Transparency Data Tropo Application Slides

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  • Transparency Data Tropo Application Slides

    1. 1. Transparency Data Text App Mark Silverberg (@Skram, mark@marksilver.net) http://tinyurl.com/tdata-app
    2. 2. Data Sunlight Foundation runs TransparencyData which compiles data from two extensive sources
    3. 3. Communication Options N/A; voice transcription doesn’t work well with VOICE TEXT Transparency Data App With this platform, there are so many ways to get and share the data you need
    4. 4. Communication Options Method Access +1 (240) 242-7944 transparencydata transparencydata tdata@tropo.im @tropotdata possible with Tropo!
    5. 5. How To Search First, how to get help: Send → help narrow • URL to blog post about applications • Additional • Information about author (optional)search criteria and data sources to narrow down results Information Provided (results are only printed • Minimal query parameters to the screen if there are less than 9) • How to get more help (narrow)
    6. 6. How To Search Minimal (required) query: [2 letter state code] [contributor name] Examples: tx john smith dc microsoft
    7. 7. How To Search • Problem: Searching merely by state and name can result in a lot of matches • Solution: Additional Search Criteria • The application anticipates the use and delimiters of these, so order does not matter • However, the 2 letter state code must always
    8. 8. Additional Search Criteria Criteria Value Syntax Examples Minimum Integer >500 >[amount] Amount (≥) amount >1000 Contributor’s One-word /dell /[name] Employer name /princeton Recipient’s 2-letter state +tx +[state] State code +ca Political 4-digit year [year] 2006 Cycle | means “or” [yr]|yr]|[yr] 2006|2008|2009
    9. 9. Another Search Criteria Search by political seat. • Federal seats: president senate house • State seats: governor lower upper • Combinations: federal state
    10. 10. Example Queries tx smith +tx >400 dc microsoft state 2007|2008 tx dell /dell state 2008 #99 Too many matches (i.e. 99) still? Include #99 to get all those matches. Not
    11. 11. ca steve jobs
    12. 12. Ideas? Requests? Questions? @Skram http://marksilver.net mark@marksilver.net SkramX on Freenode IRC http://tinyurl.com/tdata-app

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