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This Week in #CivicTech: Searchable NYC News Records, Open JC at United Nations

More than 29,000 people around the globe help make their communities and governments work better through the Code for America network. Here’s a brief snapshot of what happened across the network this week:

Beta.nyc Redesigns New Online City Record

For the first time the official news record of New York City is online and searchable. Beta.nyc worked closely with the city to redesign the record and make NYC historical data searchable. Watch the television announcement here.

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Park Equity in Austin wins Open Data Challenge

Open Austin’s Park Equity App was selected as a winner for the U.S. Census Bureau Open Data Challenge. The team was invited to demo the app to 1,000+ people on the National Demo Day webinar, which was moderated by the CTOs of the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce.

Open JC Presents at the United Nations

Open JC hosted a “Youth and Civic Tech” panel at the 2015 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations.

Miami-Dade County Budget Visualization

Code for Miami visualized the County’s budgetLocal press called the project “a whole new way of visualizing the Miami-Dade budget so that anybody can understand it at a glance.”

Code for NoVA Holds an Iconathon with the US Patent and Trademark Office

Code for NoVA hosted an Iconathon at the USPTO. During the Iconathon participants designed internationally recognizable icons representing intellectual property and other legal issues.

Code for DC Organizes Tech Lady Hackathon

Code for DC helped organize the 2015 Tech Lady Hackathon. The event brought together 170 women to network, attend workshops, and collaborate on civic tech projects.

Past weekly updates can be found at #civictech or in slide form for your hacknights.