City of Vancouver to hold Open Data Day this weekend
The City of Vancouver is inviting the public to come to City Hall to talk about open data.
On Saturday (February 23), Open Data Day will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A news release from Mayor Gregor Robertson's office says the free event will bring together city staff, app developers, policy nerds, and citizens to explore local applications for open data.
According to its online registration page, Open Data Day is already sold out for everyone except developers.
On Tuesday (February 19), the Open Data Society of B.C. held the B.C. Open Data Summit at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business in downtown Vancouver.
"Open data is data that organizations make available to the public for free by publishing it on the Internet in a machine-readable form. In doing so, they create an opportunity for others to interact with that data," Herb Lainchbury, president of the society, told the Straight last week.