Open Data

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These are the slides that were used for the my first public speaking event on the topic of Open Data at Ignite London.

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Open Data

  1. 1. Aaron McGowan<br />Email: me@amcgowan.ca Twitter:@amcgowanca<br />Website: www.amcgowan.ca<br />
  2. 2. Open Data<br />
  3. 3. What<br />Practice, Philosophy<br />Accessible, and free of control mechanisms<br />Machine Readable Format – XML, CSV<br />
  4. 4. Not NEW<br />The term is, practice is not.<br />In 1985 – Bill James’ studied baseball statistics which transformed the way baseball is played today.<br />What<br />
  5. 5. $6.2B Industry<br />
  6. 6. Why<br />Transparency & Accountability<br />Education<br />
  7. 7. Transparency & Accountability<br />
  8. 8. Transparency & Accountability<br />
  9. 9. 3.2 billion<br />(remember this number)<br />
  10. 10. ICAN $248M<br />ChosonKallah $120M<br />United Way $96.1M<br />
  11. 11. 3.2 billionLost Revenue of Canadian Federal GovernmentApprox 0.4% of Federal Budget Writ Large<br />
  12. 12. Why - Education<br />Two major post-secondary institutions:<br />Fanshawe College<br />University of Western Ontario<br />Projects are considered “throw away”<br />Rendered useless<br />
  13. 13. Why - Education<br />
  14. 14. Why - Education<br />
  15. 15. Why - Education<br />
  16. 16. NextStop<br />Problem:<br />LTC’s website is not mobile friendly<br />Mobile devices not capable<br />Not knowing where LTC vehicles were and are<br />Solved with creation of NextStop<br />Now empowering citizens<br />
  17. 17. www.opendatalondon.ca<br />
  18. 18. www.opendatalondon.ca<br />
  19. 19. www.opendatalondon.ca<br />
  20. 20. Thank You<br />

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