Events in June: Personal democracy, parks data, and plenty more

| Matt Stempeck


We start the month off with two of New York City’s flagship civic tech events, and go steadily on from there.

TreesCount! Data Jam

Saturday, 4 June 2016 from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm
Civic Hall, 156 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

On Saturday, June 4th, we’ll celebrate the National Day of Civic Hacking at Civic Hall. NYC Parks will unveil NYC’s latest urban forest dataset, the most spatially accurate map of New York City’s street trees. Join our team, NYC Parks, BetaNYC, and the city’s tree care community to design tech that supports our city’s urban forest!

We are looking for data scientists, statisticians, developers, designers, visualizers, cartographers, and quants. Bring your skills, questions, and creativity to this data jam!

To spark and sustain public engagement, NYC Parks launched the TreesCount! campaign. To date, more than 2,300 New Yorkers have voluntreered helping complete the first comprehensive map of our city’s street trees.

Now, it’s your turn to help us transform the data, gathered thus far, into actionable insights. Whether you are new to hacking or experienced, bring your data expertise and join us for NYC’s first TreesCount! Data Jam.

This event is child friendly with care provided by Sitters Studio. There is no cost for attendants.

Cost – $10, includes food, scholarships available. Childcare free for participants.

Personal Democracy Forum

And then, on June 9th and 10th, the global civic tech community will converge at Personal Democracy Forum. Now in its 13th year (!!), we’ll again convene at NYU’s Skirball Center for passionate plenaries, engaging panels, and hallway conversations galore. I’ll personally be leading two sessions on our field guide to civic tech and how big tech companies can design civic features in mainstream applications. Annmarie Levins will lead a discussion with Code for America, DataKind, and Agora on Community Partnership Models for Civic Tech.

Get your tickets now!

More great June civic tech events:

June 1Civic Tech Mixer at Civic Hall

June 2Human Decisions and Machine Predictions

June 2: GovLab Ideas Lunch: Crowdsourcing A Meeting of Minds: Designing the Future of Work

June 4-5Humanitarian TechFest 2016 East Coast

June 7: June 2016 NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty

June 7: Smart Cities June Town Hall

June 8IoT Media Mash

June 13Video Games for Social Impact, Learning, and Health

June 14: LMHQ Women’s Breakfast: Women Leaders in Lower Manhattan

June 15: Algorithms @ Grace Hopper Academy

June 15General Assembly Debate Club

June 16Workshop: What Are Innovation Districts and How Can They Benefit Companies?

John Paul Farmer will be speaking at this workshop.

June 18Dare To Lead New York

June 20: Tech Talks: The Ethics of Collecting Data @ Medidata

June 23: LMHQ Birthday Times

June 23-24Games For Change Festival

June 25-26: Open Audio Weekend

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