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Civic Spark Day
Join us to create new solutions to challenges in our community. Civic Spark Day is a time for public innovation – to brainstorm creative solutions to community problems.
Our goal is to bring people together and develop new ideas for future Code for Durham projects. We’ve done some cool things so far- help us figure out what to work on next.
Learn more on our Civic Spark Day event page.
Latest Project Activity
We got approval from the Neighborhood Improvement Services (Laura Smith) to move forward with a pilot of this project last week.
We worked on the last few items needed for the pilot: https://github.com/codefordurham/adopt-a-drain/milestone/1
Onboarded new member @thrillberg
Last week Dane, Laura Biedeger, Laura Smith, Sean McNight, and Sam McClenney met with several members of the San Francisco stakeholders for their Adopt a Drain project.
Laura Smith is passing the results of that meeting up with to other members of the waste department.
Committed an initial commit of an Angular 2 code base for a starting point for the front end of the project.
Digging into the wireframe to create some templates.
Updated the documentation for how to get up and running. Using DjangoRest with a Postgres database.
Hello all! I'm announcing a new project that I am starting with Code for Durham, and will be introducing at the meeting this Tuesday, February 21.
Our goal is to get people to vote.
We will attempt to increase voter registration, awareness, engagement, and turnout by three main means: (1) analysis of public voter registration data and historical voting data (2) creating publicly available tools that community groups can use to engage with voters (3) partnering with community and activist groups to engage in voter registration outreach
We've started off with some strategy discussion and data analysis, and can always benefit from more help! Hope to see you on Tuesday.
Group discussion: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/durham-openvr
At the 1/31 meeting, Nicole and Lauren reviewed Lauren’s updated designs based on the outcome of usability testing with new CfD members, Sanchit and Lina.
The website was down as a result of the certificate being expired so we were unable to do any work directly on the site. It has since been updated.
Looking forward to getting the group together in the coming weeks to keep pushing forward on this initiative!
On-boarded Several Developers.
Created 2 git repositories: https://github.com/codefordurham/datahub-fe (Front End) https://github.com/codefordurham/datahub-be (Back End)
Created Waffle Boards for each repository: https://waffle.io/codefordurham/datahub-fe https://waffle.io/codefordurham/datahub-be
Started to create tickets for the two projects.
Technical decision was made to keep the front end independent of the back end.
Back End technology will be built on Django REST framework with a Postgres database.
Front End technology will be built on Angular 2 framework.