921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon

The Open Source Lab is organizing a Hackathon (code sprint) at the Open Source Bridge conference. We’re bringing people together to help out Sunlight Lab’s Fifty States Project. If you’re interested in helping promote government openness and transparency, this is your chance.

This event takes place in the hacker lounge located in the hilton executive towers.

Wed 17th @ 3pm - Intro to project to get people started.
Thur 18th @ All day - Hacking as long as you want.

Part of the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation, Sunlight Labs is an open source development team that builds technology to make government more transparent and accountable. They have been building the Fifty States Project with the help of volunteers around the country. The project aims to provide parsers and an API for legislative data from each of the fifty state governments in the U.S. This is a local version of their already successful OpenCongress.org which provides the same data from the federal government.

Official Website: http://blogs.osuosl.org/kreneskyp/2009/05/08/hackathon-open-source-bridge/

Added by kreneskyp on May 14, 2009