| 
  • If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Want to organize your cloud files? Sign up for a free webinar to see how Dokkio (a new product from PBworks) can help you find, organize, and collaborate on your Drive, Gmail, Dropbox, and Slack files: Weds, May 27 at 2PM Eastern / 11AM Pacific
View
 

FrontPage

Page history last edited by PBworks 12 years, 12 months ago

Welcome to the League of Technical Voters 48hr Codeathon Wiki

 

What's Happened?!

 

Check out the video Podcasts:

 

Photos:

Photos on Flickr (tag=lotv)

 

We made progress on a number of Drupal modules! Thanks everyone!

  • Voting system
  • Consensus-driven wiki to coordinate formal document endorsements (demo)
  • hCalendar-compliant events calendar
  • RSS feeds for search results
  • Digg-style voting module for news items
  • Database backup scripts
  • Tagging and commenting system for legislation (demo)
  • MediaWiki/Drupal integration module

 

 

 

LIVE ONSITE WIKI FOR THE EVENT --look here for info on code-in-progress etc

We have an IRC server setup of the event! REMOTE PROGRAMMERS REJOICE! codeathon.ath.cx #codeathon is our main channel. Hey I'm new to IRC

 

What is this?

 

This wiki is set up for the League of Technical Voters (LoTV) Code-A-Thon. The League of Technical Voters has a main Drupal-powered site where you can learn more about us. (If you're new to Wikis, check the bottom of this page for links to lessons!)

 

 

The Big W's:

 

 

  • What: a Code-A-Thon (software development marathon) at which we are gonna lock up 100 programmers for 48 hours and see what kind of open source Drupal modules they will help write for non-profits! This is a BYOLaptop Event! You can leave and come back... but only those who stay for >48hrs in one stretch will get a prize (to be determined - suggestions welcomed!) If you spend at least 18hrs you get a t-shirt.

 

  • Where: tek republik in Austin Texas. They are donating space, connectivity, tables, chairs, love sacks (huge bean bags) etc. They regularly host 24hr to 72hr LAN parties and understand our needs. Yea Chris Tom!

 

  • When: from 13 October 6pm until 15 October 6pm 2006

 

  • Why: (from the 'About LoTV' Page) "Our primary goal is to involve more technical people in the political process, especially in relation to the use of technology by government. We are in a position to provide a priceless resource to our country by helping to improve governmental policies and use of technical resources. We believe that many of the current problems have more to do with a lack of education than with partisan issues."

 

More Details:

 

 

 

 

  • Suggested Modules - These are the modules will be developing during the lockin. Most of these have been previously researched by LoTV as being part of the dominant toolset. Other groups may suggest tools they are also interested in working on but THIS IS NOT THE PLACE for a wide variety of Nonprofits to submit their dreamlist. Drupal.org would be a more appropriate locale. These tools are specially targeted for work with the League of Technical Voters' portal. (See discussion on this in the comment page.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you that are new to using a wiki:

 

 

 

 

Comments (6)

Anonymous said

at 4:11 pm on Jul 21, 2006

This was included in a new edit

------------------------------------------------------------
Most of these have been previously researched by LoTV as being part of the dominant toolset. Other groups may suggest tools they are also interested in working on but THIS IS NOT THE PLACE for a wide variety of Nonprofits to submit their dreamlist. Drupal.org would be a more appropriate locale. These tools are specially targeted for work with the League of Technical Voters' portal.

------------------------------------------------------------

I assume this content was edited in to replace my edit that I tried to make the most "buy in recieving" and "programmer inspiring" way I could... IE I suggested that anyone interested in politics and activism who uses Drupal (or just programmers interested in politics who'd like to find coding partners) should help come up with "cool stuff to build". I figured it would get people to cross promote you and maybe show up and implement stuff that LotV could use. It would be a "geeky politics" meetup. Maybe you could get Jimbo Wales to show up and pitch his wiki projects... That kind of thing. I also assumed that all the modules being built *would* be usable by any Drupal using site and hence there ''was'' a "public stake" in this. Am I wrong about that? Are the modules going to be closed source or proprietary or something? I guess I want to know the details because if this is going to be closed, small, and "controlled from above" then it's pointless for me to do things like buy a plane ticket to Texas, ya know?

Anonymous said

at 4:14 pm on Jul 21, 2006

Apologies for the hideous formatting (and warning to those who come later): This wiki has doesn't parse your comment text like it was a wiki... nor does it support previews... possibly it permits HTML?
<P>
"If this is in a new paragraph then it does."

Anonymous said

at 7:20 pm on Aug 14, 2006

everything is always and will forever be Open Source... period. You did read LoTV's mission statement? It is part of the articles of incorporations and it was listed as the purpose of the gathering.

all modules "could" and "should" be usable by anyone.

I just did not want the voting portion that you implemented in regards to the wiki design. The focus is on LoTV not all NPO's everywhere. That is a task even too large for me -- at this point.

now I just wish pbwiki had emailed this to me so I would have seen it ealier.

Anonymous said

at 11:41 pm on Sep 21, 2006

How does one sign up? Please paste in a URL for a signup form, a mailto link (if it's email signup), or other instructions. Thanks.

Anonymous said

at 10:38 am on Sep 22, 2006

There is a volunteer page down toward the bottom.
You can sign up here, just enter the password "transparency" when it asks you for one.

Anonymous said

at 5:20 pm on May 27, 2007

I received an alert that the "Sidebar" page was in the edit mode. Appeared to be a third party, embedding some redirect urls. I deleted the content of the page, but left Sidebar as a page for Silona et. al. to redress when they return from Burning Man/Flipside. thanks

You don't have permission to comment on this page.