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The goal of this project is to map and analyze Philadelphia zoning, particularly the impact of the reforms that were implemented in 2012.
PHLASK is an Ecosystem for Finding and Sharing Water in Philadelphia
Water should remain abundant, clean and accessible to everyone.
PHLASK's mission is to help people find publicly available sources of water, and to impel private enterprises to provide public access to their water infrastructure - simply by PHLasking.
If you would like to help reduce the use of wasteful plastic bottles and increase access to water, please join the PHLASK Coalition!
I want to creat a Slack slash command for our Slack channel to display the current and next meetup information.
My Philly is a site designed to make it easier to find and interact with the Registered Community Organizations (RCOs) of Philadelphia. It enables users to search their address, and find which RCOs apply to where they live. It also provides a coverage map to explore the city and see which areas could use more love.
Crowdsource capturing those influential hand-outs at polling places
we should tie in with "Fair Districts PA"
A web scraper to pull all of the services from 211SEPA.
Megalithic Timeline is an open-source project I wanted to build in order to convey a better history of human made megalithic structures throughout history. I've been fascinated with uncovering the anthropology of the people who built these unbelievable monuments which have withheld the test of time and forces of nature to tell us about our past.
My goal with this project is to help bring together people who are interested in discovery history through coding together to build dynamic apps to help convey this history to broader audiences. This Tool will be…
Right now, there is a great need for court interpreter in Philadelphia for languages like Vietnamese and Korean. I want to build an website to help people study for these test. I have the content to study for the English court interpreter test. I would love to chat with someone in education or a designer or UX to figure out how to build this. Feel free to email me at email@example.com to chat about this. The website I have built with my teammate is usable, but I think it could be better.
Compare utility bills with neighbors. https://sillyutility.net/
You're a Comcast customer for 33 years… but someone else on your block gets better service for less money.
Companies charge whatever they want… they make you buy phone service and you don't even have a phone.
We help negotiate your bill.
See what your neighbors pay, and call to ask for the same deal.
Philly — Works in Philadelphia, PA and surrounding neighborhoods.
It's free — We do not charge money for this service.
BelieveAchieve is a volunteer-run ed-tech initiative seeking to provide on-demand educational and guidance services to disadvantaged high school students in the U.S. Our 3-pronged approach will consist of free, online, and on-demand: mentoring, tutoring, and college counseling. We are planning to pilot our model in the NYC metropolitan area beginning in January 2017. During the pilot, BelieveAchieve will focus on delivering math tutoring, general mentorship, and college admissions guidance to low-income public high school students in the NYC area. After our NYC…
I'm looking for help in creating a call center system for former inmates needing services. Something that would serve as a hotline for resources for people that don't have easy access to computers or cell phones. What I'm envisioning is and 800# for people just released from jail and prison, needing services for anything, from housing and clothing, to job training and food. Specifically focused on people with no other support system in place, such as family or friends. I feel that there's a lot of organizations providing these services and I'd like to make it easier and quicker for people…
Plan your trips better by checking your SEPTA route before you go.
Keep up with our progress at: http://gardenhub.phl.io
300+ Community Gardens in Philly. 1000s across the country. Lets make them awesome!
'GardenHub' is a web-based app to make it easier to track—and communicate—what's growing/ripening in the various plots of community gardens, so we can better manage our PHS City Harvest food donations, as well as collect data on community garden efficacy.
• help community gardens funnel more healthy, local food to people who need it;
• help people in transition secure meaningful work; and • help optimize the promise of…
Form-driven workflow engine. Making city government better, one form at a time.
Government, like many organizations, have a ton of processes. For example:
Near Green is a web application that aims to make healthy food accessible to the city of Philadelphia.
DeputyDashboard or D² (pronounced "dee squared")
Dashboard for viewing and filtering Property in Philadelphia.
A project working to identify substandard rental housing.
Original problem statement: "How can we identify substandard housing? Many rental properties are unlicensed and other with many code violations. How can L&I keep track of which properties should have licenses but do not? Are there indicators that L&I could use to isolate which types/locations most likely aren't up to code?"
L&I goal (to be approved by Shannon) - to provide a minimum standard of living for every resident of Philadelphia.
Team goal - Provide information highlighting properties below minimum…
We're building a dashboard to interface with the Philly 311 data. It provides a useful way for Philly residents to check on 311 requests they've made, as well as explore the data in depth.
Putting machine learning in the hands of cancer biologists.
Software to improve involvement in local government.
Shortly after a government meeting, you will be able to:
Receive via text or email, a summary of issues discussed.
See exactly what was said on each issue that you select.
Receive a text or email alert when an issue that you select is discussed.
At any time, you can go online and see:
All issues discussed in past meetings.
All that was said in the past on any specific topic.
Exactly what any specific official said on any specific topic. This is especially useful at election time.
NOTE: The current…
The LGBTQ community has difficulty finding safe and competent healthcare services that take into consideration the wide spectrum of gender and sexuality-related issues. Many people in the LGBTQ community avoid or delay care because of past or expected homophobic attitudes and practices. In the “Philly Queer Exchange” Facebook group, requests for healthcare service recommendations are as frequent as a couple requests per week.
We are proposing a digital app to find, rate, and review healthcare services by and for the LGBTQ community.
