July 9, 2012
Quick, what is your House of Representatives district? Many people don't know this number, or the member who represents them. The New York Times' new Districts API makes it easy for your application to answer the question for any point within New York City, though it could serve as a template for a nationwide--or even international--service.
This year’s Open Knowledge Festival—to be held July 15-17 in Berlin—will celebrate and push forward the progress being made around the world in using open data for civic society projects.