The Foundation Fighting Blindness leads national fundraising efforts for research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinal diseases. Charity Dynamics has been working with them for many years and this site redesign was my first experience building a custom Drupal site. I utlized Gulp & Sass to speed up the theme development.
Casar for Council is a political campaign site for a local community organizer and friend I greatly respect, Greg Casar. This was my first Jekyll site and I utilized Grunt in my workflow. I was also able to link the volunteer form on the landing page to a Google Spreadsheet to make it as easy as possible for the campaign team to keep record of their consituents in a format that was simple for them. This was achieved with Google Scripts. In addition to the Jekyll site, I created a Ghost blog that was easier for other members of the campaign team to moderate themsleves.
The Dynamo Scrumboard is an internal app I built for our team at Charity Dynamics. I used Ember.js (Ember-CLI) along with Firebase as a datastore to create a simple tool that helps our team capture scrum information to aid our agile methodology. The Dynamo Scrumboard lives on a display visibile to all our team in the office. This helps our project managers and web dev managers know who has availability to jump in on new projects. This was my first Ember app.
The 311 Vs 10ONE Data Vizualization was a project that was born at the ATX Hackathon for Change in May 2014. The basic idea is that citizens and policymakers could benefit from vizualizing 311 data by districts to compare and constrast the trends and issues that each district faces. This app relies on the Leaflet.js mapping library and a bunch of jQuery that submits calls and moves around data provided by the Socrata API, the company that manages the City of Austin’s Data Portal.
AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is an annual event for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Here, we used Convio’s TeamRaiser platform to build a website that handles donations, registration, and team management for participants. This was my first experience building a TeamRaiser site.
Stand Up 2 Cancer Canada is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation that leverages their partnerships with actors and entertainers to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. The cornerstone of this program is a national telecast hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Couric in Los Angeles. In 2014, SU2C also broadcasted from Canada on many of the major Canadian networks. This site was built using ExpressionEngine CMS and was the first experience that anyone at Charity Dynamics had with the platform.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness Summer Challenge was a people-powered summer campaign to raise critical funds to support sight-saving research and tell the world about the great progress. It was built as a Convio Luminate Online Microsite that encouraged consituents to make a pledge, send a message to Congress, donate and create their own fundraising campaign to raise awareness for FFB.
Million Mile Month was my final project as a Makersquare student. It is a Ruby on Rails app that uses the MapMyFitness API to allow user to log their miles towards the community goal of 1 million miles each April. This was a Coding for a Cause project where Makersquare students partner with local nonprofits to build an app that meets an important business need for a real client.