Let's create a site to help Philly schools ask the community for help. School would be able to ask for things like:
Materials - laptops, cameras, etc Time - one-time or recurring volunteering, with specific skills or not Experiences (like field trips!) Internships/apprenticeships
Basically, something like Donorschoose, but 1) specific to Philly and 2) no money involved - Philly schools aren't allowed to ask for money, so Donorschoose isn't an option.
Check out our GitHub! https://github.com/CfABrigadePhiladelphia/School-Needs-Board
A jobs board for elected offices with analysis of how difficult each is to win
Data Source: (http://www.phila.gov/prisons/page.htm)
This is the repository for the JailJawn.com scraper code written in Python. This started as a project to learn Python and Serverless deployment.
The following code in the repository accesses the static page provided by The City of Philadelphia Department of Prisons Census page (http://www.phila.gov/prisons/page.htm). This web page is generated internally possible by a human at infrequent times using Excel to HTML which doesn't create clean tables for scraping which requires a custom…
The goal of Leverage is to empower citizens of Philadelphia to use campaign finance data when making informed decisions about who they donate to, who they support, and who they vote for.
The foundation of Leverage is the campaign finance data published by the City of Philadelphia. We will apply some machine learning techniques to the data to pull out trends and patterns. Finally, we add a layer of simple visualization on top of the analyzed data, allowing any citizen to consume and understand how candidates are funded.
A quiz about your census block! Link: http://pherman09.github.io/
We are structuring this project with a strong emphasis on mentorship and group learning so that it can function as a setting where people become great software engineers by contributing to this open source…
Philly Bike Share for Android Display kiosk status on a nice little native Android map. Goal: stability over features. No crashing. ever.
directions with landmarks
Give folks in Philly a easy way to navigate around using public transit, and use landmarks as a point of reference to help them navigate.
What will this application do?
This project is my effort to get the startup Addictive Science involved with the local Philadelphia Science/Tech communities. Addictive Science is an online learning environment designed to virtually immerse everyday people in discovery & curiosity while engaging minds with STEM Sciences through online social discovery apps. I started building www.AddictiveScience.com as a means to embrace my new career in Science Communication and Technology. The programming & design goals of Addictive Science from conception were to make all of our code open…
Resource Awareness Philly is a open-source project that started at the Code for Philly SustyHack2015 from 10/17/15 - 10/18/15 in Philly. The goals of the project are
To create a comprehensive data set for all services for folks who need little help to get back in the game in Philly.
Provide web service REST apis to access and update the data set so that clients (web/mobile) can be developed.
Build a responsive web application that users in Philly can access on public library computers etc. as well as by services providers on desktop and mobile devices.
The goal of the energy consumption visualization tool is to enable interested stakeholders to be able to gain invaluable insight into their building energy usage and use it in making informed decisions about energy efficiency, investment in renewable energy, and overall sustainability.
This project uses the Department of Energy's Standard Energy Efficiency Data: https://energy.gov/eere/buildings/standard-energy-efficiency-data-platform
This project is designed to provide middle school-aged and high school-aged students with learning disabilities, understand their rights as students with IEP (Individualized Education Plans). It gives them the tool to empower themselves and take charge of their education.
The Philadelphia Department of Energy has data available on opendataphilly.org (link below) showing energy consumption for Philadelphia Municipal Buildings between 2011-13. They are looking to add 2014 in the near future. They have asked us to help analyze and present the data so that the information is palatable for Philadelphians interested in creating energy efficient buildings. The Department of Energy has invested money in projects to help make some of our older municipal buildings become more energy efficient. They'd like to help voters understand the impact of their tax dollars on…
Travel with me as I discover the ins and outs of a catalog database
I want to create a social hub for programmers to do daily challenges. The objective of this project is to create a website where users can post programming questions and users are allowed to challenge them by answer the programming question. In the end establishing a community of programming elites. Does anyone want to hop onboard?
Help me create a web interface for public policy data. I need help developing a prototype, particularly the web interface and analysis of the API challenges.
Not in Philly
Being built in the open at Notinphilly.org
Nice write up on the project is at: https://codeforphilly.org/blog/not_in_philly_cleans_house
In return for a 6 month commitment to go out once a week to pick up the litter on a block, we supply citizens the resources (bags and a trash grabber) and incentives (gift cards drawn from member pics of their cleaned block #notinphilly on Instagram).
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also like to chat on slack, https://notinphilly.slack.com/
The to-do lists are kept on trello:…
Miniaml Blue Bikes Philly is an Android app displays station status for the Indego Bike Share in Philadelphia. There is NO MAP, NO GPS, and works on Android 2.3+. It shows the station name, distance and direction from a reference "current" station, a color icon showing status / how full, and number of bikes/docks available. There is a summary statistics page, a station detail w/ address and location hint.
I have a 5 year old phone running Android 2.3 and I wanted a quick and light app to find stations, bikes, and docks. I know the city…
Working with the data located here:
I'm going to write a C#/.NET program to clean the data, create common formats and master files, and interactive visualizations of the data. Ultimately I'm hoping to deploy it to a web framework.
Download it here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.peterchappy.bikesharephilly&hl=en
An indego app with just two buttons: "Closest Bike" and "Closest Dock."
