Code for Philly volunteers give back to our community by donating their skills and time towards not-for-profit, civic-minded, open source projects. Browse our community’s project directory to identify where you can volunteer.

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  • We recommend checking out our Projects 101 github repository where you’ll find resources to support your civic hacking efforts.
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  • Please note - We request your patience as we work to improve our projects directory. If you have suggestions, shoot a message to our Projects Lead, Rich McMillen

Jail Jawn Maintaining

Jail Jawn

Data Source: (http://www.phila.gov/prisons/page.htm)

What is Jail Jawn and Why?

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…

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Minimal Blue Bikes Philly Maintaining

Minimal Blue Bikes Philly

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.

Why Minimal?

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…

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Open Source Mentorship Program 2015 Maintaining

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…

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Who Won Philly Maintaining

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

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Code Help Desk Maintaining

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

Voter Turnout in the 2014 General Election Maintaining

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.

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Ward Leader Baseball Cards Maintaining

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:

  • Who they are
  • What they do…
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PATCO GTFS Maintaining

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.

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YadaGuru - College Application Reminders Maintaining

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…

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Mapping construction permits over time Maintaining

Mapping Construction Permits

Project Description

Mapping the change in construction permits over time to see if it indicates neighborhoods in change.

Help Needed

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.

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Philly Bike Coalition Survey App Maintaining

Project Summary

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…

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Gatekeeper Maintaining

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.

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SEPTA Train Schedule Analyzer Maintaining

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.

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Whathood - crowdsourcing neighborhood borders Maintaining

What Hood Is This?

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.

http://whathood.in

Development

Implementation

  • PHP and the Zend framework, LeafletJS, CoffeeScript, PostGres/PostGIS

Help Needed

  • seasoned developer interested in the project
  • site testers when…
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MilkCrate- Local Sustainability App Maintaining

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.

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Unlock Philly Maintaining

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…

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Bike Route Tracker (CyclePhilly) Maintaining

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…

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All That Philly Jazz Maintaining

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….

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Councilmatic Maintaining

Councilmatic! Build Status

Philly City Council Legislative Subscription Service.

Contact Us/Get Involved

  • Join the mailing list at https://groups.google.com/group/councilmatic/
  • Find us on irc.freenode.net in the #councilmatic room
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ArcConsole Maintaining

ArcConsole is a simple, intuitive console for the ArcGIS Server REST API. It's intended for people not familiar with the ArcGIS REST API or users that want to get their data quickly and move on with their application. It does this by making some decisions for you, like for instance since you're on the internet the spatial reference you're using is probably WGS 84 (4326). It also uses JavaScript libraries like Chosen and Leaflet Draw to help you construct your query parameters how you need them.

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GreenSTEM Network Maintaining

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…

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Emergence Maintaining

A PHP- and NodeJS- development and deployment environment for Web 3.0

Small list of sites and services powered by emergence

  • http://codeforphilly.org
  • http://appsforphilly.org
  • http://2015.phillytechweek.com/
  • http://2014.phillytechweek.com/
  • http://2014.designphiladelphia.org/
  • http://septa.mobi
  • http://jarv.us
  • http://devnuts.com
  • http://emr.ge
  • http://scienceleadership.org
  • http://slate.is
  • http://dynamicwear.com
  • http://golive.tv
  • http://educonphilly.org
  • http://2010.tedxphilly.com
  • http://2011.phillytechweek.com/
  • http://2012.phillytechweek.com/…
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Apps for Philly Maintaining

A living catalog of apps built for Philadelphians

Working Features

  • Basic CRUD for apps

Roadmap

Mentions

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.

Use cases

  • Hackathon organizers will bookmark stories following their events, tagging all the apps that each mentions
  • App creators will tag their own app with any updates or new media they post so the public will see it at the…
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laddr (powers codeforphilly.org) Maintaining

A collaborative space for Philadelphia's civic developers

The site you're looking at right now

TODO

09.10.15

-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

  • Improve checkin/checkout workflow - DONE
  • Make checkins automatically expire after 3 hrs inactivity - DONE
  • Make updates editable by their author - DONE
  • Show tags on project details page
  • Create separate…
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tokenFinder Maintaining

tokenFinder

Find Septa tokens when you're on the go

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/

In the event that you want to manually enter an address, geolocation is handled by [Google Maps] (https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/reference). Otherwise, automatic geolocation is handled by the…

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OpenTripPlanner Maintaining

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.

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LocalWiki Maintaining

A LocalWiki for Philadelphia.

Why LocalWiki?

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

Where is it?

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