"Four experts in web services and data aggregation will showcase their offerings, ranging from sophisticated new voter file tools to services mashing up all kinds of data on influence-peddling, to blog aggregation at the neighborhood level. This session is for the hard-core geeks in the audience, and will cover not only the potential of today's database tools but the challenges in this work as well. "
Vijay Ravindran - Catalist
Greg Elin - Sunlight Foundation
John Geraci - outside.in
Noah Richmond - Voter Genome Project
Interesting conversation for sure, as was others I attended about the rise of the ProAm journalist (Professional-Amateur). But nothing was as interesting as an interview that Andrew Rasiej conducted with Elizabeth Edwards via skype. John Edwards was coming home from a trip, just as the interview was being conducted and ended up joining in.
Here are two clips from that interview.
(Note: These were shot on a Tmobile Wing [a Windows Mobile Smartphone] and not a Video Cam or multimedia phone, like the Nokia N95. Please keep this in mind while viewing. The picture and audio may be a little rough on the eyes and ears.)
Video: Elizabeth Edwards - PDF 2008
Video: John Edwards - PDF 2008