11:30am–12:10pm Tuesday, 07/26/2011
The story of the development team and what lessons we learned in building Open Legislation - an open government platform. It will detail our transition from a MySQL back end to an application fully powered by Lucene, the data quality and efficiency issues that we’ve had to address, and how we’re now trying to rebuild internal trust after our iterative and initially shaky development process.
4:10pm–4:50pm Wednesday, 07/27/2011
The Sunlight Foundation and its partner organizations make a variety of data on the influence of money in politics and the operation of government easily available to application developers. This talk will give a broad overview of the data sets and APIs available and the applications that have been built with them, including stand alone sites, browser extensions and mobile apps.