A tool to help physicians prescribe less-expensive drugs for patients (#appsforphilly health hackathon, 2015)
At the Code for Philly 2015 #AppsForPhilly Health hackathon, a homeless person wrote, on a board, "It feels like the doctors don't care how expensive the drugs they are prescribing are." They didn't stay, but that expression of frustration inspired a team of doctors & developers to attack that problem.
Doctors often prescribe drugs without a resource to help them understand patient costs. In addition to the economic impact on people, the inhibitive costs creates an…
Girl Develop It Philly (GDI) and Code for Philly (CfP) are excited to build off of the success of last year’s Summer of Open Source to once again offer interested female applicants a crash course in open source and a chance to get hands-on project experience in civic tech. We’ve updated the name to include fall and winter programs run by sister GDI chapters and brigades replicating and refining the precedent set in the pilot run. Last year’s project topics ranged from visualizing school budget data to mapping city-wide street tree locations. For many…
A view of the [select] modes of transport, revealed by activation, to illustrate the levels/amount/rate of movement across the city.
Bike share pods flash when the number of bikes available changes (currently 15 minute intervals) Rail stations change with frequency of service during 15 minute windows (radius changes for heavy rail, opacity changes for light rail) Bus routes traced by shooters (eventually will glow more heavily based on bus frequency) See @karaml's project pitch here.
Quasi-realtime data from the…
Get set up - see our README page
For details of features/bugs you can work on go to Github issues
Here is the [Google docs…
Tim Wisniewski wrote an election scraper with Kimono and a html page to display live election results scraped from http://phillyelectionresults.com/.
Kevin Clough wrote a node scraper based on Nightmare(https://github.com/segmentio/nightmare) to poll the last modified date of the page, scrape and cache the results as necessary.
Scraper:http://git.kclough.me/kclough/nodeelectionscraper WhoWon Front End: github.com/timwis/whowon
Live Results can be viewed here: (based off of test data for now) https://twitter.com/timwis/status/600795295144910848
An web app designed at the Apps for Philly Health hackathon in May 2015. The goal of the app is assist a user in finding the best options available when facing a mental health crisis.
Monitoring Indego bike share to monitor bike arrivals and departures at specific stations.
Could be helpful for determining best way to handle and re-distrbute bike.
The goal is to translate real time solar radiation and wind data into a graphic descriptor of the availability of energy from renewable sources. Users could use the simple interface to decide whether or not to plug in. Need immediate help with data discovery of real-time wind data and historical time series data sets for electricity production from renewables. Private weather stations and solar panels could be a high value data set, but their availability is unknown.
This is the help desk table for questions that you may not have awnsers to, headed by patrick and karin we will try to help you with you're codeing probles
The purpose of the Hacker Resource Management project is to come up with a solution to a problem faced by Code for Philly and many other Code for America groups — the difficulty faced by many potential hackers (especially newcomers) in connecting with a project who's need matches their skills.
Currently, the goals are two-fold (1) come up with a method of organizing a committee to address such a need and (2) if necessary, develop any tools that such a committee would need to use.
More about this project will be stated as it becomes determined.
Provide searchable site linking campaign donations and lobbying data to resulting city contracts.
This project maps the voter turnout in the November 2014 general election. It looks at the percentage of registered voters who voted in each census block group; it also examines demographic characteristics reported by the American Community Survey to try to find correlations between demographics and turnout.
A platform to explore whether or not your friends, family, and neighbors have voted. We hope that people will use this information to encourage others to become active participants in democracy.
The Secretary of State is required by law to publish voting history and registrations for all voters in Pennsylvania. This information is available for purchase for $20. This is information does not include how people vote, just whether or not they have voted….
iOS repo: https://github.com/jtwiest/PhillyVoteCheck
web repo: https://github.com/CfABrigadePhiladelphia/philly-vote-check
front-end is on
master branch has server-side components
Philly Vote Check
Where is my Polling station? This Application is designed to help voters identify and locate their polling place based on their district, ward and/or address. In addition, the application will help voter that need assistance with accessibility locate polling places that can accommodate their needs.
Philly Vote Check will provide the…
How many of you have heard of all of the judges who ran in the last election? How about all the Council at-large candidates? How about all the State Representative candidates? Most people who show up to vote have not heard of all the candidates. Instead, they're given flyers on the way in, often by their neighbors, suggesting who they should vote for. But who determines what's on the flyers? Ward leaders. And how many of you know who your ward leader is?
Let's use data to show:
"Make sure to check in! Seriously, guys!" — Chris Alfano, every meetup
But not everyone does! How do we keep track of how many people attended? How do we monitor how many new people show up a second time? To continue to build a great community, we need to be able to measure our progress.
It's not that people don't want to check-in; they forget to do it, or they can't remember their password, or they get busy. Let's make it easy and automatic!
Just trying to produce some simple maps that overlay demographic data with maps of transportation committee members to support a legislative campaign. Looking for data transformation help!
Working on developing a product to help engage and inform the public around the development of a funding formula for public education in Pennsylvania.
This project is being built on the Appery.io mobile app platform to be deployed the 34 Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Computer labs.
A face recognition app for Android which allows a user to train a person's face and store details about them. Aimed towards helping people with dementia and blindness.
