SouthSide Chicago Goes Hi-Tech

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Finish developing UDO, a software that will help south side Chicago communities better communicate to create the kind of neighborhoods we want to see.
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AVA ST CLAIRE
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Technology
Chicago, Illinois
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary:

Important information that circulates all over the city to other neighborhoods never quite makes it past 18th street. Farther south side neighborhoods such as mine never receive the kind of valuable information that can make our lives better. We're still in the dark ages tech-wise, while the rest of the city runs rings around us socially, politically and financially. 

I was recently invited to DEV BOOTCAMP which is a 9 week bootcamp for beginning software developers. The goal: take a beginning tech enthusiast (like myself) and turn them into a world class beginner. We start building software/apps immediately. 

I want to go to BootCamp to finish building an app called UDO that helps south-siders recieve valuable information. There's just one problem. Boot camp is $12,200 and due much sooner than I expected. 

What I Need 

  • $10,700 to pay my tution and fees. I am going through the loan process now. But If I'm forced to get a high-strees job to pay back my loan it will take much longer to build what I want to build and I won't be able organize as much in the community.

What You Get

  • $25: Invitation to the offer input in the design process and test the beta
  • $100:2 Hours consulting/design services
  • $300:Logo for your company or cause
  • $800:Website for your company or cause
  • $1200: Logo and Website for company or cause.

Contributing to this Program:

  • Creates an app that helps south-side neighborhoods communicate better with each other and the rest of the city.
  • Grants an African-American female entry into an elite class of tech development.
  • Brings the South-Side into valuable conversations with the city and the rest of the nation.

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Please get the word out about the campaign. All sources of publicity and income are welcome.
  • In kind donations and sponsorships are welcome. I will still need to eat, get to class (CTA) and possible need to switch my pc laptop to a mac.
  • READ THE BLOG! :http://southsidegoeshightech.wordpress.com/

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Full disclosure: I also started a business in March that helps small businesses and communities. It's fully aligned with this project, I just want everyone to be aware. Check out community projects here: http://thinkmoonrose.com/portfolio/

 

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  • $25USD
    Beta Test the product

    Be in on something huge!! Receive an invitation to offer your input and beta test the product after my graduation! Be sure to leave your contact info for the invitation!

    1 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    2 Hrs professional services

    2 Free hours of professional design or consulting services for your digital or urban design project and social media pub.

    2 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $300USD
    Logo for your company or cause

    For the first 10 people who donate more than $300, you will receive a freshly created logo and social media pub for the company/ organization or cause of your choice.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $800USD
    Website for your Company/Cause

    For the first 5 people who donate $800 or more, you will receive a beautiful one-page, responsive website for your Company/Cause.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $1,200USD
    Logo & Site for company/cause

    For the first 10 people who donate more than $800, you will receive a freshly created logo, one-page website, and social media pub for the an organization or cause of your choice.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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