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Code for SF hack day - campaign finance

Join us at Code for America HQ for a day of hacking on civic data with a team from Code for San Fransisco

We will hack with the team of designers, data scientists, and developers working with the SF Ethics Commission on a project increasing transparency in campaign finance reporting and voter engagement.

The team has mapped out datasets around important races, propositions, and funding loopholes, including a detailed API from the city. They have lots to visualize, and there will be plenty of opportunities to sharpen your d3 skills. We will have some experts on hand to help people with questions about data or code.

Steven Massey, the Information Technology Officer and Jesse Mainardi, the Deputy Executive Director of the SF Ethics Commission will be around at 1pm to field questions and explain in more detail the potential for the project.

Drinks and snacks will be available throughout the day, with lunch provided.

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  • Dani

    I added everyone's examples to the example page: https://github.com/danid123/campaign_finance/wiki/Examples
    If I missed anyone, please add your example to the page when you have a chance. Also, I just attributed the code to whomever's repo the code lives in so please add your collaborators if there were any. Thanks again everyone!

    2 · August 11, 2014

  • Daniel R.

    Although we didn't finish, here's our candidate team repo: https://github.com/diafygi/d3_hackathon

    1 · August 10, 2014

    • Kim M.

      Thanks for the awesome D3 work, Dan. Sorry the rest of us took so long with the Mongo part, but you certainly rocked on the D3 and the code looks and works great! :-)

      August 11, 2014

  • Dani

    We set up a github repo and wiki for the project: https://github.com/danid123/campaign_finance

    The full set of slides have been added to the shared docs folder: bit.ly/codedocs

    We're working on adding all the csv and json files to the github repo by Wednesday.

    August 10, 2014

  • Connor L.

    Just kidding with below awesome video.

    We set up a node server that serves up data from that Ridiculous MongoDB database and permissions whatnot: https://github.com/hobinjk/lets-all-go-to-the-lobby/blob/master/server.js
    (routes ft. below // this is somewhat terrible)

    Hit our data endpoints (Thanks MIT!): http://jk.xvm.mit.edu:3000/lobbycontact
    http://jk.xvm.mit.edu:3000/lobbymoney

    So yeah CORS is enabled through some brutal, tireless effort, meaning all of our neat data visualization code will go here:

    https://github.com/drewrwilson/lets-all-go-to-the-lobby-frontend

    August 9, 2014

  • Kim M.

    Good day, wish we could have done more.

    August 9, 2014

  • Trent R.

    I was going to come down but I can't make it. If you are using the city's Socrata API and need simple access to filters and search via the SoDA API, you can use my python library to interact with it: https://github.com/robbintt/getsocrata

    Feel free to ping me back here with any questions.

    August 9, 2014

  • Becka

    This sounds so great, and I wish my weekend weren't packed so I could make it. Will the projects be posted anywhere?

    August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will this be appropriate for someone who is still a D3 newbie? I really want to come up to speed on D3 but I still haven't really found the time to do anything more than the most basic graph.

    August 6, 2014

    • Ian J.

      yeah, we will have several d3 experts around to answer questions. with quality data its easier to practice your skills too :)

      2 · August 7, 2014

  • Daniel R.

    Sounds fun! Do we need to RSVP anywhere else?

    August 4, 2014

    • Ian J.

      nope! the d3 group is cohosting this with code for SF

      August 4, 2014

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