Photograph of Camphor trees on the Vergelegen Estate, Somerset West in South Africa
2018: Project page Gov_Research_Services
Congress.ai currently redirects to article19.org however it will become a free public resource that will enable researchers to programmatically access congressional and parliamentary information for their exploration of creating artificially intelligent legislative assistants.
2016-2018: Climate Politics
In the fall of 2016 I joined a small team supported by the Silicon Valley Leadership group and furthered Climate Politics an aggregation of climate related legislation and social media content. Our current focus is on US congress members and state legislators. This project has involved utilizing the APIs of GovTrack.US, OpenStates.org, MySociety.org, Twitter.com and the collection of millions of tweets made by politicians.
2015-2017: CRSReports.com Public Access to US Congressional Research Service reports
Congressional research service (CRS) reports are policy documents written by PhDs within the library of congress for the benefit of members of US congress and their staff. These reports written for the peoples branch are highly sought after by DC insiders and are readily available on 3rd party fee sites, where business leaders, and lobbyists regularly access reports related to their field. CRSReports.com is my free public aggregation for journalists, researchers, and members of the public who can elevate their understanding of industry specific policy considerations and world affairs through these reports. This project involved identifying over one hundred thousand CRS reports from millions of documents, deduplicating versions and creating the necessary metedata for each report.