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Meetup #59 – Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.

September 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Sept 9, 2014, QE Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville

Open Government Data is creating huge opportunities for citizens everywhere.

TownOfOakvilleLogoSilicon Halton is working with the Town of Oakville to engage our community, businesses, individuals, government, and the education sector to help shape the evolution of the Town of Oakville’s open data initiative.

What is Open Data?

Are you new to Open Data? Unsure of what this is and how it will impact your life or business?
Read this primer to come up-to-speed and see real world examples.

Why is Open Data Important?

Open Data is allowing:

  • Transparency and democratic engagement
  • Self-empowerment of individuals, businesses, and communities
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of government services
  • New knowledge and insights from combined large data sources
  • Innovation – driving new products & services

Reshaping Government Services

Globally, Open Data is reshaping government services.  Check out what smart multi-disciplinary teams everywhere are doing with government open data:Budget Visualization

Town Of Oakville Links

Let’s Get Started!

How can we leverage what they have accomplished  – and do more, do it better, and provide greater value?

Imagine leading or being witness to the genesis of some bold new commercial app that brings life changing possibilities?

Join the Silicon Halton community for an intensive highly engaged round-table workshop with your peers.  You’re in control.  You can share and brainstorm on your challenges, your needs, and your ideas around citizen centric services and apps that require open data.

How The Roundtable Workshops Will Work

What was Produced

One member produced this visualization of Oakville’s Ash Borer infestation:




The Black Box room at the Queen Ellizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre (QEP).

QEP is a fabulous 2-year old facility in Oakville, a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility, that we’ve used again and again.




Event Snapshot for Your Calendar

Topic: Open Data. Open Gov. Shape The Future.
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, educators and students
Meetup Track: Technology Innovation
Date & Time: Tuesday, Sept 9, 2014 @ 7pm
Location: Black Box room, QE Park Community and Cultural Centre. 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville | Google Map
How much it costs: Nothing but your time.

Join The Discussion On LinkedIn

Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the other attendees or interested members, in our private Linkedin group – discussion thread. Help make this meetup relevant to you. Within the Discussion thread, click “Follow” to remain abreast of new discussion items as they happen.



September 9, 2014
12:00 am
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