Re: Ideas was: Research project: What do reps do all day?
- --- In email@example.com, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@...> wrote:
> Occasionally I toss out some ideas to the list. One of these days
> really spark someone's interest...a
> Something that I think would be interesting would be to go through
> representative's daily schedule and put the meetings intocategories so
> we can see how often reps meet with lobbyists, their colleagues,attend
> committee meetings, etc. But, wait, you ask, how do we see theirtitle=Kirsten_Gillibrand/Schedule
> schedules? Well, there's at least one representative who makes her
> schedule public, Kirsten Gillibrand, and the Congresspedia folks
> diligently archive it:
> This might be the first time such a large-scale analysis can be
> out, since nearly a whole year's schedule is now available.Yeah, so I ended back up at this 2007 posting above. Pretty funny,
since I was looking for this site I found about 4-5 months ago. It
showed Obama's and Clinton's contributions by Month by Zip code. I
was amazed at the SD of this data.
Before I wanted to join that against some other data but I could not
figure out how. Now when I try to find it again (because I am
thinking about scaping) I end up over in CongressPedia. Immediately I
wonder if it would be hard to get DBPedia to talk to CongressPedia.
So maybe there are a lot of ideas out there. There sure is a lot of
data and a helluva distributed join performance problem. I guess that
is opportunity, right?