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IODC18: The Future is Open


The theme of IODC18, the 5th International Open Data Conference, was “The Future is Open”.  There was some discussion about the future, but as at most conferences, the bulk of the plenary and concurrent sessions reported out on what has been done: primarily steps governments and other organizations have taken to make data open.  

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IODC 2016

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The 4th International Open Data Conference, also known as IODC 16, was held in Madrid, Spain on the 6th and 7th of October 2016. Besides the two days of the official conference, 28 pre-events were held from the 3rd to the 5th, creating a weeklong open data celebration in Madrid. I was fortunate to be able to attend IODC 16: it turned out to be a great way to rapidly ...

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Open Data for Open Government in Rural British Columbia

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In April of this year Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced the results of the second competition for grants from the Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF). It was a day I had long been waiting for and when I got a text message from my Dean saying that there was some good news I could feel my heartbeat accelerate. In collaboration with the Columbia ...

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