Tag: github

by Matthew Gelfand

This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. I once worked at a content creation agency in Boston where we churned out an exorbitant volume of content for client companies’ websites on a daily basis. Each writer was responsible for 15 to 20 stories per day that ranged from 200 to 500 words. […] more »

by John Berryman

State codes are wretched. Seriously, look at a few from: California, New York, Illinois, and Texas. They are all good examples of how stunningly difficult it is to understand state laws. They don’t have APIs. Virtually none have bulk downloads. You’re stuck with their crude offerings. The State Decoded is a platform that displays state codes, court decisions, and information […] more »

by Waldo Jaquith

Version 0.6 of The State Decoded is now available on GitHub. This release is a really exciting one — it establishes a public API for State Decoded sites and creates a standard XML format for importing laws! This is an important release of The State Decoded, one that stands to increase significantly the accessibility of […] more »

by Waldo Jaquith

Version 0.4 of The State Decoded was just tagged on GitHub and bundled up for download, the result of six weeks of work. The State Decoded is a platform that displays state codes, court decisions, and information from legislative tracking services to make it all more understandable to normal humans. This release is dedicated (almost) […] more »

by Jesse James Garrett

We are very excited to announce the launch of iWitness, a free tool created by Adaptive Path for exploring social media content by time and place. We designed iWitness to enable people to explore content in new ways. We wanted it to be a vehicle for discovering what’s happening in the world, in cases where […] more »

by Jeffrey Warren

Public Laboratory is made up of a diverse group of contributors, some working from their homes or garages, some from their workplaces or even university labs. What brings us together is the idea that open-source, collaborative development can result in inexpensive and accessible environmental sensing. But to many, the way our community operates can be […] more »

by Eric Rodenbeck

One of the central tenets of the Knight News Challenge grant for Citytracking was that the work would happen in public, and that we’d make the work public as we go. Citytracking presents digital data about cities that journalists and the public can easily grasp and use, and provides tools to let them distribute their […] more »

by Philip Neustrom

The weather is starting to heat up here in beautiful San Francisco, and so is our software development! Here’s an update to give you a sense of what we’ve been up to for the past month — and what’s coming up. Software highlights We’ve worked tirelessly on our new software, and we’re starting to see […] more »