About GO Open Data
GO Open Data is the first Ontario-wide open data conference, held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Kitchener. We're aiming to help build the Ontario open data community by bringing together citizens, municipal staff, developers, and others from across Ontario to share experiences and learn from each other.
More details about the 2013 conference including information about the venue and directions.
See our news release for a concise summary of the event and GO Open Data.
What is open data? One definition, based on the Open Definition, is:
Open data is machine-readable data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike.
Governments of all levels, public institutions and private businesses are embracing open data, for many reasons. Here's a good overview of municipal open data in this 3-minute video from the County of Grande Prairie, Alberta:
The conference is being organized in Waterloo region by a committee with representatives from Open Data Waterloo Region, the Region of Waterloo, the City of Waterloo, and the University of Waterloo.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Planning for next years conference will begin in September 2013