Posts by Tom MacWright

Tom MacWright is a software developer who writes code that makes maps at MapBox. He moved to Washington, DC in 2009 and was drawn into local issues via bikes. In his free time, he learns and teaches, recently focusing on math and law.

  • DC’s laws aren’t yours

    There’s a deep, persistent, and crippling problem with the laws of DC: you can’t download a copy. Due to a weak contract and a variety of legal techniques, it’s not possible to create better ways to read the law or download it for offline access, or even to try to do better than the crummy online portal that serves as its official source. It also means that it’s…  Keep reading…

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