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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 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Open Data for All by All - a working session around data.beta.nyc

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Subtitle: A proposal to co-create an Open Source Data Management Platform to help prepare for the next decade of Open Data

New York City has been on the forefront of the Open Data revolution, pioneering several innovations to advance Open Data as an integral part of its digital infrastructure in the first decade of Open Data.

To mention a few - passing one of the first municipal Open Data Laws, creating the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, creating the Chief Technology Officer position, supporting various programs like NYCBigApps and the Open Data Advisory Council, etc. all supported by a vibrant civictech ecosystem with pillars like BetaNYC, CivicHall, and numerous other good government organizations, foundations and corporations.

As it starts on its second decade of continued Open Data innovation, NYC continues to build on this solid foundation.

In its 2019 Open Data Annual report, the City shared its Strategic Plan to prepare for the Next Decade of Open Data.

One of the key initiatives in this Strategic Plan is to "explore an open source platform that allows for continuous design, development, piloting, and implementation of new features—while ensuring equitable access to the underlying code for this public service."

In this presentation, Joel Natividad shares lessons learned over the last decade helping several dozen governments in the US with their Open Data platforms - starting with his first NYCBigApps win in 2010, parlaying that into co-founding a civictech startup that was supported by the City, being acquired by a Silicon Valley govtech firm, and joining a professional services helping the US federal government with its multi-tenant CKAN platform.

Joel also demoes the revitalized BetaNYC data portal that applies some of these lessons towards creating a viable community data commons, and how it can be harmonized with other community projects like NYCDB.

The session ends with a call for co-creation for the community to continue iterating on the platform.

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Joel Natividad

Co-founder, datHere

Saturday March 7, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
2-118 - (14 ppl)