NYC Open Data Week 2019: Call for session ideas and event submissions!
Submissions for participation and session ideas are now open!
Open Data Week is organized and produced by the NYC Open Data Program and BetaNYC. This week long event series takes place during the first week of March to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012. The goal of Open Data Week 2019 is to raise awareness about NYC Open Data, a free data resource: www.nyc.gov/opendata.
Open Data Week 2018 (www.open-data.nyc) brought 1800 New Yorkers to 30+ events across 4 boroughs. We were excited by the accomplishments of the open data, tech and civic tech communities and are looking forward to seeing what Open Data Week 2019 will bring.
NYC School of Data (www.schoolofdata.nyc) is a day-long conference about the intersection of community, open data, open government & open source technologies and serves as the annual kickoff to Open Data Week on Saturday March 2nd, which is also International Open Data Day 2019. School of Data is looking for speakers and session organizers - a great way to get involved in Open Data Week 2019 if you are looking for support with a venue and other logistical details for your event concept.
The deadline for Open Data Week 2019 (and School of Data!) submissions is Friday January 4, 2019 (We've extended the deadline to Friday, January 11, 2019). Submitters will be notified by January 11, 2019 of their acceptance as an Open Data Week 2019 and/or School of Data event. (If you've submitted after January 4th, you will be notified before January 18th.) Feel free to submit more than one idea! We hope to see creative submissions: A virtual reality experience? An art installation? Training community members? All ideas are welcome!
The 2019 Open Data Week Team will host webinars for you to learn more about Open Data Week, its events, and ask questions on Tuesday November 27th from 4-5pm EST and Wednesday December 5th from 4-5pm EST . Both are optional and will cover the same content. You can sign up for a webinar via this form.
The 2019 Open Data Week Team hosted a webinar and you can watch it on YouTube!
Important details: We recommend that all submissions are ideas that can be resourced in full by the applicant or partners you've identified. Selected Open Data Week 2019 organizers will be responsible for the production and attendance at their engagements. The Open Data Week 2019 Team will support all selected proposals through promotion and by making introductions where appropriate but will not provide any funding. The Open Data Week 2019 Team can also come say a few words at select events when possible, and provide a demo or short training on the NYC Open Data Portal when possible. Please outline which resources (if any) you will need from the Open Data Week 2019 Team in your proposal.
Submissions for Open Data Week 2019 will be judged based on: A. How you plan to engage New Yorkers (this could include city staff) B. How you plan to raise awareness about NYC Open Data C. How inclusive the event is (Is there a cost to attend? Is childcare available? Is it easily accessible by public transit?) D. How many additional resources the engagement would require for implementation
If selected for participation in Open Data Week 2019 you agree to: 1. Being responsive to communications from the Open Data Week 2019 Team 2. Promoting Open Data Week 2019 to your networks 3. Filling out the follow up survey for Open Data Week 2019 organizers; the survey will ask for metrics on participation rates, etc. 4. Adhering to all accessibility and inclusivity event management practices to the best of your ability (the Open Data Week 2019 Team will provide guidance and resources).
NYC School of Data session proposals will be curated by BetaNYC and the NYC Open Data Week team. School of Data submissions will be judged based on: A: How well the content de-mystifies technology, data, and design. B: Whether your session / talk highlights or profiles under-represented projects, organizations, or ideas. C: Session interactivity — ideally, your proposal is demonstrative, informative, or interactive and is as informative as instructive.