Code for San José Current & Previous Projects

 Action Spot, 453 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95110*

*unless otherwise noted on Meetup events

Thursdays 2x a month, 6:30pm - 9pm | Check schedule and RSVP on Meetup | codeforsanjose.com


Code for San José Current & Previous Projects

Active Projects

Easy to jump into: OSM South Bay Mapping

Easy to jump into: Code for San José leadership, management & outreach

OpenDSJ (Open Disclosure San Jose - campaign finance data viz)

Open Disclosure Mountain View

Disaster Response SJ

Upfront-info

Heart of the Valley (Mapping)

Renters Rights Guide

Parks Broadcast

Pac-Map

Code for San José website

Give Light Foundation

Inactive projects

Court Bot (Criminal Justice)

Council Catalog (Civic Engagement)

Emotional Flash App (Education & Mental Health)

SJ Public Library Meal App (Social Service)

Civic User Testing Collective (UX)

Permitting Checklist Wizard (Business Permitting)

Indicators (Census Data)

Our City Forest (Mapping)

Economics Indicators Dashboard (Data)

Adopt-A-Park

Open Data Portal

Neighborhood Associations Project

Find A Home

Trash Collection Portal

OPEN311: BACKEND SERVICE

OPEN311: CHATBOT

Active Projects

Easy to jump into: OSM South Bay Mapping

Setting up a community for Open Street Map in the South Bay

Github repository | Slack channel 

Project contact: Vivek Bansal / Minh Nguyen

Current state and skills need:

How to start? Create an account on:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/

Hit edit, zoom in, and start the tutorial.

Easy to jump into: Code for San José leadership, management & outreach

Making our all-volunteer group as effective and fun as humanly possible, since 2014!

Project contact: Michelle Thong | Yan-Yin Choy | Vivek Bansal | Joseph Richardson | Clarence Leung | Kurt Ahrens

Example tasks and projects:

Skills needed:

OpenDSJ (Open Disclosure San Jose - campaign finance data viz)

Campaign finance data should be easy to access, and simple to understand. The goal of this project is to help voters make more informed decisions by understanding local candidates' campaign contributions.

Github | Slack #open-disclosure

Project Contacts: Joseph Richardson @joester | Yan-Yin Choy @yanyinchoy | Annie Steenson

Current Needs:

Open Disclosure Mountain View

Campaign finance data should be easy to access, and simple to understand. The goal of this project is to help voters make more informed decisions by understanding local candidates and measures' campaign contributions for the General Election November 6, 2018.

Disaster Response SJ

Inspired by civic tech volunteer responses to hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the goal of the disaster-response-sj project is to engage with San Jose's Office of Emergency Services to discuss how CfSJ can contribute to disaster response planning and execution.

Github | Slack channel: #disaster-response-sj

Project Contact: Leela @leela | Joseph Richardson @joester

Upfront-info

Helping business owners find answers about City permit requirements.

Project contact: Michelle Thong @mthong | Bruce @bruce wong  

Github repository | Slack channel #upfront-info

Current state and skills need:

Heart of the Valley (Mapping)

This data visualization map is to help community members find public art and murals in San José and the South Bay (Area) . Featured in The Mercury News.

Live link | Github | Slack: #heart-of-the-valley | Project Contact: Yan-Yin Choy | Joseph Richardson

Current status

Renters Rights Guide

Web app for San Jose renters to know their rights

Github repository | Slack channel: #renters_rights | Live: https://rentersrightsguide.org 

Project Contacts: Yan-Yin Choy @yanyinchoy | Julie Kim @jliekim

Current state and next steps:

Parks Broadcast

Pac-Map

Pac-Map is a free and open source project developed by Code For San Jose for the purpose of improving Open Street Maps.

There are roads in Mapillary that are missing crowd-sourced image data. Contributors of Mapillary need directions to drive through these roads and quickly identify unmapped roads.

This app navigates the driver through unmapped roads so they can capture images of these roads to update the data hosted in Mapillary.

