Sitting on the first Citizen Media Rendez-Vous (more about that in The Hour) panel of the day was Jean-Noe Landry of Montreal Ouvert, who made a strong case for why Montreal should release Open Data to the citizens of this fine city, ultimately giving them greater access to all kinds of civic data sets, enabling them to engage more directly and responsibly in its operations.
Montréal’s 2nd Citizen Media Rendez-Vous
Montréal’s 2nd Citizen Media Rendez-Vous, which was held yesterday, Monday, August 23, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. (http://citizen-media.ca).
Bringing together bloggers, engaged filmmakers, citizen journalists, media experts, independent media practitioners the event featured a morning invite-only mash up networking session, and two panel discussions during which attendants learned about how citizen media is being practised around the world to better inform and mobilize the public.