MentorPhilly and other awesome projects mentioned as part of an article about the Reentry Project hackathon organized by Code for Philly.
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PS - Our website swat team is recruiting! We’re seeking a bootstrap specialist/designer to design our new look! Contact Maria Caruso to join!
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In 2017, All That Philly Jazz was named one of the top 50 jazz blogs and websites. https://phillyjazz.us/2017/02/01/philly-jazz-named-one-best-jazz-blogs-planet
To learn more about what we've been up to, check out "ICYMI: All That Philly Jazz in the News." https://phillyjazz.us/category/in-the-news
Proposed Site Content Map
- Call to action/find a project/register
- Success Stories – snippet p
- Projects 101 (includes stories link – designed)
- Find a project
- Find an event
- Share your ideas
- Link to slack (feed?)
- Register/Member directory
- Forum (but needs clearer messaging)
- Who we are (includes leadership team/link to national chapter)
- What we do (general info/stories page)
- Contact us (includes PR packet, contact triage)
Profile page (publicly vieawable)
- Visit the about us page (newbie)
- Uploading a profile photo
- Complete Skills/status
- Introduce yourself (post in the intro channel in slack or forum)
- Visit/read the projects 101 page
- Follow a project/search projects
- Post in a project/join a project
- Contribute to a project
- Lead a project (Leader)
Personal feed for starred projects (privately viewable)
Hey everyone. MentorPhilly is back at it again. Thanks, Corey, for re-engaging me. We have established a website using the WordPress platform. Currently, we are creating the language for our ABOUT page and registration page and establishing our look; any insight or support with that would be greatly appreciated. One of our focus right now is creating a campaign across multiple social media outlets, promoting MentorPhilly and recruiting Mentors. We also are creating our logo, any design support would be helpful. The slack that will be attached to our web page similar to Code for Philly's site has texting capabilities we would like to create a simpler way to respond back from slack like a one-button command to respond vs a string of commands (hope that makes sense). Is anyone familiar with InVision or Adobe XD we like to build on our conceptual design?
Hello Code for Philly!
The Code for Philly website swat team is looking for a few more volunteers. If any of these match your skill set - and bringing to life the next generation of this website sounds interesting, contact our Product Owner, Maria Caruso (slack: a_priori_rainbows)!
- Writer / Story Teller - To help with A) Crafting blog posts based upon interviewing our community members to showcase the great work and/or B) Help clarify and improve our existing website content
- Visual designer - someone to help work with our front-end developers to design our new website theme. Preferably someone who has experience also working with HTML/CSS/Bootstrap themes.
We want to hear from you: how can our website better serve you, our community members?
Laddr redesign project meeting notes – October 5th, 2017
Meeting attendees: Chris Alfano (CfP CTO), Rich McMillen (Projects Lead), Maria Caruso (Product Owner)
Overall goals of CfP website
- Connect people with projects (not just developers!)
- Create an open-source tool for brigade(s)
- Give teams the tools to ship projects
- Marketing to drive funding for projects
- Promote social engagement
- Advertise relevant community events
Redesign will be broken up into two phases
Phase 1 – approx. completion date of Jan 1st
- Focus on rebranding/language
- UX research
- Basic site map redesign (condensing nav, making access to existing projects/sign-up easier)
Desired Site Features
- Permissions system: would allow people to PM, restrict access to certain projects, etc. Possibly based on a “reputation” credits system, wherein people receive higher permissions by completing, managing, or contributing to projects
- Team messaging system: Find ways to make project team communication easier
- Possibly nix slack, or restrict channel creation to approved projects
- Move existing project communication to Github, reserving slack for initial project development coordination or community related discussions (gig-swap, random, events postings, etc.)
- Open projects repository: a searchable database of previously incomplete projects, where people can apply to manage a project and submit it for official approval
- A flow for projects approval: may include things like, documentation on what a good project looks like, an interactive checklist, etc.
- Project task tracker: Github will be used for this, but we should choose a GUI.
- Project application page: includes info on what a good project is
- Existing/in-progress/complete project repository
- Includes open-roles
- Users who are on the project, or not, can subscribe to updates
- Links to Github, displays open tasks that need completion
- Press related to projects
- Completed project page includes maintenance tasks/press updates
Potential Road Map for Phase 2 Completion
- Create application process for projects: permissions system may be required for this
- Eventually create role requirements integration with profile system (e.g. “This project needs 2 front-end devs, a designer, a UX specialist…”)
- Interactive checklist
- Clean house: determine which projects are “cold” and notify leaders of viable projects of new flow/application requirements. This may require recruiting people to vete projects.
- Create new profile system
- Tags for skills where users can specify their strength in skills. Possibly cap number of skills users can post
- Create targeted marketing based on skills
- Allow users to search for jobs within their skill set and apply for positions within projects
- Create Github GUI/project tracker for in-progress projects (example of a friendly editor UI for editing markdown content within a github repo: http://prose.io/#CodeForPhilly/laddr/edit/develop/roadmap.md)
- Create various searchable repositories (cold/in-progress/complete)
- Develop targeted marketing campaigns for open projects, sponsors, etc.
Following our work designing the site this past weekend at PowerUp Reentry, we deployed a prototype (python/js/bootstrap) today to help advance the ongoing design and feedback process. Our goal is to create a resource for families/friends/advocates/supporters of incarcerated persons to get information tailored to their needs to assist their returning citizen in the reentry process.
Our goal: to make public data accessible to every citizen through natural language voice interfaces.