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Open Data Day

2020-03-07 10:00:00 2020-03-07 14:00:00 America/New_York Open Data Day Central Library

Saturday, March 07
10:00am - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-03-07 10:00:00 2020-03-07 14:00:00 America/New_York Open Data Day Learn how Open Data policies help communities. Central Library

Central Library

Central - Hamilton Room

Learn how Open Data policies help communities.

Open Data Day

Open Data Day is dedicated annually to recognize the benefits of this resource in communities around the world. On March 7, learn more about how open data policies are being adopted in government, business and civil society.


10:00-10:10 - Welcome Cyrus Tehrani, Chief Digital Officer, City of Hamilton

10:10-10:40 - Overview and Live Demo of the City of Hamilton’s Open Data Portal

Lisa Moyer (Digital Communications Officer) - City of Hamilton


10:40-11:10 - Open Data in Ontario – Making It Easier for People to Get Data That Matters

Amy Bihari (Senior Data Advisor) & Cara Scarfone (Partnerships Coordinator, Data & Open Government) - Ontario Digital Service

  • Hear why open data programs are pivoting from open by default to publish with purpose
  • Learn how Ontario is refocusing on people to create better open data
  • Explore Ontario’s updated Data Catalogue and how you can help make it the best catalogue ever


11:10-11:40 - Using Open Data in a Post-Secondary Environment

Kevin Browne (Professor) – Mohawk College and McMaster B.Tech Program

  • How to use Open Data sources in the delivery of curriculum and student engagement

11:40-12:15 - Lunch and Networking

12:15-12:45 - A Decade of Open Data at the City of Mississauga

Steve Czajka (Manager, Smart City Program) – City of Mississauga

  • Learn how the City of Mississauga has transformed their business by adopting and implementing open data across the organization over the last decade.

12:45-1:15 - How Geotab's 2 Million Telematics Devices Can Help Communities Drive Their Smart Cities Initiatives 

Muhammad Gill (Data Scientist) – Geotab

  • What is Geotab doing to empower the data-driven communities   
  • How can different anonymized public datasets and how you can leverage it   
  • Use case: Identify Hazardous driving areas in Hamilton using Geotab Anonymized Datasets

1:15-1:30 - Closing Comments

Presented in partnership with The City of Hamilton.

Registration is free; light lunch provided.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Digital Literacy |

TAGS: | Open Data | Data |

Central Library

Phone: 905-546-3200
Branch manager
Amir Feridooni, Lorie Lee, Naomi Brun, Sukh Jatana, Shelley McKay, Karen Milligan, Erica Conly

Mon, May 03 Closed
Tue, May 04 1:00PM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 05 1:00PM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 06 1:00PM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 07 1:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 08 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 09 Closed

About the library

The first Hamilton Public Library building opened on September 16, 1890 by the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen on the north side of Main Street West. In 1913, a new main library opened. This building was replaced in 1980 by Central Library, at the current location on York Boulevard.

In 2010, Central Library re-opened after approximately 18 months of renovations. Central Library opened with a newly revitalized first floor, which includes a Community Living Room that takes advantage of natural light. The Ontario Library Association honoured Central in 2012 with an Architectural and Design Transformation award.

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