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Release Notes: First version of the FOIA-a-matic tool and a chance to share your request ideas

Release Notes: First version of the FOIA-a-matic tool and a chance to share your request ideas

Last week, our Code for Boston team hacked together some more designs and early prototypes for our Sunshine Week FOIA suggestion project. Stop by Tuesday evening or online to get an early preview and help out!

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Release Notes: API fixes and a chance to hack Sunshine Week

Release Notes: API fixes and a chance to hack Sunshine Week

Last week, we fixed some API bugs that a user reported. We also set the groundwork to get hacking on our Sunshine Week site; you can help us with that tomorrow on the FOIA Slack or at Code for Boston.

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MuckRock Release Notes: Help build a directory of FOIA ideas

MuckRock Release Notes: Help build a directory of FOIA ideas

For Sunshine Week 2019, we’re working on building a database of the best FOIA suggestions to help showcase the power of transparency - and give requesters a little inspiration when they’re stuck for ideas. Join us next Tuesday in Boston or on our FOIA Slack.

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MuckRock Release Notes: The shutdown’s impact on FOIA response rates so far, and a Sunshine Week special project needs your help

MuckRock Release Notes: The shutdown’s impact on FOIA response rates so far, and a Sunshine Week special project needs your help

Last week, we didn’t push many user-facing changes as we continue to push forward on some major long-term projects, so we decided to look at the data that a lot of people have been asking about: Has the shutdown impacted FOIA responses at MuckRock? The answer was surprising. Plus: Come help us kick off a Sunshine Week special project.

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Release Notes: Admin updates to help things flow more smoothly

Release Notes: Admin updates to help things flow more smoothly

It was another pretty quiet week, with some continued tweaks mostly focused on the backend to help things flow more smoothly. We are looking to once again partner with Code for Boston on a hackathon this coming January.

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