GitHub | Slack #OSM | Project Contact: Kyle Falconer

Current status

Code for San José website

Updating Code for San José website with new features - query and return information from Meetup, Github Projects, etc. to help inform new and returning volunteers about Code for San José activities and opportunities

Project contact: Yan-Yin Choy

Github repository | Slack channel 


Current state and skills needed  

Give Light Foundation

Provide a online platform for their volunteers to register for the organizers to view and search for volunteers they need by interest for a particular volunteer event.

Project Contact: Joseph Richardson @joester

GitHub

Current state and skills needed  


Inactive projects

Consider exploring and reviving

Court Bot (Criminal Justice)

Your friendly [San Jose] neighborhood court robot. Provides an API for getting court case information.

For folks to get text message reminders about their upcoming court date appointments.

Forked from Code for Tulsa

Slack: #CourtBot channel

Contact: Angelique de Castro @angeliquedecastro

Needs: Project Manager, Developers, Data wonks

Council Catalog (Civic Engagement)

Making city council agendas searchable and easily accessible. Currently council agendas are available as PDFs.

Translating San Jose’s Minutes in Granicus and Legistar into Councilmatic

Github Repository | Slack channel: #council-catalog

Project Contact: Aakash/Joseph Richardson @joester

Emotional Flash App (Education & Mental Health)

A visual app to help people with autism learn how to recognize emotional flashcards!

Github repository | Firebase + React

Project Contact: Antoine Vo

Current state and needs:

SJ Public Library Meal App (Social Service)

Digitizing the library’s paperwork process for their summer meal program.

Successfully Completed for the Summer

Project contact: Joey Richardson @joester

Github repository | Slack channel 

Current state and skills need:

Civic User Testing Collective (UX)

Building a user testing group that the City of San Jose can utilize when they are testing new products

Project contact: Michelle Thong, slack username @michellethong

Slack channel | Google Drive Folder |

Current state and skills needed on 03/09/2017:

Permitting Checklist Wizard (Business Permitting)

Ask a permit applicant a series of simple questions to help them figure out what they need to submit to the City for a planning or building permit.

Project contact: Michelle Thong, Slack username is @michellethong

No Slack channel yet. Just ping me in the General channel or direct message me on Slack, or find me in person.

Current state and skills needed on 03/09/2017:

Indicators (Census Data)

Pythonizing the munging of Census Data

Github Repository

Project Contact: Joseph Richardson @joester

Current state and skills needed:

Our City Forest (Mapping)

Deploying OpenTreeMap for the City of San Jose

Pushing Tree GPS data into OpenStreetMap

Project Contact: Justin

Current Needs:

Github repository

Economics Indicators Dashboard (Data)

Updating the Economics Indicators Dashboard

Github repository 

Project contact: Laurie Reynolds

Current state and skills needed:

Adopt-A-Park

Added functionality and security in preparation of the an Adopt-A-Park map for City of San Jose

This project is on pause until we here about the status of the esri version.

Project contact: Cheryl Hedges

Github repository | Slack channel

Demo site

Current state and skills needed on 03/09/2017:

Open Data Portal

Building an open sourced data portal for VTA and the City of San Jose

Project contact: Vivek Bansal

Github repository | Slack channel |

Current state and skills needed on 03/09/2017:  

Neighborhood Associations Project

Helping residents of San Jose connect to their local neighborhood association

Project contact: Thomas Nguyen

Github repository | Slack channel | Demo

Current state and skills needed on 03/09/2017:

Find A Home

Helping people find affordable housing in San Jose

Project contact:  Yan-Yin Choy

Github repository | Slack channel |  

Current state and skills needed on 03/09/2017:

Trash Collection Portal

A site that allows people to look up their trash collection day and receive SMS alerts to remind them

Project contact: Vivek Bansal

Github repository | Slack channel

Current state and skills needed on 03/09/2017:

OPEN311: BACKEND SERVICE

The backend service to power Open311

Project contact: James

Github repository | Slack channel |

Current state and skills need on 03/09/2017:

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OPEN311: CHATBOT

An Open311 Chatbot

Project contact: Clarence Leung

Github repository | Slack channel |

Current state and skills need on 03/09/20177: