Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

We are looking for a coding-skilled volunteer to help provide insights to our three-person group in order to build and maintain a lightning-fast application that connects low-income families with affordable housing owners in Arlington, Virginia.

While the Arlington county government has attempted to provide an online solution for discovering affordable housing units, the process of bi-weekly or bi-monthly updates to a PDF could slow searches to weeks or months, which is not cost-effective for the government, unit owners, or potential renters. Our group believes that Arlington tenants deserve better, and hope to enrich the community by making affordable housing easier to find than ever.

My Affordable Arlington is building a web application that can fulfill the high security demands of affordable complex owners and the speed that renters should expect in this age of AirBnB and Craigslist.

We want to build a clean, fluid system for entering in unit data, a scalable database to store this data, and dynamic web-based viewers to transmit this data to websites owned by various complex owners, the Arlington government's, and BRAVOTenants, a non-profit organization seeking to better the resources and rights of Arlington tenants.

What we need:

Right now, we are building the alpha/beta version of the application in order to seek approval from Arlington-based housing unit owners.

The volunteer that could provide insights with:

- HTML
- CSS
- Python
- Postgres (or SQLite)
- Encryption/Authentication Tokens
- Basic networking (to host the server securely).

What we will be doing:

We are in need of a volunteer who can help beautify and possibly provide maintenance insights so the volunteer group or BRAVOTenants can sustainably host the application on their servers. Suggestions such as optimizing the application for server hosting or adding new features to make it a more scalable tool would be crucial to making this project be effective in the Arlington community.

Skills

  • SQL / MySQL
  • Database Administration
  • IT Consulting
  • Security / Network Administration
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Quite flexible! Just intermittent work.

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