City of Boulder, Colorado

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Boulder, Colorado (where I live) passed some election finance laws in 2008 and hired my friends Cam Marshall and Bob McCool at ArielMIS to create a database to track and report on campaign contributions and expenditures. They contracted with me to write the application after Cam created the database.

If I was doing the project today I’d make it as a Single Page Application with heavy use of a JavaScript framework, but at the time we hammered it out using php and html with lots of page reloads. It worked fine and is still in use (as of 2014) as has now been used for four elections, providing reporting both for the Municipal Clerk, who oversees elections, the campaign commitees and the public at large.