Sunlight’s Open Cities team is headed out to Oakland, CA this week for the 2018 Code for America Summit. If you are working on open government or open data in your city and are coming to the Summit, we want to talk to you! Please come say hello — we are friendly and would love to learn about your work. We’re also looking forward to learning new ideas and hearing from some of the leaders in this field. In particular, here’s what our team members are excited about and looking forward to.Continue reading
Last week, Sunlight attended the first-ever PoplusCon in Santiago, Chile — here are the ideas, sessions and conversations that stood out to us.Continue reading
Labs members go to Canada, eat poutine and Paultag dazzles with an A+ talk. It's Sunlight's recap of PyCon 2014!Continue reading
Last month, a few Sunlighters headed to Bangalore for the Coalition Against Corruption Conference. It's impossible to fully summarize all we learned much about the challenges facing reformers around the globe, but five themes stuck out.Continue reading
A few Sunlighters took off for the west coast last week to attend PyCon, the largest annual gathering for the... View ArticleContinue reading
PyGotham 2012 was a fairly typical tech conference. It was small and regional. This being New York, there were plenty of hipsters. There were a few more women than normal. The venue was quite unusual, but more about that later.Continue reading
In a few short hours I and much of the rest of the internet will be descending on Austin, TX for SXSW Interactive. If you're among the folks who'll be attending, I hope you'll consider coming by one or more of the panels and events we'll be doing:
- Drew will be talking about corporate (and other) identifiers
- I'll be on a panel with Sarah Cohen and Vivek Kundra, where we'll discuss the successes and shortfalls of Gov 2.0
- And Ellen will be helping to judge SXSW Accelerator
But even if you can't make it to the panels, we hope you'll say hello -- just drop either Drew or me an email (tlee/dvogel (at) sunlightfoundation.com) or tweet at the @sunlightlabs account.
For those of you headed to California instead of Texas, note than an even bigger contingent of labs staffers is currently winging its way toward PyCon. They'll be leading our now-traditional open government code sprint, looking for folks who want to contribute to Open States and/or a new, super-secret (well, not really) community project.
Merry conference-going to all -- we're looking forward to seeing some old friends, and to making some new ones.Continue reading
Sunlight Labs is a huge fan of Django. We use it in a majority of the projects we produce here and have released the source of numerous applications. So a few weeks ago a bunch of us eagerly packed our bags and flew out to Portland, OR for DjangoCon 2010.Continue reading