Legislative data can set you free!    Karen Suhaka, LegiNation Inc.        NTen Ignite, April 2012
Hi.
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Legislators              65,570 Federal Lobbyists        28,000 State Level Lobbyists   163,925 Advocacy groups          2...
Social Media   Occupy Movement       Arab Spring     Susan G KomenRush Limbaugh advertisers
Sopa / Pipa
Engage!
Free Query
billsheet
Widgets (share publicly)
Stakeholder Page (share privately or publicly)
Bulk Access to the database / downloadsXML schema: Simplified Legislative Information Modelhttp://legix.info/legix/resourc...
API?       - Protocol (Rest, SOAP, JSON)       - Data sets       - Functions / Queries       - License
– Need suggestions– Need clever data users– Need customers– Need champions– Spread the word!
Karen@LegiNation.com@BillTrack50www.facebook.com/LegiNationwww.BillTrack50.com
Ignite NTC - LegiNation
Ignite NTC - LegiNation
Ignite NTC - LegiNation
Ignite NTC - LegiNation
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  • Thank you, and thank you to nten for setting up this ignite.
  • The first thing I want to say is hi. My background is math and data analysis. But I’m very interested in a few different social issues. Equality in all it’s forms, of course, and literacy. I also think the rise of the world wide web and more recently social media offers a lot of hope for improving the level of general participation in our government. There are lots of smart people out there, who have good ideas for solving our problems. If we can effectively tap into the wide and deep and varied talents of all of us, we’ll surely be better off. So I decided to tackle open government. But until recently everything I knew about our political process I pretty much learned from this guy.
  • Maybe that’s true for you too. Or maybe you know a lot about it. It turns out, I’ve come to learn, the whole thing is very complicated, one might even say arcane. In fact a great organization called the Sunlight Foundation held a contest last year, taking the most recent handbook published by congress describing the legislative process (weighing in at 174 pages). Sunlight challenged people to create a graphical representation of that document, of how a bill becomes a law.
  • Ignite NTC - LegiNation

    1. Legislative data can set you free! Karen Suhaka, LegiNation Inc. NTen Ignite, April 2012
    2. Hi.
    3. http://www.mikewirthart.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/howlawsmadeWIRTH2.jpg
    4. Legislators 65,570 Federal Lobbyists 28,000 State Level Lobbyists 163,925 Advocacy groups 22,000 PACs 4,618…so what happened to we the people?
    5. Social Media Occupy Movement Arab Spring Susan G KomenRush Limbaugh advertisers
    6. Sopa / Pipa
    7. Engage!
    8. Free Query
    9. billsheet
    10. Widgets (share publicly)
    11. Stakeholder Page (share privately or publicly)
    12. Bulk Access to the database / downloadsXML schema: Simplified Legislative Information Modelhttp://legix.info/legix/resources/Understanding%20SLIM.pdf
    13. API? - Protocol (Rest, SOAP, JSON) - Data sets - Functions / Queries - License
    14. – Need suggestions– Need clever data users– Need customers– Need champions– Spread the word!
    15. Karen@LegiNation.com@BillTrack50www.facebook.com/LegiNationwww.BillTrack50.com

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