This week students from the Ada Developers Academy will demo civic apps they built as capstone projects for the program. Ada is training talented women to be awesome full-stack software developers, and students from this round worked on some great civic technology projects. Come see what they've made!
Our app, Seattle Street Parking, is a resource for anyone who has ever stood in front of 6 different parking signs trying to decipher where they can park. It takes City of Seattle data on the parking categories and displays them on a street map. We have just finished v1, and plan on making some major feature overhauls for v2, including the release of our native iOS app.
What Do I Do With...? helps residents and businesses in King County find locations to recycle and responsibly dispose of unwanted items.
Map My Districts
Seattle has recently been redistricted, meaning that for the first time voters will be choosing city council representatives that live in their neighborhood. Do you know which district you are in? Does your representative know if you can still vote for them? Map my Districts attempts to answer this question on a large scale. It provides a tool to sort thousands of addresses into Seattle districts and allows non-locals to sort them into custom-drawn neighborhood polygons.
Attend to work on projects:
The weekly civic hacking night is a chance for you to spend time working on the civic application you've been meaning to work on. Need a project to work on or have an idea that you'd like help with? Attend to meet like-minded folks looking to team up on projects.
Help with http://SeattleWiki.net , work on your own Seattle-oriented project and learn about the state of Seattle's civic technology. Check out our list of local projects (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ao0MEp85bWtGdEJ6alJDUWptTTlNbnN1TC03d1NMNlE&usp=drive_web#gid=0) to get a sense of what attendees are already working on.
Who should attend:
Technologists, designers, urban planners, journalists, and anyone interested in civic engagement & technology. Not a coder? Attend to learn programming or get involved other ways!
What you'll need:
Please bring a laptop (or be prepared to team up with someone that has a laptop, or work on projects that don't require a computer).
How to find us:
We'll be in the 2nd floor Triangle. Go up the stairs or the elevator to the 2nd floor and head over to the triangle area of the building. You'll see signs.
If you arrive and the door is locked:
Email me at [masked] or call[masked] to get let in!