Kicking Off 2016 With The Top Civic Tech Events in January

| Matt Stempeck

NY January

Judging by the lines at our favorite lunch spots, everyone’s back in action for 2016. Let’s kick the year off right with some great events around the city this month.

Monday, January 11 — GeoNYC

Tuesday, January 12 — AgTech Innovation: The Future of Farming

Wednesday, January 13 — Conversations with Digital Natives: Teens Talk:

Join the Daily News Innovation Lab’s Conversation Series at Microsoft Times Square for Teens Talk, a panel with Gen Z makers and media consumers, about the changes and creative possibilities new technologies have brought to their lives.

Wednesday, January 13 — Governor Cuomo’s State of The State Address

Thursday, January 14 — The first-ever Lenses Community Hack Night:

“Lenses, a Knight Foundation Prototype Fund grantee that began as an NYC Media Lab seed project with News Corp, is a new toolkit featuring open-source components that allow users to grab, transform and visualize datasets in a collaborative way. On January 14th at 5:30pm JavaScript developers and data visualization storytellers will gather to hack new components for the toolkit around the theme of visualizing election data.”

Thursday, January 14 — 4.0 Schools NYC Launch Showcase

Friday, January 15 — Responsible Data Forum:

Over the past two years the Responsible Data Forum has explored various perspectives on the use of technology and data for social change, with special emphasis on questions revolving around security, privacy, consent, funding and documentation.

We urgently need to explore responsible data issues around visualization, so the engine room, Data & Society and ThoughtWorks will gather 35 activists, researchers, designers, technologists, analysts, artists, journalists, campaigners and other dataviz-ers to challenge our practices and use of visualization and develop useful resources to address these issues.

Tuesday, January 26 Knight News Challenge on Data winners’ announcement in New York at Civic Hall

Thursday, January 28 — Playcrafting NYC Winter Expo and Global Game Jam Kickoff

Friday, January 29 — Machine Eatable with Mark Latonero

DataKind and Microsoft Technology & Civic Engagement present Machine Eatable, a lunchtime conversation at Civic Hall. This monthly lunch series offers a candid discussion led by community leaders around the latest happenings on the front lines of data science and social good communities.


Friday, January 29 – Sunday, January 31 — NYC Global Game Jam 2016


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