[Note: For follow-up information about the International Legislation Hackathon 2012 -- including legislation marked up during the event, archived tweets, and videos -- please see Posts and Resources About International Legislation Unhackathon.]
The International Legislative Unhackathon will be held 19 May 2012 at multiple locations:
- the University of California, Hastings College of Law, in San Francisco, California;
- Stanford University in Stanford, California;
- Denver, Colorado; and
The Twitter hashtag for the event is #legalhacks [Click here to access archived tweets from the event, in .csv format.]
The URL for the Google + hangout for the event is http://bit.ly/Ko6RI0.
Here is a description of the event from the event Website:
Participants will gather in groups and “mark up” existing laws into an XML format based on an international standard to promote transparency, accountability, democratic participation, and good governance. Working together, attorneys and technologists will identify the best methods to markup relevant laws into the XML standard.
Some of the key areas of focus will be Constitutions, Privacy laws, and Open Government Laws, but participants can choose to work on other areas of law too.
Don’t know what “mark up?” means? Don’t worry, it’s easy. Come, learn, and contribute!
Please be sure to bring your laptop with an up-to-date browser – either Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari!
AGENDA FOR MAY 19TH [All times are Pacific Time]
11:30 [a.m.] – 12:30 [p.m.] Registration and Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 [p.m.] Official Start: Ignite Speech, Grant Vergottini, Jim Harper.
(Google+ Hangout On Air)
1:00 – 1:15 Brief tutorial to explain XML standard and how marking up works
1:15 – 1:30 Brainstorm on areas of the law to mark up
1:00 – 5:00 Markup – Break – Discuss
5:00 – post-mixer (location TBA)
Share your thoughts here (Eventbrite) or on the Wiki we have set up for the occasion:
For more information, please see the event’s Website.
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