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Laurenellen McCann
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Those moments when you're like, "Oh. Yeah. Google+ exists....Huh."
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For sharing photos with just the people you want to. The rest is fluff.
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Sometimes I forget Google Plus exists. Here is what I'm reading right now, Google Plus. http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/22786_To_My_Someday_Daughter.html

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:D you, too, David. If we both surprise, let's meetup. Karl and I have been hoarding cans and shotguns for months!
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Just released: Guidelines for Open Data Policies, a series of sample provisional language, explanatory text, and use case examples to help govt & advocates forge the might data policy river. 

Here're the Guidelines: 

http://sunlightfoundation.com/policy/opendata/

And my blog post introducing them:

http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2012/06/29/open-data-policy-guidelines/
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Just released: Guidelines for Open Data Policies, a series of sample provisional language, explanatory text, and use case examples to help govt & advocates forge the might data policy river. 

Here're the Guidelines: 

http://sunlightfoundation.com/policy/opendata/

And my blog post introducing them:

http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2012/06/29/open-data-policy-guidelines/
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Louisiana needs a strong and independent Inspector General to work in collaboration with the Legislative Auditor and other law enforcement agencies to protect the public’s interest. Removing funding f...
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Still reeling from TCamp12, I try to pin down my early thoughts. Click to read and/or catch the awesome TCamp12 recap video, if you haven't yet!
Sunlight closed its doors today to take a rest after last weekend, but still I find myself pouring over Twitter and through Flickr, soaking in TransparencyCamp. TCamp 2012 was by and far the best Camp...
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Yes, those are my parents. And no, I have no idea how they found out about those shirts...
[View the story "Volunteer for TransparencyCamp 2012" on Storify]Volunteer for TransparencyCamp 2012The success of this year's TCamp relies on folks like you pitching in your time and talents. Read mo...
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Will you help +Sunlight Foundation destroy...er...defeat...the President of Ecuador and Fake President Bartlett and score a Shorty Award for government? We're 9 away from tying, 10 away from beating. 20 seconds of your time and 1 tweet is all we need!
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A great example of the kind of reporting you can do with access to electronic public records. (Kudos to +Ryan Sibley and +Jeremy Carbaugh for awesome work.)
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Native state.
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Dear you-can-even-eat-the-dishes: why are you staring at MY coffee? RUN! 
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Seedlings sprouting.
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The Zorb at CherryBlast: A sneak peak. Here you can see my day-off last-minute surrealist shopping list and some early progress shots. We got another 50+ balloons in there before it got rolling through the crowd. Or, maybe I should say /on/ the crowd. And through and into and all over. What a night! (Video n' more pix to come)
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  • New America Foundation
    Civic Innovation Fellow, present
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Female
Other names
L(e), Elle, @elle_mccann, wideeyedelle
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On a dangerous mission in a strange solar system.
Introduction
Civic Innovation Fellow at the Open Technology Institute at New America. Former National Policy Manager at the Sunlight Foundation. I think a lot about open data, the ethics and design of civic tech, what civic participation actually means, how to structure innovation programs in local and federal governments, and the political reform potential of melding community activism with art and technology.

Also a big fan of: 
Parades, tactical urbanism, vegan cooking, graphic novels, and the future of IP.
Bragging rights
Time 30 Under 30; Mother of the #DCDino (a 15-ft tall velociraptor)
Education
  • Wesleyan University
    Government
  • Stockholm University
    Comparative Politics, Gender Studies