We're Looking For Web Developers
We launched the current version of the NeighborLink web platform in November 2010 and we've seen a tremendous growth in number of users and projects completed. Volunteers have gone from 494 completed projects in 2010 to 935 projects in 2012. We've seen over 400 new members register in the last two years. We even helped launch NeighborLinks in four other cities last year alone bringing the total up to 8 current cities using our platform. All that to say, our platform is working & only can get better!
There hasn't been a month go by that we haven't made some sort of bug fix or website improvement in over five years. We're constantly monitoring activity, listening to our users, and trying to make the best platform we can.
A lot has changed in the past two years. Between what we know our users are asking for, what functionality we've been dreaming of adding in, and the increased use of social network and crowdsourcing type websites among our users, we're primed to dive into a major re-design.
Here are a few things we're going to improve: Re-design of our current look & feel along with some great new design elements that will help in navigation & usability Overhauled View Project page with the goal of finding projects much easier for our users Overhauled Project Description page that will give the user all the tools we have designed to help get the project done out in front Service Event function that will give communities the ability to organize a service event with unlimited projects all online. No more pen & paper. Re-designed User Dashboard Member Communication improvements in order for our members to be able to interact with each other within the website The NeighborHood - This is where we'll tell stories, post pictures, share videos, and give our users the ability to share their experiences for all
We could use some help!
Our incredible programer and current Advisory Group member, Brett Meyer, has been doing our website for
FREE for almost an entire year. He knows the ins and outs of our platform and is looking to assemble a team of volunteer developers who would like to help out by taking on bite sized chunks of the redevelopment. Could you give 5 hours, 20 hours, or more? Whatever you can give, Brett can help you put that time to work when it comes time to implement the design elements.
In order to be able to help, Brett has given this outline of the skills & knowledge you would need to know in order to be able to jump in and help out.
If this sounds like you or at least would like to talk about it, contact us right away so you can get in on the beginning of the process!
Email me at
Andrew@NLFW.org to ask questions or ask how to get started!
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