Inspiration

Wanted to help out Code for Hilary!

What it does

It dynamically finds and visually presents polling locations in Cook County, IL. It allows users to search with ease and utilize a well design and robustive web app.

How we built it

We built it using Socrata open data and C# and Asp.net for backend. We used bootstrap, javascript, and jquery for the frontend. We also incorporated the ARCgis online SDK to create dynamic map viewers of all the polling locations in Cook County as well as one demo township.

Challenges we ran into

One of the challenges was integrating all the web components to be able interact with each other. In addition, a steep curve needed to overcome to utilize the ARCgis SDK.

Accomplishments that we're proud of:

We able to complete and have a finish web app before the deadline!

What we learned:

The integration of different technical platforms are necessary even for simple, routine web projects. The process and design a new web app and devise a workflow to make this web app functional was also leaned by our team members.

What's next for pollfind:

To create SMS application and to expand web services to include events.

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