Be A Civic Coder

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  • Be A Civic Coder

    1. 1. Be a Civic Coder Luigi Montanez http://luigimontanez.com
    2. 2. I am here to recruit you. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    3. 3. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    4. 4. “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis Question? @LuigiMontanez
    5. 5. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    6. 6. “Civic Coder” Question? @LuigiMontanez
    7. 7. “Civic Coder” ✦ Why? Question? @LuigiMontanez
    8. 8. “Civic Coder” ✦ Why? ✦ What? Question? @LuigiMontanez
    9. 9. “Civic Coder” ✦ Why? ✦ What? ✦ How? Question? @LuigiMontanez
    10. 10. Questions for me? Question? @LuigiMontanez
    11. 11. Questions for me? Tweet: @LuigiMontanez Question? @LuigiMontanez
    12. 12. Participatory Democracy Question? @LuigiMontanez
    13. 13. Civic Engagement Question? @LuigiMontanez
    14. 14. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    15. 15. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    16. 16. Question? @LuigiMontanez Credit: The Morton Grove Voice
    17. 17. Question? @LuigiMontanez Credit: madwurm on Flickr
    18. 18. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    19. 19. Kinda lame... Question? @LuigiMontanez
    20. 20. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    21. 21. “There’s an app for that.” Question? @LuigiMontanez
    22. 22. Electoral Politics Question? @LuigiMontanez
    23. 23. Electoral Politics Governance Question? @LuigiMontanez
    24. 24. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    25. 25. Coding as Civic Engagement require 'us_congress_api' congressmembers = CongressMembers.find_by_state(quot;VAquot;) congressmembers.each do |member| member.file_grievance quot;Fix the traffic on I-66!!!quot; end Question? @LuigiMontanez
    26. 26. We’ve already begun... Question? @LuigiMontanez
    27. 27. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    28. 28. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    29. 29. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    30. 30. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    31. 31. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    32. 32. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    33. 33. Question? @LuigiMontanez
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    35. 35. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    36. 36. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    37. 37. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    38. 38. Getting the Data Question? @LuigiMontanez
    39. 39. Getting the Data ✦ Sunlight Labs API Question? @LuigiMontanez
    40. 40. Getting the Data ✦ Sunlight Labs API ✦ GovTrack.us Question? @LuigiMontanez
    41. 41. Getting the Data ✦ Sunlight Labs API ✦ GovTrack.us ✦ OpenSecrets.org Question? @LuigiMontanez
    42. 42. Getting the Data ✦ Sunlight Labs API ✦ GovTrack.us ✦ OpenSecrets.org ✦ MAPLight.org Question? @LuigiMontanez
    43. 43. Getting the Data ✦ Sunlight Labs API ✦ GovTrack.us ✦ OpenSecrets.org ✦ MAPLight.org ✦ CapitolWords.org Question? @LuigiMontanez
    44. 44. Just about Congress... Question? @LuigiMontanez Credit vgm8383 on Flickr
    45. 45. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    46. 46. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    47. 47. Apps for America 2 Question? @LuigiMontanez
    48. 48. Apps for America 2 ✦ Submissions due on August 7 Question? @LuigiMontanez
    49. 49. Apps for America 2 ✦ Submissions due on August 7 ✦ Prize Money Question? @LuigiMontanez
    50. 50. Apps for America 2 ✦ Submissions due on August 7 ✦ Prize Money ✦ $10,000 for First Place Question? @LuigiMontanez
    51. 51. Apps for America 2 ✦ Submissions due on August 7 ✦ Prize Money ✦ $10,000 for First Place ✦ $5,000 for Second Place Question? @LuigiMontanez
