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Addictive Science Prototyping
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…
My EP Prototyping
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.
PHL-RIDE - Philly Microtransit Bootstrapping
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.
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
Civic Responsibility API Hibernating
Civic Responsibility API
An API to support the lookup of property tax balances on properties in the City of Philadelphia.
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…
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…
Real-time Transit Notifications Hibernating
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 Hibernating
Philly Hoods is a neighborhoods API for Philadelphia.
A PHP- and NodeJS- development and deployment environment for Web 3.0
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