NYC Open Data Week is a week-long festival celebrating New York City and the free, public data on NYC Open Data. The call for submissions is now open— any open data-related event, conference session, or installation is welcome!
Submission Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET
Use this form to submit an idea or proposal for a:
Open Data Week event that you want to organize and produce (anytime, any place) during the week.
School of Data conference session/talk/workshop that you want to take place at the day-long event.
Data x Design art installation that you want to show in the week-long gallery exhibition
We look forward to creative submissions: A virtual reality experience? An art installation? Training community members? All ideas are welcome! Feel free to submit more than one proposal.
For the last four years, Open Data Week has taken place during the first week in March, timed to celebrate the passage of New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012. Last year’s Open Data Week brought 2,300 New Yorkers to more than 50 events across all five boroughs. Information about last year’s Open Data Week sessions is available at open-data.nyc.
Join us this year at Open Data Week 2020 from Friday, 28 February toSaturday, 7 March.
Selected organizers are responsible for the production and attendance at their engagements. The Open Data Week 2020 team will support all selected proposals through promotion and by making introductions where appropriate. The Open Data Week 2020 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 2020 Team in your proposal.
Submissions are based on: 1. How you plan to engage New Yorkers? (this could include City staff) 2. How you plan to raise awareness about NYC Open Data? 3. How inclusive is the event? (Is there a cost to attend? Is childcare available? Is it easily accessible by public transit?) 4. What additional resources the engagement you would require for implementation? If selected for participation, you agree to: 1. Being responsive to communications from the Open Data Week 2020 Team 2. Promote Open Data Week 2020 to your networks 3. Fill out the follow up survey for Open Data Week 2020 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 2020 Team will provide guidance and resources).
****For School of Data sessions****
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: 1. How well the content de-mystifies technology, data, and design. 2. Whether your session / talk highlights or profiles under-represented projects, organizations, or ideas. 3. Session interactivity — ideally, your proposal is demonstrative, informative, or interactive and is as informative as it is instructive.