State of Open States: May 11 2018


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We haven’t been doing this regularly, but figured this might be a good spot to do these.

Lately we’ve been pretty focused on conversations around sustainability & what sorts of changes we need to make to the project in coming months to reduce costs/burden on the core team. Expect more public conversation about this soon (and you’re reading this on a trial of one idea that’ll help in this direction). We’ll also be heading to SRCCON to talk about the future of Open States & state legislative data.

James has a bit of free time this week while at PyCon and will be working on making some new-openstates.org changes, most recently fixing tests and some dataquality tool issues and tackling the API v2 backlog w/ an eye towards getting API v2 beta out in early summer.

We’re also ramping up for GSoC, which officially starts on Monday. We’ll have a more detailed post in the next week or so with details on the tools that Invin will be working on.


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