Open Data Society of BC
In May 2012 the Open Data Society of BC was formed as a grassroots organization to support the open data community in British Columbia. We are incorporated as a non-profit, member-driven organization with a mandate to promote and support open data initiatives.
What is the purpose of the Society?
There are four main purposes for the Society:
promote open data in British Columbia by providing timely, valuable information using various means including the Internet and social media, and by organizing and participating in open data events;
support the British Columbia open data community by facilitating online discussions and in person social gatherings between members and liaising with external stakeholders in a way that promotes and understanding of, and access to, open data
create opportunities for using open data by fostering a community that helps members to connect with other open data users and creates resources that might help interested parties make use of open data; and
validate, develop and inform members and external stakeholders of common practices and standards around open data.
Meet the Board
Open Data BC Society Board Members are focused on making British Columbia even better through Open Data. We work on this project because we want to. Not because we have to, not because we're paid to.
Gillian Vrooman - President
Mike Sinclair - VP & Treasurer
Sue Bigelow - Secretary
Dmitry Shkolnik - Director
Drew Ogryzek - Director
Find out how to become a member of the Open Data Society of BC.