API Documentation

Data about the conference will be open and available via a RESTful API.

Command Line

Using curl on Mac OS X

curl -H "Accept: application/json" \

Results in the following JSON

    "date": "2013-05-11",
    "id": "1",
    "name": "GO Open Data 2013",
    "resource_uri": "/api/conferences/1/",
    "venue_address": "10 Victoria Street South\r\nKitchener, ON N2G 2B2",
    "venue_map": "http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap?...",
    "venue_map_link": "http://maps.google.ca/maps?..."


If you have never used the Requests library by Kenneth Reitz, please go and install it.

Then you can do the following in your Python interpreter

>>> import requests
>>> requests.get("http://api.go-opendata.ca/conferences/1/").json

This will return a Python dictionary representing the JSON

    u'name': u'GO Open Data 2013',
    u'venue_address': u'10 Victoria Street South\r\nKitchener, ON N2G 2B2',
    u'venue_map_link': u'http://maps.google.ca/maps?...',
    u'date': u'2013-05-11',
    u'venue_map': u'http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap?...',
    u'id': u'1',
    u'resource_uri': u'/api/conferences/1/'


You can just go to the following url


In a browser window to see the JSON response. Note you need to include ?format=json or you will get an error page.



Get the pertinent details about the conferences. Right now there is only one:

curl -H "Accept: application/json" \

You can also view the data in your browser by copying and pasting this url:



Get a detailed version of the schedule to layout it the way you want it.

curl -H "Accept: application/json" http://api.go-opendata.ca/schedule/

You can also view the data in your browser by copying and pasting this url:



You can communicate your interest in our conference via posting the following JSON:

curl --dump-header - -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST \
--data '{"comments": "Nice API", "email": "info@go-opendata.ca", "location": "Hamilton", "name": "Joe Example"}' \

Though you may want to change the values to reflect your situation.

Over time more end points will be made available.

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2014 Conference

Planning for next years conference will begin in September 2013