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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 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Vacant Storefront App w/ Astoria Tech

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Astoria Tech recently launched the Location Wishlist app (https://vacant.astoria.app), a tool to gather community input on what businesses / storefronts they'd like to see open up at specific vacant locations. It works as follows:

  • Anyone in the community submits a vacant storefront (with photo)
  • That location gets a unique URL, which we print out a QR code sticker for
  • We post the sticker near the vacant storefront
  • People scan the QR code and submit/vote on what they wish would open there

On top of gathering community opinions which aren't being gathered anywhere else, the app (and all Astoria Tech content) was developed completely by volunteer engineers from the Astoria Tech Group. We coordinate online and have a monthly hack day to plan out next steps and get work done/started.

A few core contributors to the project will go over the specific trials and lessons from developing this app, the immediate goals and hopes for the app, and the overall community project vision for Astoria Tech.

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Peter Valdez

Community Engineer, Astoria Tech
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Blane Cordes

Organizer, Astoria Tech
Hi There, I\\'m Blane an engineer living in Astoria. We started a tech community here and have been building some fun apps for the neighborhood.

Saturday March 7, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
2-115 - (14 ppl)