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Dec 2016
DisasterHack
@Disaster-Hack
Dec 07 2016 15:37
Hey, I just started to work getting free code camp on our site, Disasterhack.org. We are a NGO that is using technology in rural impoverished disaster zones. Ultimately, we are working on translating free code camp into foreign languages and into a standalone app we can distribute to villages without internet access. My developer is looking for an API key and documentation told me to request in on this discussion page. Can anyone help me with this?
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Dec 07 2016 15:39

People

Projects: Facebook's City Group search re-design; DataScienceRoom website

Extending new invites for people to participate in different projects that could be hosted by DS-Room regulars?

The first project is refactoring a project that was made to analyse City Group (f. Campsites) activity on Facebook. The refactoring is currently reserved to people who already worked on the first part. The idea is to use data now registered in the forum as the wiki was moved from Github instead.

The second project already has a first dirty effort. I would like to extend another invitation to those interested. I think we are producing substantial interesting data in this room that could be valuable to share with other people.

If you are still not sure, check for examples of this kind of initiatives now being posted in the forum. The number of people posting their work is growing. Some of those projects are collective projects, which is my main proposal. We produce information here in this channel and maintain a simple record of activities in a simple website for people who are interested. This is a project that would require some commitment (creating and then maintaining/updating/modifying the site, as well as elaborating over the content).

One possible way of entry is this iniative: the Chingu cohorts, which is a project started by some FCC campers.

Please let me know if someone is interested? Front-end, Back-end and maybe content management required.

evaristoc
@evaristoc
Dec 07 2016 15:54

@Disaster-Hack : excellent initiative! Some stuff to consider though:

  • FCC already has a group working on translations. Please contact them directly to know more? In my experience, translations are hard to implement for very extensive projects without a lot of help and commitment, particularly for an ever-changing project like FCC. So far, the most successful translation project I know is a Chinese FCC clone.
  • The standalone idea is veeeery interesting... the only question mark in my opinion would be why to teach standalone web development in areas with poor internet connectivity? Still, I think the idea could be successful!
  • What you want the API for? There is a hold-on project for an API to get data about FCC stats and FCC campers; the project could progress possibly next year. I don't have information about other uses for the API but it is worth finding out.

If your idea is to develop a very specific project based on FCC, just remember that this project is open source and that you can clone it and modify it. However, it would be nicer if you contact the Team for a more specific project that could even guarantee the participation of several other campers that are at the NGO Contribution section, IMO.

I might contact you later for more details?

DisasterHack
@Disaster-Hack
Dec 07 2016 15:58
@evaristoc : Thanks for the attention and positivity!:
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Dec 07 2016 15:58
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evaristoc
@evaristoc
Dec 07 2016 15:59
@Disaster-Hack No worries! Success!
DisasterHack
@Disaster-Hack
Dec 07 2016 16:19
@evaristoc: Our organization is working on a concept we coined called Disastersourcing, intentionally outsourcing to disaster zones to help develop economies with hackerspaces (skills, technology, and community). We also bring the internet with us to these places. 2. The API comes into play because we hope to be able to distribute this to schools, track users, and target talented students to enroll into a more intensive program. It would be great to be able to compare user performances in villages with english speakers who have internet access. Currently we are developing internship programs with universities Kathmandu which will have student developers teaching code in their home village and collecting data from the standalone app. 3 We have started designing functionality to add to FCC that incorporates language learning alongside web development (think Duolingo and FCC babies.) 3. One of our main goals is to create economic self-sufficiency. So we want to train up developers and ultimately give them work. Feel free to contact me anytime and check out our website if you want www.disasterhack.org
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Dec 07 2016 20:23
@Disaster-Hack thanks for sharing! Very interesting! I will be checking the project and come back to you if I have questions! Please stay tuned in this channel!
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Dec 07 2016 20:23
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Dmitry Spodarets
@FlyElephant-M31
Dec 07 2016 22:28
Hi all! I want to invite all data scientists to participate in my survey about the tools you use in work: https://flyelephant.net/datasciencetools2016
I'll be grateful to everyone for sharing my survey among your friends in social networks ;)