NYC Open Data Week 2021

March 6 - 14, 2021

#OpenDataWeek #opendata

Open Data Week is organized and produced by the NYC Open Data Program and BetaNYC. This week long event series takes place during the first week of March to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012, and International Open Data Day which is typically the first Saturday in March.

Open Data Week acts as a week-long festival in different locations across NYC (and virtually!) bringing together various communities to have discussions, demos, trainings or other engagements to raise awareness about NYC Open Data as a free resource for New Yorkers.

NYC Open Data Week 2021 is a working collaboration between NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), BetaNYC, and Data through Design. 

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About Partners

NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics

The Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA) applies strategic analytical thinking to data to help city agencies deliver services more equitably and effectively, and to increase operational transparency.

Enshrined in the New York City Charter in 2018, MODA has the following core functions:

  • Collaborating with agencies to implement data-driven solutions for service delivery and resident engagement
  • Working with DoITT to implement the city’s Open Data Law and engage constituents
  • Convening analytics professionals across city agencies
  • Facilitating data sharing among city agencies


BetaNYC is a civic organization dedicated to improving lives in New York through civic design, technology, and data.

We envision an informed and empowered public that can leverage 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, we host an annual conference which has become NYC School of Data and curates Open Data Week.

Data Through Design

Data Through Design’s 2021 exhibition theme is Ground Truth: the insight we receive from being ”on the ground,” collecting or confirming data through direct observation, as opposed to abstract estimates, samples, or reports derived from remote locations. Data Through Design seeks works that investigate this experience to connect data and the public to physical place and personal experience.

At a time of unprecedented, large-scale social and environmental upheaval, we invite artists to step out into their world to examine the relationship between lived experience and the overlay of data and mediated information used to interpret such experience.