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Collect and analyze court records from counties across Texas, to compare effectiveness of court-appointed with privately retained attorneys.

Indigent Defense Stats

Collect and analyze court records from counties across Texas, to compare effectiveness of court-appointed with privately retained attorneys.

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Technologies: Python, R, Azure Functions, TypeScript, React, D3

Categories: justice system, web scraping

in development

Runoff Rally

We partnered with the League of Women Voters Austin Area and the Travis County Clerk to create a poll worker signup website that is easy to use.

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Categories: voting

Free, public-domain database of every ballot in the U.S.

BallotAPI

Free, public-domain database of every ballot in the U.S.

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Technologies: Python, Jekyll, PostgreSQL

Categories: government, elections

in development

Completed Works

Here are a few of our complete work. For all of our projects visit our Github Page.

Visualizing Vulnerable Communities

Through a two-part effort, we helped the Austin Transportation Dept (ATD) equitably focus their 2021 time and funding. We created a map to identify at-risk Austin communities. We then co-facilitated a public participation process to customize the map based on Austinites' lived experiences.

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Categories: transportation

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Tenant File App

Workflow for gathering tenant evidence is complicated and time consuming. The Tenant File App changes that, allowing tenants to easily document housing conditions, landlord-tenant interactions, and landlord neglect or abuse.

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Technologies: C#, TypeScript, React.js, GraphQL, Google Cloud

Categories: housing

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Website allowing event organizers and businesses to verify that someone has received a Covid-19 vaccine by scanning a QR code issued by an approved health organization.

Vax.Codes

Website allowing event organizers and businesses to verify that someone has received a Covid-19 vaccine by scanning a QR code issued by an approved health organization.

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Categories: health, covid

deployed
Open source software licenses with fossil fuel divestment provisions

Atmosphere License

Open source software licenses with fossil fuel divestment provisions

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Technologies: JavaScript, Liquid

Categories: open source, environment

deployed
Scraper that extracts eviction hearing records from the Travis County Justice of the Peace website

Eviction Hearing Scraper

Scraper that extracts eviction hearing records from the Travis County Justice of the Peace website

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Technologies: Python

Categories: evictions

deployed
Instabus is a realtime map of Austin's public transit. It works well on mobile and desktop.

Instabus

Instabus is a realtime map of Austin's public transit. It works well on mobile and desktop.

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Technologies: JavaScript

Categories: transportation

deployed
Austin Park Equity is an open-source project that aims to increase equitable park access. Our maps help visualize how Austin's park resources are distributed throughout the City of Austin.

Austin Park Equity

Austin Park Equity is an open-source project that aims to increase equitable park access. Our maps help visualize how Austin's park resources are distributed throughout the City of Austin.

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Technologies: JavaScript, Ruby

Categories: GIS, mapping, parks, inequity, green-space

deployed
Web app that teaches about the City Budget and invites you to remix how departments and services are funded

Budget Party

Web app that teaches about the City Budget and invites you to remix how departments and services are funded

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Technologies: JavaScript

Categories: civic engagement, Finance

deployed

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