NYC Open Data Week 2020: Call for session ideas and event submissions!
Open Data Week is a week-long festival celebrating New York City and the free, public data on NYC Open Data. Open Data Week 2020 will begin on Friday, February 28, with Data Through Design, an exhibit on the intersection of data and art, and conclude on Saturday, March 7, with the day-long School of Data conference. Open Data Week is organized and produced by the NYC Open Data program, BetaNYC, and the Data Through Design collective.
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.
Deadline: Submit your proposals for Open Data Week 2020 and School of Data by Friday, December 13.
Feel free to submit more than one idea! We look forward to your creative submissions: A virtual reality experience? An art installation? Training community members? All ideas are welcome!
Selected organizers will be 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 for Open Data Week 2020 will be evaluated based on:
How you plan to engage New Yorkers? (this could include City staff)
How you plan to raise awareness about NYC Open Data?
How inclusive is the event? (Is there a cost to attend? Is childcare available? Is it easily accessible by public transit?)
What additional resources the engagement you would require for implementation?
If selected for participation in Open Data Week 2020 you agree to:
Being responsive to communications from the Open Data Week 2020 Team
Promote Open Data Week 2020 to your networks
Fill out the follow up survey for Open Data Week 2020 organizers; the survey will ask for metrics on participation rates, etc.
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).
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:
How well the content de-mystifies technology, data, and design.
Whether your session / talk highlights or profiles under-represented projects, organizations, or ideas.
Session interactivity — ideally, your proposal is demonstrative, informative, or interactive and is as informative as it is instructive.