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Make Government Data Pretty, Win Cash

May 3, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Attention, web designers and visual artists. Sunlight Labs' first ever Design for America contest is currently underway. They are offering $40,000 for examples in eight categories of government information made awesome through design and visualization. Jump on it now as the submission deadline is approaching quickly (though you still have some time).


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iPhone + OpenCongress = Real Time Congress

January 13, 2010 - by Avelino Maestas

Today our friends at Sunlight Labs released an iPhone/iPod Touch App that gathers data about what's happening inside Congress in an easy-to-use package. Real Time Congress features committee hearing schedules, Whip packs for both parties, and the live floor proceedings of both chambers of Congress. And there's much more:

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Transparency Kills Apathy

April 27, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Clay Johnson of Sunlight Labs was on NPR with Andrea Seabrook recently to talk about what's happening with government data and the internet, both within government and outside of it. He gives a mention to OpenCongress as well as some of the recent Apps for America contestants - Filibusted, Legistalker, and Know thy Congressman - and has some great thoughts on how 21st century technology is changing governance. Give a listen. ...

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