"There is no sense in being greedy over something that exists in digital space, with the potential to help or expand society." -- Joseph Plessis, City of Fernie
From the opening
moments of CODS18 it was evident. Open Data is growing up. Its early days of naïve
optimism and promise replaced by a critical adolescent who questions
The theme of IODC18, the 5th International Open Data Conference, was “The Future is Open”. There was some discussion about the future, but as at most conferences, the bulk of the plenary and concurrent sessions reported out on what has been done: primarily steps governments and other organizations have taken to make data open.
"It's the nature of government to be somewhat opaque in order to hold power. Open Government movements are up against a deeply ingrained political culture of secrecy." -- Gregg Currie, Selkirk College Librarian
On November 29th and 30th we'll be in Invermere at the Copper Point Resort to discus storage and access to Columbia Basin water data for decision-making.