Searching for faces:
Open mesh networking hardware that can be joined together into a mesh network . Can be used on its own with built in screen or can have data routed to it to extend the functionality of other open source projects. We've nicknamed it HiJump because the signal between devices involves a combo of hi/low transmissions and because once a device receives a payload, the devices around it are checked to see if they have yet received that specific payload. If not, it then jumps to them. The goal is for this device to be small enough to comfortably fit onto a keychain, to contain a low-res character…
I wanted to know how school funding in Philadelphia compares to the rest of the state. The state Department of Education publishes enrollment and expenditure figures for every school district in the state. Here are some graphs of these data.
Hi folks, Some of you are familiar with GroundedinPhilly.org, which is an open data and organizing site that is aimed at democratizing information about vacant land and providing folks with the tools to get legal access to that land. For us, it's about gardens, farms, and open space, but the site gets used in other ways as well. We're working on Phase II of the site and are looking for some help with a couple of projects. These include: - Incorporating the Philadelphia Water Department Parcel layer - Incorporating new data on City Owned properties - Creating a mechanism for…
Many people seeking employment have sparse availability to the internet. Without smartphones or consistent access to the internet, it is very difficult to respond to job postings in a timely manner. This application will ingest relevant job postings from popular websites, filter out only those that indicate they can be contacted by phone, and parse the postings into a 140-character explanation that can include the phone number, hourly wage, address, and title of that posting. People can sign up for certain job searches such as 'warehouse philadelphia', and receive text messages when a new,…
We should connect with local animal shelters to setup an instance of CutePets for Philly
A free city-wide online bike registry.
SEPTA-RT: Real-time map of SEPTA mobile App Users
The aim of this project is to create a bicyclist detector. Given a video, the algorithm should detect the bicyclist within each frame of the video. Hopefully, this can be used to get bicyclist counts.
An API to support the lookup of property tax balances on properties in the City of Philadelphia.
This is an open-source project to facilitate the learning of foreign languages. The plan is to implement various ways that crowdsourcing can be used to create the contents.
First Line Address Parser and Standardizer
Will work on any US based first line address but standardizations are tweaked specifically for Philadelphia addresses.
Does not handle City, State, ZIPCode
123R-27 north ben Franklin blv apt 2b and s pine av
O,123,127,123R,127R,N,BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,BLVD„APT 2B,S,PINE,AVE„
|oeb||O||address number/range, Odd, Even, Both|
|alow||123||address number low|
|ahigh||127||address number high|
|astrlow||123R||address number low as a…|
Chorebox is to be an alternative to -autoconf- — only unlike -autoconf-, it will run at install-time rather than be a tool that only the developer needs. Some might shrink from this strategy in that it creates one more dependency — but really, it doesn't do so any more than requiring this or that library would —- and using this strategy (rather than that embraced by -autoconf-) will afford far more flexibility in package design.
Google came up with an awesome specification for transit data: GTFS. Many transit agencies publish their schedules as GTFS for Google and other developers to use in transit applications; PATCO does not currently publish theirs as GTFS. This project takes the data from the PATCO PDF schedules, and transforms them into GTFS.
A decommissioned computer hardware exchange. Linking corporations with non-profits and local schools.
This project will customize the shareabouts crowd source map architecture created by OpenPlans to become a web tool citizens can use to report instances of illegal household short dumping.
So far three people have contributed - David Siah, Patrick Hammons, and Jon Tehrani.
Next steps include loading a geojson data layer of big belly points into leaflet, and creating a buffer to make it easier for users to drop pins on the map.
Stormfighter is a mapping project designed to optimize the Philadelphia Water Department's efforts in mitigating sewer overflow during rainstorms. The project identifies Water Department-installed stormwater mitigation technologies (such as green roofs, tree trenches, and rain barrels) overlaid on a graduated map of the city's permeable surfaces. This provides data on places where permeability is low, but stormwater mitigation technologies are not installed - in other words, places where flooding is most likely to occur.
Yadaguru is an app that helps Philly High School Seniors remember all the things they have to do to submit complete applications to college on time. We're solving the problem of doors closing to good schools because of dumb stuff like a transcript getting in after a deadline. We do this through sending multiple reminders well before stuff is due. Whole support structures around students can use the app as well so they can be part of the 'reminder team' that helps kids get the docs in on time.
Release 1 was our web app https://www.yadaguru.com. You can get reminders, send them to…
UPDATE 2015-01: THIS PROJECT IS A GO. WE GOT THE DATA, SPENT WAY LESS THAN THE ORIGINAL $12,000 AND ARE NOW PUBLISHING!
This project is a collection of data from the Philadelphia Traffic Court using Philadelphia's Open Data request system.
This will release the courts proceedings for all cases including outcome and information on plea bargains. An analysis of this data may show that unfair practices in court proceedings and allow evidence for retrying traffic tickets for anyone in Philadelphia who received a ticket in the past 10 years.
See also: Philadelphia Traffic Court was…
This project was developed during the Philly Ecocamp 2014.
This goal of this web application was to strengthen the relationship between community members and the public parks in their area. We fused GIS data provided by the Parks Department and projected it on to OpenStreetMap with the intention of producing a useful tool for engagement with local parks .
VoteWise is a cross between OkCupid, Wikipedia, Facebook and Reddit but entirely dedicated to politics. If successful, it can change the face of democracy, and you can help build it.
VoteWise.net is a non-profit non-partisan website aimed at connecting voters and politicians without advertising dollars getting in the way. Right now, politicians have no way of reaching voters without advertising. This means that politicians have to waste a lot of time begging for money instead of doing what they want to do — help the community. This often forces politicians to listen…
A civic project to assist tourists and locals to quickly navigate to quality food experiences.
