About Open Data Week

Open Data Week is organized and produced by the NYC Open Data Program and BetaNYC.

This annual festival  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 brings together New Yorkers different locations across (and virtually!) 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 2022 is a working collaboration between NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), BetaNYC, Data through Design, with support from Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech.

Get in touch with us by emailing team@open-data.nyc

Who We Are

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:

  • Analyzing data to improve City agency operations
  • Making Open Data more accessible to all New Yorkers
  • Advancing citywide data infrastructure, integration, and sharing.


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 called NYC School of Data and partners with MODA to curate Open Data Week.

Data Through Design

Data Through Design is an independent collective which organizes an annual data art exhibition featuring works that creatively analyze, interpret and interrogate data made available in NYC’s Open Data Portal, a valuable civic resource aimed at increasing information access and transparency. The exhibition opening is a highlight of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics and BetaNYC’s Open Data Week.

This year, Data Through Design’s 2022 exhibition theme is Ground Truth IRL. Learn more about the annual exhibition and their 2022 call for proposals at https://datathroughdesign.com/submission

Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech Design

The Urban Tech Hub of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech is a new venture in New York City that generates applied research, fosters an expanding tech ecosystem, and cultivates the next generation of leaders in urban technology. Our goal is to shape the field of urban tech with a human-centered approach that focuses first on the people that use the technology. We advance technology research and education to build a better world by increasing access and opportunity within the tech sector.

Based at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, the Urban Tech Hub leverages the resources of Cornell University and brings together researchers, engineers, scientists, urban tech companies, government agencies, and community organizations to address the challenges facing cities today.