Geek Gene Projects

Lifeblood Design

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What actually makes a business or community thrive?

Lifeblood Design is a small consultancy which designs solutions for businesses, communities and governments who are trying to raise engagement customers, participants and citizens to more vibrant levels of activity and trust.

Lifeblood Design leverages alternative currencies to create the incentives and indicators that people need for more full engagement.

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Live/Launched

The MetaCurrency Project

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The MetaCurrency Project is building the tools and technology platforms to open source the next economy

If the next economy is going to facilitate healthy flows of resources and information which support people, society and the planet, we have a lot of changes to make. Because that's certainly not what the current economy does. The MetaCurrency project is building the means (technology platforms and protocols) for this kind of healthy economy to exist.

Just as people can create value, MetaCurrency believe communities of people should be able to decide what they value and how that will be measured and acknowledged. This means they have to be able to create their own currencies.

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Live/Launched

Timebanks Action Hub

To develope a rich collaborative environment for TimeBanks around the world

Action Hub will be a platform for active Timebanks members and coordinators seeking to collaborate to build, develop, and organize timebanking efforts worldwide.

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Development

Timebanks USA Drupal Demo

To create a more usable timebanking platform that is on the open source development track

Geek Gene is rebuilding the whole timebanks platform in Drupal for all timebanks associated with TimebanksUSA. Will be launching over 100 timebanks on this new Drupal platform.

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Development

Civic Network

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Create a social networking site to help the non-profit community

Sponsored by The Piton Foundation and The Civic Canopy, the Civic Network will be used to help people of like-minds find each other, network, share ideas and make change happen. We have enjoyed helping this social change networking site get off the ground and working to help positively enhance our communities.

Status: 
Beta Launch

FishTrax

To develop custom software to help accurately track commercial fishing

Sponsored by the Northeast Seafood Coalition, we are developing a comprehensive software solution to help fishermen better record and report their caught fish and to help the scientists at NOAA ensure overfishing becomes a problem of the past! The FishTrax Onboard software incorporates technology such as vessel-mounted GPS and VMS.

For more information feel free to explore the fishtrax web site.

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Development

Colorado Local First

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Directory of all the businesses in Colorado which are local

Sponsored by the Mile High Business Alliance, this site helps conscious consumers find local businesses to support as well as to review their favorite businesses. This has had an overwhelmingly positive response
since exiting beta early in 2009 and continues to grow daily.

Businesses are also encouraged to network with other local businesses to form a stronger community.

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Live/Launched

Symbionomics: Stories of a New Economy

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Symbionomics is a media project about the new economy.

As we face unprecedented global challenges, people all over the world are fundamentally re-imagining economics. The Symbionomics documentary seeks to capture visions, ideas, and experiences that tell a new story.

From the site: "Part of the new economy is about working in an open and collaborative way, so we’re taking that to heart in our approach. We are creating an online space that is like a virtual campfire where people around the world can share their stories and ideas. To seed this space, we will gather ten high quality interviews with leading experts in the field. We will release these videos under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license so that anyone can remix them."

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Live/Launched

Mile High Business Alliance

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Help build a stronger local community through better local business relations

The Mission of the Mile High Business Alliance is to build better community through better business. We help people find and support local business, and are building an alliance of local businesses who are working together to build a stronger local economy - sharing best practices, doing business together, and helping each other compete against non-local business. We're not about 'business as usual,' but are local entrepreneurs and community members who are designing, influencing and building what's next.

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Live/Launched

Grow Local Colorado

To help people grow and support local farmers and gardeners in the Colorado area

Grow Local is a new project developed by community leaders, gardeners, locavores, farmers and businesses to help more people grow more food locally. This website is a resource hub for information, expertise and partnership in establishing your own food garden in your home, business, or public space

Status: 
Live/Launched

Source Tree Commons

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To build the next generation platform for supporting open source software development

SourceTree Commons is the next generation platform for supporting open source software development, more than a code repository. They are building a community to support open source collaboration and here's just a bit of what makes us different:

* SourceTree is open source. They want geeks to do what they do best - build cool stuff. And they think the platform to support development should be open for improvement as well.

* The platform is distributed. This isn't about centralizing control of source code. Redundancy enhances reliability, and distributing the overhead and cost necessary to provide these tools makes it easier for everyone.

* They are a community. It takes a village to raise a project. There are vital roles for a diverse range of people to play in making software successful.

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Live/Launched

Local Capital Summit

To meet locally about our economy to help solve our economic challenges

As banks fail and lending tightens, there is actually less money in circulation. This is not just an issue of consumer confidence; people can’t spend money that they don’t have. At the same time, we taxpayers are writing trillion dollar checks to huge corporations and irresponsible banks.

