open data

Code Event: How to open a coffee shop in Halifax in 3 minutes

  • Posted on: 28 January 2015
  • By: warren


How to open a coffee shop in Halifax in 3 minutes
Code Event Halifax
Theater B, Tupper Building, Dalhousie University
January 30th, 2015, 7PM
In this talk I will demonstrate the power and value of open data by showing how an entrepreneur can choose a location to open a new coffee shop in Halifax using data-sets available on the Halifax and Canada Open Data Portals. Specifically, we will locate an available rental space for the coffee shop while keepings in mind the locations of potential competitors and customers.
Slides are available here.

Paper at MEM2010: Canopener: Recycling Old and New Data

  • Posted on: 16 April 2010
  • By: warren


MEM2010, Monday, April 26th, 2010, 11:00am-11:30am
Presented by Cosmin Basca
The advent of social markup languages and lightweight public data access methods has created an opportunity to share the social, documentary and system information locked in most servers as a mashup.  Whereas solutions already exists for creating and managing mashups from network sources, we propose here a mashup framework whose primary information sources are the applications and user files of a server.  This enables us to use server legacy data sources that are already maintained as part of basic administration to semantically link user documents and accounts using social web constructs.