Hatchpad's showcase of unique projects our community is working on.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Map Dashboard
Senior UX & Front End Engineer
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) map is a data-focused example of how we can use maps to present impactful data. The goal here was trying to demonstrate the ability to create maps like this with a...
Spare – Change for Charity
Merlin (they/them) Patterson
Lead Engineer and Product Wizard
We are changing the world by sending spare change from every transaction to local charities of the user’s choice. By doing this, we empower the people who live in their communities to choose how to...
Exporting from Go to other environments like Python’s FFI.
Full-stack ML/AI & Android engineer, systems programmer, deep learning specialist.
We wanted to take a string masking/unmasking package that we’d written in Go for our backend systems, and use it on our data science team. To accomplish this, we needed to accomplish a couple of...
The Standard Notes Clipper: An Encrypted Notes App
VP of Interactive Strategies
The Standard Notes Clipper is a free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app that I use for work and personal use. I absolutely love the app because it’s secure, customizable, and it works on web,...
Deconstructing Political Echo-Chambers with NLP Based Recommender Systems
Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer
Typically the goal of a recommender system is to serve users content they will like. They can be useful tools for showing users interesting products or new shows, but they can become extremely problematic in political...
Yellowbrick: Machine Learning Visualization
The Scikit-Yellowbrick Developers
Scikit-Yellowbrick Development Team
Yellowbrick is an open-source, pure Python project that wraps matplotlib and extends scikit-learn to create visual analysis and diagnostic tools for machine learning. Yellowbrick’s goal is to assist users in evaluating the performance, stability, and...
Software Engineer and Web Developer
Can you describe your app? I had the amazing opportunity to work with 150+ tech professionals as part of the NYC Coders’ Hackathon for ‘Black Lives Matter’. My team’s project – Rights-Hub [NY] – is...
Micah Morgan, Gareth Morgan
Chief Creative Officer, CEO
Axum Graphics was founded in 2016 to make 3D animation tools for storytellers. The founders started the company because they saw a gap in the market for tools geared...
Reactive Form Data Handling Framework
At its core, rx-form-data turns an HTML form object into a stream of events generated by an end user’s interaction with the form. It provides a reactive, selective, and flexible way to compute form values....
Organizing your digital assets should be easy. Between bookmark managers, to-do lists, note-taking apps, and GitHub repositories, there’s definitely no shortage of options. But for me, nothing seemed to click and actually get used. These...
Senior Software Engineer
Can you describe MatchPact and how it came to be? In the midst of all the incidents of racist crimes against black people, I felt powerless in terms of being able to help and support...
Grimoire: A Technical Blog
Senior Research Engineer
Grimoire is a new blogging platform built for technical blogging that allows writers to embed data, graphs, APIs (application programming interface), and more without any coding. Grimoire is powered by Streamlit which is an open-source...
Job Application Tracker
Self Taught Engineer
My application tracker was born out of needing to keep track of my job searches and maintain my sanity. Since I was laid off, I found myself applying to more and more jobs with increasing...
Software Development Engineer
Can you describe your app and the process of making it? With the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a lot of information about how each state is responding to it in terms of the number of cases...
Cloud Software Engineer
A clone of the Pinterest application done on a basic level for educational and exploratory purposes. The project is front-end weighted using custom webpack configuration to setup a React application for development and using sass...
Libra is a deep learning API that allows users to use machine learning in their workflows in fluent one-liners. It is built so that users with no knowledge in preprocessing, modeling, or tuning can build high-performance...
Entrepreneur + UI/UX Designer
Click to Download the Clava IOS App Connect with people and offers near me. Clava is a new social media app that is focused on helping people feel more connected to their surrounding community. We...
Nookazon (Animal Crossing Marketplace)
Senior Software Engineer
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has surged in popularity during quarantine. While playing the game, Daniel Luu noticed the difficulty in making in-game trades. Most people were using Animal Crossing Discord chats to list and negotiate...
Developer and Researcher
When doing any sort of natural language processing, the meaning of text can change dramatically if a concept is negated or not. For example, if your application is taking actions based on customer text messages,...
Malware Data Science
Joshua Saxe and Hillary Sanders
Malware Data Science explains how to identify, analyze, and classify large-scale malware using machine learning and data visualization. Security has become a “big data” problem. The growth rate of malware has accelerated to tens of...
