Category Archives: Calgary

Help ensure Calgary’s “Open City” initiative is framed in the right light

by DJ Kelly July 21, 2009

If you know what “open data” means it is time for you to weigh in on what you think of Calgary’s “open government” initiative heading to council next week. This is important because I imagine very shortly the ‘nay-sayers’ will automatically trot out their ill-informed opinions on privacy and security concerns to the media. Which, […]

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“Open Government” coming to Calgary?

by DJ Kelly July 21, 2009

It’s pretty exciting to be able to announce something the City of Calgary is about to do on a blog. It’s also rather fitting in this case. Open Government projects have started popping up around the world; most recently in Washington, DC and Canada’s own Vancouver. And now we can hopefully add Calgary to that […]

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“Let’s broaden the discussion”

by DJ Kelly July 16, 2009

After all the hoopla these past few weeks at Calgary City Council, it has been easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. And I think this is what a lot of Calgarians have been critizing their council of. To be honest I just think the shear amount of business being conducted has split everyone’s […]

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Calgary City Council saves face by embarrassing themselves: ward boundaries solved!

by DJ Kelly July 14, 2009

Watching Calgary City Council debate the ward boundaries for the 2010 election last night was one of the funniest moments I think I’ve seen in that hallowed chamber. I mean funny as in sad. Like a comedy of errors. A comedy of people so deep in trouble the only way out was to thoroughly embarrass […]

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University of Calgary cutting 200 jobs

by DJ Kelly July 14, 2009

I tweeted about this and lots of people were asking for the full text of the mail sent to all UofC staff letting them know they were going to be reducing the workforce by 200 people. I know it is not politics, arts or marketing related but I figured my blog was the best way […]

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