Happy mid-February! Happy Black History Month!
We have been busy these last few weeks planning our annual
NYC Open Data Week festival and bringing back NYC School of Data (early bird tickets are LIVE!!!). Therefore, we will keep this message short. Know that we are SO excited to see you in person on Saturday, March 5th!

Continue reading for more information about NYC School of Data, Open Data Week, our upcoming 2022 Peoples’ Roadmap as well as a hiring announcement.


Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, restful and healthy rest of the month.


<3 BetaNYC


Recent BetaNYC News

Grab your Early Bird Tickets for NYC School of Data and kick off Open Data Week with BetaNYC and the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics on Saturday, March 5th at the Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech!

The early bird gets the worm! This year we have a strict capacity limit of 200 people. Grab your NYC School of Data 2022 tickets and kick off NYC Open Data Week 2022 with us in-person at the Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech. Please get vaccinated, bookmark and sign up for program updates, the program debuts soon!

  • Call for Volunteers! We’re looking for friendly people to help us set up and run the conference. Head to < > to apply, applications are due March 1 at 5pm.
  • Student Discounts! Are you a student looking for a scholarship? We have a select number of student / scholarship / hardship tickets available. Head to < > BEFORE March 2 at 5pm. We’d love to see you there!


Civic tech friends, you’re invited to participate in building the 2022 People’s Roadmap. We want to know what you think should be in it! Check out our preliminary outline of the 2022 People’s Roadmap. Share constructive feedback in it by Friday, Feb 18.
Are you an energetic civic hacker, teacher, mentor, and project manager who wants to join our team? BetaNYC is hiring a Civic Innovation Lab Director, a full-time position on our team! We’re looking for someone proficient in data analytics and with teaching experience, who can guide and mentor students in solving data challenges presented to our lab by public sector and community-based stakeholders. You should be passionate about our mission and down to help guide our strategic direction, supporting the public interest technology talent pipeline in NYC. Apply here today!

What else is up?

Here are some recent content picks from our team and community. Share yours in next month's newsletter here.

👀  Serving lewks...

The #DuBoisChallenge2022 is officially underway and will last for 10 weeks! Even more, you can pay tribute to the data visualizations W.E.B. Du Bois.  

Check out Abdoul Madjid’s visualization of the mobilization of African American military pilots by state during World War II as part of the #TuskegeeAirmenChallenge!

Recently, the NYC Mayor’s office released  Executive Order 6, which states that NYC Open Data affirms transparency.

Kayla S. on behalf of the Zora Canon created a Tableau dashboard of the 100 greatest books ever written by African American women! 

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University published a report on digital government, be sure to check it out!

📰  Recently in the news...

MTA Drops A 3,000-Page, 2019 Report To Show Problems With Platform Doors, Amid Calls For Better Track Safety by Stephen Nessen

NYC-area transit tech competition targets COVID-19 recovery by Ryan Johnston

Adams Taps Former Bloomberg Adviser To Head DEP, Lead On Climate Change by Elizabeth Kim

New York lawmakers look to expand access to health care for undocumented immigrants by Rebecca C. Lewis

NYC Wants To Know How The State Will Pay For Hochul’s Penn Station Redesign Plans by Stephen Nessen

Is more surveillance tech coming for the NYPD? By Annie McDonough

City Council, Adams agree to give Fair Fares more funds by Brian Pascus

Surging ConEd Bills Leave New Yorkers With Electric Burns by Samantha Maldonado

Are NYC Students Ready to Ditch Masks? By  Reema Amin, Christina Veiga, Amy Zimmer and Alex Zimmerman

NYC's Summer Youth Employment Program expands to offer 100,000 opportunities by Jessica Gould

📚 Books

Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America by Karine Jean-Pierre

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

All About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks

South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs

🎧  Listen on your commute...

The Atlantic and WNYC Studios - The Experiment

Trymaine Lee - Into America

The Brian Lehrer Show -  NYS Senate Majority Leader; City Councilmember Shaun Abreu; Mental Health Services for NYC's Homeless; Your Most Ordered Food

Upcoming Events

Announcements and Opportunities

To contribute to our listings, be sure it is mission aligned and submit your announcement, job listing, opportunity or request here.

BetaNYC is hiring a Civic Innovation Lab Director. If you have any questions, please email

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is seeking a Data Manager.

New York State is looking for a new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

The Operations Research unit at FDNY is hiring for two positions – Deputy Director of Operations Research and Industrial Engineer.

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA) is recruiting a Data Scientist.

The NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity) has openings for a Product Manager and Software Engineer among many others!

NYC Digital Service is looking for a Full Stack Web Developer.

NYCHA is searching for a Performance Management Analyst with a concentration as a Data Scientist or as a Project Manager.

New York City Cyber Command has numerous open roles for Security Science and many more.

The Office of the Brooklyn Borough President is hiring an IT Manager.

The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) has numerous open positions.

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University is hiring TWO Community Managers.

Sourcemap is seeking an Analytics & Data Visualization Lead

Redox has several open roles for Engineering and Marketing.

Seam Social Labs is recruiting a Software Engineer and an Account Executive.

Women Back to Work is hiring a Software Engineer among many roles.

The Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program is accepting volunteer applications. Let’s give back to the community!

RightsCon takes place from June 6-10. Get your tickets today with the option to apply for support through their online portal before April 22.

Civic Fact of the Month 

Another reason to love February, is that it's the month of milestones birthdays — Rosa Parks, Toni Morrison, W. E. B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes were all born in February! Happy Birthday to them all, and let’s continue to honor historical figures from all backgrounds during all months. See you next month!

Photo credit (in clockwise order from upper left hand corner):, National Park Service, and She Reads.

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See you next month! Peace, openness and gratitude!

- BetaNYC 🗽
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