[wdmmg-discuss] The Israeli Budget
rani at einav.com
Wed Aug 25 21:33:34 BST 2010
After reviewing the code and API, we realized we still have some way to go.
We are in the process of recruiting volunteers to help us to translate
the system, to better understand it and especially to ask the right
questions and get help from you, good people.
What you sent looks promising especially if we do not have in the near
future to deal with flash files.
We turn Python developers to harness them for the project.
We've received from the Israeli Finance Ministry the budget explanation
files (More info) so we have all the information we need right now.
Israeli citizens deserve to know more.
?????? 25/08/2010 02:05, ????? Anna Powell-Smith:
> Hi Rani!
> >> I'd like to discuss 3 issues:
> >> 1. What should we do to build a website like wdmmg to
> represent the
> >> Israeli budget? Are there any guidelines / method / web
> architecture /
> >> CMS?
> > You could use our existing open source data store and frontend
> > Even simpler would be to load the data into our existing data
> store at
> > http://data.wheredoesmymoneygo.org/ and then to just pull out and
> > visualize your specific data in your own dedicated frontend (when we
> > load data into the store we load data into separate 'slices' so you
> > can pull just that set of data back out)
> I've just tried uploading the spending data from your spreadsheet to
> our staging data store. I've also added English translations from
> Google Translate, for our interest. Here's an example item for some
> forex spending:
> And you can see the classifications that the spreadsheet uses, e.g.
> here's the key for 'forex rate':
> Now you should be able to pull out aggregate spending for each code
> via the API, e.g.:
> For the moment, I've just uploaded 2009 net expenditure.
> >> 2. Is there a chance we can use wdmmg source files and adjust
> them to
> >> our
> >> needs?
> > Absolutely. All of the store code is open source as is the frontend.
> > Details of our source code repo etc here:
> > <http://www.wheredoesmymoneygo.org/getting-started/>
> We're currently working on making the frontend more generic - the idea
> is that you will soon be able to clone it and just point it at the
> data store API, without having to do any Flash customization (as is
> the case at the moment).
> If this sounds useful, we'd be happy to answer any questions you have
> about setting it up.
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