Tech Team is proud to announce that we will be partnering with Unieros this spring quarter on a social media campaign. The team will be working on building stronger virtual relationships with youth and senior citizens through Unieros’ social media platforms.
The Illinois Safe Schools Alliance envisions a world in which youth can develop into their fullest potential, learn in safe and nurturing schools, and live in communities that accept and honor differences, where everyone has the freedom to express their sexual orientation and gender identity. Eric Kim and his TechTeam cohort are working towards redesigning their website and integrating social media into Safe School’s digital strategy. The target audience is high school students and youth all over the state.
In the winter, TechTeam built a virtual mentor to help ease the burden on Bridges’ employer representatives (ERs). The mentor was designed to answer the students’ frequently asked questions. The students interact with the virtual mentor through a mobile app, which can filter responses based on the individual’s disability and personal attributes.
This past fall, UChicago TechTeam worked on a project to make the vast amounts of employment data published by the the Illinois Department of Economic Development easier to navigate and access. Led by second-year Subhodh Kotekal, the project team worked to develop a web scraping tool for extracting the relevant employment information from each job listing and storing it in a SQLite database. The second stage of the project involved building an API to make this data even more accessible, as the API allows users to access data using only simple HTTP requests, filtering with query strings.
The TechTeam project group, led by third-year, computer science major Julia Oran, is working towards a couple overreaching goals and improvements. By the end of winter quarter, they hope to make the sprouting leaders website bilingual for Spanish students and update the existing pages.
Argonne National Laboratory team members Charlie Catlett and Kate Kusiak Galvin talked about the Array of Things project, its current timeline and future plans for deployment. Over 50 students and researchers showed up to learn about the initiative.
Welcome to TechTeam Talks! We hope to foster discussions about civic tech. Our postings will include information on projects the team is working on, civic tech news, events on and off campus, and anything else we find relevant.