We start the month off with two of New York City’s flagship civic tech events, and go steadily on from there.
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.
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.
More great June civic tech events:
June 1: Civic Tech Mixer at Civic Hall
June 4-5: Humanitarian TechFest 2016 East Coast
June 7: Smart Cities June Town Hall
June 8: IoT Media Mash
June 15: Algorithms @ Grace Hopper Academy
June 15: General Assembly Debate Club
John Paul Farmer will be speaking at this workshop.
June 18: Dare To Lead New York
June 23: LMHQ Birthday Times
June 23-24: Games For Change Festival
June 25-26: Open Audio Weekend
Tags: Agora, BetaNYC, Civic Hall, Civic Tech, Code for America, DataJam, DataKind, GovLab, Matt Stempeck, Medidata, Microsoft, Microsoft New York, National Day of Civic Hacking, New York, NY Tech Meetup, NYC, NYU Skirball Center, Personal Democracy Forum, TreesCount!