Joshua Tauberer,  Ph.D.

A civic hacker? in Washington, DC, USA.

In 2004 I launched GovTrack.us, a government transparency tool for the U.S. Congress, and I have been tracking Congress ever since.

My other work includes contract projects for government agencies working on open data and open law, and other private sector software development projects.

I also co-organize Open Data Day DC each year, support other hackathons, and you’ll often find me at Code for DC.

I once long ago wanted to be a FBI profiler or a movie director, and now I dream of being a chef or the newspaper editor in Spiderman.

“If you already know what recursion is, just remember the answer. Otherwise, find someone who is standing closer to Douglas Hofstadter than you are; then ask him or her what recursion is.” -- Andrew Plotkin