About Open Data Week

Open Data Week is an annual festival of community-driven events organized and produced by the NYC Open Data Team at the Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI), BetaNYC, and Data Through Design.

Every March, New Yorkers come together online and across the five boroughs to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012. Coincidentally, the first weekend of March is also International Open Data Day.  With these dates anchoring Open Data Week, we rally NYC’s civic tech and open data communities and offer opportunities for more people to learn about and engage with municipal open data.

The festival kicks off at the opening of Data Through Design‘s annual art exhibition. Throughout the week, participants can engage with NYC Open Data at dozens of virtual and in-person events. we close out the week in-person at BetaNYC’s annual civic tech conference, NYC School of Data.

Looking for the 2023 program? View it here. Thank you for attending, we hope to see you in 2024!

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Who We Are

Open Data Week is a collaboration between the following offices and organizations. The festival wouldn’t be possible without all of the event organizers, speakers, contributors, attendees, and New Yorkers that join us every year. Thank you for participating!

Questions? Email us at team@open-data.nyc

NYC Open Data Team

NYC Open Data is a free public resource with billions of rows of information about how New York City works. It is managed by the Open Data Team, which works with City agencies to make data available, coordinate platform operations and improvements, and promote the use of Open Data both within government and for every New Yorker.

The Open Data Team is part of NYC Office of Technology and Innovation’s Office of Data Analytics.

Learn more at nyc.gov/opendata and nyc.gov/oti.


BetaNYC is a civic organization improving the lives of New Yorkers through civic technology, design, and open data.

We envision an informed and empowered public that leverages civic design, technology, and data to hold government accountable and improve their economic opportunity. We empower individuals and local communities to build a civically engaged technology ecosystem and provide for an honest and inclusive government. We want New York’s governments to work for the people, by the people, for the digital era.

Since 2010, we have fought for government transparency and supported the City’s open data law and its amendments. To support this work, every year, we partner with the City to produce Open Data Week and our annual public interest technology conference called NYC School of Data.

Learn more at beta.nyc.

Data Through Design

Data Through Design (DxD) is an annual exhibition celebrating tangible and multimedia expressions of New York City’s Open Data. It provides space for creative engagement with data and new perspectives and understanding of its role in our society.

This year, Data Through Design’s 2023 exhibition theme was Hidden in Plain Sight. Learn more about their annual exhibition at datathroughdesign.com.