Special Feature: Open Data Discussion & Case Samples

NOTE:  Session begins at 7:00pm, please arrive 15 mins early for pizza!

With the Canadian government's recent signing of an open data treaty and re-launch of their open data portal, we thought now would be a great time to explore what open data is, how it can be used, and why it's going to change the future! Please join us tonight as we host a round table discussion around how we can use open data during this new and exciting time!

We'll be showcasing five Windows Store apps developed by People & Code, Sela Canada and LunarFrog Software, using open data provided by the City of Toronto. These include:

- Toronto Public Library Locator

- Toronto Events and Festivals App

- DineSafe App

- Bixi Station Locator

- Green P Parking Lot Locator 

We'll also be discussing how the data works and challenges involved with development and implementation.  We also welcome members to share with the group how you used open data in your applications.  

In this session, we'll learn more about:

* Design elements and process

* The challenges and opportunities with apps in the public services sector

* Working with the Windows SDK

* Considerations relating to user experience

Pre-readings for the Session:

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-ca/store/app/toronto-events-and-festivals/650d7bec-48ed-4f7d-a3a7-b1e00166db01

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/toronto-events-festivals/99f589ff-3b9a-439d-a460-145796207c67

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-ca/app/toronto-public-library-locations/c0fda36f-d948-402e-825d-1ce07e2ceaf2

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-ca/app/toronto-green-p-parking/49584a52-04a9-49f6-b17e-4261b8028904

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/toronto-public-bikes/658812bb-f91e-42dc-a74f-5a79755b6efb

https://toronto.bixi.com/data/bikeStations.xml

http://www1.toronto.ca/City_Of_Toronto/Information_&_Technology/Open_Data/Data_Sets/Assets/Files/greenPParking.json

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/data/library-data.kml

Toronto Festivals and Events Open Data

Background on our Case Study Series:

The presenting team will lead the discussion by sharing their experiences. The rest of us give feedback, ask questions and share lessons. Our general rules for peer discussion still apply: no props and no pitches.

Background for new attendees:

Mobile Startups TO is a monthly, cross-town meetup to discuss applications and implications of mobile technologies and strategies. Our meetings are best suited for (but not limited to):

* Mobile business founders
* Designers and creative directors
* Marketing professionals
* Independent and professional mobile app developers
* Anyone with an interest in helping to build the mobile revolution
* $5 fee goes towards securing your spot and food/non-alcoholic drinks

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  • Mark

    It was great to hear what others were doing. The examples of just what can be done with the data for presentation was inspiring. Can't wait to see what Toronto startups will be doing with this in the next few months!

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Rosy

    Shucks I really wanted to attend but am now stuck with work - I'll see if I can make it by 7pm though. Worst case, will definitely be at the next event!

    September 4, 2013

    • Bonnie K.

      Hope to see you Rosy!

      September 4, 2013

  • Mark

    2 seats left. Almost full up. Might be a good time to remind a co-worker/classmate/friend...

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Bonnie K.

      LOL.. full house tonight :)

      1 · September 4, 2013

    • Mark

      I'm excited. This is gonna be great.

      September 4, 2013

  • George

    I'll be there

    September 4, 2013

    • Bonnie K.

      Looking forward to seeing you tonight!

      September 4, 2013

  • Murray M.

    I am double booked that night..see you next time...

    September 3, 2013

    • Bonnie K.

      Thanks for always supporting us. See you next time Murray!

      September 4, 2013

  • Aman M.

    Unfortunately I will not be able to make this session. The last one about the Green P app was great! My fingers are crossed that I can make the next one :)

    September 3, 2013

    • Bonnie K.

      We'll miss you Aman! See you next time.

      September 4, 2013

  • Lee S.

    Great that you are organizing this. I'll make every effort to be there!

    2 · August 19, 2013

  • Mark

    This will be fun. Good to see what others are doing.

    2 · August 9, 2013

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