House Announces 2nd Legislative Data and Transparency Conference

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The House of Representatives will hold its second annual Legislative Data and Transparency Conference on Wednesday, May 22, in the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium. Last year’s conference was a tremendous success, bringing together the government insiders that create and publish legislative data with the public that consumes and reuses the information. Here’s video from the 2012 conference.

The 2013 conference is expected to address the “use and future of legislative data,” and will cover topics including electronic legislative archiving, XML and metadata standards, and updates on beta.congress.gov. Of course, like last year, the most important part of the conference will be the conversations that take place among the participants. The House’s leadership deserves real credit for holding the conference and inviting the public to participate.

Like last year, this year’s all-day event is open to the public. RSVP here.  I suspect the hashtag will again be #LDTC.

After the conference, I will assess how far we’ve come since I gave the talk last year on “benchmarks for measuring success for legislative data transparency.”  Hope to see you there.

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