Last week we had the Open States Virtual Summit; if you were able to join thank you so much for making this first ever virtual summit such a success!
If you weren’t able to join, here’s what you missed:
Future of Open States
Civic Eagle Product Manager Ruby Choonoo & I walked folks through what Open States has accomplished in 2021, and what we’re hoping to do in 2022.
Chris from Resistbot gave a talk on how Resistbot uses Open States.
Maggie Lee is a Freelance Reporter specializing in Georgia & Metro Atlanta government and politics.
Maggie presented on her use of Open States' Georgia Events data, a new addition to our API. You can see her bot at @gapolbot.
Seth Rasmussen of the Associated Press presented on how AP uses Open States to track bills.
Thanks so much to Chris, Maggie, and Seth for being willing to share with these talks with us and the Open States community!
Contributing to Open States
Civic Eagle team member Rylie Johnson walked folks through ways to contribute to Open States for people of any skill level.
Technical Deep Dive
Finally, I walked folks through the internals of Open States and answered questions on how everything works and why some of the peculiar choices were made.
Up Next / 2022 Data
As is usual for this time of year, we’ll be focusing for the next month or two on 2022 data. If you’re looking to help out or follow along, our 2022 Tracker is the best place to look.
Have a happy holiday season & we’ll see you next year!