Get Ready… Get Set… Go Open! Introducing Microsoft Open Data Demo Hours


With less than a week to go until International Open Data Day, the Open Community is buzzing with activity – you can look forward to some inspiring stories, thought-provoking conversations and a few surprises on Friday, February 20th in the am at #ODDTO15.  We look forward to seeing you there!

We know that there will be a great turnout at Hart House on Friday morning; we know that our friends and fans in government, industry and the community will be there with bells on.  The challenge we’ve set for ourselves this year is to find new and creative ways to engage with the unusual suspects – the people who have yet to discover the awesome potential of All Things Open (Government, Data, Community).  To this end, we’re trying something new.

That’s why we’re hosting Microsoft Open Data Demo Hours (#MODDH) between 2pm and 6pm, still on Friday the 20th, at the Microsoft Store in Yorkdale Mall.

Featuring Toronto’s greatest Open Data success stories, #MODDH will demonstrate the power of Open Data to impact the everyday lives of people in positive ways.  Join us to hear about how public data can reduce your wait times for medical service, or help you find out the true value of your property.  Be inspired to take up open data entrepreneurship by some of the most innovative minds working in the business.

Did we mention there will be prizes?

We welcome you to be part of the change that’s opening government and engaging people like never before.

Join us Friday, February 20th between 2pm and 6pm at the Microsoft Store in Yorkdale Mall for the Microsoft Open Data Demo Hours.  We promise it’ll be time well spent.



Where:                                Microsoft Store, Yorkdale Mall

When:                  February 20

2pm – 6pm


Featuring:           Citizen Bridge

Learn QGIS

Map Your Property

Think Data Works

and more!


Prizes:                  You betcha!


Look forward to seeing you there.