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Visualize relative costs of gun violence versus programs that benefit the community.
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Visualize relative costs of gun violence versus programs that benefit the community.
Every year, the City of Philadelphia disposes 1 ton of waste per resident. That is … impressive. The city has also made it a goal to eliminate litter and landfill use by 2035.
What about us?
How much trash do we generate? What's normal? What's possible? I want to find out so that we can finally throw away the name "Filthadelphia."
This is a simple web-app to let you keep track of your estimated landfill use.
Right now it would be especially helpful to have:
My Brother's Keeper was conceived in response to the problem of lopsided inventory levels at donation centers serving Philadelphia's homeless. These centers often have an abundance of a few types of donated goods, while many others are in short supply. This web application will enable such donation centers to inform the community of what items they need by simply selecting the items from a list of their general inventory. If greater specificity is needed, they can add comments for any item.
For those who wish to donate, our main landing page will have a geolocation display with charity…
Match Match Philly will integrate the City of Philadelphia's engagement data collection system (VAN) with its volunteer recruitment tool (VolunteerMatch). The City is moving to track all engagement data with this tool to increase data sharing and improve the way departments track and conduct engagement. This integration will enable seamless tracking and management of volunteer recruitment data.
Philly Graph DB and Code for Philly are starting a new initiative called Cypher Philly. The initiative is intended to inspire and equip citizen journalists, data enthusiasts and social activists with the tools and data to do good for the city and citizens of Philadelphia. There are a number of reasons why Philadelphia needs your help from public safety issues to beautifying shared public spaces, transportation updates or even unheard police complaints. Our goal is to harness the untapped potential of OpenDataPhilly.org which has hundreds of…
Fortifying Families is an app for families/friends/advocates/supporters of incarcerated persons to assist the returning citizen in the reentry process.
Modus-Keystone is an augmented reality game to learn about Pennsylvania's rich historical sites. Participants earn crypto currency for reaching new historical landmarks and for solving puzzles associated with each destination.
Driving directions for the safety inclined
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!
Crowdsource capturing those influential hand-outs at polling places
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…
Plan your trips better by checking your SEPTA route before you go.
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.
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…
A jobs board for elected offices with analysis of how difficult each is to win
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. On top of the data we are building a simple user interface with a search feature that leads to a few visualizations.
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.
Travel with me as I discover the ins and outs of a catalog database
An indego app with just two buttons: "Closest Bike" and "Closest Dock."
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…
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.
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…
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!
This project is being built on the Appery.io mobile app platform to be deployed the 34 Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Computer labs.
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.
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.
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…
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…