Thursday, May 23, 2013Why Washington's lead on open data is worth following Earlier this month President Obama issued an executive order on open data that IT managers in government should pay attention to
Thursday, February 14, 2013Bigwigs to be part of Open Data Day Politicians will make appearances at events in Vancouver and Montreal to show that governments are taking the open data movement seriously
Friday, February 08, 2013Wanted: Developers for Open Data Day On Saturday, Feb. 23 software developers in cities around the world including six in Canada will stage hackathons to create apps from government datasets. Be part of it
Thursday, November 08, 2012Ottawa’s proposed open data licence is good: Expert The suggested few limitations for using data released by the federal government get good marks from an open data specialist
Thursday, December 01, 2011Canadian Government Web 2.0 guidelines criticized The Treasury Board’s formal guidelines governing social media use have only been out for about a week, and they’ve already been scrutinized as impenetrable
Wednesday, November 02, 2011Montreal joins open data movement City joins a handful of Canadian municipalities in allowing citizens online access to data. However, an expert says the committment in this country by governments is weak
Thursday, June 17, 2010Lac Carling 2010: Q&A with David Eaves VIDEO: David Eaves discusses open data in Canadian government. Where the three levels of government stand, how Canada compares to other nations and whether top-down support is necessary. Plus, open vs. default vs. common standards
Tuesday, June 08, 2010Vancouver grads build game with government data Open data can change the gaming industry, says one grad student who co-developed TaxiCity. The Web-based driving game uses Silverlight, Bing Maps and the City of Vancouver's Open Data Catalogue
Friday, May 21, 2010Catching up with Government 2.0 at Mesh Cities are taking the lead with open data, but the feds are catching up in the social media space. A panel discussion at Mesh provided the latest updates on Gov 2.0 efforts in Canada. Plus, David Eaves’ two dreams for open government.
Thursday, March 11, 2010Open government talk buzzes across Canada Experts in open government and social media discussed everything from government-as-a-platform to app stores to the creation of a MuniForge during a panel discussion at the Open City Workshop in Edmonton. Plus, CIO Chris Moore’s take on the risks of open government.