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Project Lead: Paul Tynan

Project Contact: [email protected]

The purpose of this system is to make it much easier to create high quality, computer-assisted, step-by-step instructions (commonly called wizards). We have some preliminary evidence that sustainability groups and other non-profits would benefit from such a tool. It is quite possible that we will not come up with a design that allows most content experts, relatively unskilled with computers, to easily create a wizard. So before we code, we will investigate proposed designs and try to determine the feasibility of the project.

Come help with WizardMaker! →

National Day of Civic Hacking 2016

Project Lead: Inara Makhmudova

Project Contact:

Code for Tucson gathered on the University of Arizona campus on June 4, 2016 to take part in the National Day of Civic Hacking 2016, a special event coordinated through Code for America, to work on community-centered projects.

During the event we brainstormed and collaborated on projects relating to food scarcity, language and job training resources in Spanish, and the preservation of Tucson’s birthplace.

Learn more about the National Day of Civic Hacking 2016! →

City SDK

Project Lead: Andrew Slattery and Corey Bishop

Project Contact: @aslattery

This project was launched in response to the City SDK Challenge from Code for America’s Hack For Change initiative. Our goal is to develop an open-source web application to allow local leaders, agencies, and citizens to easily cross-examine data from federal, state, county, and city sources. One example we built was a tool to compare the locations of farmer’s markets against the average household income of various regions in the Tucson metro area, illustrating potential food deserts.

See our work on City SDK! →

My Representatives

Project Lead: Chris Elsner

Project Contact: [email protected]

My Representatives is the fastest and easiest way to find out who is representing you at every level of government. Simply enter your street address and zip code to see who your elected officials are categorized according to the level of government at which they serve.

See our work on My Representatives! →

Community Share

Project Lead: Kristin Wisneski-Blum, Ben Reynwar & Josh Schachter

Project Contact: Community Share Contact Page

Community Share is a project to connect educators and professionals with the goal of “Inspiring our next generation of learners & leaders.” Volunteer your time with a local classroom or find professionals in fields related to your lessons that can help engage your students.

Come help with Community Share! →

National Day of Civic Hacking 2015

Project Lead: Michelle Hertzfeld

Project Contact: [email protected]

Code for Tucson invites you to the National Day of Civic Hacking! Thousands of people from across the United States will come together to build using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can participate; you don’t have to be an expert in technology, you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.

Register here for the National Day of Civic Hacking 2015! →

Community Calendar

Project Lead: Michelle Hertzfeld

Project Contact: [email protected]

Based on feedback and suggestions from community members, Tucson would really love to see �One Calendar to Rule Them All.’ We’re working to creatively solve the distributed community events problem (web scraping, Elasticsearch and intuitive UI, anyone?).

See our work on Community Calendar! →

CodeAcross 2015

Project Lead: Michelle Hertzfeld

Project Contact: [email protected]

A weekend of simultaneous, coordinated events that coincides with Code for America 2015 Fellows last weekend of residence and International Open Data Day. This is the fourth annual CodeAcross event. Code for Tucson is hosting a Feb 21 Saturday event at CoLab. More details to come!

Register here for CodeAcross 2015! →