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Open Government Turtle

Open Gov Turtle

Although the official Open Government Tour launches on July 2nd in Toronto, I figured it would be important to hold “practice” events where I could test my camping gear and the format of the events. Think of it as a

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Open Government Tour 2014

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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

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The dream weekend at #ODDTO14

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I had the pleasure of being part of the Open Data Day celebration in Toronto as one of the organizers this past weekend. International Open Data Day was on February 22, 2014. Over 110 cities around the world celebrate by

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What is Open Data Speed Dating?

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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

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The Universal Constant of Open Government and Open Data

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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

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Open Data Playgrounds

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I’m often asked by Open Data Curators “what can I do to help you with our Data Sets?” And my standard answer has consistently been “create Open Data Playgrounds.” CSV, ESRI Shapefile, XML, JSON…these aren’t exactly file-types that are common

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