Where the Chief of Streets Has a Name
December 7th, 2021
Greetings Civic Hackers!
We were excited to learn today that former Boston CIO Jascha Franklin-Hodge has been named Mayor Wu’s Chief of Streets. Jascha is a Boston resident that did lots of great work when he was at DOIT. I had the pleasure of working with him briefly as part of the Youth Jobs project I did at MAPC and am excited to see what sorts of innovative ideas he will bring to the streets of Boston.
What we’re reading & watching:
- If you want a fun story about government procurement officers preventing a mess, this episode of John Carreyou’s Bad Blood podcast was a riveting look into how Elizabeth Holmes tried to pressure the military into buying Theranos technology that was not yet proven.
Matt & The Code for Boston Core Team
- Making steady progress
- Did a neighborhood walk in Oct and have new data for website. Content!
- MRCC - talking with them
- Onboarded new designer.
- Testing framework bumped to version 3 and fixed DOM stuff with version 5. Switch to using API to check for server connection.
- Pull Requests have slowed down but progress continues down
- Fixed Flask end user issue to avoid new code writing.
- PR for tooltips and pop-ups for map.
- Look at how we’re doing with data scraping.