Code for Philly

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Code for Philly

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Thanks Philly

Thank you to all the participants, sponsors, and volunteers that made Launchpad 2019: Phundamentals a success!

Read the recap from Technical.ly Philly to relive Demo Night.

Latest Project Activity

Nicholas Quigley  Snow-Capped Update #2

Snow-Capped has it's first users, and as of last week they can login using Google. I figured Google does authentication and two-factor auth pretty well, so why reinvent the wheel? (Even if it's a pretty complicated wheel)

That A+ rating is just about impossible to maintain if your site uses any javascript.. so Snow-Capped is aiming for a B going forward, which is where Apple sets the bar, and is a better rating than Google, Microsoft, and even Vanguard.

I'm also happy to announce that I found a new partner in Kyle Rusak, who is a web dev expert.

Freeze your credit here: https://www.snow-capped.com/join/

Tara Taylor  Facilitating Thriving Update #1

This project is designed to help Philadelphia community members collectively quit capitalism and create cooperative ecosystems to live and thrive in with a model similar to startup incubators.

We are currently developing a platform of engagement (website, crowdfunding campaign, virtual and paper zines) to recruit contributors. Our developers site is available to anyone and you don't need any technical knowledge to contribute.

Spencer Snygg  VoteWise.net Update #24

We will be updating the site in two weeks. We will be adding: 1. the ability for organizations to endorse politicians 2. The ability for voters to match to organizations 3. a lot of small fixes.

We have started making outreaches to other election based organizations to try to work together to help each other out.

Nicholas Quigley  Snow-Capped Update #1

www.snow-capped.com is live and the registration form is built, but I would like to test just one happy-path user signup before officially opening up to people. So don't sign up just yet, but stay tuned!

All of the personal data that people will register with and transmit to the site is extremely sensitive, so the site was built with security in mind. I'm happy to share that after lots of research and configuration, snow-capped.com gets an A+ on Mozilla's Observatory security testing suite, which is a better grade that most Fortune 500 companies. See for yourself here: https://observatory.mozilla.org/analyze/www.snow-capped.com

Matt Schaff  Resource Philly Map Update #2

Great news! Resource Philly Map (RPM) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. This new partnership empowers us to tailor our app around the needs of Philly Defenders' thousands of constituents.

RPM is designed to be the fastest way to connect people in need with social services in Philadelphia. We are actively developing our prototype, and we would love to involve more collaborators, including developers, project managers, designers, and business analysts. Please reach out on Slack under the channel #resource-philly-map.