I am a civic hacker, an entrepreneur, and an advocate for greater transparency in government.
Transparency for the U.S. Congress. Helps millions of individuals track and understand legislation; first website to create comprehensive open data for Congress; launched in 2004.
Reshaping Congress by empowering small dollar donors to make contributions based on the outcome of votes in Congress. Launched in 2015.
GovReady develops modern "Compliance as Code" tools to help teams using Agile and DevOps get their ATO (Authority to Operate) faster.
I am also a public member of the District of Columbia Government’s Open Government Advisory Group.
On Open Government/Civic Tech
Hello. You probably just wrote me an email about fixing democracy. (Nov. 22, 2015)
Civic Tech’s Act III is beginning. (Sept. 22, 2016)
GovTrack now actually uses open government data (July 6, 2016)
How To Build an App to Call/Write Congress (Dec. 2016)
Open Government Data: The Book (2012/2014)
On Data Analysis
“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