Category Archives: Politics

Open Government starts to expose what’s in the shadows

by DJ Kelly July 27, 2009

Ald. Ceci and Ald. Pincott’s notice of motion regarding open data becoming the standard at the City of Calgary passed this morning with only a couple amendments. One amendment was regarding cost of making the data available and another was asking for the City’s legal departments input. Both very good amendments in my opinion. The […]

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Brian Pincott on Open Data at Calgary City Hall

by DJ Kelly July 23, 2009

Brian Pincott on Open Data at Calgary City Hall Hat tip to Grant Neufeld for filming and editing this video of Calgary City alderman Brian Pincott discussing why he sees a need for open data protocols and expectations from the City of Calgary. I agree with him entirely except for his last point about data […]

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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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