PGW has committed to releasing a web service that can be queried for real-time and historic information on road closings due to repairs. This project will provide a desktop and/or mobile map of digs with details on their status.
Note: Project in discovery phase.
Street parking dataset for kiosk-metered zones has been requested from Streets department, likely ETA is 2015. Intended scope will cover creating a method to parse/manipulate dataset into usable format for API development, then UI development including a map visualization, searchable zone information such as allowed time period, cost per hour, kiosk locations and residential permit areas. Updates will follow when data is available.
Instead of an app, my plan is to create a set of IPython notebooks on how civic hackers can do data science effectively. We are currently experiencing a surge of new data and tools that can help us derive conclusions from the data. Software packages containing methods from Statistics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence have been open-sourced and available for all to use. Like all tools, however, you have to know how to use these methods effectively. There are other great IPython notebooks out there related to…
A meta-project for organizing events and matchmaking to help Philly high-school and college students explore technology through civic projects.
Philly Police Droid
About Philly Police Droid
Philly Police Droid (PPD) is a Android mobile app that updates users on local crime activity in the city of Philadelphia. PPD displays data of the city's crime activity, traffic advisories and unsolved crime video by police district. Also, users are able to set news alerts based on districts in which they're concerned about.
Most of the data is form Philly Police Blog site http://blog.phillypolice.com/feed/ Unsolved Crimes Videos http://www.phillypolice.com/news/unsolved-crime-surveillance-videos
'250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia' will be a location based film in Google Earth: a NavDoc (Navigation Documentary) This NavDoc will consist of synchronized sound recordings and GPS tracks.
We aim to produce a film of 25-40 minutes and an interactive on line presentation of the work.
Examples of our approach can be found on: http://www.polakvanbekkum.com/done/routes-and-landscapes/google-earth-animations/
These examples are now presented as vimeo films, but we plan to present the film online as kml/kmz file directly running in Google Earth via…
Use SEPTA bus gps data to ultimately determine when a bus will reach a certain stop.
A Dashboard that facilitates the exploration process of self through project based learning, challenge fulfillment, research based initiatives, and young professional service learning opportunities. - Primarily For High School Students
We are developing a platform that enables schools to locate profit or non-profit organizations for funding and services, and allows organizations to reach out to schools for donations.
> Building a technology solution that will match potential partners with schools. The goal is to develop a registeration site where partnering organizations will 'register' and tell SDP officials about their projects and describe there services. Schools would also 'register' and share their strategic goals and solicit partnerships in specific program and administrative areas. The…
Objective: Design a Web based application, oriented for children, teachers and parents to track the books the kids read, and assess the learning of content and children progress.
Provide teachers and parents tools to assess children reading progress.
Provide class reading groups, where teachers can scope the discussion of books.
Share teacher-created resources for specific books to use in the classroom, to enhance literacy skills, aligned with the curriculum and standards.
Motivate children toward reading, by tracking books and progress,…
This project originally was going to start by trying to visualize school budget data. However, the budget data did not contain amounts per school, just for broad-based categories. Instead, we chose to develop a map-based visualization project using test score data which did have details at the school level.
Currently, only a Windows 8 app is being written. It would be nice to have a web-based mapping solution as well.
Mobile app to find nearest upcoming alcoholics anonymous meetings
This project serves as a hub for planning and updating Code for Philly-organized hackathons. PM us if you have ideas for new verticals to explore or want to share feedback on hackathons more generally.
Nothing planned at the moment, but check back soon!
uForage Philly is an app for finding street vendors and food trucks in Philadelphia.
Electronic Intern will help the PhillyASAP program maintain their listing of after-school programs in Philadelphia. Instead of having interns spend all summer cold-calling these programs, Electronic Intern will send automated calls that will direct the location to either send in their details by fax, a submit form on the website or press "4" to be directed back to PhillyASAP.
Written in Python, using Twilio's voice API.
Building an app & site for the N3rd Street community. To include, but not limited to: news feed, forum, events list, map of companies, jobs, and available real estate.
I'm working on an app for the Pebble smartwatch to help people find their next bus.
Vacant Land Inventory Post for Code for Philly
The Philadelphia Vacant Land Inventory is an ArcGIS-based mapping tool that will be used to document specific characteristics about vacant and underutilized land lots in Philadelphia. Using a set of databases that already exist on a number of criteria (anything from zoning code to shade cover), the goal is to create an online mapping tool for interested parties to identify plots that are suitable for growing food and plants. This will be Phase I of a two-step process in which we will use the first map to identify plots that…
Collaborate data on brown outs and fire incidents in Philadelphia. In the future the trip of the browned out station will be calculated and compared to the responding station in order to find out if the response time was affected by the station brown out.
Brown out: "It is when you take an engine or ladder company out of service temporarily and re-distribute the staff for either training or to fill in personnel gaps in other companies." -http://www.phila.gov/fire/pdfs/Brown-Out_FAQ.pdf
Mapping the change in construction permits over time to see if it indicates neighborhoods in change.
The data is now pretty old. I'd like to restart it. I've begun working with Ruby so I'm thinking about rewriting the project with Rails.
