OpenElections hackathon

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Serdar Tumgoren of Stanford University; Derek Willis of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 13 at 9:00am
  • Location: Colorado A
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

The OpenElections team will be working on loading and publishing election results from the Mountain West at NICAR this year, and we're looking for coders interested in helping out and spending a few hours with our team. You can help us load and parse election results from 2000-2014 in different formats. Contributors can pick a year to work on, and work in teams. Or pick another state and dive in. See http://docs.openelections.net/ for ways to be involved. Your time and expertise would be most appreciated either all or part of the day. RSVP to openelections@gmail.com.

Speaker Bios

  • Serdar Tumgoren teaches data journalism at Stanford University. He previously worked on data and news apps teams at The Associated Press, The Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly. @zstumgoren

  • Derek Willis is a news applications developer at ProPublica, focusing on politics and elections. He previously worked as a developer and reporter at The New York Times, a database editor at The Washington Post, and at the Center for Public Integrity and Congressional Quarterly. He began his journalism career at The Palm Beach Post. He is a co-founder of OpenElections, a project to collect and publish election results from all 50 states.

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