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README.md

Code for America

help civic hackers colaborate

Project Jargon

  • user - civic hacker (developers, designers, etc)
  • brigade - group of users
  • app - code that already exists (http://marketplace.civiccommons.org/). Users will choose an app from the application and deploy it locally as needed. Refers to an existing github project. These will be prededfined by CFM staff.
    • For example: An app was created in Boston to track fire hydrants due to the possiblity of them being covered by snow during bad storms. This code base is already publically available. A group of civic hackers could come in and claim the app to deploy locally (ie - Norfolk to use app for identifying fire hydrants but identifying something else).

Goals of project

User Can:

  • find a project they want to work on
  • commit to the project
  • provide a description of their skill set
  • receive all the info of stuff they need to do (project checklist)
  • issue a challenge for something an existing app might not necessarily address

Rules

  • users can deploy or work on whatever they want (it is voluntary after all)
  • members of a brigade are not required to be in the location of the project

Future Ideas

  • brigades may have moderation in the future
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