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City improves online access to more than 40 services

Visit “I want to” at guelph.ca to access City’s most popular online services Guelph, Ont., Thursday, December 15, 2016 – Today, the City of Guelph introduced a new way to access its most popular digital services and released two new online tools. In January, 2016, the City asked Guelph citizens what online services would make their lives or businesses better. Of the 44 ideas that citizens contributed, the following were selected based on feasibility, departmental readiness and cost. I want to: A central hub to find more than 40 of the City’s most popular online services. The services listed will change each season based on what’s new and used the most. “I want to” is available on the homepage of guelph.ca. Waste reminder: This tool sends… Continue reading City improves online access to more than 40 services

Alert Labs and Milieu selected by Guelph’s Civic Accelerator

The City of Guelph’s new Civic Accelerator, which turns the City into a research, development and commercialization lab for civic technology, has selected winners for the Planning Notifications and Water Data challenges issued on June 20. Continue reading Alert Labs and Milieu selected by Guelph’s Civic Accelerator

City’s new portal makes accessing data sets easier

Guelph, Ont., March 4, 2016 – The City of Guelph is celebrating Open Data Day 2016 by launching Guelph’s new online open data portal with 32 data sets covering areas such as transportation, solid waste and parks. The portal is an interactive public data management system. Residents can view the raw data sets through built-in maps to easily understand the information. By releasing its data through the portal, the City is able to increase transparency while encouraging the public to share and reuse the information helping to drive the creation of services that deliver value for citizens. In 2014 and 2015 the City’s Hackaton participants used open data sets to develop applications such as the waste sorting app which is available on open.guelph.ca. “The open… Continue reading City’s new portal makes accessing data sets easier

City and University of Guelph partner to build civic solutions lab

Innovative Guelph Lab to open doors, possibilities and government Guelph, On, April 3, 2014 – Today the City and University of Guelph signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish and lead a civic lab—an innovative and collaborative approach to community problem solving. Civic labs are designed with slightly different structures, but all bring together thinkers and doers from many sectors with a focused goal of finding practical solutions to specific community wide challenges. Aptly named, these labs offer participants the opportunity to experiment and test new ideas and models of thinking; conduct research and outreach; and measure success. The MOU will allow the City and University to research and develop a creative space to explore new ways of thinking and address complex problem solving… Continue reading City and University of Guelph partner to build civic solutions lab

Open Guelph hackathon results

This media release was issued by the University of Guelph’s School of Computer Science. This weekend approximately 30 people – students, staff, and faculty of the University of Guelph, and members from the Guelph community – gathered in the Science Complex Atrium to take part in the first Open Data Day Hackathon. Sponsored by the City of Guelph, the University of Guelph, and the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, teams of coders and non-coders came together with a goal of developing tools that used, processed, analyzed, or helped further expand the City’s open data warehouse. Beginning on Saturday morning, participants worked for 24 hours to develop new tools, mobile apps, and games. Teams then presented their work to a panel of judges: Brydon Gilliss… Continue reading Open Guelph hackathon results

City and University co-host first hackathon

Event offers experiential learning opportunity for students, recognition of local tech talent, innovative online tools for residents Guelph, Ontario, February 13, 2014 – For the first time ever, the City and University of Guelph are co-hosting a community hackathon in celebration of the internationally-recognized Open Data Day on February 22. The hackathon is designed for students, local application developers and interested community members to use City data to create innovative mobile and web-based applications and tools for Guelph residents. Making civic information more readily available and relevant to Guelph residents, in transparent and accountable ways is one of four focus areas the City is pursuing as part of its open government efforts. What: Open Guelph Hackathon Who: The panel of judges includes Brydon Gilliss, Threefortynine; Mayor Karen… Continue reading City and University co-host first hackathon