I'd like to create an open app to help the brigades and other groups put on conferences and hackathons. There are commercial apps available, but it would be nice to have something we don't have to pay for.
The City of Raleigh (IT + Office of Budget) has released a beta version of its first interactive Budget Visualization on May 19, 2015. This web application makes it easier to explore how your tax money is spent, both normal operating budgets and special capital projects. City of Raleigh employees built off of an earlier open source prototype from a Code for Asheville and City of Asheville collaboration, but there a lot of improvement that can still be done.
We are seeking feedback from ALL Raleigh citizens. This is your data. Your Raleigh. We need feedback, so let us know what you think!
Also, for all you web developers and fellow civic geeks out there, we are looking for your support to help us make this application better— more mobile responsive, more engaging for citizens, more useful for neighborhood advocates! We have a backlog. We need your help.
Over the next 20 years, Raleigh's population is expected to double, with the surrounding Triangle area growing rapidly as well. Metro areas around the country have struggled to get sustainable economic development right, and without proper planning, Raleigh may join them. In particular, the city's housing policies may fail to keep up with the rapid development due to a lack of accessible tools tracking changes in the affordable housing inventory.
This summer project aims to develop dynamic, fact-based awareness tools to assist city employees and policy makers with decisions regarding affordable housing in Raleigh and Wake County. The proposed solution involves using open data from the city or county to create a methodology for estimating the supply of safe, affordable housing.
Questions/Problems include: What is our current supply of safe, affordable housing and where is it located? How is the supply expected to change in the next X months? Can we use permit data to predict the change? How can we create a dynamic tool that doesn't rely on outdated and static census data?
This project is in the development stage.
How hospitable is our digital front door? We need your help to evaluate Raleigh's digital services. This is a Code for America initiative to track the usability and digital ease for the top 10 most common online activities for citizens. The initiative is welcomed and supported by City of Raleigh IT Web Services team, particularly Chris Geyer, the UI lead.
Goals of the project:
Where's My School Bus? is a location information app allowing parents to track their childâ€™s bus in real time. Several Wake County parents are interested in exploring this project for the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS).
Design a Mobile Platform sponsored by the Raleigh Brigade. Discover what problems we can solve with a common platform.
A platform that makes it easy for communities to publish and maintain a database of services, and allows developers to build impactful applications that serve residents.
The platform consists of:
A RESTful API
An Admin site for updating and adding services
A geo-aware website that makes it easy to locate services of interest and ner-by
Citygram Build Status Dependency Status Code Climate Citygram is a geographic notification platform designed to work with open government data. It allows residents to designate area(s) of a city they are interested in and subscribe to one or more topics. When an event for a desired topic occurs in the subscriber's area of interest, a notification (email, SMS, or webhook) is delivered. Citygram is a Code for America project by the Charlotte and Lexington teams for the 2014 fellowship.
Why are we doing this?
We believe that there is an opportunity to help residents better understand whatâ€™s going on in their area, when itâ€™s going to happen, and why. By providing timely information to residents in areas that are relevant to them, the city can be proactive instead of reactive, build trust through transparency, and increase civic engagement across the board.
Who is this made by?
See the contributors list.
Citygram is a web application written in Ruby.
Web: Sinatra, Grape, Sprockets Web server: Unicorn Database/models: PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Sequel Job Queue: Redis, Sidekiq Tests: RSpec, FactoryGirl, Rack::Test Setup
Install Redis - brew install redis Install PostgreSQL Install Ruby In the command line, run the following:
git clone https://github.com/codeforamerica/citygram.git cd citygram cp .env.sample .env gem install bundler bundle install rake db:create db:migrate rake db:create db:migrate DATABASE_URL=postgres://localhost/citygram_test rake # run the test suite bundle exec rackup To boot up the complete application and run background jobs in development:
bundle exec foreman start -f Procfile.dev
The goal is to develop a single web/mobile application for use by all North Carolina citizens and facilities providing access to flu shot vaccinations. Code for Raleigh is looking for statewide partnership with civic minded groups from Charlotte, Cary, Durham, Raleigh through the Code for America Brigade network. The partnership would include major stakeholders from Health and Human Services Agencies to provide timely data.
Purpose Define a communications infrastructure that all North Carolina Code for America brigades can use to effectively communicate and storytell.
Vision Create a central storytelling platform that would provide information about NC brigades, civic hacking activities, and aggregate stories from all over the state.
Need your Help Calling all NC Brigades to join the project. Review the working document (http://alturl.com/wyjms) and provide feedback (http://forum.codefornc.org/t/information-about-code-for-north-carolina-platform/42).
An online focal point for civic hacking here in Raleigh, NC to share the projects we are working on and connect with each other around them. The project is powered by a web application called Laddr.
Laddr — pronounced "ladder" and named after the essential tool for fire brigades — is a web application designed to create an online home-base for Code for America brigades. Made in Philly. https://github.com/CfABrigadePhiladelphia/Laddr
Requirements: The Laddr site is built on the Emergence PHP framework and engine, and requires an Emergence server to host it.
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