This Wednesday, May 18, Sunlight Labs will be at RailsConf in Baltimore, running an Open Government Hackathon at the event’s official unconference, BohConf. We’ll have several projects that need your help, and of course, you’re welcome to bring your own. The hackathon runs from 1:50 to 5:15 pm.
- I (Luigi) will be leading development on shoring up the Ruby gems for Sunlight’s various APIs: Congress, Transparency Data, and Real Time Congress.
- Eric will lead an effort to expand the Real Time Congress API with data provided by the new House website.
- Our friends from Code for America, Dan, Erik, Ryan, and Scott will be in attendance, working on a Ruby gem for local civic hacking.
But that’s not the only #opengov activity happening at RailsConf. Dan from Code for America is giving a lightning keynote on Thursday morning. It’ll be livestreamed at 9:50 am ET. Also, check out BohConf’s schedule for more unconference fun. It should be a good time.