Sunlight Foundation “OpenGov Champion.”

The Sunlight Foundation has put together a very kind mini-documentary about my open government technology work. (I can’t see that any of its contents will come as news to anybody who reads this blog.) It was fun to participate in the making of it, and it was a joy to watch filmmakers Tiina Knuutila and the aptly named Solay Howell at work throughout the process. I’m a big fan of the Sunlight Foundation (they funded the addition of video to Richmond Sunlight in the first place), and it’s flattering that they’d even be institutionally aware of me.

7 thoughts on “Sunlight Foundation “OpenGov Champion.””

  1. Nice to hear your voice. I’m a fan of your work to make government information available at no charge.

  2. Do you ride your horse or is he mostly for decoration?

    He’s…uh…I think 27 years old now? He long ago became a pet. At his age, not only does he not want to be ridden, but I’m not sure he’s up to it. :)

  3. That is a beautiful video, celebrating an exemplary body of work over the first part of your career.

    I think those of us who first became acquainted with you as an ambitious 16-year-old attempting to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, also pioneering the use of technology on the Trail, could have predicted this.

  4. Speaking of Sunlight… My high school student really enjoyed your presentation at the Sorensen High School Leaders program, which just finished up. Thank you for giving of your time.

  5. My high school student really enjoyed your presentation at the Sorensen High School Leaders program, which just finished up. Thank you for giving of your time.

    Good, I’m glad s/he liked it! They were very attentive, perhaps the most attentive Sorensen High School Leaders Program class I’ve spoken to since I first started addressing that group in 2006. (Their phones are taken away before each class, which I think has something to do with it. :) Every year I encourage them to propose legislation that will eliminate a law, rather than create a new one. They’re yet to take me up on it, but I’ll keep proposing it, if only to see the shocked looks on their faces. :)

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