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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 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
History of Civic Tech, an interactive session

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This session is for people who want to get a basic working definition of civic tech and understand how it has evolved since its origins roughly 20 years ago. We will cover where civic tech came from, what enabled its rise, key pioneers and institution builders, and close with an overview of the three main phases of civic tech's development. We'll be drawing on the Civic Tech Field Guide and its 25-year timeline. The presentation will include some interactivity ("what was your first use of tech to do something civic?" "what do core civic tools enable?") and a list of resources for further learning.

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Micah Sifry

President and co-founder, Civic Hall

Saturday March 7, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EST
3-302 - (60 ppl)