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Recap: RailsConf 2011

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Last week at RailsConf, Sunlight held an Open Government Hackathon at the event's official unconference, BohConf. We worked on a few projects:

Speaking of Dan, he gave a keynote at RailsConf the next day:

Thanks to all who made it out and contributed!

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Open Government Hackathon at RailsConf

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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.

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.

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Post RailsConf

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Open government got a great spotlight at RailsConf this year, in Las Vegas. Dan Lathrop organized a panel on Government 2.0 there, and was kind enough to ask me to speak about Sunlight, and Wynn Netherland about his great work on TweetCongress. We had good turnout, and got plenty of questions. We even had a guy spontaneously write an IP address of an anonymous FTP server on a piece of paper, approach the podium to hand it to me, and promise us that there was raw legislative data on the other end.

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