Californians can rate state on issues with digital report card

There are increasing calls for governments to use better technology to help listen to citizens. Whether its the open government...

March 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Feds help fund $6 million Canadian open data agency

Ottawa and the private sector are putting a combined $6 million into an independent agency to “realize the full potential”...

February 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Don’t look to start ‘an open data business,’ says expert

Everyone loves the four letter “f” word – free. That’s what the open data movement seems to offer at first...

February 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa partners with game studio to promote open data

The federal government has partnered with Toronto-based mobile game developer XMG Studio Inc. to hold a 48-hour nationwide hackathon geared...

January 22nd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Montreal codathon aimed at open data for international development

The open data movement is generally seen as a way for people within a country to leverage datasets released by...

January 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

A call for more action on open government around the world

The two-year old international Open Government Partnership movement has grown to 62 countries which have agreed to make jurisdictions more...

November 7th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Ottawa improves open data portal

Ottawa improves open data portal

  The federal government has launched an improved version of its Open Data Portal, along with a new open government licence...

June 18th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Why Washington’s lead on open data is worth following

Why Washington’s lead on open data is worth following

The open data movement is gaining acceleration in a number of governments around the world, including Washington where President Barack...

May 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Bigwigs to be part of Open Data Day

Bigwigs to be part of Open Data Day

Government officials across the country have such high hopes for the open data movement that a number of big names...

February 14th, 2013 Howard Solomon