Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug is a thoughtful, secure system that allows anyone to submit an item to a bulletin board, but ensures that it will be reviewed before it is posted publicly. We built it because we weren't comfortable with the available tools to manage posts to, a website that we developed to coordinate and facilitate broad participation in protests of the Republican National Convention. We needed a moderation tool that was efficient and would allow us to share the load of reviewing posts, and we needed to be confident that it was going to be secure from vandals.

In its initial incarnation, Lightning Bug included a ride share board, a calendar, a housing board and a listing of organizations. At the request of the noRNC Clearinghouse, we added a board where note takers could post minutes.

Why is Lightning Bug so great?