Our sponsor from the City of Houston, Jesse Bounds, pitched the idea of making a webpage that would take information from the 311 knowledge base and post it online for users to read and search.
The plan was to use a Postgres database to store the answers and develop a Ruby on Rails website.
Working with everyone's unique technical capabilities, eg: some people knew different languages for development.
How to start a project form the ground up.
Actually finish the website and add the functionality.