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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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Large Group Plenary [clear filter]
Saturday, March 7

10:00am EST

Opening Remarks & Keynote
Kickoffs and introductions to the day with visions from the future from,
* Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, author of NYC's open data law
* Commissioner Jessica Tisch, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications
* NYC's Chief Analytics Officer Kelly Jin
* Mary Lu Bilek, CUNY Law School, Dean
* Mutale Nkonde, Founding President of AI for the People, and Fellow at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
* Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC
* Gabrielle Langston, Civic Innovation Fellow from BetaNYC

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Noel Hidalgo

Executive Director, BetaNYC
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Gabrielle Langston

Civic Innovation Fellow, BetaNYC

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Hon. Gale Brewer

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
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Jessica Tisch

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

Chief Analytics Officer, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA)
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Mary Lu Bilek

Dean, CUNY Law School

Saturday March 7, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am EST
2-301 (220 ppl)

5:30pm EST

Civic PechaKucha - Lighting Talks
PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming. 20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. SURPRISING.

This year, we're inviting a number of time travelers to come back in time to present vision of the future. Join us for six stirring visions from the next decade.

Lydia Jessup will be our closing mistress of ceremonies.

PechaKucha talk will come from:
* Council Member Antonio Reynoso
* Mari Nakano, Design Director, NYC Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity
* Gabriella Capone, Legal Hackers NYC
* Piyali Kundu, GeoNYC
* Chris Whong, Qri
* Aidan Feldman

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Mari Nakano

Design Director, Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity
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Council Member Antonio Reynoso

New York City Council
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Piyali Kundu

Solution Engineer, Esri
Piyali Kundu is a Solutions Engineer based out of Esri\\'s New York City office. She works daily with enterprise clients and communities to implement next-generation solutions that leverage advanced geospatial technology to solve complex business problems. She specializes in developing... Read More →
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Chris Whong

Outreach Engineer, Qri
At Qri, Chris does everything from engaging our base of peers and devs, to writing code and helping us plan and execute our next phases of growth.Chris is a leader in the NYC civic tech community, known for promoting government adoption of open-source tech, and supporting collaboration... Read More →
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Gabriella Capone

Organizer, Legal Hackers NYC
government innovation, open legal data, participatory lawmaking, crowdlaw, open innovation, data governance
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Aidan Feldman

Technologist by day, dancer by night

Saturday March 7, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm EST
2-301 (220 ppl)