Better Data Integration on the Horizon

October 15, 2014

2008 Democratic National Convention: Day 3

In case you missed it: Colin Delany of ePolitics and Campaigns & Elections dropped an OSDI teaser into his recent Campaign Insider tech update column:

A common problem in data-heavy campaigning is getting the various platforms to play well together, particularly when it comes to sharing information. It’s frustrating when your volunteer database and donor database are walled off from each other, and neither integrates with the voter file without you having to hand-edit spreadsheets.

Enter the Open Supporter Data Interface (OSDI), a coalition of progressive technology companies and practitioners that’s developing standard data structures and an API to allow campaigns to gather their grassroots, fundraising and other data silos together.

Stay tuned for details about the upcoming version 1 release. Click here to keep in touch with OSDI.

(image: Campaign&Elections)