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!

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
Shareabouts Save

Shareabouts is a mapping application for crowdsourced info gathering.

Technologies
JavaScript
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
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
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
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
ActivateHub Save

Aggregated event calendar for civic engagement and activist events

Technologies
Ruby, JavaScript, CSS
Adopt-a-Hydrant Save

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

Technologies
Ruby, Rails
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
Sunlight Labs Scout Save

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

Technologies
Ruby, Rails
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
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
BizFriendly Save

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

Technologies
HTML, CSS, Jekyll
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