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Code for Good Week Showcase and Sprint

Jul 29, 2017 · San Francisco, United States of America

Join us for the Open Source Project Showcase and Sprint part of Code for Good Week! We have four exciting projects that we selected for the 2017 Code for Good Week.

This event is part of a weeklong schedule, and everyone is welcome to participate!

Code for Good Week 2017 Schedule:

• Tuesday, 18 July: 6-9PM Intro to Command Line (C4GW)

• Monday, 24 July: 6-9PM Intro to Git and GitHub (C4GW)

• 28 July through 4 August – Code for Good Week

• Monday, 31 July: 6-9PM Curriculum Hack Day (GDISF, Brenda)

• Wednesday, 2 August: 6-9PM Hack night at Code for San Francisco (We Vote, Dale McGrew)

Code for Good Week 2017: Project Showcase and Sprint with SFHTML5

Project #1: Girl Develop It Teaching Materials

Girl Develop It (GDI) is a non-profit organization that provides low-cost web and software development workshops for adult women. All workshop curriculum, hosted at teaching-materials.org, is written by GDI teachers, students, and volunteers, and is entirely open source. Tech used: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Reveal.js

Project #2: Automatic Track Railway Analysis

Keeping the perspective of India, where railways have created a huge impact in our day to day activities. Safety in Indian railways becomes a subject when there is an accident. The review of the train accidents over the last 5 years for which data is available indicates that a large number of the accidents happen because of the derailments and it is also clear that more than 70% of the total accidents happened till date are caused due to Human failure(railway staff or otherwise). 

Considering all these facts, we have come up with the solution which uses ultrasonic transducers to detect the cracks in the railway tracks and informs the nearby station master/control room with the location of the crack to send the maintenance crew ASAP. It also sends a warning signal wirelessly to the nearing train driver on that track stating that there is a fault/disturbance on the track ahead and to stop the train slowly. This process of automating the railway track inspection method minimizes the human involvement thus reducing the human error which in turn reduces the percentage of the accidents due to track related problems. The one and only potential customer of our product would be the Indian Railways.

Speakers: Sayantika Banik (G+)/ Shubham Kumar Agarwal

Project #3: The Pluribus Project

High resolution 3D swarm imaging from many inexpensive mobile sensors, stitched together using Reality Capture APIs. The resulting VR file can then be manipulated and edited in a collaborative browser-based application, and ultimately exported to some of the most widely-used 3D file formats.

Speakers: Dr. Martin Louis Duncan, Laura Lee, and Paul Weil, DFS

Project #4: We Vote

We Vote is an interactive, digital voter guide informed by issues you care about and people and organizations you trust. You have a lot of decisions to make when you vote, and political campaigns don't always tell the whole truth. With fake news and misinformation, it's hard to tell which candidate or ballot initiative is on your side. We Vote cuts through the clutter to help you understand what's on your ballot. Our platform aggregates information and opinions across personal networks – so you can help your friends become better voters too. Just as LinkedIn is the place everyone goes to find resumes, We Vote will be where everyone goes to create their personal voter guide. We Vote is nonpartisan and nonprofit, founded and built by volunteers, including engineers from the Code for San Francisco Brigade of Code for America.

Github: https://github.com/wevote/WebApp/ (Includes installation instructions)

Wed night hackathon 6-9pm PT, August 2nd at http://codeforsanfrancisco.org/ at the Code for America offices in SF

Speaker: Dale McGrew, Co-Founder and CTO

Event details

Note: Price: $10 online, $15 at the door. No refunds. No ticket transfers. Proceeds from this event will go towards Girl Develop It!

We charge this small fee to help reduce no-shows. Please contact the organizers (sfhtml5 at gmail dot com) if this is a financial hardship for you. 


5:00-6:30 PM Networking, food, and drinks

6:30-6:40 PM Welcome Notes

6:40-6:50 PM Intro to C4GW with Brenda Jin, Aysegul Yonet, and Vanessa Wang

6:50-7:20 PM Project 1: Girl Develop It Teaching Materials

7:20-7:45 PM Break

7:45-8:00 PM  Project 2: Automatic Track Railway Analysis

8:00-8:15 PM Project 3: The Pluribus Project

8:15-8:30 PM Project 4: We Vote

8:30-9:30 PM Q&A and Sprint

9:30 PM Raffle **

* Contact the Organizers if you'd like to give a lightning talk. 

** You must be present at the venue to qualify for raffle prizes.


* There is bicycle parking in the garage below the building, but you must bring your own lock and leave your bicycle at your own risk. 
* There is also street and garage parking. Check all signs for restrictions and fees. 
* Smile! We are recording and photographing this event. If you do not wish to be included in SFHTML5 video or audio recordings or photographs, you can watch the recordings of all of our events at bit.ly/sfhtml5videos from the comfort of your home.

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