Year: 2012
Client: #Occupy

Initiated and led a team towards a (currently beta) release of a Directory of Occupations, which merges information from multiple sources.

The Occupation Directory is a public listing of all known Occupation sites built by and for the #Occupy movement. The directory aims to be a service layer upon which anyone can build other apps. All its data is FREE and PUBLIC in a variety of formats.

The directory data was instantiated from a manual merge of the data from a number of public sources from our partners and collaborators at occupytogether, wealloccupy, The Guardian, and many others.

Surveying the landscape, we saw there were many overlapping, spreadsheet-based, directory projects. We identified a need to standardize the data collected, liberate it from Google, and assist data submission and editing with form validation, editorial workflows, and community participation.

All listings are now actively added and managed here by the community (you).

The Occupation Directory is a sub-project of the Federated General Assembly (FGA). The directory is just a piece of a much larger and interesting puzzle that is the ever evolving spec of the new social web we're building! We are actively working to expand our RDF schema at in collaboration with other groups.

key features
Drupal 7
Service layer (csv, rdf, atom, rss, json)
Spreadsheet import function
Open Layers + geofield
Rules-based workflows

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