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Software as a Public Service Commenting

Overview:

A "software as a public service (SaaPS)" is a public enterprise resource planning (ERP) software/website that helps the general public carry-out the perfect public offerings of businesses. A perfect public offering is the complete and exclusive sale of a company's shares (via follow-on offering, or initial public offering) to a 501(c)3 charity - to provide complete ownership and direction of the company to the entire public, rather than individual investors within the public - thus structuring the company to operate in the best interests of the entire public. In my paper…

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FortifyingFamilies Prototyping

Fortifying Families is an app for families/friends/advocates/supporters of incarcerated persons to assist the returning citizen in the reentry process.

My Philly Drifting

My Philly

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.

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Silly Utility Testing

Silly Utility

Compare utility bills with neighbors. https://sillyutility.net/

Motivation

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.

Solution

We help negotiate your bill.

See what your neighbors pay, and call to ask for the same deal.

Features

Philly — Works in Philadelphia, PA and surrounding neighborhoods.

It's free — We do not charge money for this service.

**You…

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BelieveAchieve: Free, online, on-demand tutoring for disadvantaged students Bootstrapping

About Believe Achieve

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…

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Friendtervention Prototyping

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.

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Philly Vote Check Prototyping

iOS repo: https://github.com/jtwiest/PhillyVoteCheck

web repo: https://github.com/CfABrigadePhiladelphia/philly-vote-check front-end is on gh-pages branch; master branch has server-side components

Philly Vote Check

Overview:

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.

Features:

Philly Vote Check will provide the…

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