    52. 52. Apps for America 2 ✦ Submissions due on August 7 ✦ Prize Money ✦ $10,000 for First Place ✦ $5,000 for Second Place ✦ $2,500 for Third Place Question? @LuigiMontanez
    53. 53. Apps for America 2 ✦ Submissions due on August 7 ✦ Prize Money ✦ $10,000 for First Place ✦ $5,000 for Second Place ✦ $2,500 for Third Place ✦ $2,500 Visualization Bonus Question? @LuigiMontanez
    54. 54. Apps for America 2 ✦ Submissions due on August 7 ✦ Prize Money ✦ $10,000 for First Place ✦ $5,000 for Second Place ✦ $2,500 for Third Place ✦ $2,500 Visualization Bonus Question? @LuigiMontanez
    55. 55. Build something awesome. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    56. 56. Getting Local Question? @LuigiMontanez Credit: ~BostonBill~ on Flickr
    57. 57. The States Question? @LuigiMontanez
    58. 58. The States ✦ 50 State Project Question? @LuigiMontanez
    59. 59. The States ✦ 50 State Project ✦ SunlightLabs.com wiki Question? @LuigiMontanez
    60. 60. The States ✦ 50 State Project ✦ SunlightLabs.com wiki ✦ Parse legislation websites for all 50 states (+ DC) Question? @LuigiMontanez
    61. 61. The States ✦ 50 State Project ✦ SunlightLabs.com wiki ✦ Parse legislation websites for all 50 states (+ DC) ✦ FollowTheMoney.org Question? @LuigiMontanez
    62. 62. Cities Question? @LuigiMontanez
    63. 63. Cities ✦ The more local you get, the easier it is to have a greater effect Question? @LuigiMontanez
    64. 64. Cities ✦ The more local you get, the easier it is to have a greater effect ✦ Washington, D.C. recently released an API at api.dc.gov Question? @LuigiMontanez
    65. 65. A CITY HAS AN API!!! Question? @LuigiMontanez
    66. 66. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    67. 67. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    68. 68. Question? @LuigiMontanez
    69. 69. An Aside on Side Projects Question? @LuigiMontanez
    70. 70. An Aside on Side Projects ✦ Enhance your skillset Question? @LuigiMontanez
    71. 71. An Aside on Side Projects ✦ Enhance your skillset ✦ Get your name out there Question? @LuigiMontanez
    72. 72. An Aside on Side Projects ✦ Enhance your skillset ✦ Get your name out there ✦ Low risk, high reward Question? @LuigiMontanez
    73. 73. An Aside on Side Projects ✦ Enhance your skillset ✦ Get your name out there ✦ Low risk, high reward ✦ Civic apps directly benefit everyone else Question? @LuigiMontanez
    74. 74. Moving Forward Question? @LuigiMontanez
    75. 75. Moving Forward ✦ Need Ruby wrappers for APIs Question? @LuigiMontanez
    76. 76. Moving Forward ✦ Need Ruby wrappers for APIs ✦ Submit entries to Apps for America and Apps for Democracy Question? @LuigiMontanez
    77. 77. Moving Forward ✦ Need Ruby wrappers for APIs ✦ Submit entries to Apps for America and Apps for Democracy ✦ Explore possibilities locally Question? @LuigiMontanez
    78. 78. Moving Forward ✦ Need Ruby wrappers for APIs ✦ Submit entries to Apps for America and Apps for Democracy ✦ Explore possibilities locally ✦ Connect with others... Question? @LuigiMontanez
    79. 79. Open Govt., Open Source Community Question? @LuigiMontanez
    80. 80. Open Govt., Open Source Community ✦ SunlightLabs Google Group: groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs Question? @LuigiMontanez
    81. 81. Open Govt., Open Source Community ✦ SunlightLabs Google Group: groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs ✦ github.com/sunlightlabs Question? @LuigiMontanez
    82. 82. Open Govt., Open Source Community ✦ SunlightLabs Google Group: groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs ✦ github.com/sunlightlabs ✦ #transparency on irc.freenode.net Question? @LuigiMontanez
    83. 83. Open Govt., Open Source Community ✦ SunlightLabs Google Group: groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs ✦ github.com/sunlightlabs ✦ #transparency on irc.freenode.net ✦ @sunlightlabs on Twitter Question? @LuigiMontanez
    84. 84. Thanks! luigimontanez.com sunlightlabs.com Question? @LuigiMontanez

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