Archive for the "Event" Category

Open Data Day 2014

We are excited to be hosting a Waterloo Region event for International Open Data Day – next Saturday, February 22! Our Open Data Day will be held at Kwartzlab and will start at 10am and go to 4:30pm. Please join us — bring your open data enthusiasm and ideas for something you might want to […]

Ontario Open Government Engagement

This Friday, January 17, the Ontario Open Government Engagement Team is coming to town. They are a team formed to engage the public and to recommend open government policy for the Ontario government. If you have the chance to join the meeting from 1-4pm at Kitchener City Hall, please do! If not, I’m sure they […]

Open Data Day 2013

Don’t know what to do on Saturday? Join us at Kwartzlab‘s new digs and work on something open data-related for Open Data Day! Other nearby events are in Toronto, London, and Niagara. Details are at the Open Data Day wiki. It will be Saturday, February 23, from 2pm to 10pm, at Kwartzlab’s new location at […]

Introducing GO Open Data

We’re hard at work planning GO Open Data, a one day conference in May, organized as a collaboration between Open Data Waterloo Region, the University of Waterloo, the City of Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo. Our goal is to bring together people from across Ontario and across the groups who are involved with open […]

City of Waterloo Open Data CodeFest

The City of Waterloo is going public with their open data catalogue next week! To mark the launch, the City is helping host a CodeFest next Saturday, December 1, from 9am to 6pm. Come out and build something! Either by yourself or with a team. Brand new data sets will include: city facilities, detailed park […]

Open Demos – Real Time Transit Data

Grand River Transit will soon be making real-time data available. Will you know how to use it? Our upcoming Open Demos will be next Monday, November 12, from 7pm to 8:30pm, and will feature Giles Malet giving an introduction to GTFS-realtime, the standard for real-time transit feeds. Giles is the author of GRTransit, an Android […]

Open Demos are back with Polychart

Open Demos are back! In two weeks, come out to learn about open data, and see an introduction to how to use Polychart to visualize multi-dimensional open data. Polychart is based in the Tannery and helped us secure space and organize the event. They’ll be presenting their JavaScript tool for graphing, which is based on […]

The CodeFest and the Data

If you weren’t at the Open Data CodeFest, here’s what you missed. We started after 11am with an overview and few comments from Garry Bezruki, the City of Waterloo’s Director of Information Management and Technology Services. Open data advocate and consultant Jury Konga worked with the city to put together a developer’s preview of City […]

Preview City of Waterloo Data at Saturday’s CodeFest

This Saturday is the Open Data CodeFest at the University of Waterloo (Facebook event link). In case you needed more reasons to attend, here’s a big one. The City of Waterloo is working on joining the local open data scene, and Saturday will be a chance to get a taste of Waterloo’s open data! It […]

Spring Open Data CodeFest

[Update: posters are available in colour or grayscale.] We’re joining forces with the University of Waterloo Open Data Initiative and the Student Developer Network to host an Open Data CodeFest on Saturday, March 31. Come work on something interesting using open data and meet others in the Waterloo open data community! Bring your laptop and […]