I’ve built out the underlying system to handle the data for these Challenges, and I’ve got a few pages to display progress. I’m certain that these pages are total garbage so part of the testing process will include lots of feedback on the interface. I’m also not entirely confident in the direction I chose for the data architecture, although it is built in a way that’s very easy for me to change/remove. I don’t think that testers will get too involved with those details, but your feedback on what you want to do with the Challenges may influence my architecture decisions.
I have some requirements for those who would like to help test this:
You have to be a current Supporter
You have to be fairly active; if you’re only running/walking once per week, then testing will be slowed down too much
Ideally, your account is public; it’s very difficult for me to create something that I cannot see
Ideally, your Challenge has concrete start/end dates like Jan 1, 2020 → Dec 31, 2020 or a single month or a single weather season or something like that
Let me know if you’re interested by replying in this thread.
CityStrides User ID or link to your profile page
If you have an ongoing challenge for yourself now, a link to the city that you’re trying to complete
If you have a timeline for your challenge already, let me know the start/end dates
If you have a challenge for yourself now that isn’t “complete my city in a specific timeframe”, please describe your challenge
I travel for work for a couple months at a time so I’m able to start quite a few cities. I’m currently in Pacific Beach (San Diego) and hoping to finish as much of it as I can by the end of June when my contract in the area ends:
Another challenge that could be interesting would be total nodes completed.
I do not have a current challenge going, but for purposes of the test, I could start one. I have completed a very high percentage of the surrounding towns, therefore most of my runs don’t complete any new streets. But It might be fun to see how many streets I could re-run over a certain time frame for example.
User ID: 8365
This sounds so interesting! I’d love to try it out!
Multiple projects going on right now, but mainly trying to map all of Albany, NY, as well as a number of other nearby cities, like @dallas.devries (There’s quite a little mapping community growing out here)! I’d like to have Green Island done in the next month or two and am trying to figure out what order I want to get some of the others done over the spring and summer.
My very long-term project is eventually mapping a line across the state of New York and connect Albany to Buffalo! I’m pretty close to getting from Buffalo to Rochester done, and have some work done in a number of cities between Rochester and Albany, but it’s going to take a lot of coordination! Ideally I’ll be done (or very close) by the end of 2020, but we’ll see!
I usually run 5-7 days per week and even if I don’t plan a full mapping “session,” I try to get new streets as often as I can. I’m always exploring new areas even if they don’t directly fit in with an ongoing project