Last night, four Ada students presented their capstone projects (which featured civic data) to Code for Seattle:
Our app, Seattle Street Parking, is a resource for anyone who has ever stood in front of 6 different parking signs trying to decipher where they can park. It takes City of Seattle data on the parking categories and displays them on a street map. We have just finished v1, and plan on making some major feature overhauls for v2, including the release of our native iOS app.
What Do I Do With…? helps residents and businesses in King County find locations to recycle and responsibly dispose of unwanted items.
Seattle has recently been redistricted, meaning that for the first time voters will be choosing city council representatives that live in their neighborhood. Do you know which district you are in? Does your representative know if you can still vote for them? Map my Districts attempts to answer this question on a large scale. It provides a tool to sort thousands of addresses into Seattle districts and allows non-locals to sort them into custom-drawn neighborhood polygons.
The presentations received impressive feedback.
“I was absolutely blown away by the quality, programmatic complexity, and elegant UI of the apps demonstrated, and blown away even more by the developers themselves. It’s extraordinary that they’ve achieved this level of skill after only six months, even though I know it’s an intensive program. I don’t know if the Academy teaches presentation skills as well as programming, but the presentations were more poised and professional than I am used to seeing in tech circles. Anne, Audrey, Hsing-Hui, and Liz, you guys are exceptional! Thanks for sharing your work, and good luck as your careers go forward.” – Al Boss, King County
Nice job, Adies!