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.
I am also a public member of the District of Columbia Government’s Open Government Advisory Group.
Hello. You probably just wrote me an email about fixing democracy. (Nov 22, 2015)
A logistical guide to running a successful technology hackathon. (2014)
Principles of open government data and a history of the movement. (2012, updated in 2014)
“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