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My Brother's Keeper Prototyping

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…

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Modus Prototyping

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.

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Philly Zoning Maps Testing

Philadelphia Zoning Analysis

The goal of this project is to map and analyze Philadelphia zoning, particularly the impact of the reforms that were implemented in 2012.

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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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SEPTA On Time Prototyping

Plan your trips better by checking your SEPTA route before you go.

Energy Consumption Visualization Prototyping

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

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Not in Philly Testing

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 notinphilly@gmail.com. We also like to chat on slack, https://notinphilly.slack.com/

The to-do lists are kept on trello:…

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VoteWise.net Prototyping

VoteWise

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…

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Kiqstnd Bootstrapping

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!!!

Are you interested in working on a cool Bicycle App?

Kiqstnd needs you.

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