Hello Heroes!

I’m Kimberly. I am a public servant in New York City, where I am part of a city initiative that helps homeless families and individuals with findings viable permanent housing within the five boroughs of New York City (which can prove to be quite a challenge these days). I work mostly with the immigrant population, and marginalized groups, such as homeless veterans, low-income families, single mothers, survivors of domestic violence, and HASA (HIV-AIDS Services Administration) beneficiaries. On top of this, I also worked for the immigration services of the New Zealand government, and aided with relief efforts for Supertyphoon Haiyan in 2013.

I am excited to do more good work here. I will do my best to contribute as much as I can to this initiative!


Hi! My name is Greg and I live in York. I am mainly a java server developer but I like to do a bit of JavaScript too.


welcome @GregR you’ll probably be most interested in the Meteor Maps thread where we are building the Brighter Tomorrow Map and Gathering Map (identical codebase with different text)

its build in Meteor, and i’m sure the more experienced developers than me will be happy to get you started:


Hi my name’s Efrain Colmenares, I seen your post at so I think this project it’s very interesting. I wanted to tell you that I’m interested to collaborate in the project, I’m meteor developer with Blaze, node and php as well,



Hi @efraxpc! i’ve built these forums but we haven’t really got any of the team using the right now. i think we need to wrap the website in an app and set up push notifications to get all of our community to be active on here. atm, most of our communication is over facebook, but i’d love to move away.

if thats a task you’d like to have a go at let me know.

welcome to the community :slight_smile:


My name is Chris Woodward and I found out about Andy and FocalLocal while job hunting(still hunting) and I really like the mission of the project.
I am hoping to bring my experience as a developer, full stack and otherwise, to the project. I hope to learn some things and hopefully play a part in helping some people!

Hope you are cashing some happy checks today!


Welcome again Chris!


Chris do you get a different (cooler) notification favicon now?


Hi everyone! I’m a Mathematician by training, but have spent the last 9 or so years working as a software developer. I specialize in JavaScript and Python. I am currently working on a refugee tracking project for a non-profit in Nigeria. I hope I would be able to attend the hackaton over the weekend.

Hackathon 20th and 21st Oct 2018 - Main Thread

Hi everyone! I’m Kevin and I live in Virginia. I’m a software developer where my current project is angular. I have worked on meteor and react during my internship days. I saw your post on reddit and I thought this project was for a good cause. I’m excited to contribute as much as I can!

I’ll start by going through the trello board and picking a task.

Hackathon 20th and 21st Oct 2018 - Main Thread

People in Groningen, Netherlands who met me (Andy) recently. Say Hi and lets begin growing this community for happiness and well being where you live :slight_smile:

You are welcome to write in any language you like :slight_smile: :slight_smile: