about 1 year ago

And the winners are now posted to the TreesCount! Data Jam gallery!

NYC Parks TreesCount Data Jam Winners

Event photos available via Flickr user Noneck - Copyright Creative Commons Attribution 

 

On Saturday, 4 June, NYC Parks hosted its second Data Jam, unveiling NYC’s latest urban forest dataset, the most spatially accurate map of New York City’s street trees ever created. Together with BetaNYC, NYC Parks hosted NYC’s fourth National Day of Civic Hacking event. This is the first time NYC government collaborated with members of NYC’s civic hacker and open data community to host a day-long civic engagement event. For the day, government staffers partnered with tree stewards and community groups, civic technologists, data experts, and designers to…

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about 1 year ago

And the winners are!!!!

NYC Parks TreesCount Data Jam Winners

Event photos available via Flickr user Noneck - Copyright Creative Commons Attribution

 

On Saturday, 4 June, NYC Parks hosted its second Data Jam, unveiling NYC’s latest urban forest dataset, the most spatially accurate map of New York City’s street trees ever created. Together with BetaNYC, NYC Parks hosted NYC’s fourth National Day of Civic Hacking event. This is the first time NYC government collaborated with members of NYC’s civic hacker and open data community to host a day-long civic engagement event. For the day, government staffers partnered with tree stewards and community groups, civic technologists, data experts, and designers to…

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about 1 year ago

Enter your project by 4:00 PM!!

Dear TreesCount Data Jam’ers!!!

The time has come to submit your projects.

To be entered to win the delicious grand prize of lunch with NYC’s government leaders and/or a TreesCount! gardening kit, you must submit this form by 4 PM.

Then, at 5:00 PM, send one team member to the main stage to collect your presentation number.

 

All project submissions must include the following:

**Project Name:**
**Challenge you are addressing:**
**Project Mission / Objective: **
**Project Team Members & Role:**
**Tiny URLish link to screenshot or URL of Project:**

Don't delay, submit your project via this form: bit.ly/TreesDataJam_ProjectForm




about 1 year ago

The data is here!! Everything you need to know before attending!

Tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day!

We are looking forward to spending it with you. Here are the most important things for you to know!!

 
Location

Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave, New York City.
Corner of 5th Ave and 20th Street.
Map of the Location - https://goo.gl/maps/aURrh
Map of the Venue - http://bit.ly/TreesDataJam_CivicHall

 
Schedule

8:00 AM - Doors open for registration and breakfast
9:00 AM - Morning Kickoff session begins (This will start on time!)
10:00 AM - Team formations with challenge and data review
10:10 AM - For workshop ticket holders, class begins

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about 1 year ago

Welcome to the #DataJam community site!

Are you ready for an exciting day to dig around in NYC’s TreesCount! Data? 

WE ARE!!

 

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See what others are saying on the community site 

Today, we’re launching the TreesCount Data Jam community site. Our goal is to give you a one stop shop to see the data, who is attending, and what your neighbors are thinking.

Hop on over to the forum and introduce yourself.  

FYI - If you are one of the lucky workshop ticket holders, you will get a seperate, detailed email on Thursday.

 

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Explore the Data Jam’s challenges and previous

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about 1 year ago

TreesCount! Data Jam Challenges

Challenges!

As part of TreesCount! 2015, NYC Parks has engaged with our voluntreers, tree-oriented community groups, and non-profit partners to identify how street tree census data can help improve equitable care of our urban forest. NYC Parks, with the assistance of BetaNYC, has turned this feedback and NYC Park’s own questions into these Data Jam challenges.

Now, we are asking you to help us make sense of the Census!  

For the day, we are asking you to work with NYC Parks staff, TreesCount! Partners, and fellow jammers to propose solutions, maps, hacks, algorithms, and/or mobile responsive web

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