Announcing OrangePolitics Volunteer Sprints!* We are looking for volunteers to help us build a better Election Guide. If you are interested in researching candidates and issues or building online tools to share election information, please consider helping out.
Some of the things we might work on include:
- Compiling information about each candidate possibly including: endorsements, campaign spending, candidate photos, and whatever else we think of
- Comparative charts and other analysis
- Dynamic maps (like this for example)
- Post-election analysis of donations, and results by precinct
If these sound interesting, or if you have a better idea, please sign up for the OP Volunteer list.
We will be having a volunteer meeting every Wednesday at 5:30 pm until the election. After that, we will probably meet monthly to work on other projects. Volunteers do not need to attend every meeting, but they do need to subscribe to our volunteer listserv to find out the location of the meetings, which may change.
Want to help, but don't have the time? Cash is always welcome:
* What's a sprint? The term is borrowed from agile software development which brings people together for intense, dynamic spurts of work. In our case, it will involve other tasks beyond the techie stuff - don't be afraid!