Legal data and projects worked on at Open Data Day 2014: Links and resources

Several legal data sets and projects were worked on at Open Data Day 2014 (also called the International Open Data Hackathon, and Open Data Day Hackathon), held 22-23 February 2014, at many locations around the world.

The main event Website is at http://opendataday.org/

Here are the legal data and projects worked on at the events, that I’ve been able to identify (if you know of others, please feel free to identify them in the comments to this post):

CRS Report Freshness Ratings

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Participant: Daniel Schuman
  • Goal: “CRS reports should have freshness ratings based on a comparison of the current text to the previous iteration.”

dcca: Scrape the DC Court of Appeals for use in Courtlistener

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Participant: V. David Zvenyach
  • Goal:“use the CourtListener scraper framework to get the DC Court of Appeals fully plugged in.”
  • Result: “700+ DCCA opinions loaded to github.”
  • Link: https://github.com/openlawdc/dcca/

DC Municipal Regulations Conversion

Index of the ease of access to regulations from World Bank data

NeoCodex Open Law Challenge

  • Location: London, England, UK
  • Goals: “brainstorm crowdsourcing methods for data acquisition and refinement [regarding court decisions] which can work at an international/transnational level”, and “Help us come up with ideas for visualising the impact of the law via social media and geo-hacking”
  • Link: http://cybersciencesummit.org/portfolio/neocodex-open-law-challenge/

StateDecoded Global Law Search and Compare

What’s Happening on the Hill

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Participant: Daniel Schuman, Gordon Hemsley
  • Goal: “pull the XML version of the hearing data for the [U.S. federal] House and Senate, combine it, and output it daily on a website (that is also emailed out to subscribers)”
  • Result: created a calendar of congressional committee meetings

Here is other information related to the events:

The Website for the Washington, DC event is at http://dc.opendataday.org/

There appear to be several Twitter hashtags for the event, including:

A map of locations/events is at http://opendataday.org/map/

For the DC event, IRC chat took place at: http://webchat.freenode.net/ #opendatadaydc

The wiki listing locations, projects, and datasets is at http://wiki.opendataday.org/Main_Page

Projects and datasets worked on at the DC event are listed at the hackpad at https://opendatadaydc.hackpad.com/

Here are additional selected resources:

For additional resources related to this event, please see the comments to this post.

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