HelloGOV is a project of Hack for LA, a Code for America brigade. This project seeks to make it easy to add a call-to-rep tool to social posts, including state senates and assemblies, and federal legislators.
Our primary users are small grassroots organizations who run their own state legislature-level campaigns to advocate on issues most important to their work. Know an org that might be interested in testing? Get in touch with us on the Hack For LA Slack.
Next Major Project Goals
This product is currently launched and in invite-only beta. We would love your help implementing end to end testing, working with our users, and implementing their feedback in new and revised features.
Weekly Monday meetups at the Santa Monica Hack for LA hack night will be the primary methods of updates sharing, idea discussions, technical troubleshootings, technical resource exchanges.
Contributing to this Project
- Join the Hack For LA Slack team and find us in channel #hellogov.
- Check out the background info in Google Drive (pinned in the channel).
- Github Repository: https://github.com/hellogov/webapp On slack please message @kate with your GitHub username so she can add you to our team.
- Our list of issues to be worked on in Github is on our project's Prioritized Backlog list.
- Post in an issue when you're starting work on something, so @kate-rose can keep track of it and so we don't duplicate work.
- We <3 new people and beginners.
- install node and mongo
$ brew install node $ brew tap mongodb/brew $ brew install mongodb-community
- install packages
$ npm install
- install sass
$ sudo gem install sass
You only have to do this once.
- ask in the slack channel for the project secrets
- add a
.envfile to the project root directory
- paste the secrets into the
- generate assets with webpack
$ npm run build
- Install Docker
docker-compose up -d mongo
- Command starts a mongodb container running in the background, available at localhost
docker-compose stopto stop mongo container (will continue if not explicitly stopped)
- start the database service
$ docker-compose up -d mongo
- start the application
$ npm run start-dev
Populate the seed data
$ npm run seed
After running the seed task you should be able to log in to the app with username
admin and password
Running the mongo shell
docker psand copy the
CONTAINER IDassociated with the docker container running mongo
- run the shell in the docker container
docker exec -it CONTAINER mongo