Projects

These open source, community-driven projects are making the world better and could really use your help. Check them out and contribute however you'd like. Or, view organizations. Excited to contribute, but can't dig in right now? Code Later!

OKN Open Data Census Application Save

Open government data dashboard at http://census.okfn.org

Technologies
JavaScript
Ushahidi Android Application Save

Android application that sends reports with images and location data as well as receives alerts from others who have sent in reports to the Ushahidi site. Syncs with any Ushahidi deployment and works in offline mode.

Technologies
Android, Java
Open Cupboard Save

A customer management application for a Food Pantry

Technologies
JavaScript, Ruby, CSS, HTML
Shareabouts Save

Shareabouts is a mapping application for crowdsourced info gathering.

Technologies
JavaScript
CASH Music Platform Save

A free and open platform giving all musicians access to tools that let them manage, promote, and sell their music online.

Technologies
PHP
Forest Planner Save

Decision support to help non-industrial forest manager adopt ecological forestry practices

Technologies
JavaScript, Python, HTML, CSS, Ruby
ChatSecureAndroid Save

AKA "GIBBERBOT." Gibberish over Jabber: Off-the-Record Encrypted Chat App for Android.

Technologies
Android, Java
Capitol Words Save

Capitol Words explores the most popular words and phrases used by legislators in the U.S. Congress. Search the data from 1996 to today by state, date or politician.

Technologies
Python
Textbook Image Description Application Save

An application to increase the availability of image descriptions in textbooks for print disabled students.

Technologies
Rails, Ruby, MySQL, SQLite
Sunlight Labs billy: tools for Open States Save

A suite of tools developed as a part of Open States that provide a framework for scraping, storing, and sharing legislative information.

Technologies
Python
OpenTreeMap Save

OpenTreeMap is a wiki-inspired, web-based geographic tree inventory application that enables individuals, organizations, and governments to work together and collaboratively map the urban forest.

Technologies
Django, Python, PostgreSQL, GIS
Ushahidi Web Application Save

Ushahidi is a platform that allows information collection, visualization and interactive mapping, allowing anyone to submit information through text messaging using a mobile phone, email or web form.

Technologies
PHP
Open Science Framework Save

Open Science Framework promotes integrity, reproducibility and transparency in the scientific workflow.

Technologies
JavaScript, Python
myRobogals Platform Save

myRobogals is the global intranet and record-keeping tool for Robogals. It simplifies many of our day-to-day tasks, including organising school visits, managing and communicating with members, and easily collecting statistics on a global scale.

Technologies
PHP, Python, Django, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
CKAN Data Management System Save

CKAN is an open-source DMS (data management system) for powering data hubs and data portals. CKAN makes it easy to publish, share and use data. It powers the http://thedatahub.org/ and http://data.gov.uk/ among many other sites.

Technologies
Python
Sheltr Web Application Save

A mobile-friendly web app that provides information to guide individuals to an intake center, a place where meals can be accessed, and a place to sleep for the night.

Technologies
JavaScript
Commotion Save

Commotion is an open-source communication tool that uses mobile phones, computers, and other wireless devices to create decentralized mesh networks.

Technologies
Causes
Open Data
Open States Save

The Open State Project collects and makes available data about state legislative activities, including bill summaries, votes, sponsorships and state legislator information.

Technologies
Python
openhatch.org Save

The code that runs openhatch.org

Technologies
Python
Khan Academy Exercises Save

Khan Academy has created a generic framework for building exercises. This framework, together with the exercises themselves, can be used completely independently of the Khan Academy application.

Technologies
JavaScript, CSS, Python
Causes
Education
structured.js Save

structured.js is a Javascript library that provides a simple interface for verifying the structure of Javascript code. It is particularly useful in checking beginner code to provide feedback as part of Khan Academy's CS curriculum.

Technologies
JavaScript, CSS
Causes
Education
Khan Academy API Save

The Khan Academy API gives developers access to nearly all types of Khan Academy data via a RESTful API that outputs easy-to-parse JSON.

Technologies
JavaScript, CSS, Python
Causes
Education
Cofactor Save

Cofactor is an engine for collaboratively developing interactive education.

