program
PK

Patrick Keenan

Sidewalk Labs
AK

Ariel Kennan

Sidewalk Labs
AK

Alexander Kennedy

Data Through Design
PK

Patrick Kennedy

NYC Department of Transportation
EK

Eugene Kim

Sidewalk Labs
avatar for Tyler Kleykamp

Tyler Kleykamp

Beeck Center - Georgetown University
Director - State Chief Data Officers Network
AK

Amber Knee

NYC Department of Transportation
Project Manager, Bicycle and Greenways Program
VK

Vishal Kumar

Bug Labs
Director of Engineering
JL

Jeffery Lambert

Queens Public Library
SL

Sarah Lamdan

CUNY Law School
avatar for Angela LaScala-Gruenewald

Angela LaScala-Gruenewald

Jesse Pierce for District Leader
Field Director
SL

Sujin Lee

NYC Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity
ML

Madison Loew

Urban Design Forum
Forefront Fellow
YL

Yamil Lora

The Point CDC
avatar for Jacqueline Lu

Jacqueline Lu

Sidewalk Labs
avatar for Will Luckman

Will Luckman

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
Organizer
SL

Stuart Lynn

Two Sigma
RM

Rose Martinez

New York City Council
Senior Data Scientist
avatar for Vanessa Mateus

Vanessa Mateus

GeoBI Lab
Geospatial Scientist
AM

Annie McDonough

City & State
Tech and Policy Reporter
SM

Serena McIntosh

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
IM

ivan metzger

US Census
HA

Haley A. Miller

US Census
Intergovernmental Affairs Partnership Manager
MN

Martha Norrick

Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity
MN

Melissa Nunez

New York City Council
AP

Aankit Patel

City University of New York
Director, STEM Teacher Education
RP

Ridhdhi Patel

NYC Records
QA Analyst
SP

Susanna Pho

Forerunner
JQ

James Quigley

Astoria Tech
DevOps Engineer
SR

Sam Raby

JustFix.nyc
Data Lead & Engineer
AR

Anel Rakhimzhanova

New York University
SR

Shraddha Ramani

NYC Emergency Management
KR

Kahini Ranade

Mayor's Office of Information Privacy
avatar for Sarah Rankin

Sarah Rankin

New York Public Library
JR

Julia Robbins

NYC Records
Deputy Librarian for Digital Assets
GR

Gerald Rosero

NYC Records
Special Assistant to the Commissioner
AR

Abe Rubenstein

Almost Everywhere
PR

Paula Rubira

NYC Department of Transportation
AS

AnnMarie Santiago

HPD
Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Enforcement and Neighborhood...
AS

Adam Santos

Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity
LS

Lynn Seirup

NYC Planning
avatar for Peter Semmelhack

Peter Semmelhack

Bug Labs
CEO
MS

Marc Sewtz

Oracle
Senior Software Development Manager
VS

Vaughn Shinall

Temboo
Head of Project Outreach
ES

Elana Shneyer

Elana Shneyer Strategies
President
BS

Brittany Sigler

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
ES

Erin Stein

Two Sigma
CS

Can Sucuoglu

Data Through Design
avatar for Paul Trevillion

Paul Trevillion

Esri
Instructor
avatar for Peter Valdez

Peter Valdez

Astoria Tech
Community Engineer
AV

Atul Varma

JustFix.nyc
Lead Engineer and Tinkerer
JW

JT White

Forerunner
NW

Nick Wolfe

NYU Libraries
CY

Cameron Yick

Datadog
Software Engineer
WY

Winnie Yoe

New York University
RZ

Rodrigo Zapata

NYC Planning
BZ

Baoling Zhou

NYC Planning