Adding a Digital Layer to Our Centuries-Old Lawmaking Process: From Paper and Parchment to XML


Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Part of the Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

Kirsten Gullickson, Senior Systems Analyst, U.S. House of Representatives (Special Guest to the Technology and Democracy Fellowship)

Kirsten Gullickson will help participants understand how data analysts and software developers convert the paper and parchment of legislative documents and federal law into digital formats including text, XML, and PDF. What is the difference between data and documents, and why should you care? Participants will apply this new knowledge and more by encoding a legislative document in XML using an open standard.

Please note that space is limited. RSVP is required to participate in this event.

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About the Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

The Ash Center’s non-resident Technology and Democracy Fellows will design and lead a series of hands-on workshops for Harvard Kennedy School students, co-sponsored by Tech4Change. Each workshop will help participants develop their “technological intelligence” and learn skills related to understanding, managing, or creating digital technologies with the potential to improve the quality of democratic governance. Visit to read more. RSVP is required. Space is limited.