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Latest Project Activity
We are working on implementing a real-time image recognition library into our React Native app. Currently testing out Tensorflow, which may not be ideal for working with Expo. Looking into other options and researching.
Beginning to learn about 3D graphics for the AR view using Three.js. Lynda has a course that is free via Philadelphia Free Library membership, so we are checking that out to start.
Need to work on our UI/UX of the app and solidify the gaming rules. Need a workflow for submitting quiz questions and additional historical sites.
Code for Philly events lead Charlie Costanzo and co-director Toni McIntyre had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Code for America Summit, which took place May 30 to June 1. In this post they break down what workshops, events, and talks they liked the most.
A look back at why and how Code for Philly produced our series of project profiles, what we learned from the process, and what we hope to do moving forward.
Congrats to all our Launchpad teams and thank you to our guest panelists and community for attending!
A look back at last week's workshop on open source community building and management best practices.
A guide for our #Launchpad2018 project teams to help them prepare for Demo Night
I'm pleased to announce Toni McIntyre has accepted the second Code for Philly Co-Director role.
A quick look back at last week's workshop on open source licensing and where you can learn more.
Fall 17/ Winter 18
Leverage started a new sprint in the Fall of 2017 with a core group of developers made up of James Lott, Remi Adewale and Chris Williams. The initial API built in the Fall of 2016 during the City as a Service Hackathon was scrapped along with the existing front end built in AngularJS. As James Lott recalls, “we overhauled the data model and Chris already had a working code base that just needed to be written around the Philly data.”
An MVP was proposed for a sprint for with three pages to be completed. The first page will display Per Race Information such as total raised and top contributors. The second page will display information about All Candidates running in any one Race. So for each candidate you would see total raised and party affiliation. The third is a Candidate Detail page which displays information about funds raised by individual candidates. For example information such as funds raised inside of and outside of Philadelphia as well as inside and outside of Pennsylvania. Additionally we plan for the third page to show top contributors as well as contributions by zip code.
Leverage met consistently through the Fall of 2017 before lightning up the workload during the the holidays. Joining the team at this time was Constantine Sergeev who met the Leverage team at an open house event. Eamon Caddigan also stepped back into the ring to provide some veteran insight.