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Special Meetups tonight and next week

Colin M.
user 8123531
Arlington, VA
Hi all,

We're having special guests for tonight and next week's meetups. We'll have folks from Code For America and ACTion Alexandria coming by to talk about cool open government projects they're working on and looking for help with, in particular, the Google Places challenge.

Since this is late notice, we'll just do a preliminary requirements gathering and hacking session tonight, and do a fuller presentation on it next week.

As they explain it:

As part of a project submission for the Google Places challenge­ we're developing a mobile app to run on Android/iPhone that allows families to identify playgrounds nearby them, with filtering capabilities based on playground features/accessibility/hours of operation, and the ability for people to contribute towards descriptions of the playgrounds. It's kind of like a very specific Yelp for playgrounds.

The city of Alexandria has a database of public playgrounds, and ACTion Alexandria has their own more detailed database of all playgrounds (public or private), and so we'd be using these datasets initially.

Sorry for the late notice. If you can make it tonight, great, but definitely clear your calendar for next week. Should be fun!
Ram C S.
Seattle, WA
Post #: 10
Wish I could make it tonight, but I have a conflict.

Hope to see you all next week!
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