Sunlight Foundation Web 2 Expo Presentation

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  • Director of Sunlight Labs We’re the open source technology group of the Sunlight Foundation The Sunlight Foundation focuses on using the Internet to make Congress and the Executive branch of Government more transparent and accountable.
  • Sunlight Foundation Web 2 Expo Presentation

    1. 1. Hello I’m Clay Johnson I direct Sunlight Labs
    2. 2. <ul><li>The Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>The Problems </li></ul><ul><li>How you Can Help </li></ul>
    3. 3. “ transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
    4. 4. “ it's time for open government, transparency , and it's a time for results .”
    5. 5. “ The Internet is an incredible vehicle for transparency , honest leadership and open government.”
    6. 6. “ Ethics and transparency are not election year buzz words; they are the obligations of democracy and the duties of honorable public service”
    7. 7. Keep the Majority
    8. 8. Take Back the Majority
    9. 9. Holy Crap! HOORAY!
    10. 10. 1. Transparency Makes Healthier Government
    11. 11. http://wubbahed.com /
    12. 15. 2. Transparency Opens Markets
    13. 19. 3. Transparency Saves Lives
    14. 21. Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Dysfunctional Clothing Due to Strangulation Hazard
    15. 22. The Problem
    16. 23. The amount field is in COBOL format and may contain a special character (see table below) if the amount is negative. To convert these to standard negative integers you will need to replace the right most character with its associated integer and then multiple the number by negative 1. For example, if the amount it 20] replace the ] with 0 and to get 200. Then multiple by negative 1. The correct amount is –200. From FEC.gov:
    17. 24. We Open By Using
    18. 25. community of 466 (so far)
    19. 26. We Need Your Help
    20. 27. Coding > Consensus
    21. 28. We don’t have much time.
    22. 29. Issue Movement
    23. 30. 1. Be an Organizer
    24. 31. 1. Make Sure People Know Each Other’s Names.
    25. 32. 2. Move them into the Physical Space
    26. 33. 3. Make Specific Requests, but check your ego.
    27. 34. Convene a Hackathon in Your Area photo: grrrr.org
    28. 35. 2. Parse A State
    29. 36. More Local = More Listening
    30. 37. More Local = Less Technology
    31. 38. 3. Redesign an Agency
    32. 41. 4. Visualize Data
    33. 42. Visualizations Tell Stories
    34. 43. 5. +1 Our Community
    35. 44. join [email_address]
    36. 45. wiki wiki.sunlightlabs.com
    37. 46. Steal This Presentation sunlightlabs.com/ignitepresentation
    38. 47. Thank You! twitter : cjoh SunlightLabs.com/ignitepresentation

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