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API for Centru Civic. The project aims to turn into the public library of Romanian civic tech.
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Centru civic API

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  • a one-stop library of all civic apps in Romania
  • a simple and concise presentation of civic tech work
  • a place where civic tech developers can ask for help and support
  • diminishing duplicate work and encouraging collaboration

See the project live

It is sadly common for NGOs or individuals to be working on specific civic tech projects without being aware of similar or identical initiatives. This phenomena is conducive to resource wasting in an area already plagued by a dire lack of resources.

Moreover, this lack of resources leads to projects and apps being rapidly abandoned, even when proving to be extremely useful.

Centru Civic 1.0 is already online and has begun by listing over 30 civic apps developed in Romania. Currently, the apps suite is split in categories and each application has a dedicated presentation page, together with contact details and essential information. The platform allows NGOs to add their own apps as long as they fit simple criteria such as: opensource code, updated content and lack of any political affiliation.

In its second version, the Centru Civic aims to add more instruments to help developers carry on their work. Among other new features, the app will have an effective search engine, a code library, it will be bilingual and the developers will be able to reach out to their audience to ask for support or volunteers. Centru Civic aims to turn into the public library of Romanian civic tech.

This repo holds the API of Centru Civic.

Contributing | Built with | Repos and projects | Deployment | Feedback | License | About Code4Ro

Contributing

This project is built by amazing volunteers and you can be one of them! Here's a list of ways in which you can contribute to this project.

If your changes involve updates in the DB please update the database/InitializeDB.sql scrips and also create a new incremental script in the database/incremental-scripts folder.

Built With

Programming languages

javascript

Frameworks

express js

Database technology & provider

mysql

Repos and projects

Related to https://github.com/code4romania/civichq-client

Deployment

Initial node via nvm setup:

curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/v0.32.1/install.sh | bash
source ~/.bashrc
nvm install node
npm install
npm install -g pm2

pm2 startOrRestart ecosystem_my.json

# view live logs
pm2 logs

# view running apps
pm2 list

Docs

API docs with Swagger will be available at: http://localhost:8080/explorer

Testing

If you want to test your API calls with Postman, we have included an export of the postman collection. You can find it here: /testing/Centru civic.postman_collection.json . Any updates to it and automated postman tests are highly appreciated.

Feedback

  • Request a new feature on GitHub.
  • Vote for popular feature requests.
  • File a bug in GitHub Issues.
  • Email us with other feedback contact@code4.ro

License

This project is licensed under the MPL 2.0 License - see the LICENSE file for details

About Code4Ro

Started in 2016, Code for Romania is a civic tech NGO, official member of the Code for All network. We have a community of over 500 volunteers (developers, ux/ui, communications, data scientists, graphic designers, devops, it security and more) who work pro-bono for developing digital solutions to solve social problems. #techforsocialgood. If you want to learn more details about our projects visit our site or if you want to talk to one of our staff members, please e-mail us at contact@code4.ro.

Last, but not least, we rely on donations to ensure the infrastructure, logistics and management of our community that is widely spread across 11 timezones, coding for social change to make Romania and the world a better place. If you want to support us, you can do it here.

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