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.