Join Us for an Open Government Hackathon
The hackathon had ended! Thanks to everyone who attended!
In conjunction with Code for America, Sunlight Labs is hosting a hackathon at RubyConf 2010 in New Orleans, November 11 to 13. Join us to learn more about the open government movement, and what you can do as a software developer to make city, state, and federal governments more open and work more effectively.
We'll have a wide range of projects for you to work on: focusing on the U.S. Congress, the City of New Orleans, and all levels of government in between.
The hackathon will be open beginning at 12 noon every day of the conference. All conference attendees are welcome. During the early evening hours of the first two days, after the main conference sessions are over, we'll be hosting 20-minute talks in the hackathon room. Drinks and snacks are graciously sponsored by Tropo.
The hackathon room will be located upstairs from the conference halls at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Just look for the signs! Snacks and drinks will be available during the evening presentations. We're collaborating via TypeWith.Me.
Thursday, November 11
|Noon - 6:00pm||Open Hacking||---|
|6:15 - 6:35pm||Introduction to Civic Hacking||Luigi Montanez, Sunlight Labs|
|6:40 - 7:00pm||Changing Cities through Code for America||Dan Melton, Code for America|
|7:05 - 7:25pm||The Story of FederalRegister.gov||Bob Burbach, Critical Juncture|
|7:30 - 7:50pm||Building Voice Apps with Tropo||Chris Mattheiu & John Dyer, Voxeo|
Friday, November 12
|Noon - 7:00pm||Open Hacking||---|
|7:15 - 7:35pm||Building Open Data APIs with MongoDB||Eric Mill, Sunlight Labs|
|7:45 - 8:05pm||Exploring Government Data APIs||Brian Mulloy, Apigee|
|8:15 - 8:35pm||Web Scraping||David James, Sunlight Labs|
Saturday, November 13
|Noon - 4:00pm||Open Hacking||---|
Registration isn't required, but it will help us get a better sense of who's coming. Please sign up below.
About the Sponsor
Tropo makes it simple to build phone, SMS and Instant messaging applications. You use the web technologies you already know and Tropo's powerful cloud API to bring real-time communications to your apps.
About the Hosts
The Sunlight Foundation uses cutting-edge technology and ideas to make government transparent and accountable. Underlying all of our efforts is a fundamental belief that increased transparency will improve the public's confidence in government.
Code for America helps city governments become more transparent, connected and efficient by connecting the talents of cutting-edge web developers with people who deliver city services and want to embrace the transformative power of the web to achieve more impact with less money.