Lecture: Open Election Data API with Django (Offene Wahlen AT)
How to implement an open and standardized restful API with Django.
Offene Wahlen Österreich is an open data project around elections. We collect, create and enrich electoral data - such as election results, list of parties and knowledge about the electoral process in general - and share it within the open data eco-system. Besides, we also advocate for free and open access to the needed electoral information. It is a communty-driven project from Open Knowledge Austria.
The presentation focuses on the Open Election Data API, an open source web-app, in which we offer historical election results to the public in an open, standardized and free way. The API is implemented with Django and it's REST framework, and offers the results as OpenAPI 3.0 specification JSON on the web. You will get a basic understanding, how to implement an open, standardized API with Django and understand the processes behind elections a bit better. At the end, there will be a Q&A.