Sunday, September 18, 2011

California Hackathon Update

Seven Google + hangouts, four countries, dozens of tweets, many coffees, discussions and coding sessions later, ready to call it a night for the California Law Hackathon. (twitter hashtag #calawhack).  


Special guest appearance by John Sheridan, architect of legislation.gov.uk and guidance on California data APIs from Grant Vergottini, architect of California's LegisWeb and legix.info, and the Maplight team. Amazing cross-country coordination and promotion by Robert Richards.

Participants, photos, thanks, some of my embarrassing source code and early results are on the wiki and will continue to be updated:
http://code.google.com/p/calaw/wiki/Overview


Improved documentation of the event and access to California legislative data coming soon.

Stay tuned...