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All That Philly Jazz Update #2

Share stories, preserve history with All That Philly Jazz app <>

All That Philly Jazz documents region’s rich jazz legacy from bebop to hip-hop <>

Posted on by Faye Anderson

Philly Open Health Update #6

Picked up some serious steam at LadyHacks 2015 this past weekend! We have two Ruby on Rails developers (Dionne and Emily) working on the project - they're currently working on adding authorized user functionality and building out the upload feature. Jen and I worked on metadata for the pre-formatted 2015 epi profile tables and figures, including some shortened versions of titles and adding tags. Our readme has been updated both here and on Github, and I'm working on developing a style guide for the tables. BAM!

You can see the updated metadata spreadsheet here:

Posted on by Briana Morgan Update #4

Dear Awesome people,

I don't know why there was an issue with Google Hang Outs last time we had a meeting. Perhaps if any of you have any ideas, we could prevent it from happening again. When I tried logging on, it said the "party has ended" and that hang out link would not work anymore. So I had to create another link and email it to you all. I think we may have lost a few of you in the shuffle. I will be logging on early and emailing you all if there are any problems, so if you have problems logging on, just check your email for the new link.

The current link is:

Here's the latest update: We recently added two additional people to help write questions. One is a specialist on environment/business issues and another is from Camaroon, Africa.

Garret is trying to put together a user verification through email to text messaging, and Ryan is looking into physical infrastructure, cloud structure, security and efficiency for building the site.

It had been awhile since we took a look at the databases, so Sharon and I got together to refresh our memories on what each of the fields was designed for in each of the tables. I will be uploading descriptions soon.

For leaving notes for each other between meetings, we have Hipchat:

Our next meeting is This Saturday, Feb 21st, 12noon Eastern Time. If you have any updates on what you have done, or what you haven't done, I would love to hear from you.

Thanks to everyone for their awesome work so far.


Posted on by Spencer Snygg Update #7

Most of the issues posted on Github have now been resolved.

We are currently altering the app's routing logic in the schedule section, changing the way URL paths are pushed, This should enable any individual page in the schedule section of the app to be added as a bookmark.

Next up, we need to explore some issues we are having receiving schedule data. We hope to define the cause of these issues whether there is route information missing on the server or if the problem is with the requests sent by the app.

Posted on by Bill Clinton