As the summer draws to a close, the open data and open government communities are preparing for a very exciting fall season full of events and launches. Open North is excited to participate in upcoming events like Hacking Corruption and Canada’s Democracy Week.
Here are this week’s must-reads:
- The Sunlight Foundation is bringing in the school year with Sunlight Academy. The online curriculum includes training modules on topics to suit all interests, ranging from unlocking data, to tracking lobbying, to data analysis.
- Open Data Impacts’s Tim Davies wrote an interesting piece about how to build a successful online open data portal. One of the tips: “Just putting data online is not enough to get it used. Outreach, community building and engagement is required.”
- Jonathan Brun, one of Open North’s directors, will be speaking at Laurentian University on September 19th as part of a Democracy Week panel discussion entitled “La culture démocratique du Canada : des idées à diffuser.” For more information on all Democracy Week events visit their website.
- Quebec Ouvert is hosting another mini-hackathon on September 15th, in preparation for their big Hacking Corruption weekend in November.