[portland] Meeting for New Urban Edibles Website

mgross markgross at thegnar.org
Fri Jul 10 05:31:09 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 12:18:38AM -0700, Michael Bunsen wrote:
> New Website Brainstorm & Planning Meeting for Urbanedibles.org
> When: Sunday July 12th, 3pm
> Where: Backspace (115 NW 5th Ave)
> We have been envisioning a new website for a long while and it's time
> to make it happen. The current site is was built using Rails 3 years
> ago, but since then I have become a full-time Pythoneer and am leaning
> towards Django for the next urbanedibles.org

Sounds cool to me.  A non Rails opportunity to participate!


> We have lots of ideas for new features, including opening it up to all
> cities, searching for what's ripe now, submitting sources via
> SMS/Twitter, an API, iPhone app, etc. (Many at:
> http://wiki.urbanedibles.org/index.php?title=New_Feature_Ideas)
> This will be a very open meeting, but I would like to come out of it
> with some specific problems and tasks that need to be tackled. I think
> this could be a great community coding project that could follow in
> the foot steps of Calagator and their development process
> (http://code.google.com/p/calagator/w/list).
> Urban Edibles has gained a lot of momentum and international press
> over the last few years and I would love to see it fulfill the many
> requests we've had for expansion.
> If you are interested in collaborating but can't make it to the
> meeting, please send me an email. I have been the only C.S. focused
> person on the team thus far (others work on education, leading plant
> walks, publishing, etc.) There are needs for graphic design,
> interaction design, mapping/GIS, javascript, scaling, API design,
> social media integration, clustering...the list can be as long as we
> are willing to make it.
> Some dated info can be found on our recently revived wiki:
> http://wiki.urbanedibles.org
> Best,
> Michael Bunsen
> 503-928-4124
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