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We had a big turnout for project night this week, with seventeen civic innovators volunteering their time and talents. Welcome to the four new members – Jake Sutton from Polycom,  Gene Skinner and Ryne Emory from Galvanize GSchool, and Dee Dahan!  Also in attendance were two guests from the city and county of Boulder  – Ron Pringle who manages the Open Data Program for the City of Boulder and Meredith Dutlinger, GIS Specialist for Boulder County Parks and Open Space.  Thank you Ron and Meredith for all your assistance with our data needs!

IMG_0385The Trailsy team continues to collaborate with Jereme Monteau and Ryan Branciforte from Trailhead Labs.  Trailhead Labs produces OuterSpatial, which defines much of the look and feel of the trailsy application.  A special guest, Paul Crickard from the City of Albuquerque was in attendance via google hangouts.  He is adding support for OpenTrails to Leaflet.  Thanks to our longtime trailsy team members – Trevor, Mario and Sean, who have created an architecture that can support an evolving, responsive web application!

DSC_0016Ethan Welty, leader of the Fruit Rescue project has returned after several weeks of being off-the-grid.   Welcome back, Ethan!  A late freeze on Mother’s Day  significantly reduced the amount of fruit on Boulder trees.  According to Ethan, this will be a good year to focus on developing the fruit rescue application, rather than harvesting, (which it looks like the deer can handle)!

The Permit Planning team has been evaluating frameworks for GIS web applications.   They have chosen  Meteor for JavaScript support and CartoDB for GIS.  Next step is to implement the storyboard that Don Dulchinos designed.  The team is using the Open Development Review Cases data set from Boulder’s Open Data Catalog.

IMG_0388Thank you, as always to Impact Hub Boulder for providing our meeting space and promoting project nights.  If you are looking for a co-working space, check out Impact Hub Boulder which has reasonably priced plans, a light-filled work space and a welcoming community.  Thank you also to Geri for the delicious barbecue dinner!  Hope to see everyone at our next project night on September 2nd!