Ruby 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!

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 Scout Save

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

Technologies
Ruby, Rails
CodeMontage Platform Save

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

Technologies
Ruby, Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ERB, SCSS
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
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
AskThem Save

Monitor and interact with local governments in the United States

Technologies
Ruby, Rails
Cofactor Save

Cofactor is an engine for collaboratively developing interactive education.

Technologies
Git, GitHub, Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL
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
Cute Pets Save

Twitter bot that posts adoptable pets in your city.

Technologies
Ruby
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
Open Cupboard Save

A customer management application for a Food Pantry

Technologies
JavaScript, Ruby, CSS, HTML
Forest Planner Save

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

Technologies
JavaScript, Python, HTML, CSS, Ruby
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