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Hacking FOIA: Learn how to Open Government with Public Records

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Ever wish exclusive stories would just come to you? Or wish that you could tap into government databases yourself and see if you could come up with a better solution?

Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act and public records laws in every state, you can. Join us this Sunshine Week to learn more about how to use public records, meet other FOIA filers, and get your questions asked about how to make the most of these important laws.

The session will include both an overview of the law, advanced techniques, and should be useful for both hacks and hackers looking to peek into the drawers and hard drives of government agencies without risking jail time.

The session will be lead by Michael Morisy, founder of FOIA non-profit MuckRock which has helped pry out millions of pages out of government agencies with over 30,000 FOIA requests.