Goldfish and Microsoft host Vancouver Open Data Shindig

Posted by Warren Frey

Bloggers, open source aficionados and virtual map makers descended upon Goldfish, Yaletown's upscale seafood restaurant last night to attend the Open Data Vancouver Shindig, a showcase for the best open source apps currently drawing on Vancouver's Open Data Catalogue.

Amongst the apps shown were Vanguide, OData, May Way, Free Finder and the Vancouver Parking app. Nitobi also showed a video (disclosure, I shot the video for my main gig, Freyburg Media) to highlight Vanguide and their hard work bringing Open Data to the masses, at least in Vancouver.

Company:
Microsoft Canada
Website:
http://www.microsoft.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. We run our business in much the same way, and believe our seven core business units offer the greatest potential to serve our customers in the coming decade. more

Company:
Nitobi
Website:
http://www.nitobi.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Since 1997, Nitobi (formerly eBusiness Applications) has been providing Enterprise Solutions and web-based software components. With a focus on end-user experience, we're committed to changing the way Rich Internet Applications are built. By empowering developers and end-users with revolutionary user-interface components and technologies, better applications will be built that help users do more with less effort.... more


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Warren Frey

Warren Frey

Warren Frey is a writer, editor, blogger and podcaster based out of Vancouver, BC. After working for six years in the Canadian broadcasting industry, he switched to print and has since covered varied assignments from plumbing conferences to star-studded film galas. But he’s never lost his love for the internet and interactive media, from his teens when he dived into the WELL on his “Woz”... more




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