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KPFui's Brandon Pachuca Presents Platform to Explore NYC Community Board Meetings

As part of Open Data Week, on March 11, Brandon will showcase block party, an interface that aims to make local policy information easily accessible.

Block party, founded by KPFui Urban Data Analyst + Technologist Brandon Pachuca, with Sarah Sachs, allows users to search for community board meetings through a map and sends weekly emails with recent meeting synopses and transcript data. The two will share how they built their platform in an Open Data Week interactive showcase as well as teach viewers how to navigate the map and public archive of community board meetings.

Trained in XXX, Brandon utilized his knowledge of open city data and XXX programming language to build the tool. He calls the initiative a “passion project” inspired by the additional time spent in his Lower East Side neighborhood during the pandemic.

Open Data Week runs from March 6 through March 14 and is hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, BetaNYC and Data Through Design. The festival features community-driven events to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed on March 7, 2012.

The free event will take place on Thursday, March 11 at 11 am EST, read more about the event and register here. View block party here.