OpenCities and Seneca College

As many of you know I’m deeply interested in Open-Source systems and so was super thrilled when David Humphrey invited me over to Seneca College for a reception at the Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT). Who knew such a place existed. And in Toronto no less! There is something in the air around Toronto and open-source systems… why is that?

This is exactly one of the questions those of us planning OpenCities are hoping it answers… (as our more formal blurb hints at)

What is OpenCities Toronto 2007? Our goal is to gather 80 cool people to ask how do we collaboratively add more open to the urban landscape we share? What happens when people working on open source, public space, open content, mash up art, and open business work together? How do we make Toronto a magnet for people playing with the open meme?

Registration for OpenCities starts today. If you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comment box below, or, drop me an email. I’m doubly pumped since the whole event will be taking place at the Centre for Social Innovation – I can’t imagine a better space. (If you wondering – do I live in Toronto or Vancouver, I don’t blame you, I sometimes wonder myself).

2 thoughts on “OpenCities and Seneca College

  1. Tina Piper

    I can’t help but put in a plug for Montreal that has a similarly active, bilingual community. That was highlighted at the very successful recent Recent Changes unconference (rococo: http://www.rocococamp.info/), part of which I attended and was blown away by the level of activity, commitment and vision of the participants. Plus the unconference format is great for dialogue.

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  2. Tina Piper

    I can’t help but put in a plug for Montreal that has a similarly active, bilingual community. That was highlighted at the very successful recent Recent Changes unconference (rococo: http://www.rocococamp.info/), part of which I attended and was blown away by the level of activity, commitment and vision of the participants. Plus the unconference format is great for dialogue.

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