Guest Blog Post #2 – Richard Pietro

The Webmaster’s Tale by: Richard Pietro   This will not be your typical blog post on Open Government & Open Data. Instead, I would like to talk about something we, as Open Government & Open Data practitioners, rarely discuss …and that is the Marketing of Open Government & Open Data to a larger audience.   […]

Open Data’s Entrepreneurial Potential

TruHome’s Elisse and Roberto Moreno sat down with the City of Edmonton’s Open City and Innovation team to review how open data can be translated to the business community and economic development opportunities. TruHome is an Edmonton-based tech company which is innovating the real estate industry by creating a platform that is able to match […]

Edmonton shows global leadership in open government

Edmonton aspires to fulfill its leadership role as a preeminent global city: innovative, inclusive and engaged. Edmonton is the first organization in Canada and the United States to adopt the International Open Data Charter, a global action network that aims to provide governments with a common foundation to realize the full potential of the open […]

Guest Blog Post #1 – Matthew Dance

We are honoured to have Matthew Dance author the first guest blog post on our Open Data Portal. If you don’t know Matt, you will get an idea of what he is about from his LinkedIn profile summary: “I am passionate about making the world a better place through the application of technology to social […]

Engagement is key

The success of any open data program should be heavily dependent on public engagement. Launching and periodically updating an open data portal is just not enough…not anymore. We have seen the appetite for open data grow tremendously in the past year and it is for this reason we see a need to change. The time […]

Welcome to the ODP!

Well here we are, you found us. Well done. We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Open Data Portal today. We’ve been doing things the same way for a few years now and it has worked quite well but it was time for us to amp up the user experience. We hope you’ve […]