Gov 2.0 Expo Ignite talk on Open Data as an old idea

First, sorry for the scant blogging this week. Being 6 weeks into a 10 week travel marathon that sees me crossing the continent 9 times the long days finally caught up with me. Also, I’ve been at the O’Reilly Media Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington DC which has been fantastic. Really, a sense of coming home. It has also been great to meet so many people that I’ve corresponded with, admired and/or whose work I’ve simply followed closely. Great moment was spending a hour with Tim Berners-Lee in the speakers lounge talking about open data and meeting up with the Sunlight Foundation team at their offices in DC. Real inspirations all of them.

Tomorrow I’m giving a talk at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on Open Data and the opportunity of Open Source software, so been busy there to, getting my thoughts together. I consider this one of the most important audiences I’ll talk to this year, this is a group that could transform how cities work in Canada – so I’m looking forward to it.

In the mean time, for those who were not at the Gov 2.0 expo I’ve pasted a clip of my talk below. It’s an ignite talk which means it last 5 minutes, I had to give them 20 slides in advance and those slide move forward every 15 seconds (I’m not controlling them!)

But then… forget my talk! There were a bunch of other (more) fantastic talks that can be found on the Gov 2.0 you-tube page here. I strongly encourage you to check them out!

5 thoughts on “Gov 2.0 Expo Ignite talk on Open Data as an old idea

  1. Aaron McGowan

    Excellent! I love the use of the baseball example as it gives the older generation some they can refer to a bit easier in terms of how open data can help.Great job David!

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  2. Aaron McGowan

    Excellent! I love the use of the baseball example as it gives the older generation some they can refer to a bit easier in terms of how open data can help.Great job David!

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  3. JDrolet

    David,do you see an opportunity in starting a FCM discussion on pesticides to implement/anchor some of the tools of the “open gov” toolbox? I'd be willing to be the PMRA rep… Just an idea.Jacques

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  4. JDrolet

    David,do you see an opportunity in starting a FCM discussion on pesticides to implement/anchor some of the tools of the “open gov” toolbox? I'd be willing to be the PMRA rep… Just an idea.Jacques

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