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Wednesday joint meetups with GDI this summer!

About every other week this summer, we'll be holding hack nights on Wednesdays in joint session with Philly's Girl Develop It chapter, as part of our Open Source Mentorship Program. The details will be included in the usual meetup posts.

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Latest Project Activity

Michiko Diby YadaGuru - College Application Reminders Update #13

Reaffirmed the need for this app at Code for Philly tonight. Connected with Lauren Bauman from PhillyGoes2College who has 20 hotspots throughout the city to help kids with the college applciation process. Yadaguru could be an easy tool that that counselors can use while they are explaing the process to kids. Also got to do a lighting talk on how the Yadaguru team is using ChatOps with Rally and Flowdock to stay light on process and big on getting things done. Learn more those 20 hotspots here http://ec2-54-90-43-212.compute-1.amazonaws.com/computer-lab-locations/.

Yadaguru needs AngularJS developers and HTML front end folks to help with developing our look and feel. Contact us if you want to help!

Mike Bok Septa Next Bus Update #10

Uploaded "nearby to" api. This lets you select a from and to location and it will return the next buses that will take you to the destinations and predictions on when it will get to all the stops. At the moment the call is very slow so that is the next thing that will be worked on.

demo app - http://hestia.nighsoft.net/septa_next_bus/demo/snb_demo_nearby_to.html

Abdus-Salaam Muwwakkil Actualize.Me Update #3

After great success at the Milken GSE UPENN Competition — we will be looking to vamp up the test runs for the ActualizeMe Initiatives (Actual Project Based Learning! With Real People!).

On the radar: - Effective strategizing (Cnverg Sessions) - Landing Page (Bootstrap?)

Mike Bok Septa Next Bus Update #8

Predict and next_bus api are now working. Predict gives you the amount of seconds predicted for a bus to reach a certain stop. Next bus gives you all the next buses to reach a stop for each route and the predicted amount of time for them to get there. Just made it so predict and next_bus run within 1 second total, down from ~10 seconds per bus. Next will change the trainer to use number-of-stops-away instead of nearest-stop which should make training a lot faster and more accurate.

These api are available however currently only routes 9, 21, and 42 are trained against stop 6060 (15th and chestnut)

http://hestia.nighsoft.net/septa_next_bus/next_bus.php

http://hestia.nighsoft.net/septa_next_bus/predict.php

Also there is this demo app -

http://hestia.nighsoft.net/septa_next_bus/demo/snb_demo.html

Spoke with Lloyd and Andrew about working on the website and a "nearby buses to" api.

Chris Alfano LocalWiki Update #2

We're using the LocalWiki Foundation's central hosting service now instead of maintaining our own wiki, this should keep things running way smoother and provide even more long term stability: https://localwiki.org/philadelphia/

We need to reach out to local groups that could take advantage of this to share their local knowledge:

  • Historical societies
  • Neighborhood associations
  • Conservation groups
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