David with PPF here - haven't missed a T-Camp yet. This spring, our non-profit will be re-launching our OpenGovernment.org, a free & open-source website for engaging with government at the state & city levels. OpenGovernment originally launched in 2011 in partnership with the Open States project of Sunlight Labs as a version of OpenCongress.org for all 50 U.S. state legislatures. Since then, with support from the Knight Foundation, we've partnered with James McKinney, the E.D. of Open North, as technical lead on enhancing OG as a question-and-answer site with city elected officials. We're launching for all 50 U.S. states and at least three U.S. cities: Philadelphia, PA; San Jose, CA; and Washington, D.C. Free, libre, and open-source as always, with open data for the public benefit. During the session, James and I will demo a preview version of the site, solicit feedback on the UI, seek non-profit partnerships to roll out to more U.S. cities, pitch for charitable funding support of our open-source code, and especially, introduce the Popolo open data standard that James has led for city gov't data (and that we'll use on this next version of OG). We'll touch on web app UI & design; open data; open-gov API's (e.g. Democracy Map by Phil Ashlock & Open States API & others); scaling plans; and local campaign contribution data offerings. Help us bring OG to your city for open Q&A and social-sharing of community issues, feedback welcome.
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