Open Data

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
Memorial University, Bruneau Centre, Room IIC2001

Open Data is the idea that certain information should be freely available to everyone. In March 2014, Newfoundland and Labrador premier Tom Marshall announced the Open Government Initiative, an Open Data initiative focused on Open Information, Open Data, Dialogue and Collaboration.

Join Code NL in a discussion on the Open Data movement in Newfoundland and Labrador, and how Open Data can benefit businesses, governments, and educators.


David Chesney: With over 20 years experience in the Information Technology industry, David has extensive experience providing thought leadership and innovative solutions to a variety of clients in the public and private sectors. In recent years, David has been advocating the value of open data as an enabler to a diversified economy. He believes that with Government Support, Strategic Partnerships and Education, Newfoundland & Labrador can position itself to be a leader in Open Data innovation.

Dave Lane: Dave wears several hats: he is Development Partner at the marketing firm Dc Design House, managing a team web developers, designers, and social media experts; he is a Councillor-at-Large for the City of St. John's, chairing and sitting on several committees; he is a musician, singing with the Quintessential and Innismara Vocal Ensembles; and he is a fiancée, washing dishes and driving his better half to and from work.

Victoria Woodworth-Lynas: Victoria is the Director of Access to Information and Protection of Privacy with the Office of Public Engagement, and is directly involved in the Open Data and Open Information pillars of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Open Government Initiative.


Dr. Dennis Peters: Dennis is the head of Memorial University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is cross appointed to the Department of Computer Science. He holds a Ph.D in Electrical & Computer Engineering from McMaster University.

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