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Latest Project Activity

Jeremy Freeman School Navigator Update #34

  • Bendte, Basia, and Kesley, have gone through the screen capture and various people's notes from usability testing sessions on the school profile page, and we have combined them into a recommendations document.

  • Kesley will start turning those bullet points into GitHub issues. Bendte and Basia will help as needed, and anyone else is welcome to jump in. So hopefully we can start getting some of this stuff done.

Dane Summers Adopt a Drain, Park, Etc.... Update #8

Preteek, Dane, Kristen, Toughee worked on onboarding - setting up their dev envirments.

Rebranded most of the main website (Toughee). Fixed the data importing script (Preteek & Dane).

Updated Demo with latest data dump.

Jeremy Freeman NC School Monitor Update #2

  • David reviewed his Duke Stats class project with the disag data. More to come over the next month
  • added Amy to the project and set up local dev env.
  • added issues to github
  • set plan to make a composite score to display about each school.

Ildar Sagdejev Adopt a Drain, Park, Etc.... Update #6

After comparing openoakland/adopt-a-drain vs sfbrigade/adopt-a-drain ( see diff: ) we made the decision to base our work on the San Francisco project.

Our new repository:

I am now continuing work on making the app fully customizable, so that anybody can fork our project and customize it for their specific location without touching the main source files.

Meanwhile, Dane Summers has made headway in parsing the CSV file containing a sample of Durham's storm drain locations.

Janet Danforth NC Food Inspector Update #2

We are a NC Datapalooza finalist after a successful pitch at All Things Open!

-Wake County data is displaying the same as Durham's on the live website -Risk factor data for Wake is in the database -Icons are added to the templates in GitHub and will be deployed once there's logic to only display icons if risk factor data exists -Discovered risk factor data can be connected to existing violations so counties that do not currently track risk factors can still display them

Alex Lemann School Navigator Update #33

  • Met with Chip at DPS Communications (Nicole, Jeremy)
  • Met with charter school collaborative? (Jeremy)
  • Began working on accessibility issues (Lauren)
  • Prepped consent form for usability testing (Lauren)
  • Sent out virtual usability testing invitations (Basia)
  • Practice & planning for in person usability testing (Bendte, Nicole)
  • Updated email template (Alex)
  • Production deploys & PR review (Alex)
  • Sent out emails to 46 schools who haven't or have only minimally responded to our survey (Nicole)
  • Added URL field for teacher satisfaction survey to Schools (Prateek)
  • Code cleanup (Will)
  • Began looking at frontend caching via a manifest file (Will)
  • Began getting set up (Brian)

Alex Lemann School Navigator Update #32

  • Merged pull requests from last two meetings and gave feedback.
  • Deployed master to production
  • Began working on scraper for teacher satisfaction survey
  • Setting up meetings with DPS & the charter school collaborative
  • Finalized script for school profile page usability testing
  • Built user survey about school profile page

Dane Summers Adopt a Drain, Park, Etc.... Update #5

We dropped the Oakland adopt-a-drain (looks too old).

We investigated the San Francisco adopt-a-drain project; we got it running, but we've barely started loading Durham drain data.

If we use the SF based project we discussed what to use for the frontend (currently jQuery) going forward.

Jeremy Freeman NC School Monitor Update #1

  • Brian got the Makefile running (on ubuntu) to download and clean disag data and start to explore locally.
  • Got Lisa on github
  • deep discussion between all on what the data can tell us and the possible ways to display.