Richard Pietro is an average citizen who has undertaken to do something very much above average. On July 2nd, 2014 he started a cross-Canada motorcycle tour with the objective of bringing attention to, and encouraging citizen engagement in, the Open Government & Open Data movements.
His tour took him from Toronto, ON, east to Charlottetown, PEI, west to Victoria, BC, and back to the Nation’s Capital. There were between 20 and 30 official stops in between where formal events were scheduled, and hundreds of conversations at unofficial stops where Richard engaged people in on Open Government, Open Data and Civic Engagement conversations. Ottawa was the last stop.
Ottawa’s event was held at Ottawa City Hall on September 16, 2014. The entire event was recorded and webcast.
Maryantonett Flumian, Institute on Governance
Manjit Basi, Citizens Academy
Peggy Taillon, Canadian Council on Social Development
Jamie C. Newman, Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia
Louisa Taylor, Writer, Editor, DataFest, WOW
Robert Giggey, City of Ottawa
Ali Al-Munayer, Android Developer / Founder of 3lywa Solutions
Joshua McDougall, Bitcoinsultants
Sponsors: Institute on Governance, OpenText Corporation.
Convenor: Jacques Mailloux.
International Open Data Day: February 22.
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