Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.
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Current Code for Boston Projects to note:
A tool to help retirees affected by Social Security Windfall Elimination Program (WEP), a program which can reduce SSA benefits by up to 50% for certain public servants. This tool will help help affected workers better plan retirement and self-advocate with the Social Security Administration. The Windfall Awareness team has developed three versions of their application that they are now user testing.
When you plog, you pick up trash as you go about your daily life... jogging, hiking, or simply walking down the street. Plogalong helps you track your plogs, connect with nearby ploggers, earn badges, and access local discounts. This past week, we added user IDs to logged plogs and load only the authenticated user's plogs when the app loads. We also added photo uploading!