Saturday, December 31, 2016

Open Data Systems January12, 2017

a presentation by Jonathan Brown - How open data is now being used by governments, some successful examples, and visions for the future.
Here is a link, further explaining the concept of Open Data Systems, and why we should care.

Jonathan provided links to resources and examples:
Open data and content can be freely used, modified and shared by anyone for any purpose.”
Ontario’s Open Data Catalogue: An online tool used to disseminate data in accordance with this directive can be viewed at
Some Examples of Open Data:
City of Toronto:
Community-Based Challenge:
Algorithms and Weapons of Math Destruction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (open challenge to Mark Zuckerberg)
Jonathan Brown


Friday, December 16, 2016

December 2016 - Solar Electric Powered and Geothermal Heated, Victory Garden Geenhouse

Bob Bell and Joan Kerr, on the successes and failures of this pioneering project in creating an inexpensive, year-round, fresh food source for a variety of climates.