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Dane Summers Adopt a Drain, Park, Etc.... Update #11

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.

Ron Stebelton Affordable Housing (Data Hub) Update #16


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.

Dave Bogaty Durham Open Voter Registration Project (Durham OpenVR) Update #1

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:!forum/durham-openvr

Nicole Page School Navigator Buzz

Project Update #36

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!

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Ron Stebelton Affordable Housing (Data Hub) Update #15

On-boarded Several Developers.

Created 2 git repositories: (Front End) (Back End)

Created Waffle Boards for each repository:

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.

Ron Stebelton Affordable Housing (Data Hub) Update #14

There have been lots of starts and stops to this project over time. So, reframing this as the Data Hub project with Affordable Housing as the first implementation of the Data Hub.

Here is a link to some new specification documentation. I can easily fill out the back-end service specifications and add waffle tickets to coordinate. We will want to add a front-end developer to help define the technology direction of the front end.

I will also move forward with setting up an AWS account and explore the free tier.

Lauren Hirsh School Navigator Update #35

At the 12/13 meeting, Basia worked on converting profile change recommendations into Github issues. Jeremy, Alex, Nicole and Lauren discussed immediate next steps for the project. Lauren, Basia and newcomer Vallyre went over the profile design change recommendations.

Immediate next steps (thanks Nicole!):

Task Owner
Email Chip (DPS) and Lisa (Charter School Collaborative) to give update; Provide list of schools who have not participated Nicole
Add in teacher satisfaction links Nicole
Assess state of ancillary pages (i.e. not profile pages) to determine what needs to be changed All
Remove the “alpha”
Work on inputting updates to profile page from usability testing Basia, Lauren
Work on revised profile page design mockups Vallyre, Lauren
Identify marketing opportunities All
Fix the map feature on the updated profile pages Victor
Look into Spanish translation options Alex
Work on accessibility assessment Lauren
Remove 'Sample DPS school' from school names in the updated profile pages
QA Testing on mobile All