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6pm , Tuesday, May 23, 2017

#255 Using Data to Close the Safety Net Participation Gap in NYC

Kelly Kreft, Advik Shreekumar, and Ola Topczewska of Civis Analytics join us to talk about how their modeling work helped explore usage of SNAP and EITC public benefits in New York City.

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Using Data to Close the Safety Net Participation Gap in NYC

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5 Year Celebration Recap

5 Year Celebration Recap

Apr 24, 2017 by Derek Eder

For our 250th hack night, we asked for presentations along the theme of 5 years forward / 5 years back. We also wanted to open up the format a bit and encourage other kinds of performances, including talks, poems, songs and skits.

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