Gone But Not Forgotten

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy birthday or is it anniversary?

by the DATA eh? team
November 2, 2011 is the second year anniversary for toronto.ca/open.

We're saying anniversary since it's not exactly the birthday. The original spark for opening data actually dates back to November, 2008 at the Web 2.0 Summit.

We have some legacy videos on the Web 2.0 Summit at the YouTube channel

The first day had key note speaker Mark Surmin (of Mozilla fame). Mark told us (at the City) we should "think like the web" and pitched Open Data as a way to get there.

Web Think ... Top of Mind

We've not forgotten Mark's pitch and, with 61 data sets and counting, we're clearly moving in the "think like the web" direction.

We'd like to hear your take on what "thinking like the web means" by the way: Big picture, small picture - how that metaphor can help make for Open Government.

Meantime, Happy Anniversary toronto.ca/open and may you (we) see many many more years of open.

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