Bringing Cities, Libraries and Citizens Together through Open Data Hackathons

Monday, June 29, 2015 -
8:30am to 10:00am

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Speaker: Alex Carruthers, Digital Public Spaces Librarian, Edmonton Public Library

City-library partnerships promoting open data can support the shared goals of promoting civic engagement and open access to information. Edmonton Public Library will discuss how co-hosting a hackathon for International Open Data Day with the City of Edmonton supported the city’s Open City initiative, encouraged citizen app development, and strengthened the library's efforts to be a provider of open data, teacher of data literacy and a home for civic hacking.

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Thanks to everyone who attended this session! You can now check out my slides on slideshare.

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