Code for KC

The app building arm of KC Digital Drive & local chapter of the Code for America Brigade

Active projects in the pipeline

Members in Meetup group

Hack nights, hackathons, prototype jams and events in 2018

Hacking for Good in KC

Code for KC was established in 2013 as the “leave behind” of the Code for America Fellowship program. It has been a program of KC Digital Drive since 2014, and includes a network of hundreds of active civic hackers working on open-source, open-data projects that benefit the community.

An average group of 20-25 members meets every Monday night for Hack Nights to advance projects in areas of public health, public safety, mobility, economic development, entrepreneurship, sustainability, public policy, and beyond. The first Monday of each month is Pitch Night (and pizza night!), when there is a slot for new project pitches during the first hour. The third Monday each month is Learn Night, when Code for KC hosts community speakers on civic tech topics from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Register for each Hack Night at Meetup.com, sign up for our mailing list here, and read more about our projects at codeforkc.org.

 

Current projects include:

  • Tagging Tracker: The Graffiti Abatement Tracking Tool will provide the infrastructure for a pilot project to remove graffiti. It is an initiative started by the Community Resource Team (CRT). In 2015, the CRT developed out of a 3-year U.S. Department of Justice Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant and is a cross-sector collaboration of community leaders, social services providers, government institutions, and law enforcement that jointly identify and address community safety issues in the Prospect Avenue corridor. Primary languages: Django, Python, React. Find it: GitHub, Slack 
  • KCNeighborhoodStat: brings together civic data from different sources for a specific neighborhood in a customizable dashboard. Primary language: Ruby on Rails. Find it: GitHub, Slack
  • Re.Use.Full: A website that connects people with stuff they longer need to nonprofit organizations that could use it. Primary languages: Drupal, PHP. Find it: GitHub, Slack 
  • Streetlight Data: Making information about how streetlights are used more transparent and accessible.Find it: GitHub, Slack
  • CommunityKC: CommunityKC is a mapping tool designed to help civic groups, neighborhoods, and the city alike to connect and form partnerships, become informed of local projects and initiatives, network and share information, and build positive momentum across KC. Primary language: PHP/Drupal. Find it: Website, GitHub, Slack, 
  • Clear My Record: A tool to help applicants complete and submit their own applications for expungement. Find it: GitHub, Slack 
  • Open Records: An app to help citizens have greater access to public records and to help local governments have the toolsets allowing them to streamline processing of records requests. Find it: GitHub, Slack 
  • Mapping Energy Efficiency and Public Health: A mapping tool for the Metropolitan Energy Center to translate the impacts of the projects it supports and its network of partners in a way that is meaningful and accessible to the public, stakeholders, and funders. Find it: GitHub, Slack 
  • Substance Abuse Recovery Resource Database: An actionable referral database/mobile app which encompasses all Substance Use Disorder recovery and housing programs provided by agencies within the KC recovery support network to be used by individuals, patient advocates, or counselors. Find it: GitHub, Slack
  • Reside KC: Trash Day Lookup App to assist new and existing residents in identifying their trash pickup day, recycling locations, and other neighborhood-area or location-specific services. Primary language: React. Find it: GitHub, Slack

Our Team

Paul Barham

Paul Barham

Captain

Leslie Scott

Leslie Scott

Core Team

Dave LaCrone

Dave LaCrone

Core Team

Scott Stockwell

Scott Stockwell

Core Team

John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick

Core Team

Anurag Patel

Anurag Patel

Core Team

Aaron Deacon

Aaron Deacon

Core Team

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