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Legal informatics, data, and communication at WFD 2013: World Forum for Democracy

Several of the presentations and some of the discussion at WFD 2013: World Forum for Democracy concerned legal informatics, data, or communication. The conference was held 27-29 November 2013 in Strasbourg. Click here for the conference program. The programs that … Continue reading

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POPVOX’s “Write Congress” Tool Implemented by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last week implemented POPVOX’s “Write Congress” tool, a widget enabling citizens to send email messages about legislation to members of Congress, according to Miranda Neubauer’s TechPresident post entitled House … Continue reading

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Suhaka and Tauberer on Business Models for Reuse of Open Legislative Data

Karen Suhaka of LegiNation and Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack gave a “lightning talk” presentation entitled Legislative Transparency: A Round Up of Efforts and Results to Date (featuring this GoogleDoc spreadsheet on Open Gov Business Models) at IOGDC 2012 Virtual … Continue reading

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Marci Harris Profiled by BlogHer

Marci Harris of POPVOX is the subject of a recent profile at BlogHer, in an article by Kathryn Finney entitled Marci Harris is Changing How We Talk to Congress. The article describes Harris’s transition from working as a Congressional staff … Continue reading

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Harris Named One of The 100 Most Creative People in Business, by Fast Company

Marci Harris of POPVOX has been named one of The 100 Most Creative People in Business, by Fast Company, the entrepreneurship magazine. The article notes that within 1 year of its founding, “Popvox reache[d] 100,000 users across every Congressional district” … Continue reading

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Harris Wins 2012 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Marci Harris of POPVOX has won a 2012 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award. The award citation reads: Harris introduced an innovative, distributed solution for online, grassroots advocacy. The platform[, POPVOX,] organizes citizens around important issue, disrupting the traditional lobbying industry. The … Continue reading

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Tauberer: Open Government Data: The Book

Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack has published Open Government Data: The Book (Civic Impulse LLC, 2012). The book is available in a free Web version, as a for-fee Kindle ebook, and as a for-fee print book from Lulu. Here is … Continue reading

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Tauberer on Open Legislative Data

Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack and POPVOX has posted his House Legislative Data and Transparency Conference presentation, entitled “Data Impact and Understandability”: click here for the text; click here for the slides. Click here for video of the presentation (scroll … Continue reading

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