Personal Democracy Forum 2008

Session: Data Geeks Unite! Building the new tools for getting out the vote, getting out the corruption, and going hyper-local
Description
Four experts in web services and data aggregation will showcase their offerings, ranging from sophisticated new voter file tools to services mashing up all kinds of data on influence-peddling, to blog aggregation at the neighborhood level. This session is for the hard-core geeks in the audience, and will cover not only the potential of today's database tools but the challenges in this work as well. Moderated by Lynne d Johnson.
Session Details
Speakers: Lynne d Johnson
3.0 stars
Vijay Ravindran
2.0 stars
Greg Elingelin@sunlightfoundation.com
4.0 stars
John Geraci
4.0 stars
Noah Richmond
4.0 stars

Date: Monday, June 23, 2008
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
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Location: Breakout Room B
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By: Eric Mill
on Jun 23 2008
at 02:46 PM GMT
5
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This was the most thought provoking and inspiring session, as it became clear just how much work there is to do on making governmental and democratic practices open, timely, and honest. I came away feeling very motivated, and enjoyed most of the speakers here.

My only complaint would be that Catalist's section of the talk felt more like an advertisement, or at the least an unnecessary lesson on how to use their software, than a talk.
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