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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
Environmental advocacy meets emerging technology: A bottom-up approach to smart city projects

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How can community-based organizations leverage the power of technology for environmental data collection? Our talk will take a deep dive into Temboo and Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s project that links community activism, non-profit advocacy, government funding, and no-code technology —all to address climate change at a hyper-local scale in Brooklyn.
This overview will provide insight into how the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and their volunteers used Temboo’s no-code technology to collect soil moisture data from street trees. By placing people at the center of the Internet of Things, Temboo’s  platform enables NGOs and volunteers to have ownership over their projects, allowing them to easily collect, understand, and share data. The project also leverages existing data sets from NYC Open Data and NYC’s Street Tree Map, the world’s most accurate and detailed map of a city’s street tree network. Finally, this presentation will  showcase how inclusive technology can empower residents to connect with their environment, prompt civic engagement, share valuable information, and solve problems together.

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Briana Garcia

I am interested in collaborating with multi-stakeholders in the public, private, and civil sectors to find an inclusive, scalable solution with IoT technology - be it in the water management, air quality, and or blue/green infrastructure space.

Vaughn Shinall

Head of Project Outreach, Temboo

Saturday March 7, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
2-116 - (30 ppl)