MentorHacks: Codefest and Skillshare

Are you interested in sharing skills you've learned via GDI Philly? Want to help others learn and brush up on your skills in a collaborative hackathon setting?

MentorHacks is a one day community codefest and skillshare framed around creating a space for experienced and inexperienced technologists of a variety of backgrounds to attend workshops on technology and mentorship and then collaborate to create projects based on a survey of the community and its needs.

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP on the official Mentorhacks page>>>

MentorHacks aims to be a welcoming and affirming space for people of a variety of backgrounds and experiences to create together.

At MentorHacks, you can attend workshops on web development or open data/data viz led by local technologists and collaborate with your fellow programmers on challenges surveyed from local community organizations. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register and find more information at:

Special thanks to MentorHacks sponsors: the Department of Making + Doing, Barcade®, Yikes, Inc. Azavea, Technically Media, Inc. and Chariot Solutions and friends and collaborators Girl Develop It, Mary Beth Hertz, Meredith Broussard, Lauren Galanter, Andrew Thompson, Pamela Bey,  and Tracey Welson-Rossman.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact: [masked]

(Note: this event is not hosted by GDI Philly, but we are helping to promote it in the spirit of community. MentorHacks is hosted by the Urban Technology Project, a collaborative project of the School District of Philadelphia and Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc.)

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  • Pamela

    I had a great time. Thank you everyone who came out. I'll be posting pics.

    2 · July 21, 2013

  • Jean R.

    It was wonderful. I learned new tools to use in my work and had the opportunity to work with some really great people. I think this a wonderful type forum for solving community problems and bringing people together. Everyone benefits.

    2 · July 20, 2013

  • Kelsey L.

    This looks awesome! I'm going to try to go, but I know I cannot attend during the afternoon sessions so hopefully that won't be a problem to leave early.

    July 10, 2013

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