Who are you, anyway?
The Open Data Saskatchewan project was started in 2011 by Andrew J. Dyck. The project depends heavily on a support from a loose collection of open data enthusiasts across the province. If you’d like to get involved, please contact me. There is zero connection, officially or unofficially between this website and any government body; though I am always interested and open to hearing from those involved in government.
What is open data and why would I care?
Open data means making information available for citizens to inform and become informed about what happens in government. Open data is not a goal in and of itself though. Rather, open data the foundation upon which we can build Gov2.0 infrastructure, stimulate creative applications of government data, enable citizens and government to respond to our changing economy quickly and make efficient and effective decisions that are driven by data.
Why are you doing this?
Possibly for the first time, we have the technology to build platforms for citizens and government to communicate on a large scale. We cannot expect government to guess at what we in Saskatchewan might want out of our information infrastructure. We are an extremely resourceful group of people and we have a lot to give in terms of helping our government to serve us better.