Jonathan Brun is co-founder of Nimonik, an online tool to track environmental, health, and safety laws and to perform audits and verifications on mobile devices. Jonathan co-founded Montréal Ouvert, a citizen’s action group that successfully lobbied the city of Montreal for an open data policy and portal.
Jonathan has presented about open data and open government at numerous conferences including Open Government Data Camp 2010 and 2011, TEDx, Pecha Kucha, as well as at the Québec National Assembly. Jonathan is passionate about open data and believes it supports an efficient and open government.
Jonathan will discuss the power of open data to change government, improve public services and bring about a renewed Canadian democracy for the 21st century. He will address the responsibility of software developers to participate in this once in a generation change and outline ways for talented developers to help their community and country.