Sunlight Foundation: data resources and BCNI breakfast sponsor

Mar 6, 2013   //   by Christopher Wink   //   2013, blog  //  No Comments

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When you come to BarCamp NewsInnovation on Sat. April 27 at 9am (maybe after attending the Philly Tech Week signature event and after party the night before) you’re going to want some coffee, maybe a bagel, maybe something else to get you fed and ready to dive in to a day-long unconference and hackathon.

Thankfully, our friends at the Sunlight Foundation, a longtime supporter of transparency efforts through journalism and data discovery, is helping us out. Not only with breakfast, but with the kind of data and reporting tools that you need to know in 2013.

Sunlight Foundation Data Resources:


  • General API sign up with links to most of their data here
  • New and improved Congress API here
  • Party Time Data here
  • Influence Explorer Data here - also available through general API page
  • Data from Follow the Unlimited Money here

Founded in 2006, The Sunlight Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike. We are committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining “public” information as meaning “online,” and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use.

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The details:

When: Sat. 4/27/13. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9 a.m.)
Then? After Party at Draught Horse
Where: Temple University, Annenberg Hall, 13th and Diamond streets
Cost: $5, free with valid student ID.

Thanks to our sponsors

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