Each year, the Philadelphia Bike Coalition oversees an army of volunteers to collect bike ridership data across the city of Philadelphia. Today, the data collection and data analysis processes are all completed with the use of pen, paper, and lots of data entry.
We want to help the Bike Coalition (and any future users) spend less time with data management grunt work so that they can spend more time using the data!
Instead of using paper forms, we aim to provide a digital solution allowing survey volunteers to collect data with a mobile-ready website (or hybrid…
I own the domain name www.SmallBizPhilly.com. My goal is to turn this into a social networking website for small business owners in the Philadelphia area. I would like for this to be an online resource similar to this: www.biznik.com. I am a writer but not the type that writes code. I am the journalism/creative writer type and am looking for a techie that knows back-end development with a specialized knowledge of PHP and hand-coding from scratch. If anyone gets involved with my project not only will I give you a stake in my company and a life-time of free advertising on the front-page, but…
GateKeeper is a web application designed to sit between internal API endpoints and public users, acting as a proxy. It provides a central facility for logging, analyzing, rate-limiting, and credentialing access.
OpenAccessPhilly is a movement of civic-minded, innovative, entrepreneurial types who convene monthly to share projects and passion. Check out our website for more info: www.openaccessphilly.com
The description below was last updated on March 10, 2015. Click over to our Github project and check out the readme and other docs there to see the current state of the project.
Philly Open Health…
SEPTA Regional Rail Independent On-Time Performance Report These reports use the actual arrival time of each train over several years to recommend schedule changes for chronically late service. Reports created by William Entriken (not affiliated with SEPTA). Also see SEPTA's less detailed official OTP reports.
Note: this project is heavy on data manipulation and coding.
I set up demo to see if PostGIS could pull crimes that are nearest Septa regional rail stations and heat map them with Leaflet and heatmap.js. It went a little viral indicating a demand for stuff like this:
and trashed by philebrity for having no context what so ever….
The Problem: In many cities, there is no centralized information repository to serve the immediate needs of the homeless and hungry. In Philadelphia, for example, there are 40 shelters and 4 intake centers, and an unknown number of organizations that provide food – real-time communication between them is minimal to non-existent. As a consequence, there is no easy and accurate way to guide people in need to available shelters and meals.
The Goal: To quickly and accurately guide persons in need to closest available and open food and shelter resources.
The Solution: A…
Whathood aims to settle the neighborhood border debate for all time by aggregating neighborhood borders drawn by users into heatmaps showing the "identity" of a location.
We are building a network of community advocates in neighborhoods, community centers and churches. This process will provide personal, one-on-one "real needs" counseling and "match making" of needs to resources to help people find the social supports and material connections needed to make everyday living more productive and less difficult.
This project will encourage key people in every community to LISTEN to their neighbors, use and teach data tools and web sites to RECORD useful information, and help people CONNECT with each other when appropriate.
We are working to…
MilkCrate is the digital hub for Philadelphia's local sustainable economy. We have almost 2,000 local sustainable businesses and resources in our database. We plan to grow to every city in the country.
Connecting our values with our behaviors begins by building awareness around how our everyday choices play a crucial role in creating the sort of future we all hope to have- more equitable, sustainable, and beautiful.
With the sustainability community at your fingertips, you can make choices that are aligned with the future we all want to create.
The entire city is our free botanic garden!
Use PlantSwapr to offer and find plants to swap with others near you. Post a photo, write a blurb, make a wishlist, check the map, and get swapping!
MVP below: 1. Swaprs login with Facebook or email. 2. Swaprs create profile, inputting their nearby cross street for semi-anonymous mapping. 3. Swaprs post offers of their surplus plants, seeds, bulbs, scion wood & rootstock. 4. Swaprs search others' listings for specific plants. 5. Swaprs browse a map of offers from gardeners nearby. 6. Swaprs use private messages to inquire and set…
PHL Map of Shame is a citizen-led project to map the impact of the School Reform Commission’s "doomsday budget" on students and parents. We will visualize complaints filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The Pennsylvania state constitution says that students must be provided with a "thorough and efficient system of public education." If children are being denied educational services, parents, and others with first-hand knowledge of the situation, have the right to file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Secretary of Education has a…
Using open data and crowd sourcing our mission is to make Philadelphia a more accessible city that welcomes and embraces people of all ages and abilities.
We are "building with, not for" and doing our best to ensure that our meetup spaces and tools are accessible. CityCoho is completely wheelchair accessible including the restrooms; Devnuts' entrance is wheelchair accessible and the restroom is large and on the same level, but there are no grab bars. The seating at both spaces is wheelchair friendly.
An accessible website/app is our number one priority. We value all contributions that…
Get Cameras By roadid
Get Cameras By Lat Lng
Get All Cameras
A REST wrapper around the PHL Bike Theft data to query for bike thefts near a specific point (latitude/longitude, projection: 4326). Initially done to support Kiqstnd
"Google Earth for Philadelphia" with open source and open transit data.
Live demo: http://www.openphillyglobe.org/
Real-Time SEPTA locations and average weekday pedestrian activity at Philadelphia street corners in August 2013.
There is a…
A bike parking locator that allows users to find Bike Parking published through Open Data Philly and allows for user input to display parking they've discovered. In addition, a map overlay of Bike Theft data would be able to be toggled to show theft by month and year.
