Tag Archives: databases

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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“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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Where database technology is taking us

by DJ Kelly April 21, 2009

I have extolled the virtues of databases for years. (I’m certainly no pioneer in this field so I’m not looking for any kind of pat on the back or anything.) I love how they can take extremely complex data and distill it down into actually usable chunks. After all, what good is information if you […]

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Babies should not be murdered by poorly maintained databases!

by DJ Kelly May 2, 2008

Also available on the Calgary Herald’s Q. Databases are important. As a marketer I often preach this to my clients. As a matter of fact, a couple years back I told one that I was working for that if the building caught on fire there was only one thing they had to rescue: their computer […]

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