OpenAPI Generator is a community-driven fork of swagger-codegen. It is a suite of tools used to tranform Swagger 2.0, OpenAPI 2.0, and OpenAPI 3.0 specification documents into various output types including: client SDKs, server stubs...
The VuePress Development Team
VuePress is an easy to use static-site generator that is focused on creating top-notch documentation sites while also being an alternative for those looking to create blogs without the overhead of a content management system.
Q-Learning Tic-Tac-Toe, Briefly
Senior Data Scientist and Software Engineer
Tic-tac-toe doesn’t call for reinforcement learning, except as an exercise or illustration. Recently, I saw several examples implementing Q-learning, all of which were rather long. I thought I’d give tic-tac-toe with Q-learning a try myself,...
Interested in applying your engineering skills towards a greater cause? Want to mentor young people in stem or support nonprofits focused on diversity and inclusion? Check out these local volunteering opportunities.
Community Mediation DC
Community Mediation DC: Community Mediation DC is a DC-based grassroots organization working to make DC a city where mediation is used to build strong and peaceful communities, and every DC resident has access to high-quality,...
Catholic Charities – Website Design
Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities assists individuals and families in need, especially those who are most vulnerable. We believe in helping people develop the skills and strength to move from crisis or isolation to stability and...
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition – Website Update
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition: For more than twenty years, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition has worked to ensure equal justice for all immigrant adults and children at risk of detention and deportation...
Are you a CEO or technical founder who wants to make tech more diverse and inclusive? Join Startup Include or Data Include to share data and help create a set of standards and best practices...
Diversity and Inclusion
Ruby for Good
Ruby for Good is a yearly event in the DC metro area for Ruby programmers from all over the globe get together over a long weekend to build projects that help communities. Participants stay in...
nonprofit hacking conferences
Code for Baltimore
Join Code for Baltimore to contribute to hack nights and projects like Know Your Rights Baltimore, Jury Instructions, and Sync the City. Have an idea to make Balimore better, but don’t know where to begin...
Code for DC
Join Code DC for a Project Night Meetup and help them with projects like the Code for DC Data Portal, ANC Finder, and Election Map. They want to bring people with different skill sets together...
Black Code Collective
The BCC is a community of black devs supporting skills, careers, and curiousity. Join or contribute to the cause!
Diversity and Inclusion
Meetup Groups and Events
DC’s tech Meetup groups are always looking for speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and host locations. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help out at a Project Night or give a presentation on programming,...
USA Science & Engineering Festival
The Nation’s largest celebration of STEM is looking for volunteers! The USA Science & Engineering Festival inspires students nationwide with year-round K–12 educational programming and culminates in a multi-day celebration on April 23-26, 2020 in...
Digital Inclusion Initiative
If you’re looking for ways to get involved as a voluneteer in the DC tech community, one of your first stops should be the Connect DC Digital Inclusion Initiative. Created by the Office of the...
Girls Who Code
There are a number of ways to get involved with Girls Who Code. There are opportunities to become a partner, fundraiser, or use their lesson plans. You might also be able to start a club...
Diversity and Inclusion
Electronic Frontier Foundation
There are several ways to get involved with the EFF in DC and online. They include: Coding with EFF, Translating with EFF, Community Organizers, and Cooperating Attorneys. Allies in DC include CryptoParty Bmore (@CryptoPartyBalt on...
No Starch Foundation
The No Starch Press Foundation is a non-profit corporation created to support and grow the worldwide hacker community. Fellow hackers can donate or apply for grants
Grants and Funding
Want to join volunteers from nearly 700 companies by co-teaching computer science alongside classroom teachers? Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that helps do just that. Check out their...
Students and Tech Mentorship
Code Now offers weekend workshops, online learning, hackathons, and summer competitions.
DC has a number of Coder Dojos were you can work with kids as a mentor or volunteer. http://www.fredxcoders.com https://coderdojodc.com/mentor/ http://www.coderdojonova.co/volunteer Dojos can always use volunteers and mentors for sessions – even if you don’t...
Students and Tech Mentorship
Many students in the DC metro area are interested in technology startups. They want to learn to program. But, they don’t all have access to educators, mentors, and information about what being a software engineer...