This project has not had much activity since its inception in October 2013 but I would love to kickback the Kiqstnd, and get this going again!!!
Original Idea: http://studiocns.org/enterreturn/
To see the underlying resource data, look at the networkofcare_lat_lng.csv within the /data folder.
Apps for Philly Transit Hackathon!
We want to use Census LED data to analyze where people in Philadelphia live and commute to work.
I'll be using the Bike Theft Data to make an interactive web map, which will hopefully animate to show seasonal and/or hourly patterns in the data.
There was a major error with the originally posted project. When manipulating the dataset in Excel, I sorted by date, which usually sorts all columns, but for some reason lat and lon remained fixed. The data was originally sorted by precinct and then date, which explains why the data appeared isolated to individual neighborhoods.
I was skeptical of the data, but it seemed to "smooth out" further into the…
How long does it take to walk or take public transit to the nearest public school throughout the city? How has that changed, city-wide, after the recent public school closings?
Let's build an interactive map that visualizes travel time to the closest public school — with options to show the map with the data from before the closing, after the closing, or allow the user to build their own map by interactively closing or opening existing schools.
This will both demonstrate how open data can be used to generate a basic "accessibility" analysis and demonstrate one of the uses of the new…
The Clean Air Council's Open Climate Tracker is an open-hardware, mobile sensor platform that is designed to gather data over large areas and connect that data to the internet through its built-in mobile mesh network. The goal of the project is to gather city-wide data pertaining to Climate Change and pollution and combine that data with with open databases such as OpenTreeMaps to quantify the effects of tree cover in the city over time. This will allow researchers to quantify the real economic and environmental value to each tree planted. The data will also be opened up to developers who…
I'd like to develop a service that can send SMS, email or maybe Twitter messages on updates to Philly trains and flights that users can subscribe to. The service would be open to other apps to so they could add message notifications without building it themselves. Think sending a POST to this service which takes the rest from there. The app would also have a front-end that would allow you to search for a flight or train and then subscribe.
I'd like to write the backend in Node on Amazon Web Services, need help writing the front-end. Definitely doable in a weekend!
If there are other…
Philly Hoods is a neighborhoods API for Philadelphia.
A mobile web app by OpenPlans to support the outreach work of the PhillyRising collaborative. PhillyRising targets neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia that are plagued by chronic crime and quality of life concerns, and establishes partnerships with community members to address these issues. The PhillyRising Team coordinates the actions of City agencies to help neighbors realize their vision for their community through sustainable, responsive, and cost-effective solutions. Read more at…
Hello PHL Hackers:
We are working to see how innovations are created and spread through hackathon competitions. We're curious to know how designers and developers can produce software/websites given the time restriction, with the focus on technological enablers such as gits and APIs.
We're looking for some hackers to help us understand these innovation dynamics.
Here's the link to the website for potential interview subjects & a mini-survey.
Hackers and Civic Innovators Invited! - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HydauEeMzWMvFqKUPmrqqKKr4RCB8ght1aZqwkHTNbI/edit
We're creating a new social media app (native and web) to make it easier for anyone to show off their talent and succeed in life. If you're interested hit me up @ email@example.com (don't judge our website, it's slow and intentionally stealthy right now - but we think you'll like the app - or maybe not).
We have a cool small team in center city Phila and are looking for a few more cool people to join up. Ambitious, cool, hardworking, easy going, are some of the most important things, and other helpful stuff is:
iOS Developer Opening(s): Skills that are required: - Experience…
I am interested in developing a smartphone-based project to collect voluntary data on cyclists' bike route preferences.
The goal is to promote the app during a two to four week window where city or regional bicyclists would be encouraged to download and use the app to track their biking habits. The route data would be linked to a webmapping viewer that would allow users to the recorded routes and bike patterns of of all participants in realtime (users get fun instant feedback, we get great if self-selectedâ data in the aggregate).
The data generated would supplement the Delaware…
A mobile webapp powered by Sencha Touch for browsing Philly's open school data
A campaign website for promoting and collecting data about after-school programs in Philadelphia, and a mobile webapp based on Sencha Touch for finding programs from mobile web browsers or as a Philly 311 app widget.
There is a huge opportunity to provide an awesome summer program for high school students through a grant with the Digital Media and Learning competition. I have a dream of pulling more HS students into the Code for Philly brigade with the idea of even building a student brigade chapter.
If anyone is interested in supporting some summer programming with HS students, the grant is due on June 10th. My thought is to run a hackathon with HS students who attend Code for Philly meetups over the summer, but maybe you have a better idea?
More info on the grant here:…
Widget for Philly311 mobile app that displays trash and recycling collection days for a given location.
All That Philly Jazz is a digital history project at the intersection of technology, public art and civic engagement. We are telling the story of Philadelphia’s rich jazz heritage from bebop to hip-hop. We are mapping jazz spots and landmarks, historical markers, murals, Walk of Fame plaques, and jazz-related cultural assets.
Much of Philadelphia’s jazz history has been erased. Few structures remain. Jazz spots fell victim to the 1964 race riots in North Philly, urban renewal and gentrification. To preserve Philly's jazz heritage for future generations, the project is crowdsourced….
