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Supporting New Yorkers with tools and information to help them solve local problems, and amplifying the voices of people who find solutions using NYC Open Data.


 

Share Stories of Impact and Success

Strategic Initiative Notes Timeline 2022 Status
20. Create “Powered by NYC Open Data” brand to identify initiatives that have used NYC Open Data and create guidelines for usage and citation. We are continuing to use "Powered by NYC Open Data" to advertise Open Data Week.

Medium-term

Planning

21. Demonstrate impact of open data usage through focused case studies, communications and storytelling.

Medium-term

Future

22. Facilitate regular peer exchange among Open Data Coordinators to help capture and share lessons and best practices. We have continued to engage veteran Open Data Coordinators to improve the processes we use. This has included trainings, our help desk platform, compliance process, data quality standards, and documentation template.

Ongoing

Core Principle

23. Continue engaging existing citywide programs in integrating open data into their process, service, or curriculum in order to improve reach and equitable access to Open Data—similar to past efforts with Computer Science for All and Participatory Budgeting NYC. In May 2020, more experienced Open Data Coordinators helped to create training videos and joined a virtual panel during our online training seminar.

Long-term

Future

Fulfill the promise of “Open Data for All”

Strategic Initiative Notes Timeline 2022 Status
24. Foster connections between people whose questions can be answered with open data and tech-savvy communities who are interested in helping them find solutions, promoting equity of access to insights generated using open data.

Long-term

Future

25. Assess “Data Counts” pilot, connecting library visitors to NYC Open Data, for potential to scale.

In 2021, we collaborated with civic technology group BetaNYC to hold 10 training classes, including one in Spanish.

Since then, we worked with BetaNYC to update the Open Data Ambassadors curriculum, implement a more rigorous process for certifying new Open Data Ambassadors, and train a new class of Ambassadors. During Open Data Week 2022 our team collaborated with BetaNYC and Borough Presidents offices to host Open Data 101 classes targeted at New Yorkers in each borough. We're currently working on a similar collaboration to have each City Council member to bring these classes to every Council district.

Short-term

In Progress

26. Continue to grow the annual Open Data Week celebration.

Open Data Week 2022 featured a return to in-person events with a Data Through Design exhibition hosted at a gallery near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and the School of Data community conference at Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech. We'll continue striving to include more New Yorkers in Open Data Week and host virtual events that can be attended by people from across the country and around the world.

Ongoing

Core Principle

27. Launch issues-focused community sessions building on the “Learn About NYC” event series.

As part of Open Data Week and School of Data 2022, we worked with Open Data Coordinators to tell the story of their agency or specific operations through the datasets they publish during agency "Office Hours" sessions.

Medium-term

Future