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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Items mentioned in the show:
- 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
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