At last month's project night, we started planning a new project: OpenCities, an extension of OpenStates to municipalities, using Somerville, MA as our first test case. We set up a GitHub repository with a wiki to help us coordinate, if you'd like to browse around:
This is an open project - anyone whose interested is welcome to contribute. Don't worry if you're new to transparency efforts, to programming, or to this kind of project. We've got you covered. And if there's interest, I'd be happy to teach some coding 101.
And if you just want some company (or help) while you work on your own transparency-related projects, you can come and do that too.
Directions are here: http://loft.bocoup.com/
And if you want to discuss project ideas or ask questions ahead of time, ask away on our mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/open_go...