Work on Community Board Tools this weekend

illustration-dataThis weekend, betaNYC is hosting #CodeAcrossNYC 2014, a two-day “prototype-athon” creating tools for New York City Council, their staff, and Community Boards.

One of the projects lined up for the weekend originated at OpenPlans. The Community Board Tools website is a listing of existing tools and suggestions for new ones, to solve common challenges of NYC’s Community Boards. We produced a first version of the website following a series of conversations with board staff and members during the summer of 2012.

This weekend, the content will get a much-needed update and expansion, under new leadership from betaNYC. We’re excited to see the site become an even more useful resource for community engagement. Check it out at, and come to #CodeAcross to make it better.