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We have here a dash application embedded inside a flask app as a context, being served by node. Callbacks work, db works, login / logout works. The test server is live on heroku, and the code is hosted on git. Basic instructions for running locally are in the README. Although this is aimed at UNIX users. The next goal is to write thorough documentation on developing locally and the deployment procedures. If anyone is interested in contributing in the meantime, please join #chime-app!
The URL for more info action is working… Next I want to add a click here for Google Maps directions…
I'll need to denote the lat and long for each address then follow the technique outlined here: https://wciconsulting.com/resources/tableau-tutorials/map-tutorial/#:~:text=URL%3A%20Use%20this%20URL%20Base,(separated%20by%20a%20comma).
I don't think there's a way to parse a gmap mailing address URL…
Here's the backend tables (g sheets). Just 3 tables… items, centers, and item center. I use data validation of course. Tableau does the join for me.
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
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.
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
Make the model it's own package so development of the model happens independently from the platform
Move platform to tech that allows user to import csv
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!