We had a great weekend at Code the City 3, it was an interesting and productive event all round.
The first day kicked off with a good warm up up session, to get us thinking. Then it opened into groups to tackle various issues, new an previous. I worked with Rob (@ormiret), Sadiq (@yayasadiq) and Stuart (@stuart_foy) on a FOI search engine. This involved screen-scrapers to collect data from Scottish council websites, and a front-end interface. The skill sets in the team were a good fit, Rob doing the backend and OCR, Stuart doing UI and visual design, Sadiq writing scrapers in Python and myself coding up the font-end.
- The code is all in Github at https://github.com/ormiret/tinfoil-hat and there is some useful into in the ReadMe there.
- You can try out the working prototype at http://tinfoil.bodaegl.com
All-in-all it was a great event, friendly and creative atmosphere and we saw some really cool things made.
This time code the city was taking the theme of Community Information.
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