Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
9am – 12pm

Have you ever learned a new skill by reading about it without trying it out? Neither have we! Taking advantage of all the data our government collects and opens to us is a skill you cannot learn without getting your hands dirty. As part of New York City’s Open Data Week 2019, we invite you to join us on 3/5 for a morning of data. Best of all, the whole event is free and open to the public!

The day kicks off at 9:00am with a showcase of NYU’s Administrative Data Research Facility’s efforts to upskill government officials everywhere. The training programs explore domain specific questions using real-world, confidential datasets on individuals. The trainings have been delivered to over 270 government staff and researchers. The initial focus of the trainings was the link between the labor market and Criminal Justice and high need populations. That focus was expanded to include education and labor market links in subsequent classes. We would like your input about the next foci. This event will provide a demonstration of the ADRF’s approach, tools, and existing projects followed by an interactive session soliciting attendees’ ideas on which domains are ripe for data explorations next. RSVP here.

At 9:30 we will move into a look at the results of the first ever competition to develop machine learning approaches to associate academic articles with datasets. Know something about algorithms? Why not try your hand at beating the four finalist teams? A total novice at this stuff? You’ll enjoy the vision articulated by this talk – an evolution from static data menus to a true Amazon.com of data, where pertinent data assets are delivered to your fingertips before you even go hunting for them. RSVP here.

Finally, from 10am – 12pm, put your skills to the test building a product on top of New York City data to help your fellow citizens. Representatives from the NYC Department of Buildings, NYC Department of City Planning, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications will bring their data to the table, asking YOU to create an interactive tool to help your fellow neighbor out. RSVP here.

The events all take place in the seminar room at New York University’s Center for Urban Science + Progress, on the 12th floor of 370 Jay St. (Brooklyn). 

Interested in attending? RSVP below!