[open-data-day] Open Data Day - Mozilla Webmaker (Victoria)

Emma Irwin emma.irwin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 21:26:28 GMT 2012

Thanks David, Herb did respond to me - just waiting on a venue.
Thanks for the suggestions, I have already posted to our BC Webmaker group
looking for ideas as well (how to use our Mozilla Webmaker tools w/ Open
Data AND make it intuitive enough for children/youth).  I'm pretty excited
actually, and will spend some time over the holidays looking at all of this
:)  thanks

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:17 PM, David Eaves <david at eaves.ca> wrote:

> Hi Emma,
> I know that Herb had been talking about organizing an event in Victoria
> (although notice nothing posted to the wiki so far) so I might consider
> reaching out to him (I've cced him on this email but know he also
> subscribes to this list.
> In terms of data available in the capital region of BC, Canada there are
> links that might be helpful.
> The BC government <http://opendata.gov.bc.ca/> has a robust open data
> portal.
> Saanich <http://www.saanich.ca/data/> has a very small Open Data Portal
> And the Federal Government<http://www.data.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=F9B7A1E3-1> has
> its open data portal
> One thing I'm working on is getting budget data from some the local
> government (basically just copying and pasting it out of various PDF
> documents) and then thinking about visualizing it using openspending.org.
> It is a super simple but very cool tool.
> That is the other thing, scrapping interesting data can be a great way to
> get something that might be of interest…
> Is this helpful?
> Dave
> On 2012-12-18, at 9:57 AM, Emma Irwin wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm interested in running an event here in Victoria for Open Data Day as a
> part of the work I do as a Mozilla Rep, promoting web literacy.  The
> hackjams we've organized so far, involve Mozilla Webmaker tools:
> https://www.webmaker.org/en-US/     ,  and I wonder what the best way to
> participate is either a) using these tools, or b) supplementing by building
> something new?
> Can you tell me more about what Open Data is available in the capital
> region  (hopefully something kids can get into)
>  Is there room for us? Are there any other events in Victoria?
> Thanks,
> -Emma
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> https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/webmaker-canada-bc
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