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.
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Notes and 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