Project Updates

Cary Art Project Update #1


  • Discoverability
  • Easy to use
  • There is permanent art and temporary art
  • Metadata each art entry. Hashtags?
  • Add hx to each art entry
  • Add rich media to each art entry
  • Art walks/tours, virtual?
  • Add (petition?) an artwork piece to be added to database
  • Embeddable posts
  • Creative commons, copyright of photos
  • Running log of chronological events
  • Data maintenance and curation: interns, crowd-sourced?
  • Geo-fencing?

Some helpful links

Posted on by Juan Orozco

Code for Cary Update #1

The new Code for America Brigade structure adds 3 roles to the Brigade leadership team. Ian Cillay and Hal Goodtree have joined the leadership team.

This brings our leadership as follows:

  • Brigade Captains: Ian Henshaw, Robert Campbell
  • Delivery Lead: Ian Cillay
  • Storyteller: Hal Goodtree
  • Community Organizer: Ian Henshaw (Looking for additional person)
  • Municipal Partner: Lori Bush, Cary Town Council

Posted on by Ian Henshaw

The Cary Update #4

Python with BeautifulSoup rocks! I'll talk about that and how I can get data from the new website at the 18 Nov. Meetup!

Posted on by Robert Campbell

The Cary Update #3

21 Oct Meeting

  • Reviewed progress… which isn't much as I was out of town most of the last two weeks.
  • I decided to split off a bit and build a scraping tool that will accept a json or yaml object and process a provided html file. This should be useful in other scraping projects but also with having to refactor or add new pages to the projects.

Posted on by Juan Orozco

The Cary Update #2

7 Oct Meeting

  • Reviewing recent changes to The Cary's calendar. They seem to have started using IMDB data.
  • We discussed possible issues with using IMDB data or using copyright film posters.
  • A possible API end point for IMDB.
  • We could also use Wikipedia if needed.
  • I was able to scrape the calendar page but not sure it will be any easier then the other page. The data is definitely easier to access as nodes use classes on this page versus the other page which has little useful attributes.
  • I didn't notice that the ugly calendar doesn't seem to be updated. It's still showing September dates.

Posted on by Juan Orozco

The Cary Update #1

23 Sept Meeting

  • It may be easier to use the Cary events calendar to scrape the necessary data.
  • Looking at Python and Beautiful Soup. (I like the API, it's pretty close to JavaScript. :D )
  • Create repo in Github Code for Cary:

Regarding storage of parsed results:

  • We talked about City Gram once and was curious how to link this up to a similar service. Would we have either one database for all our different projects or would each project have their own DB with a REST API? REST API sounds like the better option.
  • Could host it on Digital Ocean once we're ready.

Github repo changes:

  • Added my work so far… not much.
  • Creating milestones, labels, and issues… mostly to keep things straight in my head.
  • Starting to create notes in Github Wiki.

Questions for next meeting:

  • Would it make sense to have multiple data sources to scrape? Would help with getting the most accurate data. For example, scrape the main showtime page, the calendar and the Films@TheCary page. If a showtime only shows up on the calendar but not the others, we can safely drop it from the final scrape. Could be something implemented later on as well.

Posted on by Juan Orozco

Laddr Update #1


  • Figured out how to push code from staging to production.
  • Added Chat link to top
  • Added some resources to resource page.

New Todos:

  • Trying to figure out how to update the cover photo. I would like to make the cover photo dynamic so it changes based on time of day and weather.
  • Updated the "Meetup" area so the check in makes more sense.
  • Need to also add a message to the user when the "chat" link is clicked that explains they need to ask for a sign up link in order to use the CfC Slack.
  • Need to change the logo (we can't use the Town of Cary seal) and use it in the main area.

Existing Todos:

  • Add Project Member dialog is looking for members user name, not actual name. Should be able to search by either.
  • Convert logo to SVG.
  • Would be cool if we could sync logins between Slack, Meetup, and Laddr.

Posted on by Juan Orozco