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Welcome to NYC School of Data — a community conference that demystifies the policies and practices around open data, technology, and service design. This year’s conference kicks off NYC’s Open Data Week & features 30+ sessions organized by NYC’s civic technology, data, and design community! Our conversations & workshops will feed your mind and empower you to improve your neighborhood.

We’ve uploaded a venue map to our "day of" blog post.

To attend, you need to purchase tickets via eventbrite. Venue is accessible and content is all ages friendly! If you have accessibility questions or needs, please email us at < schoolofdata@beta.nyc >.

If you can’t join us in person, tune into the main stage via zoom < schoolofdata.nyc/live >.  Follow the conversation #nycSOdata on twitter.

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Saturday, March 5 • 11:10am - 12:00pm

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Jamie Allen

Creator, Squirrel Census
I'm a writer and the creator of the Squirrel Census, a multimedia science, design, art, and storytelling project focusing on the Eastern gray (Sciurus carolinensis). The Census counts squirrels and presents its findings to the public in the form of comprehensive maps, data visualizations... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
2nd Floor - Classroom B - 225