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Community Magic Update #3

My Thanks to Daniel for his ability to read the php set up document and guide me through adding the pull down menus for the Multi-Category Search. This feature is now available on Wikidelphia

Community Magic manages http://wikidelphia.orgĀ­ We're in need of a php person for an hour to help install a new feature called Multi-CategorySearch. It should be a very straight forward task, but just a bit more complicated than I can handle alone. It shouldn't take more than an hour to get this new feature set up. Please let me know if you will be available. Thanks! Stan@communitymagic.org

Posted on by Stan Pokras

Philly Open Health Update #5

We created the new IA to reflect how we are going to categorize the data.

Data is in a variety of formats: - Data Sets - Figures - Tables - Maps - Documents

Under each data format, each piece of data will be categorized by: - Geographic Area - Year - Sex - Race - Age - Source - Health Condition - Risk Behaviors

Posted on by Gelsey Torres

Grounded in Philly Update #1

I try to make it to Code for Philly as often as I can. If you're interested in this project, shoot me an email and I can meet up with you at CfP or connect at another time!

Posted on by Amy Laura Cahn

Unlock Philly Update #12

We're trialling a new webapp that will help us crowdsource accessibility data about local places. We've been working with Austin Seraphin, a web accessibility consultant to ensure that our new app and questionnaire is completely accessible to blind and visually impaired people.

This weekend we're kicking off a week-long trial of the app and will be sharing the results.

You can find our data collection 'Map4Access' trial app here:-

http://unlocktest.herokuapp.com (Map4Access Trial App)

Posted on by James Tyack

PlantSwapr Update #2

Today I am grateful for Catherine Killebrew's awesome work in getting me started on the right path! She helped me download software to work with GitHub, Python, and Django for the back-end development of PlantSwapr. I'll be busy doing some basic tutorials to get started next week. It also seems the mock-ups right now will need to be revised based on PlantSwapr becoming a Web App instead of a Mobile App. Also, we will simplify the user experience by separating the services into separate windows. Progress!

Maybe this will be ready for next Fall, or even Spring!

Posted on by Matt Bennett

Open Access Philly website Update #20

One improvement we're working on is the way our upcoming convening is displayed on the home page. Currently it is an RSS feed from Eventbrite. The RSS feed uses the CDATA tag to retain HTML tags but when Wordpress interprets the RSS feed it strips all HTML tags.

My current thought is to publish Eventbrite to Google Calendar then add a Google Calendar widget in the Wordpress sidebar since they have better integration than Eventbrite. It's strange to me that the Eventbrite RSS feed has all of the event details in one block called <description>. If all they have are events then why doesn't their RSS feed have tags for <date>, <time>, <location>?

Posted on by Sarah Johnson

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