Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Simon Phipps
Sunlight Lab’s goal is to make US Government data available to you.
Guest: Jeremy Carbaugh for Luigi Montanez.
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A developer from Sunlight Labs talks about using Ruby to deliver open government data in the United States.
You might remember Apps for America, the contest by Sunlight Labs that awards ideas to help make Congress more transparent.
Now, it is time for a new contest. This one is called Design for America.
Clay Johnson is the director of Sunlight Labs for the Sunlight Foundation.
He tells us that the idea behind this contest is to take all the data that is available, and make it understandable to the general public.
Socrata CEO Kevin Merritt on Open Data: Merritt and host Adriel Hampton discuss open data principles, open standards and APIs, and how to use social principles to get more value out of government data.