A way to help revitalize, renew, and reclaim Philadelphia's abandoned properties. Reclaim Philly is a vacant property tracking application. It mixes crowdsourced knowledge and public data to create a more complete picture of adandoned property in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
App for keeping nurses on the same page about their nursing home patients. Won third place in Startup Weekend Health 2013. Current under development. https://twitter.com/KnowMeHealth
Research, and common sense, indicate that early childhood is a pivotal time for creating the foundation for success in future learning. Did you know that only 7% of early childhood education centers in the city are considered "high quality" by the state's Keystone STARS rating system? And, consequentially, that only a small fraction of Philadelphia's children have access to an quality early childhood education setting?
This mapping project is a tool that will be used to reveal to City Council the state of early childhood education in each district, as part of an effort to mobilize…
The Philly Public Cloud will utilize OpenStack together with community-contributed hardware, rackspace, and management to provide free hosting for public-service apps and sites.
Find political districts for any SEPTA route.
Philly Phlash App is a mobile app for the Philly Phlash trolley. Phlash is the trolley services managed by Independence Visitor Center (http://www.phlvisitorcenter.com/) that runs between May - October. Phlash is a tourism trolley that covers all Philadelphia vacation spots from the Independence Hall to Philly Zoo. This app is the extension septa.mobi project. A must have mobile app for Philly people: http://www.phillymag.com/news/2013/09/19/28-mobile-apps-philadelphian-iphone-android/
A simple LAMP-based REST API for Philadelphia School District data.
With summer school eliminated, provide parents and students access to a comprehensive list of credit recovery and extracurricular options based on location.
Leveraging the use of wikidelphia which is built using local wiki to list programs/activities for after school programs. Please visit http://wikidelphia.phillyopen.org to see or add programs.
The GreenSTEM Network is an open source, Arduino-powered urban sensor network developed by a group of civic-minded Philly hackers in collaboration with the Philadelphia Water Department. It collects data from the urban environment (such as sunlight levels and soil moisture), and can be expanded as new sensors are developed.
The primary goal of the GreenSTEM Network is to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education through data visualizations, student engagement, and opportunities for data analysis and critical thinking. A secondary goal of the GreenSTEM Network is…
The School District of Philadelphia posts budgets for their schools on their website. However, this data is in PDF format and therefore cannot be easily used by developers and others interested in examining the budgets of schools in a programmatic fashion.
This project aims to do 2 things. First, convert the budgets to a RESTful API for others to use. Second, to visualize the budget data in a meaningful way for the community.
The code used to generate data for an API is available on https://github.com/philasdbudget/philasdbudget….
Find the safest way to travel from your house to school based on crime, traffic and safety data.
A PHP- and NodeJS- development and deployment environment for Web 3.0
We're currently working on a public health repository over at http://codeforphilly.org/projects/Public_Health_Data_Repository - visit THERE for updates, not here.
Note: May 28th, 2013 - Deleted Developer URL since it gave Error404 message.
App Image: Carpe Noctem (Picture of a Wolf Howling at the Moon)
Goal: Make it the Yelp.com for Parties and Events within Philadelphia, PA.
Google Maps: Google Maps can be used to pin point the parties by the day that they occur. There should be a filter on the map that allows you to show only the day, the week, or the whole month, and filter via neighborhood.
Nightlife is a mobile app and web app for partying in Philadelphia, PA.
Ideas for Night Life Website: -Businesses in Philadelphia create a…
Convert GTFS to Sqlite, losslessly*
Ajmal Ahmady Lloyd Emelle
A way for Philadelphians to discover stops/stop times close to their location, and to keep tabs on their favorite routes/stops. First on iOS, then perhaps on Droid. Then.. Windows Phone.
PHL Crime Mapper lets you see the Part I (violent and property) crimes that have occurred in an area of Philadelphia that you care about.
A collection of documents, tools and articles on how to create and manage single purpose servers.
Cite Club is an attempt to incentivize and streamline the process of fixing  tags on Wikipedia entries.
It works by streamlining the process of finding facts that require citations and generating the proper code/markup to cite those facts.
The basic steps are as follows:
The user clicks on a big, shiny, inviting button
The app searches Wikipedia for a citation needed tag in a Wikipedia article
The user is presented with the specific sentence that has the citation needed tag (along with other text above and below it, intending to…
Details coming shortly.
Mentions would be a new object in the AppsForPhilly database that tracks URLs for News stories, blog posts, notable tweets, etc that mention an app in the catalog. Another object, AppMentions, will link apps with their mentions.
The site you're looking at right now
-UX user profiles and journey-mapping -site architecture -content wireframe -front page -hero image -projects feed -"learn more/start hacking" button -creating a new profile -field for Twitter handle -opt-in to newsletters
tokenFinder is a mobile-friendly site that does precisely one thing: tells you where you can find Septa tokens (within a few miles).
Live version can be found at http://tokenfinder.org
Septa token locations are pulled from the excellent Septa API: http://www3.septa.org/hackathon/
A deployment of the OpenTripPlanner multi-modal trip planning tool. Loaded with transit data for agencies in PA, NJ, NY, CT, and DE. Useful for trip planning and transit accessibility analysis.
A LocalWiki for Philadelphia.
LocalWiki is a new open-source system for creating geographically-rooted wiki sites. Unlike MediaWiki/Wikipedia, LocalWiki provides a visual editor for pages and represents every entry with both a page and a map. It's the perfect way to document the history and hidden gems of your city