Code for Philly

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Code for Philly

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We’re working with Penn Medicine to make CHIME a redeployable, reusable open source tool as quickly as we can!

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Latest Project Activity

Brittany Anderson  Philadelphia Bail Fund Interactive Data Portal Buzz

Project Overview Presentation During 7/6 Mtg

Come join the bootstrapping fun in our meeting July 7th at 6:30p! We will be going over project requirements, help needed & the Philadelphia Bail Funds mission. Also be sure to join our slack channel at #philadelphia_bail_fund

Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/xpj-zdjz-kso Phone: ‪+1 402-588-0110‬ PIN: ‪248 697 317#‬ More numbers: https://t.meet/xpj-zdjz-kso

Read the full article on meet.google.com…Published

Ali Jaffar  Workforce Impact Analysis Update #3

The City's Office of Workforce Development has been officially shuttered as part of their new budget, which de-prioritized the economic stability of our city and especially that of its most vulnerable citizens. I am taking this project in-house at Key Medium as part of our Coding For Causes program so as to morph into a self-help tool and will post more about it once something is ready to see. It will replace the website WorkforcePHL.org and we already have some amazing community partner nonprofits onboard that will help us address the challenges of those most vulnerable.

It's quite sad that the City has mostly turned their backs and chose to prioritize continuing the immense spending on police budget. Not just that—they chose the continuation of the 10-year tax abatement which is taking some hundreds of millions of prospective taxes away from communities and people who need it the most, gentrifying the whole city, and have proved to be quite a terrible policy in comparison to more nimble cities like Pittsburgh, which didn't de-prioritize it's people but rather doubled-down on them. Kudos to the city for their massive decrease in the wage tax base during COVID and the inability to collect property tax for a decade due to inaffective property tax policy, to say the least.

Marieke Jackson (Administrator) CHIME: COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics Update #4

CHIME 2.0 kickoff!

Due to the model's diminishing returns as the epidemic progresses, the app is going to undergo some model and platform updates so it can continue to be a resource for decision makers!

The next iteration of CHIME development will move to

  1. Make the model it's own package so development of the model happens independently from the platform

  2. Move platform to tech that allows user to import csv

  3. Update model to use better methods of estimating parameters

We're looking for python developers with data modeling (especially Bayesian methods) experience or Dash experience!

Ali Jaffar  Workforce Impact Analysis Update #2

Back to the drawing board/prototyping— we are continuing to help Philadelphians connect with the 20K or so vacant jobs. Companies are still hiring, and people are still unemployed. Not just that—the opportunity to upskill is more important than ever.

Ali Jaffar  Philly Food Finder Buzz

Inspiring Stories from our Business Community

Thousands of people are finding food, especially Senior Citizens and families, on http://PhillyFoodFinder.org.

Alongside this effort, Key Medium also supports various nonprofits & the Government—which got us featured alongside Verizon and others for our Coding for Causes x CfP projects.

See our analytics (feel free to select March 23, when we redesigned, in the top right—and yes this is the lowest bounce rate we’ve ever seen, too): https://datastudio.google.com/open/1qd-_Yr4GXqRbjijJHiDhuwRyteK6Zk1r

Read the full article on chamberphl.com…Published