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FITC Toronto 2014 – The Technology & Creativity Conference

Mark your calendars!  FITC Toronto takes place between April 27-29th at the Hilton Toronto. The perfect intersection between Creative Technologists, Designers, Developers and all-around awesome thinkers from various innovative industries across the globe.  It is a conference not to be missed. This year with

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The dream weekend at #ODDTO14


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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Posted in Featured, Open Data

#WebNotWar Relaunch Party 2014

2014, here we are! Make Web Not War is back with a bang – our relaunch party was a huge success! The party, held on January 23rd, 2014,  marks a new beginning for Make Web Not War as we celebrate our

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Dissecting Open Data app: Toronto Beaches for Windows Store


From user perspective, Open Data app is just one of the applications on his or her device. As any other app, it expected to be functional, well designed and easy to use.  In the same time, Open Data app developers

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Posted in Featured, Mobile, Open Data, Tablet

Open Data Playgrounds


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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Open Data: my journey from a test app to the City of Ottawa app contest


Hi! This is Andrei Marukovich from LunarFrog.com, a mobile application developer and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. First time I came across the Open Data when looked for a kindergarten in my neighborhood. As it turned out, the City of Toronto

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