Speech Data

I'm thrilled to say that Thursday, just days after we launched, we got our first volunteer code contribution. Didier Deshommes created a branch on github, added support for parsing some data about speeches politicians have made, and I pulled it and added it to the site.

Now when you visit a page like Nancy Pelosi you can see how many times she's spoken this session and the average length of her speech.

It's great to see these kinds of contributions and I know there are more in the pipeline! Thanks to everyone who's been pitching in.

On a darker note, apologies for the outages over the weekend. I think I discovered the cause of the problem and it shouldn't happen again.

posted by Aaron Swartz on 2008-04-21T00:00:00Z

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