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#DevTO 23 - Near Future Trends in Tech and Building an Open Data ecosystem for

Where the puck is going: Near future trends in tech and UX
Lanny Geffen - Creative Director at Digiflare

In 15 mins I'd like to look at new hardware and ux possibilities to expect in the next decade and how that may also affect devs and it entrepreneurs.

Lanny Geffen has close to 14 years experience as a creative thinker and problem solver in the field of interactive design.
A large agency veteran, Lanny has spent his career working with many of the world’s most distinguished brands, successfully producing award-winning work across all interactive platforms.

Building an Open Data ecosystem for all to access, not just elites
Joey Coleman - Freelance Journalist

How do we build open data so it is accessible to all citizens and not just those with specialized skills such as information management or coding? In Hamilton, municipal open data is being implemented because of advocacy among neighbourhood associations and community groups, not solely from the developer community, with the goal of ensuring all citizens can use open data. It's a unique partnership - what does it mean for open data, open government, and civic engagement? Join this discussion as we explore the question.

Joey Coleman is Canada's first crowdfunded journalist. Based in Hamilton, Joey covers all municipal government and board meetings, responds to reader inquiries at all hours, and livestreams from breaking news events. Prior to breaking out on his own, Joey worked for Maclean's and The Globe and Mail. A nerd at heart, Joey is a leader in Hamilton's Open Data movement believing that journalism is not gatekeeping, but gate-opening.

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  • Caroline M.

    Definitely ranked as one of the best DevTOs so far. Both Joey and Lanny had good presentations with solid content, and were engaging with the crowd. Love the high calibre talks - keep it up!

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Dan S.

    Great event, thanks!!

    April 30, 2013

  • Adil S.

    Did the lean startup machine, I am totally dead today! Very disappointed that I will miss it. Its sounds awesome!

    April 29, 2013

  • Stephen

    Doh I'm double booked... maybe next time

    April 29, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    I really wish I could attend, but I have a very nasty cold.

    April 29, 2013

  • Johnny C.

    Got swamped. Next month!

    April 28, 2013

  • David H.

    Last minute family commitment came up, have a great evening!

    April 26, 2013

  • Serge B.

    Unfortunately i have to skype with SF, sad i will miss such an interesting topic. RSVP no :(

    April 26, 2013

  • Murray M.

    I respect open data...

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Rick

    Out of town, but wish I could go...

    March 31, 2013

  • Shanta R. N.

    Wouldn't miss Joey Coleman! Will be there as soon as I can after my exam.

    March 31, 2013

  • Caroline M.

    Wouldn't miss it. Will be a good one!

    1 · March 31, 2013

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