Open Data Day Toronto 2015 #ODDTO15

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A year ago, Toronto celebrated Open Data Day with a weekend of activities bringing together over 400 people from government, private sector, and citizens. Our goal was to show citizens how open data can make our world a better place — solving problems presented by advocacy groups including Better Budget TO, Affordable Housing, Cycle Toronto, Education at West Humber Collegiate Institute, and Canadian Abilities Foundation. At Podcamp Toronto, our teams dug up open datasets to build visualizations and insights on how to address these social issues. These teams continued to work and solve these problems through our  monthly #HackGoesOn events.

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It was truly a collaborative effort between government, private sector and community to make #ODDTO14. Our open data community team:

Richard Pietro, host for #OGT14

Canadian Open Data Institute

Make Web Not War and Microsoft Canada

City of Toronto

Province of Ontario

We are back to make Open Data Day Toronto 2015 even bigger and better!

The goal? Be even more accessible by the public and make Open Data even more relevant to everyday citizens! With venues like Hart House at University of Toronto, Microsoft Store at Yorkdale Mall, and Rogers Communication Centre at Ryerson University — we have taken public to the next level and all events are free!

Here’s what we have lined up for Open Data Day Toronto 2015:

Friday, February 20, 2015

8:30am -12:30pm: Learn about the current state of Open Data through talks and panels at the Hart House, University of Toronto. Register now!

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2:00pm – 6:00pm: Open Data demos and visualizations at Yorkdale Microsoft StoreCheck out the linup here.

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Saturday, February 21-22, 2015

On the weekend you can participate in two ways:

Podcamp Toronto – two full days of Open Data sessions, learn about what’s happening in our open data community and how you can participate!

Canadian Open Data Experience – Think you have the development chops? Show us at the nationwide Open Data Hackathon: CODE, past winners went on to become startups that got acquired within the year!

 We hope to see you for Open Data Weekend #ODDTO15!