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Happy Friyay! 

Grab your coffee and kick off with us right NOW at 9am! We want to meet you and hear how your week is going. We also have some great ideas for getting your weekend started, like:
  • Complete one of the Data2Go Challenges BEFORE 12pm for a chance to win $500 for your favorite nonprofit. (Then join at 12pm for the winner announcement!)
  • Brush up your knowledge at 11am at our introductions to NYC Open Data 101 in partnership with the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso.
  • End your day at 6pm with us at the Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech, talking about bike infrastructure (Don’t miss out, we’re hanging out after!)
  • Dog lovers! Don’t miss this exploration of dog data tomorrow at 10am!  
  • Data Viz lovers! Meet you at the Data Through Design Artist Panel Discussion moderated by Jen Ray and Jason Forrest tomorrow at 5pm!
We have seen you at nearly 50 events this week, and there is still SO much more. Read about ALL of today’s events below. Thank you session organizers and open data lovers! 

Have a great Friday.

— The NYC Open Data Week Team 🎉

Click here to view the full program!



Before 12pm Complete one of the DATA2GO.NYC Scavenger Hunt ChallengesPLAY
Join the DATA2GO.NYC Scavenger Hunt from Home for a chance to win $500 for your favorite nonprofit! 

9am Coffee with the Open Data Week Team! — RSVP

☕️ Join the Open Data Week Team for a morning kick-off! Attend our morning meetup to talk about festival events, meet the Open Data Week team, and say hello to other festival attendees [...]

9am Beyond Static Open Data: A Citi Bike Time Series Case Study — RSVP
🚲 Much open data is static. It often corresponds to either a snapshot in time or some historical summary. While static data is surely useful, looking at how data changes over time opens []

10am Recommending Schools using NYC Open Data on School Quality — RSVP
🎒 As a parent of a child in the application process for Kindergarten admissions in New York City, I found myself researching school quality surveys to evaluate and compare schools in order []

10:30am Modeling NYC Stormwater Drainage Areas: Working with MS4 Spatial Datasets — RSVP

🕳️ NYC Department of Environmental Protection has led the mapping efforts to model stormwater drainage areas citywide since the City received the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System []

11am Building a Workforce Data Portal: From Data Silos to an Integrated Data Platform — RSVP

🗄️ New York City’s Workforce Data Portal (Portal) represents a wide-scale effort by the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity) to integrate and standardize data reporting []

11am Open Data 101: Learn to use NYC Open Data! In Partnership with Brooklyn Borough Antonio Reynoso — RSVP
📚 Want to learn more about Open Data? Looking for some tips for using public datasets? Join our NYC Open Data 101 session for an overview of the history of data sharing in NYC; a []

12pm Let’s explore NYC in augmented reality! (In-Person) — RSVP

Location: Hunter College 695 Park Avenue, New York
🤳 How can we learn more about our city through technology? This outdoor event will explore the use of augmented reality (AR), accessible through our smartphones, to view publicly available building information []

12pm DATA2GO.NYC Scavenger Hunt from Home Winner Announcement — RSVP
🏆 Join Measure of America for the announcement of our DATA2GO.NYC Scavenger Hunt winner. You could win $500 for your favorite non-profit! []

1pm A Crash Course in Pandas — RSVP
🐼 pandas is a tool for working with data sets in Python. In this session, we'll learn some basics of how to load, manipulate, and display data, doing things with a bit of code that []

2pm NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission Open Data: Overview and Data Hub Demo — RSVP
🚖 The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) is the nation’s largest municipal taxi and for-hire vehicle regulator. The agency licenses over 100,000 vehicles []

2pm Introduction to Data Visualization using NYC Open Data — RSVP
📚 This workshop will give attendees the tools they need to create complex and beautiful data visualizations with NYC Open Data using the Altair library, while []

4pm Mapping Rooftop Topography — RSVP

🗺️ This event will be a demonstration of how to generate topographic maps of New York City's building rooftops by combining multiple large NYC Open Data datasets. We []

6pm Using Open Data for a Safer and Improved Cycling Network in NYC 🚲(In-Person & Virtual) — RSVP
Location: Cornell Tech, The Verizon Executive Education Center 2 W Loop Rd, New York, NY
🚲 Did you know New York City has the oldest bike lane in America, and one of the largest bike networks, plus bike share programs in North America? []

7:30pm Start the weekend with us at Granny Annie's
Location: Granny Annie's, 425 Main St, New York, NY 10044
🍻🥤Join us in-person at ‘Using Open Data for a Safer and Improved Cycling Network in NYC’ and after we’ll head out for drinks with members of the Open Data Week Team and Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech. See you there!

All Day, Data Through Design (DxD): Ground Truth IRL (In-Person) Visit!
Location: The Hall 9 Hall Street, Brooklyn
🎨 Data Through Design is pleased to announce the opening of Ground Truth IRL, a public exhibition of 12 data-driven, interdisciplinary art projects open March 5th through March 13. We invite []

Check out for events taking place all week!

Open Data 101 Classes: Learn to use NYC Open Data.
(And say hi to your Borough President's Office!)

Looking for some tips for using public datasets? Join one of our NYC Open Data 101 classes! In these classes, you’ll receive an overview of the history of data sharing in NYC; a tutorial on navigating, filtering, and visualizing datasets; and an exploration of some tools that make Open Data easier to use. Each session is taught by a member of our latest cohort of Open Data Ambassadors, volunteers trained to teach introductory classes across the many different communities of New York. Sign up below!

Fri-Sun Class Schedule:
  • Today at 11am - RSVP - in partnership with Brooklyn Borough Antonio Reynoso
  • Tomorrow, Mar 12 at 2pm - RSVP
  • Sunday, Mar 13 at 11am  - RSVP

This program is a collaboration between NYC Open Data and BetaNYC. To learn more or apply to be part of the next cohort, visit

⚡ Highlights from Yesterday

The Nature Conservancy and NYC Parks shared an Open Data-informed overview of the state of NYC’s urban forest!

📢 Community Announcements

NYC Open Data Fact of the Day
In honor of tomorrow’s snow storm (wasn’t it just 70 degrees??), check out the NYC Department of Sanitation’s data on citywide snow priority street designation for snow clearing operations. And if you’re REAL serious, PlowNYC is one of our favorite tools in the winter. You can explore the designations on a map and find out which streets have been plowed in real-time.

Share your #opendataweek experience with us. Tag @BetaNYC and @NYCAnalytics. Or pop in to say hi on the BetaNYC Slack.

Have a great day!

— The NYC Open Data Week Team
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