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ODWE celebrates Open Data Day

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Thank you everyone who came out and joined Open Data Windsor Essex celebration of International Open Data Day 2014. ¬†The theme of our event was ‘Get Your Data on the Map.’

After I gave a brief welcome and Introduction to Open Data, Philip Aylesworth gave a great presentation on the power and potential of using Google Fusion tables to produce both maps and data cards.

Doug Sartori and Jason Pomerleau then spoke to the group about some of the challenges that they faced using Open Data in a commercial app that they are currently building.

After my Introduction to Web Mapping, Randy Topliffe gave an impromptu taster of a future Tech Talk on making Data Beautiful using ReThinkDB, Pandas, and iPython Notebook.

Thank you everyone who spent the day with us and a special thank you goes out to the City of Windsor for making their Open Data Catalogue available to everyone.

Hackforge Summer Games

Ever wanted to create your own game?

Take the opportunity to learn more about game development, and mix it with a bit of friendly competition!


This two-week event will be comprised of teams going head to head to create games on various platforms, from vintage computers to modern mobile devices.


Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, with awards being made in a variety of categories.


Event Kickoff: Saturday August 17th @ 9:00 am

Morning Agenda

Learn more about the competition and meet prospective teammates.

Initial orientation and Presentations

9:00 – Kickoff

9:30 – Randy McCall on “The MDA theory of game design”

10:30 – Anthony Garrafa on the game loop

11:30 – Doug Sartori on “AI for zero-sum games”

12:30 – Jeff Szusz live demo of a JavaScript game engine


Afternoon Developer Workshop

Learn more about specific technologies and techniques being used to develop games.

Members of the Hackforge’s volunteer developer community will be available to provide guidance to participating teams.


All are welcome!

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