What we're about
Code for Fort Collins ( http://codeforfoco.org/ ) is an organization for volunteers to use their (non)technical skills to improve Fort Collins. We are a part of the Code for America Brigade Network (https://brigade.codeforamerica.org/), which is a loose affiliation of member-driven grass-roots organizations all trying to make their local communities better.
We build projects that serve specific already-existing needs for local organizations (non-profits, NGOs, government) and *alternately* use open data APIs to make cool things. A few examples:
* For Homeward 2020, we helps them to visualize data they were gathering about homelessness in the community using Tableau (http://www.homeward2020.org/data-dashboard/).
* For our members' interest in "open data" we're using a city solar permitting data chart how it's doing compared to its ambitious climate goals (http://solar-scorecard.org). The project is using Vue JS.
We're always looking for new projects. Please let us know if you've got an idea. You can email email@example.com or show up for a meeting.
We also need lots of non-code volunteers! Most directly, we're seeking people to build awareness of us in the community (to find new projects, and get more volunteers) and people who can help us keep our