In summer 2015, I was one of ten women chosen to be fellows in the Open Source Mentorship Program, an initiative of Code for Philly and Girl Develop It. The program pairs women with intermediate-level coding skills with experienced mentors, who guide them through a crash-course in civic tech over the course of 10 weeks.
I was paired with two mentors from the GIS firm Azavea, Matt and Hector. Rather than contribute to an existing Code for Philly project, I created my own project, which maps grants from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the city’s only direct mechanism for funding arts and culture.
I created the dataset on my own by collecting data from several public sources and compiled the data into a JSON file. I used Mapbox to get the base map and then used Leaflet to position and style the map markers.
The project was featured in an article on Technically Philly; read the article here.