A plugin to automagically check if that book/e-book/audio-book you're dying to get is at the DC Public Library. Works on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads. In discussion with DCPL leadership to establish a formal partnership.
Civic.JSON is like a small, structured
README. You put it at the base of your project's repository and fill it with a small file you put in the base of your project's public repository. Fill it with information explaining what your project's about, its development status, who helped build it, and where people can learn more.
I partnered with Code for DC leadership to write a specification that's usable inside and outside of government. Then I auto-updated existing Code for DC repos and made a site/CLI to help adopt the standard
With other members of DC Government's nascent innovation team, I helped refine a proposed data policy for DC, respond to public comments, and integrate feedback. The policy included the ambitious goal of "open by default." I also worked with the OpenGov Foundation crew on UI and bug fixes to the Madison collaborative policy platform, on which drafts.dc.gov was based.
Our proposal served as the basis for the Wichita, KS open data policy and later DC drafts.
A web interface for fast and free batch geocoding of CSVs with Washington, DC locations. It accepts block addresses, intersections, place names, and returns the lat/long, Ward, ANC, Voting Precinct, and other relevant geographic information. Again, that's for no cost (though play nice).
The DC Public Library is gradually digitizing its Special Collections. On its Dig DC site, you can find historical DC cartoons, photographs, maps, oral histories, postcards, and other ephemera. Unfortunately, the site has a confusing and undocumented API. I wrote up a guide, helped the DC Public Library set up a GitHub organization, and transfered the resource over.
Groupthink helps you install, update, and manage GitHub organization-specific command line scripts. It standardizes use across members, without cluttering up
Poirot is a command line tool for finding text patterns in a Git repository's full revision history—commit diffs and messages. It's especially useful as part of a pre-commit hook.