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Grace Hopper Celebration Codeathon for Humanity

The Codeathon at GHC2010 is intended to introduce participants to rapid development of FOSS applications in a collective coding setting.

Suggested Codeathon Projects

OpenStreetMap integration

Leveraging the synergy of Kate Chapman's presence

Potlatch integration

There is already a basic integration of Potlatch into Sahana Eden: controllers/

This could use updating & having more customisation for the Humanitarian context (there are some presets here: ) & tighter integration with Sahana.

OSM Importer UI

A nice further refinement would be to provide a UI to select a BBOX & optional filter to pull down the .osm file via XAPI

  • Initially this could be manual text box entry of BBOX/filter
  • Then add a Map-based BBOX selection & dropdowns for the filter (which prepopulate the real dropdowns for manual verification/amendment)

Translations Admin Panel

Use Cases

  • Admin wants to update /languages on their running instance with current version from Pootle
  • Admin wants to be able to do offline translation of main language file(s) (either using native web2py UI or using a PO-based tool like Virtaal)
  • Admin wants to be able to translate additional custom strings in this instance (either using native web2py UI or using a PO-based tool like Virtaal)


  • Add a page to controllers/ to handle Translations.
  • Update the InstallationGuidelines with any new optional requirements (such as translate toolkit).
  • Gracefully give nice error messages if the translate toolkit isn't installed.
  • Update UserGuidelinesLocalisation

Export PO file

  • Dropdown to select which language
  • Button to call web2py2po to convert the .py file to a standard PO file for the user to download

Import PO file

  • Upload Widget which calls po2web2py onaccept to convert a .po file to a Web2Py .py file stored in the languages folder
    • Use the same filename prefix or prompt?
    • Do a merge

Update Pootle

Provide a set of admin scripts (bzr post-commit hook?) to update Pootle with any changed strings as a Merge.

CAP: Common Alerting Protocol

  • Receive CAP messages from an external CAP source.
  • Provide a form for originating CAP messages.
  • Send CAP messages to subscribers, retrying on failure.
  • Write a Facebook app to receive CAP messages and post them on one's wall.

SAARAA: Situational Awareness and Rapid Assessment Application

This was started as an Android app at RHoK #3. That version uploaded data to a very simple Heroku back end.

As a follow-on to that project, allow the app to send to an Eden back end.

  • Add an appropriate model.
  • Handle receiving uploaded messages from non-logged in users -- provide a code they can use to log in later.
  • Display the messages by category and time.
  • Allow commenting on the messages (e.g. adding updates about handling the messages).
  • Allow sending a message back.
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