Nothing earth shattering today, just decided to use the analytics plugin that has +5 million downloads and mostly 5-star ratings: Google Analytics for Wordpress (http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/) Now go visit the site so we can have some analytics to play with!
WE are now seeing the effects of guidance counselor layoffs. The reason for this app is to help with this now emerging problem. Kids with good SATs, good grades…aren't even applying to college now. Read more here
Welcome Stacey Mosley, our newest co-organizer! We dove into the data around OpenAccessPHL - website, emails, social media - and developed a plan to increase our user engagement over the next few months. Most importantly, we are figuring out ways to track our progress going forward. OpenAccessPHL is about community engagement in civic innovation so tell us what you want to hear about.
The entire pipeline is now complete. The program is now able to collect data for all routes and train against all stops. Currently it only considers lat and lng which is not enough to make a good prediction. Will probably continue on improving the prediction focusing on route 21.
Currently route 21 and stop 14907 is trained -
Had a super great time at code for philly tonight, met lots of smart people with so many awesome ideas. A group of us came up with an MVP for this that would basically be a web page that would pump out a PDF.
Basically you would choose your schools and click 'go' and then the page would output a PDF with your dates.
To get to this point there will be a few steps:
I will create a excel sheet that basically does the same thing. Enter in one date and all the rest of them populate. Got good advice tonight to include fafsa, school calendar and SAT test dates in the date algorithms.
I'll then take the excel out to guidance counselors and verify that they would like it and use it and that the data is correct.
Once that's done, I'll head back to code for philly for help in building the webpage.
Future Visioning was great too. And include:
Use Phonegap to easily wrap the webpage
With the app, encourage a sharing buddy, someone who can help you with the process.
Be able to link to facebook and post pictures at key points like 'here's me at the SAT!!!'
Give Guidance - not just short summaries but in-depth on the WHY you need to do each of the steps.
So the update…i'm working on the excel sheet. See ya soon!
Last Code for Philly we coded the shared library. This time we're working on reading the temperature sensor and displaying on the LCD screen. We've also posted tons of photos on our Climate Tracker Facebook page! facebook.com/CACclimatetracker
Cyclephilly is an online map and a mobile application that let the users record their daily routes in the city of Philadelphia. Although it has been around only for a couple of months, it can be already called a success story.