Code for Philly

We're part of a national alliance of community organizers, developers, and designers that are putting technology to work in service of our local communities. We believe that government can work, for the people, by the people, in the digital age, if we all help.

Code for Philly

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What is Code for Philly?

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We’re excited to introduce our inaugural class of Code for Philly Tech Fellow.

Latest Project Activity

Zachary Leahan  PA Wildflower Selector Update #1

Native plants are really important… https://www.audubon.org/content/why-native-plants-matter

But it is a bit overwhelming to select plants (e.g. wildflowers and grasses). This google sheet + tableau solution is designed to assist as a entry point to further research.

I'm seeking user experience feedback from the Code for Philly community. Also - If anyone wants to help with the database, please join the project.

Josephine Dru  MATchMapper Update #1

February 2021:

We are nearing completion of a working prototype. Our next steps are to:

  • clarify key relationships between data sources and update our models to match,
  • refine the Figma interface and mapping tools,
  • engage potential users and stakeholders for further feedback, and
  • revise both backend and frontend accordingly.

Zachary Leahan  Malvern Recycling Resource Lookup Update #4

The malvernrecycling.com site is live. I found cheap hosting via hostinger and hand coded basic HTML and CSS. I promoted this tool via a Malvern focused Facebook group and it was well received. The goal is for this resource to be continually updated and used as a quarterly input to the PA Dept of Environment Protection database within recyclesearch.com (https://recyclesearch.com/profile/padep-facility-directory).

Spencer Snygg  VoteWise.net Update #26

So we are heating up into the election. We had nearly a thousand visitors this week and hope to continue the growth.

The site was written in AngularJS which is being deprecated next June. This may leave us vulnerable to attack after that. So, we have to rebuild the whole thing in modern Angular. Now would be a great time to let us know of any problems you see or any cool things you would LIKE to see so we can plan for it.

And of course, we can always use coding help.

Spencer Snygg  VoteWise.net Update #25

So we are heating up into the election. We had nearly a thousand visitors this week and hope to continue the growth.

The site was written in AngularJS which is being deprecated next June. This may leave us vulnerable to attack after that. So, we have to rebuild the whole thing in modern Angular. Now would be a great time to let us know of any problems you see or any cool things you would LIKE to see so we can plan for it.

And of course, we can always use coding help.