Quick rundown of recent Open Savannah updates
April 3, 2017
First, extend a warm welcome to Rob Lingle, who will be serving as a second Brigade Captain, along with myself.
Thanks largely to the dedicated work of brigade member @pltaylor3, Open Savannah’s slick new member site has officiallly launched in beta! The new site integrates with GitHub, Meetup, Discourse and Slack in an attempt to bring data from disparate tools unified in a single hub, and allows brigade members to be given permissions to create new blog posts, projects and more. It is a joint project of Open Savannah and Code for San Francisco.
Pro-Tip: It’ll save you time if you go ahead and create an account on the site now; we’ll be using it to conduct check-ins at the 4/13 Civic Launchpad Event.
A Proposed Plan for a brigade project to build a real-time tracking app for CAT public transit vehicles has been given the green light , and Senior Transit Planner @grant.sparks and his team at CAT are all on board for getting the ball rolling and working with Brigade Members interested in the project as soon as possible! Want to be a part of this desperately-needed civic tech project? Email the brigade leadership team at email@example.com or respond to this topic if you’re interested in serving on the Project Team. See more project details here!.
The Brigade Core Leadership Team met with officials from Savannah City Hall March 9 to discuss collaboration efforts going forward. See Brigade Data Curation Lead @klbuschow’s minutes recorded from the meeting.
New Brigade Member @lukegolden has stepped up to offer to serve as Project Lead for the app we’ll be building Apr. 13th. Volunteer to help him and other project team members over in the SavBook.io category in this forum.,
In an ongoing effort to consolidate our mailing lists, if you haven’t explicitly provided your email to us outside of Meetup, would you be so kind as to share it here? It’ll take two seconds, and make communication way easier. No spam!
That’s all I have for now.