Planning For Boulder’s Future
"It made me want to get involved in the future of my town” – Code for…
We had a very productive project night with 24 volunteers who came together to work on software projects in support of our community. Welcome to all the new members and thank you to all of our regular participants! We currently have three active projects: Trailsy, Permit Planning and Fruit Rescue.
Permit Planning is an application that makes it easier for citizens to communicate about new property developments. It has a map component for locating developments, easily understandable textual descriptions, a notification option and a social media component to share comments and ideas. The team is excited to have Victor and Jake from Eyesight Creative (eyesightcreative.com) designing the UX. Other new members of the group are D. James Obrien who is working on the map component and Bill Rumbley who is investigating mobile app frameworks.
Fruit Rescue is a web app for managing logistics of urban fruit harvesting, It is being developed for Community Fruit Rescue (fruitrescue.org) in collaboration with the Falling Fruit Organization (fallingfruit.org). This is just the third project night for the team and they have already selected their technologies, defined their database schema, set up their directory structure and started laying down code! The team is led by Ethan Welty who started the Boulder Community Fruit Rescue last year. They could use more backend developers and in Ethan’s words, “we chose Postgres for the database, Node.js for server interaction, and Backbone for frontend interaction. We had a fairly large group last week, so if anything we could use more people very familiar with the latter two to help us get the different building blocs setup so that we can start hacking away at the front end experience (in coffeescript, jade, and less)”.
We love our meeting space at Impact Hub (impacthubboulder.com)! The WiFi is speedy, the TV monitors and white boards are great for presentations, and the space adapts well to multiple projects. Thanks to Impact Hub for their continued support of Code for Boulder!