|Mentor||Rachel Green (rlgreen91)|
|Suitable for Beginners?||yes|
|Tags||ruby ruby on rails|
|Applications (1st Choice)||6 (6 submitted | 0 in-progress)|
|Applications (2nd Choice)||4 (4 submitted | 0 in-progress)|
|Code of Conduct||https://github.com/EBWiki/EBWiki/blob/master/docs/CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md|
|License||Apache License 2.0 (Apache-2.0)|
There has long been distrust between local law enforcement agencies and black communities around the United States, stemming from issues of both perceived and actual injustice due to racial bias. After the Walter Scott video was released showing the vast discrepancy between the official report of the encounter and the video, a group of Black technologists had the idea of a site where information on each encounter could be stored and recorded. This would help show both the frequency with which this occurs as well as the way bias affects the proceedings.
EBWiki is the fulfillment of that idea, a website where users can enter information on any police-citizen interaction that results in the death of a citizen that is a person of color. Any user is free to enter information, and by no means is limited to only reporting the incidents - we also encourage users to enter relevant information that occurs in the aftermath, such as vigils, court proceedings, etc. Our hope is that by providing a source of information on these cases, we may shed light on the unconscious biases within our law enforcement and criminal justice systems and begin to work on solutions to these problems.
Tasks And Features
Our issues can be found here.
A lot of work will probably center around improving the UI and UX of the site - we'll be updating the design of the site soon. We'll also be looking to improve the accessibility of the site. There will also most likely be work on the search functionality of the site as well. A small amount of work related to documentation and on-boarding as well.
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Tripti Shukla, Wednesday, February 28, 10:39 UTC
My partner Sneha and I am very passionate about coding and especially when it comes to webpage designing and improvements.We have quite a good experience in handling things like this and so we would love to contribute towards it with our ideas and themes and make it as great as it sounds.
Rahma Abdi, Wednesday, February 28, 07:16 UTC
My partner rachel and I are very passionate about this project.This is also a major problem in our community.We also had few ideas that we would love to add on this project.We have emailed you for more details.
Juhi-0711, Friday, February 23, 20:20 UTC
Hopefully, we get an opportunity to work together soon.
Juhi and Anagha
aditiav, Monday, February 19, 13:46 UTC
Myself, Aditi V and Maria Laura recently took the Ruby on Rails workshop. Bot of us have a knowledge of HTML and CSS. Hence I feel this project will help us to broaden our understanding of Ruby on Rails. Hope to hear from you soon.Aditi
StellaMaris Njage, Friday, February 9, 09:41 UTC
I was looking through the issues raised and I would like to inquire if there are particular features you would love to be worked on during the internship period or we will be dealing with the issues that have already been raised.
My partner Rachel and I both understand the MVC structure and good understanding of Ruby on Rails, CCS3, HTML5, git and GitHub and also have basics in JS. We would love to hear from you soon as we discuss more regarding the project.