The Genesis of the Open Government Tour

This is a video blog dating back to December 14, 2013 when Make Web Not War became my official patrons for the Open Government Tour. It describes the details surrounding our conversation, what we hope to accomplish, and my own

Get ready PYCON 2014, Make Web Not War arriving on a train


  For those who know me, I was really into Python in my past life as a developer and it continues to take a special place in my heart. This year, my birthday wish came true and I will attending PyCon

Open Government Tour 2014

Logo - OpenGov Tour

On July 2nd, 2014, I will take off on a Cross-Canada motorcycle tour in an attempt to bring attention to the Open Government & Open Data movements. This post will acts as a kind of “homebase” (along with my personal

Why APIs Should Be the Default for Publishing Open Data

By Chris Metcalf & Patrick Hasseries   This post originally appeared on the Socrata blog. Socrata is a Seattle-based software company and pioneer of the open data movement. In a world where government data is an economic commodity and a

Collection of Open Gov & Open Data Memes

Holy Grail - Open Gov - GIF

I don’t think #OpenGov and #OpenData get the respect they deserve…so, I figured what better way than to create a few memes in their honour?  Since this will be a growing list, please let me know your favourite and any

FITC Toronto 2014 – The Technology & Creativity Conference

Mark your calendars!  FITC Toronto takes place between April 27-29th at the Hilton Toronto. The perfect intersection between Creative Technologists, Designers, Developers and all-around awesome thinkers from various innovative industries across the globe.  It is a conference not to be missed. This year with