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Digital democracy charidee mySociety* is flogging two places on its annual retreat to anyone who wants to know more about open source, government technology and access to data.

MySociety is responsible for the turbo-useful TheyWorkForYou, which allows us all to keep tabs on our MPs and saves El Reg a tedious daily drudge through parliamentary transcripts by offering lovely bespoke RSS feeds. This year it launched sister site WhatDoTheyKnow, which acts as a repository for Freedom of Information requests, annoying secretive bureaucrats everywhere.

Staff and volunteers meet once a year to discuss future ventures.

You'll need fairly deep pockets to get the inside track on 2009; the starting bid on eBay is a grand, but the tickets include travel from anywhere in the UK and two nights accommodation somewhere up north, yet to be decided. The retreat runs from January 9 to 11.

MySociety honcho Tom Steinberg said: "I think that there are plenty of senior people who would benefit a lot from two days soaking up the usability obsessed, citizen-obsessed, open sourcey, open data atmosphere that prevails when mySoc gets together."

Interested? Go here.

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*Tim 2.0'Reilly calls mySociety's staff and volunteers "geniuses", apparently, but don't hold that against them.

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