Hi I'm Matt Feld, Data Scientist and creator of Congresswebhistory.com, a tool that tracks what Congress, The White House, and the FCC are browsing on the internet-- I'm doing an AMA today at 4:00pm
UPDATE: I'll be going through this on an ongoing basis to make sure I answer as many questions as I can -- Feel free to post, and I'll get a response to you as soon as I can
UPDATE: Alright everyone, I need to get to bed, so I'm signing off for the night-- I'll be back on tomorrow to continue answering questions
Here is my proof: http://www.speaktogether.org/blog/my-reddit-username-is-mfworks
Here's the main page: https://www.congresswebhistory.com
Here's a little bit about the project: https://igg.me/at/browserhistory/x/16494183
And here is our other project for fighting the ISP law-- we've built a tool to opt your data out of collection by ISPs, and are building a legal fund to bankroll civil cases when those ISPs abuse your data:
Louise Matsakis also covers it really well here:
twitter: @mfeldspeak facebook: https://www.facebook.com/speaktogethernow
Some background about me: I'm a 24 year old software developer in Research Triangle Park, NC. I founded Speak Together a year ago to build software to change the models citizens can use to reach out to their govt.
last year I got involved in the fight to repeal NC HB2 (the notorious anti-transgender bathroom law that was passed here in North Carolina) and quickly became jaded by how difficult and inefficient it was to learn about the activities of the state legislature and communicate at all with my representatives.
I found a few friends who had felt the same way as me, and we've been building software to try to make that process easier. One of them, violetnekos, is also on the ama.
Ask Me Anything!