I wanted to make a stand-alone CSV conversion tool that would run exclusively on Github, allowing anyone in government to fork, upload and manage their open data.
I wanted this to start with Microsoft Excel, but exporting a spreadsheet as CSV is the basic entry fee for this piece of technology--you have to know how to do this to continue.
I found a really cool, open source CSV converter called Mr. Data Converter. I used this as the base and engineered it to run on Github Pages, then added the ability to login using Github oAuth and save CSV, JSON and XML files locally to the master Github repository behind CSV Converter.
Next I'm working on the ability to manage all the files uploaded, converted and provide more holistic open data management tools that run 100% on Githb.
This is a work in progress, and I wll add features to it when I have cycles available or can talk one of my partners into paying for work. Let me know if there are any features you'd like to see.
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