Join us Mar 30th for an Open Data panel!

Talking data over dinner?
Last month the City gave out $50,000 in prizes for apps (web sites and smartphone applications) built using Information it provided to it’s residents. This information is known as Open Data – what you might recognize as a spreadsheet of numbers and labels. This information has been available for almost a year in our city. If you’ve just hearing about this now – don’t worry, we have a few awesome girl geeks to share all the details and get you in on the fun.

Also WTF is Open Data?

Data that is…
1. licensed so that citizens can do what they want with it
2. machine readable (no-fancy formatting)
3. publicly available (so not private information like the location of my house and my cellphone number)

Are there Girl Geeks behind Open Data in Ottawa? You bet there are!

Ottawa’s Open Data Champion: Councillor Marianne Wilkinson
Our own app creator: Emily Daniels
The talented Open Data Scholar and Advocate: Tracey Lauriault

We’d also like to give a huge thanks to Mary Beth Baker for introducing us to this amazing panel. Mary Beth makes up 1/3 of the driving force behind Open Data Ottawa and without her, this event would not be made possible.

If you’re curious about Open Data in your city, you can visit:
The city posts all Open Data here
Ottawa’s Open Data community
The City’s $50,000 contest, get a load of the 91 apps!

Come out and meet the Girl Geeks behind Open Data!

When: Wednesday, March 30 at 6 p.m.
Where: Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, upstairs (get directions)

Register now! Please visit our event registration page.

Our Event Sponsors

Logistics and door prizes for our March GGD Ottawa event  is made possible by the generous contribution of our sponsors – a big thank you to the following organizations.




  1. Claudia Petrilli Says:

    ooOOOoo nice!

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  3. Veronica Says:

    Thanks Claudia for the great door prize. Not sure if you take pictures during your lessons, but if you have any of past winners maybe you can send them our way.

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