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
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
Mobile Startup Toronto brings the LeanCoffeeTO format of group therapy and peer discussion to mobile entrepreneurs and developers in the Greater Toronto Area. We discuss both the development and business side of creating/operating a mobile start-up, talk about the growing pains in getting to market and dissect what peers within this space are doing right and wrong. The idea is to share tricks and tips we've learned, and be open to feedback. We generally meet once a month.
Even if you're not currently in a mobile start-up - come out anyways and see what you can learn to become one. Ask questions, give your perspective and be ready to participate. We take all kinds!