White House holding hackathon to enhance We the People petition platform

White House holding hackathon to enhance We the People petition platform

The Obama White House today continued its streak of technology firsts by announcing an administration-backed hackathon to coincide with Open Data Day. Developers are being tasked with testing and building something unique with Petitions 2.0, the next major phase of the White House’s We The People initiative. When Petitions 2.0 is released “in the coming months,” it will bring with it powerful new tools that let developers instantly tap into petitions on WhiteHouse.gov: signatures and official administration responses (like the one that killed dreams of a US-engineered Death Star ) will be accessible via a Read API set for distribution in March. A Write API will follow sometime after that, letting third-party apps and websites gather /…

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