26th and California
26th and California is a project to explain and visualize date from the Cook County Jail API.
See it in action at http://26thandcalifornia.recoveredfactory.net
26th and California requires Tarbell with Google spreadsheet access configured.
Contributing to 26th and California
The 26th and California project welcomes non-coders and coders alike to contribute to building a useful and informative site about the Cook County Jail inmate population.
All contributors should request access to the Google spreadsheet which powers the site's content.
26th & California is self-documenting -- each page includes outstanding tasks related to further developing the page.
Tasks and their associated skills include:
- Data clean-up (basic spreadsheet skills)
- Copy and writing (basic spreadsheet skills)
- Analysis (spreadsheet skills, basic understanding of web APIs)
- Content development (HTML)
- Design (HTML and CSS)
Install the project
Clone the repo:
git clone git://github.com/sc3/26thandcalifornia.git
Do some setup and launch the Tarbell preview server:
cd 26thandcalifornia git submodule update --init tarbell serve
http://localhost:5000 in your web browser.