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Hacking Congress .org

Josh Tauberer has set up a new site, HackingCongress.org, meant to be “the intersection of civics & technology.” Josh invites you to create an account so you can participate and edit any content on the site. “It’s basically a new wiki,” he says.

HackingCongress is a new hub for projects at the intersection of civics & technology, fostering civic engagement and education, advancing government transparency, and supporting communication with government. (“Hacking” has a dual meaning in the computer world and in this case it is positive slang for creative programming.) The focus of this site is on projects related to the U.S. Congress and state-level legislatures.

The goal is to be a hub, or at least a links page, for the developer community surrounding the intersection of civics and technology especially (but not exclusively) as it relates to the U.S. Congress.

Create an account and start editing pages. Make sure your project is listed with a description you like, and add any other relevant projects, data sources, and APIs to the appropriate pages.

There is already a lot there: Then beginnings of a list of the databases and APIs that are available for government transparency data; Links to ongoing projects broken down by type; An aggregator of of blogs in the open government tech community, planet.hackingcongress.org.

…and more!

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