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Google Summer of Code 2011

Sunlight Labs

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Sunlight Labs is part of the Sunlight Foundation a non-profit, non-partisan, Washington, DC based organization focused on digitization of government data and making tools and websites to make it easily accessible. Sunlight Labs is an open source community of thousands dedicated to using technology to transform government. We focus on transparency- the idea that government can be more effective, more honest, and more accountable when it makes data about its process, operations, and influences available to the public. Our work revolves around opening up government data of all forms.


  • Real Time Congress iOS App The main goals of the project are to transition Sunlight's iPhone app to an iOS native application, reach feature parity with the Android app and desktop web app, and introduce new features to enhance the user's experience. Potential new features include live streaming, push notifications, an iPad oriented app, bookmarking/highlighting, autolinking of key terms and visualizations such as maps.