Are you a software developer Interested in helping to ease the impact Ft. Collins train traffic has on its citizens? If so…..read on.
A few weeks ago I described a project I’ve been contemplating and recently began working on in earnest: A system to alert the people of Fort Collins to approaching trains. Since the train line bisects the city the 6-8 daily freight trains are quite disruptive.
After publishing that blog post a long-time friend and colleague, Brian Fromme, contacted me. Brian expressed interest in helping with the project. He suggested we make this an open source project. The project fits well with what open source is about: Having the community work on something that all can benefit from. So that’s what we’re going to do: Make TrainAlert an open source project.
If you’re interested in helping with this project please visit the project page on GitHub and sign up as a watcher. We’re currently working on building a list of tasks that need attention. We can definitely use your help!