Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Community Coding Project Ideas

[Today's guest post is by Heath Anderson]

As the DHMN Civic Hackathon/City of Appleton 2015 soon approaches, June 6, 2015, a few project ideas have been tossed around to get the creative juices flowing for the day of the event.  Some are a modification to existing civic hack projects and some potentially newer projects.

VolunteerHub – allows all local nonprofits to advertise, approve, coordinate, and track volunteers for their project needs.

MaconMakers – Open barter market where no currency is allowed. Participants can only trade goods for goods with community members.

Adopt-A-Hydrant – Community members volunteer to shovel snow away from hydrants after major snowstorms.

Pet Alert ATX – City of Austin animal shelter found animals info for lost pets.

Neighborhood projects - help organize neighborhood projects and contact information.  Projects could range from book club gatherings to park revitalization efforts and anything in-between.

Eat Appleton – Map trending restaurants from twitter, yelp or other consumer based ratings.  Continue by creating a walking/biking route to said establishments. The site could be geared toward restaurants, craft brew pubs, and the like.


[For ideas on what civic hacks you could consider working on at the June 6 civic hackathon, also read "DHMN Civic Hackathon/Appleton 2015: Top 10 Hacks." Lots of other civic hack ideas are discussed in other posts on this blog. See the list of post in the right column of this webpage.]


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