Code for [My Town]
Latest Project Activity
Committed an initial commit of an Angular 2 code base for a starting point for the front end of the project.
Digging into the wireframe to create some templates.
Updated the documentation for how to get up and running. Using DjangoRest with a Postgres database.
Hello all! I'm announcing a new project that I am starting with Code for Durham, and will be introducing at the meeting this Tuesday, February 21.
Our goal is to get people to vote.
We will attempt to increase voter registration, awareness, engagement, and turnout by three main means: (1) analysis of public voter registration data and historical voting data (2) creating publicly available tools that community groups can use to engage with voters (3) partnering with community and activist groups to engage in voter registration outreach
We've started off with some strategy discussion and data analysis, and can always benefit from more help! Hope to see you on Tuesday.
Group discussion: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/durham-openvr
At the 1/31 meeting, Nicole and Lauren reviewed Lauren’s updated designs based on the outcome of usability testing with new CfD members, Sanchit and Lina.
The website was down as a result of the certificate being expired so we were unable to do any work directly on the site. It has since been updated.
Looking forward to getting the group together in the coming weeks to keep pushing forward on this initiative!
On-boarded Several Developers.
Created 2 git repositories: https://github.com/codefordurham/datahub-fe (Front End) https://github.com/codefordurham/datahub-be (Back End)
Created Waffle Boards for each repository: https://waffle.io/codefordurham/datahub-fe https://waffle.io/codefordurham/datahub-be
Started to create tickets for the two projects.
Technical decision was made to keep the front end independent of the back end.
Back End technology will be built on Django REST framework with a Postgres database.
Front End technology will be built on Angular 2 framework.
There have been lots of starts and stops to this project over time. So, reframing this as the Data Hub project with Affordable Housing as the first implementation of the Data Hub.
Here is a link to some new specification documentation. I can easily fill out the back-end service specifications and add waffle tickets to coordinate. We will want to add a front-end developer to help define the technology direction of the front end.
I will also move forward with setting up an AWS account and explore the free tier.
At the 12/13 meeting, Basia worked on converting profile change recommendations into Github issues. Jeremy, Alex, Nicole and Lauren discussed immediate next steps for the project. Lauren, Basia and newcomer Vallyre went over the profile design change recommendations.
Immediate next steps (thanks Nicole!):
|Email Chip (DPS) and Lisa (Charter School Collaborative) to give update; Provide list of schools who have not participated||Nicole|
|Add in teacher satisfaction links||Nicole|
|Assess state of ancillary pages (i.e. not profile pages) to determine what needs to be changed||All|
|Remove the “alpha”|
|Work on inputting updates to profile page from usability testing||Basia, Lauren|
|Work on revised profile page design mockups||Vallyre, Lauren|
|Identify marketing opportunities||All|
|Fix the map feature on the updated profile pages||Victor|
|Look into Spanish translation options||Alex|
|Work on accessibility assessment||Lauren|
|Remove 'Sample DPS school' from school names in the updated profile pages|
|QA Testing on mobile||All|