Open Data Day Toronto 2015 #ODDTO15 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 … Continued

And the MWNW Icon Design contest winner goes to…

Since the re-launch in October 2013, Make Web Not War has truly grown into a diverse community of developers, designers, and technologists. All across Canada, tech enthusiasts are bringing their best ideas to the table and coming together to build awesome technology solutions. So we thought, what better way to help these passionate folks stay … Continued

What is Open Data Speed Dating?

Last fall, I participated in the GTEC 2013 “Open Data Speed Dating” session where Open Data Enthusiasts (such as myself) were paired up with Open Data Curators (such as people who run the Canadian and Vancouver Open Data Portals).  There were 19 tables in total.  At 5 minutes per table.  That’s 95min of hard core, sound-bite driven, Open Data … Continued

The Universal Constant of Open Government and Open Data

Open Government and Open Data have the potential to change everything…and in a good way. Those who are in the space would agree with me. Those who are NOT in the space would say that I’m seeing the World in rose coloured glasses. The thing that makes OpenGov/OpenData so different is that it is rooted … Continued