While massive corporate profits left our towns and fell into the hands of a few, small businesses have created 80% of the new jobs in the past 10 years. These businesses, which give our communities their unique character, are hit the hardest. We are seeing too many close their doors.

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Live/Launched

ICAH

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To build a beautiful and functional home for ICAH

Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health was founded in 1977 as the Illinois Caucus on Teenage Pregnancy. As the organization grew, so did its mission, and by 2000, the organization had collected an extensive range of accomplishments in the fields of child welfare, adolescent workforce development and welfare reform, in addition to its work on adolescent health. Today, ICAH has focused once again on what the board of directors, staff, members, and young leaders see as the organization’s primary mission: in partnership with youth, advocating sound policies and practices that promote a positive approach to adolescent sexual health and parenting. ICAH’s strategies to support this mission include development of young leaders, policy analysis and development, advocacy, and training of both youth and adults.

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Development

The Capital Institute

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Harness the power of capital and markets to advance a just, resilient, and sustainable economic systems.

The Capital Institute is a non-partisan, transdisciplinary think tank, founded in 2009 by former JPMorgan Managing Director John Fullerton.

The mission is to stimulate the interaction and action of leaders, scholars, and society by raising awareness of the need to harness the power of capital and markets to advance a just, resilient, and sustainable economic system that will improve lives and preserve the planet.

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Live/Launched

Congo DB

We view this as the ultimate rapid development platform for Internet applications
A Contextually Grouped Object Database: We view this as the ultimate rapid development platform for Internet applications. All functionality is maintained in rules in application layer and automatically propagates back to the database and forward to the presentation layer. The generalized data engine stores all types of data, scripts, output methods, and security settings as content without requiring structural changes.
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Development

Denver Open Media

Custom development and management of information technology

Deproduction is a NonProfit Corporation specializing in production and progressive media training (the history of that organization --and its predecessor, denverevolution-- can be seen here).

In late 2005, Deproduction developed a proposal for re-inventing public access TV in Denver. The proposal hinged on a new approach to Public Access TV: a station almost entirely run by the community. In choosing a name for the new station, they decided against calling it "Deproduction" and instead opted for a new name with no history or pre-exisiting hierarchy: a new entity that could be owned by the community who would be running it.

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Live/Launched

The Money Fix

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A feature length documentary exploring our society’s relationship with the almighty dollar.

THE MONEY FIX examines economic patterning in both the human and the natural worlds, and through this lens we learn how we can empower ourselves by redesigning the lifeblood of the economy at the community level. The film documents three types of alternative money systems, all of which help solve economic problems for the communities in which they operate.

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Live/Launched

Moon Belly Birth

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Cellebrating Women, Families, and Birth

Moon Belly Birth Care offers labor doula, sibling doula and abortion support services for women in the Denver area.

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Live/Launched

Nango

To create a new Object Oriented programming language

Nango is a complete Object Oriented programming language designed to be an extension language for other programs. A complete manual is in the works, but there is some initial documentation available by following the link below.

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Development

build

To improve and replace make with a more easy to use and effective tool

Build is a super-flexible, upgradable and easier to use replacement for make. We use this many times a day and are really happy to have created it. This is freely available for download below on its project page and we welcome further development on this project.

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Live/Launched

libbu++

An improved utility library to be used to develop in C++

After frustration with current C libraries we have created out own improved utility library. We use this library in all of our development projects and its available for others to use as well as its open source.

Status: 
Live/Launched

Open Distro

To create a more inclusive and custom Linux installation

Fueled of out frustration with current distributions of Linux, Mike Buland and David Braden have worked hard on creating this custom distribution which includes its own package manager among other things.

Status: 
Partial Launch

Local Flavor Guides

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Make neighborhood guides of locally-owned businesses available for online searches and downloads.

Denver is home to many unique neighborhoods, with locally owned shops and restaurants not found anywhere else. Local Flavor Guides™ are full color, easy-to-carry brochures that feature one-of-a-kind Denver businesses just waiting to be discovered. Great for locals and visitors alike! Local Flavor Guides™ are a project of the Mile High Business Alliance, a Denver-based organization committed to strengthening local business.

Guides are currently available for: Old South Pearl St., Santa Fe Arts District, East Colfax, Uptown, South Broadway (SoBo), Lower Highlands (LoHi) and Old South Gaylord St.

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Live/Launched
Outcome: 
The guides continue to flourish with new neighborhoods being added every few months.

Community Connect

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Creation and development of complementary currency initiatives that contribute to community sustainability.

Community Connect facilitates the creation and development of complementary currency initiatives that contribute to community sustainability. It is through common unity that economic vitality is strengthened, enhancing prosperity and a thriving social structure.

Colorado Youth Advisory Council

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To provide the legislature with feedback, information, and input on policy issues affecting Colorado's youth.

