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README.md

civicideahub

Project to create a portal for gathering civic hacking ideas.

Installation

  1. Install Node and NPM

  2. Install Dependencies

    npm install
  3. Start Dev Server

    npm start
    

Start Mock API server: bash npm install -g json-server json-server --watch mock-data/projects.json --port 3030

  1. Start Back end server:
    node server.js  
    

The back end server is set up on Port 4000 instead of 3000 and was intentionally kept separate from the front end: The front end must be incorporated in lib/views.


The dev server is hosted on http://localhost:3000

The mock api server is hosted on http://localhost:3030

Overall project goals:

  • Create a place for at will submission of civic tech/hacking ideas from anyone via a mobile accesible web page
  • Empower community members to solve problems in their neighborhood by connecting members with needed skills around shared impact goals
  • Create mechanisms for feedback and growing ideas into projects
  • Track the evolution of projects into protoypes and live products
  • Create a space for idea collisions, different ideas for the same problems
  • Create a space for skilled persons to find projects they want to contribute to

Anti-goals:

  • Endless discussion without progress
  • A collections of complaints wihtout proposed solutions

MVP Goals

  • Collect ideas from the Baltimore community that may directly and positively impact local communities and government displaying the ideas already submitted
  • Display collected ideas (and allow interaction on ideas?)
  • Display what is currently in progress.

Key Sections

  • view ideas.
  • idea submission form
  • page for about us.
  • login/signup simplified through user name login and oauth2.0 standards and access.
  • Some basic level of administration for the site based on user roles

Colors

  • #CAEBF2 #CAEBF2 Sky
  • #A9A9A9 #A9A9A9 Carbon (darker)
  • #FF3B3F #FF3B3F Watermelon
  • #EFEFEF #EFEFEF Neutral

If you have docker you can generate a dev container:

docker-compose up