Django CAL-ACCESS documentation¶
Technical documentation for a collection of applications that make it easier to work with CAL-ACCESS, the jumbled, dirty and difficult government database that tracks campaign finance and lobbying activity in California politics. Built using the Django web framework.
This is a work in progress. It is maintained by the California Civic Data Coalition, an open-source team of journalists and computer programmers from news organizations across America. To learn more and get involved, read our backstory in the FAQ and reach out to our leadership team.
Table of contents¶
- Getting started guide
- The Django apps
- The CAL-ACCESS database
- How to contribute
- Frequently asked questions
- Why is all this necessary?
- What is the California Civic Data Coalition?
- Who is funding the coalition’s work?
- How can I get in contact with the developers?
- How far back does the CAL-ACCESS database go?
- Do you offer all tables in the CAL-ACCESS database?
- How do the Django applications fit together?
- Will django-calaccess-raw-data load all of the CAL-ACCESS data?
- Does django-calaccess-raw-data modify the source data?
- Why does django-calaccess-raw-data use loading techniques not supported by Django?
- Why does django-calaccess-raw-data only work with PostgreSQL and MySQL databases?
- Do I have to load the CAL-ACCESS data into my default database?