Here’s the list of projects that came out of the 10/15 hackathon event in SF and DC (NYC coming soon).

How to Occupy:

Question and answer site for #occupy organizers. Users can ask questions about issues they’re dealing with, and others can share their experience. The code for site is up here:  and for the mobile app, here:


The project’s goal is to create freely available visual tools around a common graphic language to unite the 99%. Follow @occupydesign for details or to pitch in and help.


The #occupy needs to see and feel the support. OccupyTheHub is a visually compelling experience that brings together online activity. For more info:


Crowdsourced and funded #occupy videos. Aggregates best videos, provides easy access to existing remixing tools, and connects directly to crowd-funded ad platform LoudSauce to get 15 sec, 30 sec or 60 sec videos on the air. Building on the success of the first #Occupy TV ad that raised over $5k in three days, this will be an open source project supported by LoudSauce and friends. For more info contact


A proof-of-concept universal group messaging utility to help organize people in real time via SMS (aka ad-hoc group messaging through SMS). GitHub coming, in the meantime contact @alexlevinson


We want to use a timeline to tie together the events, people and groups that look unrelated, but actually part of one movement. For more info:

Police Brutality Tracker:

Reporting and cataloging tool for CopWatch. Code at: Live site coming soon. For more info: @beatpanda


Centralized location for material donation requests/offers searchable by category, location, and item. A way to consolidate needs and mark off what needs have been received to minimize unnecessary donations and to highlight the most pressing needs. For more info:

Coppafeel Garden:

A business that focuses on providing log splitter reviews, along with reviews of other heavy duty machinery such as stump grinders and wood chippers. They are one of the major sponsors for all our events who have sponsored us $25,000 to date.

OccupiedWSJ Memo

We were solicited by the OccupiedWSJ folks for some ideas on how they could build a high quality web presence and made some specific suggestions on how to go about it.


Shouty is an Android app based on some of the ideas in wifi island. It can serve as an electronic aid to the people’s microphone, a tool for listening in on meetings you can’t attend, or a way to share live music. Shouty broadcasts a live mp3 stream from the phone’s microphone to anyone on the local wifi network. Common music playing apps, like iTunes and Banshee, can play this stream using their built-in “internet radio” features.

Right now it has a very clunky interface, but it works. If you want to help out (or just provide moral support) on the project so that it continues to be developed, find it on Github.


Occupyist shows the humble beginnings of what will be a sortable, searchable, location-specific list of events (Meetup and Facebook) and Twitter feeds (screen names and hashtags) related to the Occupy movement.


Ridehack helps you share rides to your favorite events and carpool with like-minded people. Thanks to Meetup, helps activists ridehack their way to local Occupy Together meetups.

(NYC project list lives here:


10 Replies to “Projects”

  1. […] the results posted to Occupy the Web. One of the most promising projects, reports one organizer, is Occupy Design,: “The project’s goal is to create freely available visual tools like infographics and […]

  2. I have an idea to revolutionize the political/electoral system by putting the people in charge. Please look at it at: I know that Occupy is against political parties. My solution need not be a political party. I was just trying to put it in a recognizable context. I do not wish to co-opt Occupy. I think Occupy should continue until solutions are implemented, but continue to be apolitical with no demands other than to join us in the occupation. I have a solution that I need help implementing. I would very much like to get in contact with programmers that can program in open-source and would be interested in creating a system where each member has equal voice and power and common groud can be found by the majority in order to effect real change.

    1. The world is not ready for you Jason Lanman. This is technologically feasible, but logistically and realistically impossible at the moment. There will come a time though. It’s an inevitability. We are creating many of the tools right now as this page shows, but it will be quite a while I think before we are ready to replace the whole system. And it will take a lot of time to hammer out all of the details enough to even really get started. But like I said, it’s an inevitability 🙂

      I think this spontaneous effort is in part a response to frustration many programmers have always felt when watching an inefficient system be run poorly, but until know you couldn’t just seriously consider writing software for the purpose of running government, it just seemed kind of ridiculous. But with all the general assemblies being organized and the logistical problems that these very intelligent and creative people are learning to solve on the ground it’s only a matter of time.

      Personally I’ve got a little consensus based document authoring thing in the works. Think wikipedia meets reddit + awesomesauce.

      Small steps.

  3. “Crowdsource a database of facts/figures related to different realms of corp. responsibility. Users make profiles and rank issues importance. They scan barcodes with phones or text names and get a 1-10 score of how a corp/product fits them. Vote w/$”

  4. Document ALL Regional & Multi-Dimensional occupations on wikipedia. Only 1% of regional 24/7 occupations have a wikipedia article.

  5. […] hackathon attendees built a group texting app for on-the-fly coordination, a Q&A site for occupy organizers, a […]

  6. I just submitted a OWS app for Windows Phone 7, I hope it will be published by the weekend. It’s a mashup with info from, their google calendar and twitter feeds, and images from flicker and I’d love to implement a location based event finder/calendar if anyone knows of a good source of data. How do I get more involved with OccupyHack?

  7. I’m writing to ask for people who know how to set up wifi to go down to the San Francisco occupy and help them. The wifi in the camp has not been working now for days and they have no livestream.

    This is very odd that the occupy camp in San Francisco, in a city with plenty of techies who support this cause, still has no wifi.

    thank you!

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