Civic Engagement 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!
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.
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.
A suite of tools developed as a part of Open States that provide a framework for scraping, storing, and sharing legislative information.
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.
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.
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.
The Open State Project collects and makes available data about state legislative activities, including bill summaries, votes, sponsorships and state legislator information.
A Ruby on Rails application that allows citizens to "adopt" civic infrastructure, such as fire hydrants.
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.
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.
DistrictBuilder is web-based, open source software for collaborative redistricting.
A government-wide search and notification system. Currently deployed to scout.sunlightfoundation.com.
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.
A application that gives denver residents notifications about upcoming street sweeping occurrences.
The Code for America API. Tracks and motivates activity and participation across the civic technology movement.
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