Ahoy there! I’m Jim.

Food Oasis is a map of healthy food sources in Los Angeles. We built it to make finding healthy, affordable food easier.

We’re working on the project as part of Hack for LA, the local chapter of Code for America, an organization that’s using modern tools and processes like iterative development to improve government services.

I’ve been involved by writing code for the user interface, maintaining the static web site, writing and editing issues, and providing developer support for our weekly volunteers.

My role has also involved creating prototypes, writing production-quality HTML, CSS and JavaScript for the user interface, testing for accessibility and browser/device compatibility, fine-tuning the code for better performance, importing and managing data with Node.js, setting up hosting and content management with Jekyll and GitHub Pages, and configuring domains, redirects, and caching with Cloudflare.

Visit the project

Food Oasis Los Angeles
Map of healthy food locations
Organizations featured on Food Oasis
Food Oasis sponsors





Project Management


The Food Oasis team at La Kretz Innovation Campus

Tools we’re using

User Interface




Web Hosting