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CA Campaign Finance Summit: Analyzing Money in Politics using Visual Data

Are you concerned about the influence of money in politics? Want to learn more about political spending in California?

Come join Code for San Francisco’s daylong event on Campaign Finance Data and get involved. This event features a speaker series followed by a visual data exploration hackathon. At this event you will -

-Learn about California Campaign Finance Laws

-Learn more about “Dark Money” practices

-Learn about where to find local data on campaign finance and how to analyze it

-Meet peers from around the region who are working to increase transparency

-Get your hands dirty with the data & try some data analysis and visualizations at the mini-hackathon (Coding skills NOT required)


9:45 Doors Open

10:15 Campaign Finance Laws

- Jesse Mainardi, Deputy Executive Director, SF Ethics Commission

10:45 Dark Money

- Jay Costa, Executive Director, Counter PAC

11:15 Secretary of State and Campaign Finance Reform

- Phillip Ung, Director of Public Affairs, California Forward

11:45 Independent Expenditures

Oliver Luby, District 1 Policy Manager, City of Oakland

12:15  Lunch Break

1:15  Journalist Panel

 - Aaron Williams, News Applications Developer, Center for Investigative Reporting

 - Michael Stoll, Editor, San Francisco Public Press

- John Osborn, Digital Communication Manager, EdSource

2:00 Challenges of Using State Data

- Miriam Marks, Data Director, MapLight

2:30 Introduction to SAP Lumira

2:45 Mini Hackathon with SAP Lumira

5:30 Hackathon Presentations

6:15 Social and Networking

7:00 Close

10:00 AM, Sunday, April 12, 2015