OpenElections hackathon

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: TBA
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 8 at 9:00am
  • Location: International 2-3
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

The OpenElections team will be tackling Georgia election results at NICAR this year, and we're looking for coders as well as anyone interested in helping out, and spending a few hours with our team. Here's how you can be involved:

Election Results Data Scraper Development Help us load and parse Georgia election results from 2000-2014, figuring out how to deal with CSV, XML and HTML formats. We don't have to parse PDFs! Contributors can pick a year to work on, and work in teams.

Documentation and Use Cases Help us flesh out the guides that articulate all of the processes volunteers need to know to work with us, as well as the documentation that other developers will need in order to build on our work. Also, or alternately, come by and give us your use cases! We will be collecting descriptions of how all kinds of journalists use elections data now, and how you would like OpenElections to work for you.

Your time and expertise would be most appreciated either all or part of the day. RSVP to openelections@gmail.com

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