Mashups using the same API (2)
The Great American Hackathon from Sunlight Labs is coming December 12-13. Unlike most API-hacking events, this one is taking place all over the United States, in at least seven cities. The idea is to encourage developers to work together and jump start work on projects using government data.
Last October we covered the launch of NYC BigApps, a government data contest aimed at rewarding developers for development of applications that utilized information from the City of New York’s NYC.gov data mine. The contest drew quite a bit of attention and enthusiasm, given the size of the city and the number of data sets that were made available. Now the contest has concluded and the winners were announced last night.
Civic minded hackers from all over the world recently organized themeselves for action as a part of the International Open Government Hackathon. The team from Portland, Oregon decided to make use of a platform called ScraperWiki that can grab data from government websites and turn into more consumable formats via the ScraperWiki API. Their work is an excellent example of developer ingenuity at unlocking data that is hard to use but still very useful.
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ProPublica Campaign Finance
||The ProPublica Campaign Finance API allows developers to retrieve data from United States Federal Election Commission filings and other sources. This data includes summary information for candidates...||Politics||03.02.2016|
||Bitbond is a Bitcoin lending system. This system works as an intermediary between Bitcoin investors and borrowers. The nature of cryptocurrencies allows for a global loan market. The Bitbond API is...||Financial||02.14.2016|