A quick note of thanks and congratulations to all those who participated in last weekend's Hack for Change event. Timball and I were in SF for the hackathon, and I know I speak for us both when I say it was thrilling to see so many smart people working on interesting and important problems.
The folks over at Tokbox have a great roundup of links to the various entries -- and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Ruby gem that Code For America's Erik Michaels-Ober cooked up for Sunlight's Real-Time Congress API (thanks, Erik!).
All in all, a great event -- many thanks to the good folks at change.org for making it happen.Continue reading
Change.org is hosting a hackathon at their San Francisco headquarters in a couple of weeks. If you're in the Bay Area, handy with a text editor, and feel like doing some interesting work, I hope you'll consider joining the party (did I mention they'll be giving away $10,000 in prizes?). I'm pleased to say that Sunlight is a partner for the event, and indeed, I'll be on hand to talk to folks about our APIs, judge entries and, if at all possible, eat some Mission burritos.
You can find all of the details about Hack for Change here. I hope to see you in San Francisco on the 18th!Continue reading