Open Data and Campaign Spending

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Join us on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Iolani School, Sullivan Center for Civic*Celerator Demo Day, where we unveil each team’s projects and get feedback from the judges. We’ll learn about campaign finance and be a part of this transformation from open data to open knowledge.

We are in a campaign year and the candidates are gearing up for a crowded primary. At Civic*Celerator we try to help make sense of where the money comes from to fuel the Hawaii races. The Campaign Spending Commission collects data from each of the candidates as required by State law. This data is then published to the State’s open data portal: Data.Hawaii.Gov

Civic*Celerator brings together the talents of our civically engaged citizens and coding community to create applications, visualizations and tools to better understand this data.

We thank our good friends at Voqal, Common Cause Hawaii, HTDC along with Code for America, Campaign Spending Commission and Hawaii Open Data for making this possible.

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