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Relive the awesomeness of TransparencyCamp 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016 11:07
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By The Sunlight Foundation

TCAMP 2016 Day One Scroll through our album of photos from Day 1 of TCamp16 above; check out Day 2 here.

It’s been a little while since we’ve packed up Wallace the robot, dismantled The Wall and stowed every last bit of swag from our annual opengov unconference, TransparencyCamp — but we’re still feeling inspired by our community’s commitment, enthusiasm and drive for a more accountable democracy.

This year’s TransparencyCamp was a little bit different, as we traded the marble columns of D.C. for the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio, focusing this year’s event on state and local issues. But it still brought together folks of all different backgrounds to share their knowledge, think up new ideas and create unique tools — all with the goal of making government more open and keeping our communities more engaged.

Whether it was a crowded session room, a quick chat by the coffee hub or one of the engaging lightning talks, the level of dialogue and debate about open data and transparency at this year’s TCamp was expansive and inclusive — and it was all made possible by you! Unconferences truly are fueled by the attendees, and we couldn’t have asked for a more passionate and dedicated group to champion the cause of opengov.

With those memories still buzzing through our heads, we wanted to share some things that will help all of you relive the awesomeness of TCamp16. (Or, if you couldn’t make it, see what you missed!)

  • Peruse our gargantuan TCamp16 Flickr album — Day 1 here, or Day 2 here — hundreds of photos that captured the moments from a wild day of unconferencing.
  • Or enjoy the highlights with our TCamp16 Storify — a winding, slightly crazy journey composed of your own tweets, pictures and experiences. (Also seen below.)
  • And make sure to keep in touch with your fellow campers by following our TCamp16 Twitter list.

Enjoy! If you’d like to keep the conversation going or share updates on projects that came out of TransparencyCamp, check out the #TCamp16 hashtag on Twitter. Lastly, a huge thanks to the Cleveland Public Library for hosting us, LeanDog for an amazing happy hour on their Lake Erie office barge and all of our sponsors for helping make TCamp16 a reality: Amazon Web Services, BeeKeeper Group, the Cleveland Foundation, Microsoft and Socrata.

The Sunlight Foundation is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike.


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  • Nancy Owens, The Obama Forger

    The FBI covered up the truth about Vince Foster and now, under duress, they release more BS about Vince Foster? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.


    Vince Foster was killed in 1983.

    The Cubans and the Russians began running submarines in the Rim Canal of Lake Okeechobee. They also built bunkers as they murdered off Americans English speakers in Miami in exchange for the Cocaine gold. Vince Foster came to South Florida with Hillary and Pelosi in response to my report of these mini-subs. Being the total corrupt idiots that they are, they began playing games and Vince Foster ended up dead. Hillary and Pelosi panicked and Foster’s body was carried outside to his car and my gun was placed in his hands to frame me. The investigator is none other than Mike Volin who is also the birth certificate investigator. Come on, people, it ain’t rocket science here!

    Why is it that Mike Volin can never seem to solve any of the cases that he’s on? I was also raped by Bill Clinton who loves to bite while he’s committing his acts of violence! These people are just so damned careless with classified info and it’s a wonder we’re not already bowing down to a foreign king! These subs were from the early 80′s, folks. It CAN happen overnight if these hidden Russian ops make their final move!!

    Crooked politicians need contract killers to keep their cocaine supply running. You don’t kill your kings. They guesstimated that cocaine would be legalized on day and that, in the end, none of this would matter. But, at the same time they really don’t want to give up control so they kill off any of their competitors. Again, you need people like me to make that happen. They control with threats of death or imprisonment which is what happened to me with Mike Volin AFTER I earned a degree in Journalism from Palm Beach Community College.

    Bill was not there at the 1983 Vince Foster murder. I know some of the wound markings on the REAL Vince Foster. I know that his blood ran to his back. But, that his body was propped upright in his car. I know that he has a bite mark and a knife cut on his leg about the size of a small steak. Nancy (notice the repeating of the name NANCY during the 80′s both high and low) Pelosi rightfully guessed that no investigator would be convinced that his body in his car was the scene of the murder and, I suspect, that’s why Mike Volin, a heroine user and a cop, did the investigation as the “first” one on the scene.

    I called Chaffetz office yesterday and a “princess” answered. She said she found my info “offensive” and didn’t want to hear anymore. Wow!

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