There were 20 Civic Hackers at the meeting tonight at Impact Hub Boulder. Even with the beautiful weather, our dedicated volunteers came together for dinner and diving into tech. Thank you all!!

Two new projects were introduced tonight:

  1. Community fruit rescue – – 4 organizations in Boulder organizing harvests, organizing community to harvest urban fruit. After a successful harvest season, rescue is looking towards a bigger year with help from code for boulder.
  2. Sandra Fish is a local journalist that wants assistance putting together an app that allows boulder voters to take a quiz and match their political ideas to the most appropriate candidate essentially removing any bias by seeing the candidate’s name or affiliation.


20150610_211921_resizedThis Rails app is looking for a UI/UX designer! If you like maps and love making useful civic applications, please join us at the Wednesday project nights!

On June 10th, we worked on getting data into opendataplus which is a framework for handling 3rd party documents. The team leadership is building the next set of requirements. We sure missed our gschool people this week! Joe and Lark and Kendra are job hunting and we wish them the best!

Hack for Arts

FullSizeRender-2Alley Art Amazin’ did a soft LAUNCH last week! They deployed temporarily and decided to roll back for some design changes and bug fixes. Tonight, they upgraded the resources available for the app.     First requirement is a digital brochure and as soon as images are rendered, that requirement is complete. The last piece is matching the art images with the geolocated database.

We need a PHP person that can develop WordPress plugins. Is that you? We’d love to have you on our team!



The Trails team spent the evening refactoring 2700 lines of JavaScript code into something more lightweight and easy to understand for new volunteers. This was a continuation of last project night when we onboarded 3 new team members.