Tools for time-limited, team-based, open-by-default collaboration
dribdat is an open source web application that assists teams working playfully on projects with data. Originally designed to promote and support data expeditions and awesome hackathons, it is akin to a 🇨🇭 Swiss Army Knife for event organizers: a website, guidelines, countdown clock, challenge board, project log, progress tracker, integrations with popular chat platforms, code repositories, and open data APIs.
The philosophy of this project, in a nutshell, is: live and let live (no tech religion, use whatever design / dev / doc tools you want as long as they are accessible to your team), commit sustainably (aggregate outputs in standard web of data formats for optimal search and archiving), create in safe spaces (embedded code of conduct, works offline, minimal privacy footprint).
Look at Screenshots and examples in the User Guide.
For more background and references, see the User Handbook. If you need help or advice in setting up your event, or would like to contribute to the project: please get in touch via the website or GitHub Issues. Follow and support the project's development on OpenCollective
If you use dribdat for your event, please add yourself to the Tour de Hack! It only takes a minute, and knowing that dribdat is helping real events helps keep the 🔥 alive.
This project can be deployed to any server capable of serving Python applications, and is set up for fast deployment using Ansible or Docker. The first user that registers becomes an admin, so don't delay!
If you would like to run dribdat on any other cloud or local machine, there are additional instructions in the Deployment guide. Information on contributing and extending dribdat can be found in the Contributors guide, which includes API documentation, and other details.
If you need support with your deployment, please reach out through the Issues board, or use the contact form on our website: dribd.at
This project is inspired by the work of many wonderful hackathonistas to the East, West, North, and South of here. We are grateful to F. Wieser and M.-C. Gasser at Swisscom for conceptual inputs and financial support at an early stage of this project. This application was based on Steven Loria's cookiecutter-flask, a more modern version of which is cookiecutter-flask-restful, and could be a good basis for your own hackathon projects.
Additional and ♥-felt thanks for your contributions to: Alexandre Cotting, Anthony Ritz, Chris Mutel, Fabien Schwob, Gonzalo Casas, Jonathan Schnyder, Jonathan Sobel, Philip Shemella, Thomas Amberg, Yusuf Khasbulatov .. and all the participants and organizers sending in bugs and requests!
This project is open source under the MIT License.
Due to the use of the boto3 library for S3 support, there is a dependency on OpenSSL via awscrt. If you use these features, please note that the product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (email@example.com) and Tim Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org).