This Saturday, February 23rd is the international Open Data day, and the teams at Québec Ouvert, Montréal Ouvert & OpenNorth are organizing an event – focused on open data. Just 2 days later on Monday 25th, one of the organizers Stéphane Guidoin from OpenNorth is speaking at our WebNotWar / HTLM5mtl 2-day Hackathon in Montreal, where [...]
Open Data is fast becoming a ‘hot topic’ in government. I’m proud to see my colleagues & fellow open gov supporters helping governments around the world launch their cloud-powered open data catalogues: from the Government of Columbia and the European Union, to the Canadian cities of Regina, SK and Medicine Hat, AB. But it’s not [...]
It’s great to see that I’m not the only one using baking analogies when it comes to Open Data and Open Gov. In his recent post David Eaves talks about open data being the icing, and information management the cake. My analogy — used in presentations at Open Gov West, MISA Ontarioand the recent OpenGovCanada [...]
As part of GovCamp Toronto, there will be an area where attendees can stop and check out 8 different open data apps. Open data applications are a great way to see Open Government in action, so be sure to check out these apps and meet the great people behind them. Also being showcased is the [...]
The afternoon of May 7th at Masik Studios promises to be an outstanding opportunity to learn about Open Data, Open Government and what is happening in Canada, BC and Vancouver in this space. We have lined up some amazing open gov and open data thought leaders, representatives from the government, open data hacker community and developers to share their experiences & projects with you.
Read on for a detailed schedule of the 3-part Open Data afternoon…
Last week I gave an Ignite talk at the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Ontario workshop on Open Government. Kicked off by Jury Konga’s overview of Open Gov & Open Data (slideshare here), the entire day’s focus was on helping cities and regions in Ontario to share ideas & best practices around transitioning to Gov2.0, [...]
While open source has been one of the critical discussions buzzing in the tech community, crowdsourcing has turned out to be the open source movement of politics. Similar to open source, crowdsourcing is a mass collaboration initiative where governments and agencies look to the public for ideas, suggestions and solutions concerning various issues.
Beyond Transparency, beyond Engagement – is Collaboration, where Citizens actively contribute back cleaned, improved & optimized data, as well as new meta-data built on top of original datasets. An Open Government Platform not only provides vehicles to drive better transparency and engagement with citizens, but also has an effective “listening and learning” mechanism to wrangle the knowledge of the masses, ensuring the loop is closed and citizens are not just being engaged with, but are integral part of Gov 2.0 initiatives.
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