Colorado is one of ten states that have created legislative youth advisory councils. The Colorado Youth Advisory Council is comprised of 40 young people between the ages of 14 and 19, and two nonvoting members from the legislature. Members represent the diversity of Colorado's youth, with one member selected from each of the 35 Senate district and five at large members selected to ensure adequate rural representation. The Council meets four times per year, with two meetings occurring during the legislative session. Members serve a two-year term, and may apply for a second term. The Council elects a youth member and legislator to as co-chairs. These members provide the legislature with feedback, information, and input on policy issues affecting Colorado's youth.

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Live/Launched

Annemie Curlin- Painter

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Wesbite for an incredible artist and friend

Annemie Curlin is a Vermont based painter whose intimate and fantastical style is inspired by the early Renaissance and focuses mostly on nature, women, and the opposing poles of celebration and catastrophes.

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Live/Launched

REDI

An electronic trading network that enables the trading of goods and services between local businesses
The Regional Economic Development Initiative networks local businesses through an online directory, which serves as a unique marketing channel to attract new customers within the community. A directory of offerings and need provides matches between buyers and sellers within the network, and makes it easy to find who you’re looking for and who’s looking for you. Enables transactions using convenient, local, interest-free credits.
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Live/Launched

Musical Roots

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Cultural Preservation Through Music and Education

From Musical Roots website:

The mission of Musical Roots is to preserve musical culture through media such as film, writing, and audio recording, to provide educational funding, materials, and empowerment in the third-world communities we interact with.

In cultures where limited resources often default to males, we have a special interest in facilitating opportunities for girls and women.

Our focus is on sacred, shamanic, folk, tribal, historical, and ecstatic music, and on local and sustainable cultural practices.

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Live/Launched

Heartland Storehouse

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To provide subscription service for people planning for the future

From their site: "At Heartland Storehouse we make food storage easy and affordable for your family. Our products consist of familiar, basic food staples such as wheat, rice, and beans that are high in nutritional value and have a long-term storage life. Your food can be shipped to you or stored at our facility. Knowing you can feed your family in times of need will bring peace of mind."

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Alpha Launch

WCCR - Web Comic / Content Reader

Distribute webcomics to a wider audience

Features

  • For the audience:
    • Mark individual comics, story arcs, whole comics or authors as favorites
    • Rate the comics you like or dislike
    • Suggested comics based on your ratings
    • New comics delivered automatically
  • For the creators:
    • You retain all rights to your works; publish print books, pdfs, etc. as you see fit.
    • Simple interface to add comics/news posts
    • By sharing media on the WCCR Distributed Backend, you will use less bandwidth on your website

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Concept

Quantum Activist Network

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Interviews with leading-edge thinkers and entreprenuers

Quantum Activist Network offers two interviews each month with some of the most brilliant social entrepreneurs and visionaries in the world, as well as online audio archives of the interviews, and special Teleseminar Q&A’s with these entrepreneurial Luminaries.

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Live/Launched

taskit

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To create a superior task tracking system which is cross-platform, user-friendly and highly portable

Taskit is a simple yet effective way to task tasks and bugs including a search feature, simple ways to modify look and feel, and is highly customizable. Taskit is able to track internal points to be used for compensation for team members. This system is great because of its ease of use, simple UI and its well-thought out design. It has really improved task, bug tracking, project management.

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Beta Launch

ACSPP

User-friendly site to manage and enroll members of the Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals
Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals - Brand-new project providing rich community building tools for this membership organization servicing Colorado State Patrollers and their families. The "Foundation" tab links to the site for its sister organization, the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, a charitable organization providing scholarships and other benefits to families of State Patrollers. Site also features an online gift shop with user-friendly e-commerce.
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Live/Launched

Alliance for Holistic Aging

Alliance for Holistic Aging (AHA) is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to empowering individuals and groups to develop and share new approaches, resources, products and services for successful, community-based aging.
The national non-profit Alliance for Holistic Aging (AHA!) is comprised of companies, service providers, professionals, organizations and individuals dedicated to providing new approaches, resources, products, and services to enable individuals to live well and age well.
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Live/Launched

City of Nogales

Official website fo the City of Nogales, Arizona
The City of Nogales is located in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,878. The city is the county seat of Santa Cruz County. Nogales, Arizona, borders the city of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and is Arizona's largest international border town.
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Live/Launched

Radical Concept Server

To build a high-speed, super flexible data engine for developing Flash applications
We built the data engine behind this high-speed, super flexible data engine for developing Flash applications. Allows Flash developers to create data objects on the fly and store them for highly-efficient retrieval using Flash's native data structures. Data retrieval via AMF (Actionscript Messaging Format) performs over 15 times faster than typical XML socket connections. Requires absolutely no database development on the server side - all objects are defined in Flash enabling rapid prototyping.
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Deprecated