The Canadian Open Data Summit will get underway in Vancouver next month, organized by Open Data BC. (Graphic by Open Data BC)
I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking to the Canadian Open Data Summit.
The summit, which will take place at the Simon Fraser University Segal Graduate School of Business on February 21, is a forum for discussing how to use, connect to and access open data.
My talk will focus on the political and cultural barriers to that process in Canada, the Unknowable Country.
Other speakers will include Vancouver Sun data journalist Chad Skelton, Open Data Institute technical director Jeni Tennison and Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat open government director Sylvain Latour.
The Unknowable Country’s weekly look at news about the state of democracy, openness and accountability in Canada will return in January after a brief winter respite. In the New Year, I’ll also be posting columns on the affect newsroom downsizing is having on issue advocates, a simple change that could make our legislatures more democratic and the personal information our representatives should be disclosing to the public but aren’t. But, in the meantime, my best holiday wishes to you and yours.