Durham Open Voter Registration Project (Durham OpenVR) Bootstrapping

Our goal is to increase voter registration, education, and turnout — by enabling community outreach and activist groups to use the publicly available data on voter registrations and voting history published by the state Board of Elections.

We may also partner with community groups to offer software tools to help with their voter drives and registration efforts.

The voter registration element is officially nonpartisan, and the project will make no attempt to impede or withhold outreach to any population of voters.

However, there is a decidedly left-of-center/progressive bent to the…

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NC School Monitor Prototyping

Each year NCDPI makes 1.5 million rows of student achievement data available as open data. This goes down to each grade and subject all of NC’s 2,600 public and charter schools. The school monitor enables the public to visualize and compare this data. This encourages parent involvement and choice in their children’s current and potential schools.

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Adopt a Drain, Park, Etc.... Testing

OBJECTIVE: To bring the Adopt a Drain web app deployed in San Francisco to Durham.

The problem: many stormwater drains in Durham are covered in leaves.

How you can help:

Project Links: https://hackpad.com/Adopt-a-drain-hydrant-…-Code-for-Durham-JR1fp2UnN6M

Background

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Durham Born Exhibit Interactive Prototyping

The Museum of Durham History is installing an exhibit on Durham’s historic hospitals (Watts, Lincoln, and Duke) in the Health and Human Services building (414 E Main). The exhibit contains text and images, and the MoDH is interested in prototyping an interactive element that will allow people who were born in these hospitals to show their Durham pride.

The exhibit started out at the History Hub, where staff and volunteers noticed that a lot of visitors proudly declared that they were born in these hospitals. As it makes its way into the community, the MoDH wants to nurture that pride…

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Affordable Housing (Data Hub) Commenting

Our vision is to support the Durham community by aggregating and organizing information in a way that moves community consensus and investment decisions forward. To this end, we plan to create a web-based tool to generate various visualization from curated data to help inform policy makers during their decision-making process.

The first implementation on the data hub will for Affordable Housing. We want to ensure that we do not wait until it's too late for Durham to make the needed investments to ensure we remain a community with enough housing near employment for all socio-economic…

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Open Data Policing NC Testing

Led by community partner Ian Mance at The Southern Coalition for Social Justice, this team is visualizing the data used to discuss racial profiling patterns in crime enforcement across police departments in NC. The website is meant to be a tool for Police Chiefs and the public for monitoring good community policing practices. See their 1hr presentation here

The technology development started in 2014 with 3 core members - Colin Copeland, Andy Shapiro, and Dylan Young. The project has been lauded by the White House Police Data Initiative, and…

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Bike Safety Application Prototyping

Git Hub

Bike Safety App Memo (background and more details)

**Project Management Waffle Site

Problem

Isidro Razo, 49, was the latest bike rider to die on his way to work in Durham on May 25 on Angier Avenue. That makes four bike-related victims in the past 6 months in Durham. Despite deadly and risky biking conditions in Durham, the transition to a more bike-friendly community is slow and infrastructure budgets are not being accelerated. Policy makers…

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Open Referral Pilot: Towards an Open Social Services Resource Directory Bootstrapping

Working with Chris Mathews at Code for Raleigh - he's tracking a project as NC Connect

Durham Open Referral Memo (More details)

Problem Statement

The social safety net is fragmented. There are many small social programs and individual nonprofits that provide services, but those change regularly.The current system of directory updates is costly (manual intern labor pulls together updates), and the data collected are not available in open…

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HackDuke Support: Challenges & Data Hibernating

Before Nov 15/16, 2014, we gathered Hack Challenges from local Non-profit partners and aggregated useful data in a dedicated Socrata Open Data Portal for HackDuke, the largest Code for Good collegiate hackathon in the country. 500 developers from over 1400 registrants from top-tier C.S. students from Duke, VTech, GTech and engineers from Google, Citrix, Facebook and more. At the event, Code for Durham volunteers and community partners answered questions and mentored jr. devs. Supporting HackDuke is a great way to kickstart new projects and create valuable demonstrations on open data for…

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Code for Durham Website Updates Testing

Our codefordurham.com website needs improving! We've now migrated over to this site which the master template is developed and hosted by Code for Philly brigade with a lot of support from Chris Alfano. Great opportunity to play with web dev.

Laddr framework discussion forum

Needs:

  • Recaptcha Integration - How to (Laddr Forum)
  • CSS/Design work
  • Integration with other Code for Raleigh, Cary Laddr sites
  • Update Project Template
  • Profile Template Updates

Live Site:

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NC Food Inspector Prototyping

NC Food Inspector started as a map-based website designed to give citizens easy access to current and past public health scores at restaurants in our community. The original project worked with Durham County to open up inspection data which can be used by an other groups as well here: data.dconc.gov

The currently active phase of the project is working with Wake County to integrate their data into the existing site and illustrate how the CDC's five risk factors of foodborne illness relate to a resturant's inspection score.

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CityGram (Redeploy) Prototyping

How you can help if you are a…..

  • Citizen (Non-Tech) Opinions Needed : These tasks need non-technical, organization, brain-storming, contacting someone, some copy writing, or just help thinking about the task at hand. List of Opinion Tasks
  • Frontend: These tasks will require maybe a little HTML, some CSS, a maybe little Javascript. List of Frontend Tasks
  • Backend : The backend tasks will likely need help from someone with a little Ruby…
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