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Be a Civic Coder
       Luigi Montanez
  http://luigimontanez.com
I am here to
              recruit you.

Question? @LuigiMontanez
Question? @LuigiMontanez
“Sunlight is said to be
        the best
   of disinfectants.”
     U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis



Question?...
Question? @LuigiMontanez
“Civic Coder”




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“Civic Coder”
   ✦   Why?




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“Civic Coder”
   ✦   Why?


   ✦   What?




Question? @LuigiMontanez
“Civic Coder”
   ✦   Why?


   ✦   What?


   ✦   How?


Question? @LuigiMontanez
Questions for me?




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Questions for me?

         Tweet: @LuigiMontanez




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Participatory
                 Democracy


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Civic
                 Engagement


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Question? @LuigiMontanez   Credit: The Morton Grove Voice
Question? @LuigiMontanez   Credit: madwurm on Flickr
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Kinda lame...


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Question? @LuigiMontanez
“There’s an app
                for that.”


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Electoral Politics




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Electoral Politics


                  Governance

Question? @LuigiMontanez
Question? @LuigiMontanez
Coding as Civic
           Engagement
require 'us_congress_api'

congressmembers = CongressMembers.find_by_state(quot;VAquo...
We’ve already begun...


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Getting the Data




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Getting the Data
   ✦   Sunlight Labs API




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Getting the Data
   ✦   Sunlight Labs API
   ✦   GovTrack.us




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Getting the Data
   ✦   Sunlight Labs API
   ✦   GovTrack.us
   ✦   OpenSecrets.org




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Getting the Data
   ✦   Sunlight Labs API
   ✦   GovTrack.us
   ✦   OpenSecrets.org
   ✦   MAPLight.org



Question? @Luig...
Getting the Data
   ✦   Sunlight Labs API
   ✦   GovTrack.us
   ✦   OpenSecrets.org
   ✦   MAPLight.org
   ✦   CapitolWord...
Just about Congress...




Question? @LuigiMontanez
                           Credit vgm8383 on Flickr
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Apps for America 2




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Apps for America 2
   ✦   Submissions due on August 7




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Apps for America 2
   ✦   Submissions due on August 7
   ✦   Prize Money




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Apps for America 2
   ✦   Submissions due on August 7
   ✦   Prize Money
       ✦   $10,000 for First Place




Question? ...
Apps for America 2
   ✦   Submissions due on August 7
   ✦   Prize Money
       ✦   $10,000 for First Place
       ✦   $5,...
Apps for America 2
   ✦   Submissions due on August 7
   ✦   Prize Money
       ✦   $10,000 for First Place
       ✦   $5,...
Apps for America 2
   ✦   Submissions due on August 7
   ✦   Prize Money
       ✦   $10,000 for First Place
       ✦   $5,...
Apps for America 2
   ✦   Submissions due on August 7
   ✦   Prize Money
       ✦   $10,000 for First Place
       ✦   $5,...
Build something
   awesome.




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Getting Local




Question? @LuigiMontanez   Credit: ~BostonBill~ on Flickr
The States




Question? @LuigiMontanez
The States

   ✦   50 State Project




Question? @LuigiMontanez
The States

   ✦   50 State Project
        ✦   SunlightLabs.com wiki




Question? @LuigiMontanez
The States

   ✦   50 State Project
        ✦   SunlightLabs.com wiki
        ✦   Parse legislation websites for all 50
  ...
The States

   ✦   50 State Project
        ✦   SunlightLabs.com wiki
        ✦   Parse legislation websites for all 50
  ...
Cities




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Cities
   ✦   The more local you get, the easier it is to
       have a greater effect




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Cities
   ✦   The more local you get, the easier it is to
       have a greater effect


   ✦   Washington, D.C. recently ...
A CITY
       HAS AN
        API!!!
Question? @LuigiMontanez
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An Aside on Side Projects




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An Aside on Side Projects

   ✦   Enhance your skillset




Question? @LuigiMontanez
An Aside on Side Projects

   ✦   Enhance your skillset
   ✦   Get your name out there




Question? @LuigiMontanez
An Aside on Side Projects

   ✦   Enhance your skillset
   ✦   Get your name out there
   ✦   Low risk, high reward




Qu...
An Aside on Side Projects

   ✦   Enhance your skillset
   ✦   Get your name out there
   ✦   Low risk, high reward
   ✦  ...
Moving Forward




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Moving Forward

   ✦   Need Ruby wrappers for APIs




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Moving Forward

   ✦   Need Ruby wrappers for APIs
   ✦   Submit entries to Apps for America and
       Apps for Democracy...
Moving Forward

   ✦   Need Ruby wrappers for APIs
   ✦   Submit entries to Apps for America and
       Apps for Democracy...
Moving Forward

   ✦   Need Ruby wrappers for APIs
   ✦   Submit entries to Apps for America and
       Apps for Democracy...
Open Govt., Open
        Source Community




Question? @LuigiMontanez
Open Govt., Open
        Source Community
   ✦   SunlightLabs Google Group:
       groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs


...
Open Govt., Open
        Source Community
   ✦   SunlightLabs Google Group:
       groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs
  ...
Open Govt., Open
        Source Community
   ✦   SunlightLabs Google Group:
       groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs
  ...
Open Govt., Open
        Source Community
   ✦   SunlightLabs Google Group:
       groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs
  ...
Thanks!
            luigimontanez.com
             sunlightlabs.com

Question? @LuigiMontanez
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  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
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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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