NYC DataWeek Offers Seven Days of Open Data Events

October 23, 2013 12:00 pm PST | Data as a Service

By Patrick Hasseries

 

NYC DataWeek kicks off this Sunday, October 27, continuing the open data momentum that New York has been building over the past few years as a city and a state.

It seems like New York is making open data announcements on a weekly basis, proving that the momentum just keeps growing. NYC DataWeek is poised to bring about a whole new wave of projects and developments, bringing together open data innovators and developers for seven days of events.

In the spirit of open data, most DataWeek events are free and, best of all, anyone can add to the event roster. The first half of the week is absolutely packed, with Sunday through Wednesday offering dozens of conferences, meet-ups, and presentations.

Some feature events include:

Big Data Camp
Sunday, October 27 • 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
An unconference for anyone interested in Big Data.

Startup Showcase
Monday, October 28 • 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
A showcase of data start-ups and the innovations they are working on.

Ignite
Monday, October 28 • 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
An evening of talks following the Ignite motto: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”

On Saturday, November 2, the week caps off with the first ever DataWeek Challenge, a full day of hacking challenges involving NYC’s Socrata-hosted open data portal, NYC Open Data. Each challenge will focus on an area such as data visualization, data scraping, analysis, and app development.

DataWeek will be a great opportunity for members of the NYC open data community to meet, share, and build infrastructure. Follow the progress on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.


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