Technologies
Git, GitHub, Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL
OpenLMIS Save

OpenLMIS is a highly configurable logistics management system to support different organizations and governments who are struggling to make medicines and related supplies available in far fetched health centers at the right time and in right quantity.

ActivateHub Save

Aggregated event calendar for civic engagement and activist events

Technologies
Ruby, JavaScript, CSS
CodeMontage Platform Save

Empowering coders to find open source, social good projects and improve the world.

Technologies
Ruby, Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ERB, SCSS
Adopt-a-Hydrant Save

A Ruby on Rails application that allows citizens to "adopt" civic infrastructure, such as fire hydrants.

Technologies
Ruby, Rails
CodeCombat Save

Learn to code JavaScript by playing a game!

Technologies
Python, CoffeeScript, CSS
Causes
Education
Quill Save

Quill is a web-based tool that provides personalized, interactive grammar lessons for middle school students.

Technologies
Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL, JavaScript
Causes
Education
Ohana API Save

This is the API portion of the Ohana API project, an open source community resource directory. The goal of the project is to make it easier for residents in need to find services they are eligible for.

Technologies
Ruby
Promptly Save

Promptly is a text message notification system. See http://promptly.io for more info on the project. See our wiki for documentation: https://github.com/codeforamerica/promptly/wiki.

Technologies
Ruby, Rails
DistrictBuilder Save

DistrictBuilder is web-based, open source software for collaborative redistricting.

Technologies
Python
AskThem Save

Monitor and interact with local governments in the United States

Technologies
Ruby, Rails
BetaNYC Landing Page Save

Landing page for BetaNYC based upon Code for Hampton Roads

Technologies
CSS
NEMS Save

A mobile app to locate the nearest non-emergency ambulance service.

Technologies
JavaScript, jQuery, Apigee, PhoneGap
Causes
Health
Predator Alert Tool for Facebook Save

The Predator Alert Tool for Facebook is designed for survivors of sexual assault and rape. It allows you to share information about people in your social network who may be dangerous without having to reveal your identity.

Technologies
PHP, JavaScript, CSS
Live Editor Save

The Khan Academy Live Editor is a dynamic code editor developed for the Khan Academy Computer Science curriculum.

Technologies
JavaScript, CSS
Causes
Education
Sunlight Labs Scout Save

A government-wide search and notification system. Currently deployed to scout.sunlightfoundation.com.

Technologies
Ruby, Rails
Overview Project Save

A visual document mining system for investigative journalists, for reporting on large (up to 1M) messy unstructured document dumps

Technologies
Scala
giv2giv API Save

A nonprofit, crowdfunded, open-source mutual fund for charity -- With a RubyOnRails API, and JS/CSS/HTML UI, we're changing the landscape of charitable giving.

Technologies
Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML
Causes
Fundraising
brigade-alpha Save

The Code for America Brigade program is an international network of people committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities better.

Technologies
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
We The People Save

Drupal installation profile powering We The People at petitions.whitehouse.gov.

Technologies
PHP, Drupal, MySQL, MongoDB
Denver Street Sweeping Save

A application that gives denver residents notifications about upcoming street sweeping occurrences.

Technologies
HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Systers Portal for Communities Save

A portal for the technical women of Systers and sub-groups (Latinas, LGBT, Black Women in Computing, TurkishWiC and ArabWiC) to share information, build community, and list events across many geographies.

Technologies
Python, Django
Cute Pets Save

Twitter bot that posts adoptable pets in your city.

Technologies
Ruby
Code for America API Save

The Code for America API. Tracks and motivates activity and participation across the civic technology movement.

Technologies
Python, Flask
Girl Develop It Website Save

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adults to learn web and software development in a judgment-free environment.

Growstuff Platform Save

Growstuff is an open source platform to help you learn about growing food, track what you plant and harvest, and swap seeds and produce with other gardeners near you.

Technologies
Ruby, PostgreSQL, PhantomJS
Causes
Environment
BizFriendly Save

BizFriendly helps small business owners learn how to use the internet to better run their business.

Technologies
HTML, CSS, Jekyll
CodeBuddies Save

CodeBuddies is a community of people learning to code together via virtual Google Hangout study sessions that anyone can schedule.

Technologies
Causes
Community
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