Tow Truck Alert

Mobile app that alerts you when your car is being towed and website to search the online towing database by license plate.

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Open Library: Cuba

The project itself, simply put, is to build a database of literature that Cubans on the island could access via e-mail by sending a request via email that triggers an automatic reply with the literature/an intermediary menu that the requester can reply to (cf. Apretaste—if you are unfamiliar, I'd be glad to elaborate).

The step-by-step is something like this:

  1. Setting up a database. Wikispaces seems good, but if there is a more affordable/free alternative, we would like to look into that. If you have any suggestions regarding what sort of database would work best for a project like this one, please let us know.
  2. Filling the database with literature. Anyone can do this. We prefer text as opposed to scanned images, as bandwidth in Cuba is abysmally slow.
  3. Writing the code to have this distributed. This is where the technical expertise is crucial. The language is up to the programmer (Apretaste was written in php). We would need assistance in getting a team together that will collaborate on getting the interactive element up and running. It would be great if you could help us with that.
  4. Making this available in Cuba, marketing-wise. This would be more of a strategy thing, and doesn't require much CS expertise.

Really trying to get this off the ground (I lack technical expertise), so if anyone can assist, please let us know.

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Election Day Documentation Project

Help us test our Election Day form. Students from FIU, Temple University and elsewhere around the US will be using this mobile-friendly form to document activities related to election Day on November 4, 2014. Your comments are welcome. The URL is here: http://www.eyesontherise.org/election/

For Developers: http://www.eyesontherise.org/election/

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Miami Dade GIS geoJSON

The goal of the Miami-Dade GIS geoJSON project is to help local developers new to building web based maps for Miami-Dade to easily get local shapefiles and use them in their projects. The GIS files available on the county websites have been converted to a geoJSON format which can be used in other modern web developer tools such as CartoDB and others. (To see GeoJSON at work, look at this example of all county libraries, in a geoJSON format directly inside Github.)

The Miami version of this project is inspired from a similar project from Portland: https://github.com/Caged/portland-atlas.

  1. Download shapefiles archives from the Miami-Dade Self-Service GIS
  2. Convert shapefiles to geoJSON at http://shpescape.com/mix/ (upload the .zip)
  3. Click download. When geoJSON file opens in browser, copy its content to a .geojson file
  4. Once geoJSON file is pushed to Github, you can see it as a map by clicking on the file and then selecting the paper icon if it is not already selected.

If you have issues displaying map, use the geoJSON Linter to test your data.

Our recent hackpad notes: (Hackpad)[http://projects.codeformiami.org/projects/miami_dade_gis_geojson]

For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/miami-dade-gis

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VolunteerCleanup.org

VolunteerCleanup.org's mission is to connect volunteers together to clean up trash from waterways and shorelines. I am currently using NationBuilder as a platform, but it lacks some of the functionality I am looking for. The site should provide 4 basic capabilities. 1) Host/Create a Cleanup (leader) 2) Search for a cleanup by zip code (volunteer) 3) Register/sign up to attend an existing clean up and 4.) notifications/alerts: ability to get emails when a new event is posted within a ___ radius of my zipcode. I am open to working within the existing platform, or starting over and creating a new site. I have been cleaning trash from the bay and canals for 3 years and currently run 2-3 cleanups every weekend in small groups. I am trying to organize multiple groups together, recruit/engage more volunteers so we can make significant impact and ultimately change behavior/govt policy. As an eco-activist, I just want to go out and clean up plastics from the ocean. I have no coding skills and don't want to maintain a website full time. I can provide direction but am looking for help with the front end and backend coding/development. Visit the existing site at volunteercleanup.org to get a sense of what I am trying to accomplish.

For Users: http://www.volunteercleanup.org

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directory of civic data resources in Miami-Dade County

Help build this directory of tools & resources!

For Developers: https://github.com/redwanhh/miamidata

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Directory of civic data resources in Miami Dade area

This project is new! Help build this directory of tools & resources!

For Developers: https://github.com/hellenlarach/md-data

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Storm Ready

Storm Ready

This is a web application for Hurricane Preparedness. It will start off with information for the Miami-Dade area, however we plan on perhaps expanding to the entire state of Florida.

For Developers: https://github.com/ernerock/HA

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Miami Blogs

Directory of Miami Blogs

For Developers: https://github.com/nathaliamaro/BlogMIami.git

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projects.codeformiami.org

A project about this very website you're looking at, run on the Laddr framework provided by the folks at Code for Philly. It's very meta.

For Users: http://projects.codeformiami.org

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Miami Open Data Census

"The first step in making data actionable is to make sure the data is easily accessible. Many cities, whether they have an open data policy in place or not, have work to do in terms of making datasets open and available online. Do an evaluation of where Miami stands on releasing our landscape of datasets openly and work with your municipal partners to come up with a plan for making all of them open and available in 2014."

For Users: http://us-city.census.okfn.org/place/miami

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Operation P.A.W.

Operation PAW is an all volunteer, non-profit, animal welfare organization in Miami. How can technology be leveraged to further their cause in an effective manner?

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Open Data Policy site

THE PROBLEM: For our city or county to create an Open Data Policy, it will help to get as much grassroots support possible from its citizens as possible.

WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING: Let's create an information/brochure website that can help folks understand 1) what open data is (why isn't it the same as the county releasing a bunch of PDFs?) and 2) how open data will benefit us in the day to day lives (because yes, it totally will.) There should also be a call to action for folks to enter their name, e-mail and zip code so they can get information down the line [for voting petitions and what not]

Right now we need:

  • An project manager (who can make sure we can get this delivered on time)
  • A content owner (someone who can manage what content we need, can be same as Project Manager)
  • A designer
  • A developer
  • A translator (who can take the content, translating into Spanish and/or Kreyol)

A person can, of course, own multiple roles if necessary.

For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/OpenDataPolicy

Budget Visualization

Miami-Dade County mayor, Carlos Gimenez, will be making a Twitter appearance Wednesday to answer questions about his new budget proposal. These proposals will be voted on later in the year. Unfortunately, his proposals are bound (figuratively) in very large PDF files, which are intimidating to the average — and busy — Miami citizen.

This project aims to portray this data in an easily readable format. Whether or not we succeed, it will all be over by Wednesday. No pressure.

For Users: http://codeformiami.org/MDBudgetviz/
For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/MDBudgetviz

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Trolley Tracker Mobile

See if we can reverse engineer the real-time GPS data used for Miami-Dade Transit trolleys and leverage that into its own application.

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Miami Dade Crime Data

Repository of Crime Reports generated by Miami Dade police, by location/Month

For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/miami-crime-data.git

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Miami-Dade County Permits API

Since we were given a subset of raw permitting data from Miami-Dade County, build a RESTful API interface out of this. The Permits API is an open source module written with Apigility and Zend Framework 2. The API output is formatted in JSON.

For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/mdc-permits-api

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Sea Level Rise

Eyes on the Rise aims to raise awareness and to educate South Florida communities about the impact, challenges and threats of sea level rise to create possible solutions for a sustainable future.

For Users: http://eyesontherise.org
For Developers: http://digir.fiu.edu/sealevelrise

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Socrata Data Portal

Socrata is a company that provides social data discovery services for opening government data. They have graciously provided us with an instance of an open data portal.

For Users: https://brigades.opendatanetwork.com/brigade?brigade=Code%20for%20Miami

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Local Business Data APIs

A RESTful API containing a subset of data taken from the Miami Dade Local Business tax data.

For Users: http://lbt.miamicode.org/
For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/mdt-lbt-api

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repMiami

A web application designed to allow Miami-Dade county users to find information on their elected officials.

For Users: http://codeformiami.org/rep-miami/
For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/rep-miami

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es.codeformiami.org

This is the Spanish version of the Code for Miami Website.

For Users: http://es.codeformiami.org
For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/es.codeformiami.org

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TextMyBusMIA

"Text My Bus MIA" is an SMS system that enables the user to text the ID number of his or her bus stop and receive a message with upcoming bus times for that stop. The goal is to provide easy access to updated bus schedules for low-income individuals and other Miami-Dade County residents and visitors who rely on public transportation for commuting and getting around the county.

For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/mdt-bus-sms

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Florida Bill Tracker

An application to keep track of what is going on in a state legislature. Using editorial expertise and the Sunlight Lab's Open States API, this application creates a curated view of what is going on in a state's legislature session.

It combines data from Open States and editorial data collected with Google Docs. You can see some examples at minnpost.github.io/legislature-tracker and see it in production on MinnPost.

For Users: http://codeformiami.org/legislature-tracker/#categories
For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/legislature-tracker

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Miami Wiki

A local, editable resource - by Miamians, for Miamians.

For Users: http://www.miamiwiki.org

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Miami-Dade Code

Spinning off the StatesDecoded project (see baltimorecode.org) for Miami-Dade County. Project is in conjunction with The OpenGov Foundation.

For Users: http://miamidadecode.org/
For Developers: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/statedecoded