THE DEN10: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd

We’re at it again, folks. Another red-hot top ten list of things you need to get into. We’re looking at you, weekend, and we’ve got you in our sights and we will take you out. A few highlights: take a tour of Denton without having to leave Agua Dulce, enjoy The Princess Bride on the square or help cleanup Denton. The world is your oyster, Denton, and #WDDI is your hashtag. MAKE IT COUNT.

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DENTON OPEN DATA DAY 2017

What would a smarter Denton look like?

UNT College of Information doctoral student Abdulrahman Habib thinks about this question a lot. Imagine being able to monitor your electricity usage in real time, he suggests. What about passing by a construction site and getting a notification on your phone telling you what the construction is for? These are just a couple of the ways that Habib envisions that open data could be used to make Denton a smart city. Open data can “help us learn from real data, not anecdotal evidence” and is “a very good way to engage with the city by not shouting and criticizing,” Habib says.

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BIG IDEAS FOR DENTON

The city of Denton, as great as it may be, is a city full of challenges and obstacles to overcome. Whatever the challenge may be, a large part of what lies ahead for us as a city comes from a vision cast by our leadership - not only in government positions but those around us who are actively engaged citizens. Last night candidates for city council and citizens alike were given the opportunity to pitch their own big ideas for Denton. Read on for our top ten big ideas. 

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FIVE BBQ TIPS WE LEARNED FROM DENTON'S PIT MASTERS

We spent the better part of Saturday sipping beers from Armadillo Aleworks at Lonestar Taps and Caps and learning all the barbecue secrets we could fit into our brains with the pit masters from Bet the House. After several hours of smoking meats, asking questions about trimming fat, and munching on some of the tastiest brisket we've ever had we figured we'd share our newfound wisdom with you. Read on for 5 things that will make your smoked meats better. 

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DENTON DOES SXSW

Photographer Gregory Sells is dancing in between Texas A&M and NASA. The space agency and Texas university both have booths at the annual SXSW expo, but Gregory—rocking a vest studded with SXSW pins of the past—is too enraptured by the music of the North Texas symphony to notice where he is going. Thanks to a VR headset from the Denton CVB, Sells is enjoying a show at the Murchison even though he is 300 miles away in the jam-packed Austin Convention Center.

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