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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Round-up of the Sunlight Foundation's TransparencyCamp

The second annual TransparencyCamp highlighted several hot ways to mine government data. Check out these some of the websites discussed at the "unconference" for techie types and activists:

  • OpenCongress.org - the group tries to bring transparency to Capitol Hill
  • LittleSis.org - the answer to Big Brother, attempts to show ties between business and politics by serving as an "involuntary Facebook" where the public can post information
  • TheVoterGuideorg - builds "hyperlocal" online election guides
  • Data.gov and Recovery.gov - the sites try to make federal data about the Recovery Act accessible
Read more about the event here.

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