The Changelog – Episode #13
with Luigi Montanez and Jeremy Carbaugh from
Adam and Wynn caught up with Luigi Montanez and Jeremy Carbaugh from Sunlight Labs and discussed their Python and Ruby projects, government transparency, and civic hacking - open source contributions as activism.
Notes & Links
- Real Time Congress - iPhone app for keeping tabs on Congress, built with Appcelerator Titanium
- Anthill - Django-powered community website project that runs SunlightLabs.com
- MediaSync - Django Toolkit to simplify the static media development and deployment.
- Sunlight Labs API - Congressional data served up for your next mashup.
- Underscore.js - The tie for jQuery’s tux
- Open Government Initiative - Every .gov web site now has to outline their transparency efforts
- Apps for America - Build a mashup, win some $$$
- Great American Hackathon - Meetup and hack to improve your government
- Open Government book from OReilly - Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice
- Tweet Congress - SXSW Web Award-winning congressional Twitter directory built on Sunlight Labs API
- Capitol Words - Amazing site and API analysis of what’s said on the floor of Congress
- Open Congress - Browse, read, discuss, and vote on legislation before Congress.
- Code for America - Connecting city governments and Web 2.0 talent.
- Some new gadget from Apple
- Chromium OS - Google’s new OS discussed on Episode 0.0.4
- SauceBrush - an attempt to build a python ETL library that doesn’t suck
- Homebrew - Package management for Mac as discussed on Episode 0.1.2
- Transparency Camp - THE unconference for government representatives, technologists, journalists, developers, NGOs, wonks and activists
- Los Angeles Ruby Conf - See Luigi and others speak Ruby in beautiful downtown Burbank