Apps for Philly Transit civic hackathon this weekend!

From: Andrew T.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:13 AM
Hello PhillyPUG members,

We have an exciting civic technology event coming up this weekend: Apps for Philly Transit, a weekend-long hackathon focused on making apps, data visualizations, and other tools and innovations to improve how people move and get around in our city. Bikes. Busses. Car sharing. Subways. Airports. Regional rail. Amtrak trains. Walking. Multi-modal transit. Any and every kind of transportation that moves people from Point A to B is fair game. If you remember Apps For SEPTA from the past two years, Apps for Philly Transit is the next evolution.

Apps for Philly Transit 
Friday, September 20th (reception RSVP) and 
Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22nd (hackathon RSVP
3rd Ward Philadelphia 
1227 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA

Of course, SEPTA will still be there. But the organizing team has also been talking to folks like the Center City Districtthe Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphiathe Delaware Transit Corporation (DART)PHL Airportthe City of PhiladelphiaDVRPC, and other organizations that help you get around, both for data to hack on and advice on urban transportation challenges to solve. 

Don't consider yourself a civic hacker? Worried you're not technical enough to help a team make an app or data visualization over a weekend? Just think back to the last time you were stuck in traffic, or missed a bus, or wished drivers would share the road with your bike. We all have experiences with transportation and transit, good and bad, and we want everyone to contribute their knowledge and ideas. Even if you can't stay for the whole weekend, please come to the Friday night reception (whether by wheels, rails, or your own two feet) to meet new people and share your ideas. 

You're officially invited. Now all you have to do is let us know you're coming, and get there on September 20-22nd by any means possible. 

See you there! 

--
Andrew Thompson, Community Evangelist

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