24 Sep '14, 4pm

New @rubyrogues Episode 175: Civic Hacking with William Jeffries cc/ @williamcodes @heatseeknyc

So, it started while I was actually at The Flatiron School and I needed a project. And I had bought this Twine, the Supermechanical Twines. They’re a fun developer toy and they do a lot of things, including but not limited to taking temperature readings. So, I wrote a blog post about how that sensor could be used to help people who have this problem in a more serious way where it’s like 40, 50 degrees in their apartment in the winter. And their kids are getting sick and missing school. And it’s much more serious than the kinds of issues that I had. And one of the other students at The Flatiron School, Tristen Siegel, read the blog post and said, “Hey, my mother is a social worker and her patients have this problem all the time. And so, if you wanted to actually build this tool, I would love to help out with that.” And then it sort of snowballed. And at this point we have n...

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