What we're about

Code for Philly is a community of civic technologists. We use tech, data and design as a means of civic engagement. We're what happens when civic-minded developers, designers, coders, organizers, and communicators come together to build a better Philadelphia for everyone. We apply our skills as technologists to problem solve alongside members of our communities and local government.

We meet frequently to work on a variety of projects (https://codeforphilly.org/projects/), (http://codeforphilly.org/projects)working towards a better, more connected and open city.

We welcome and encourage everyone with all skill levels to participate as we are firm believers in getting your hands dirty and learning by doing.

Why should you join?

As a CfP brigade member, you’ll get to work first hand on exciting projects that are making a huge difference for the city of Philadelphia. You’ll get to collaborate and learn with some of Philly’s leading technologists too!

You can join an existing project, create a new one, or even bring in something you're already working on and collaborate with CfP brigade members! Code for Philly projects are not-for-profit, open source, and public/civic minded.

We also have open Organizing Team leadership roles. Click here to learn more about our open Communications, Projects, and Finance roles. (https://codeforphilly.org/blog/apply_today_-_cfp_organizing_team_open_leadership_positions)

Where can you learn more?

Our events and RSVPs are primarily hosted here, on MeetUp (http://meetup.com/Code-for-America-Philly).

We’re part of Code for America (http://codeforamerica.org/), (http://codeforamerica.org/)a non-partisan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-partisan), non-political 501(c)3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501(c)3) organization (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization) founded in 2009 to bring web-industry professionals to work with city governments (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_government) in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) in order to promote openness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transparency_(humanities)), participation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participation_(decision_making)), and efficiency in municipal governments.

Upcoming events (5+)

Code for Philly Hack Night - Launchpad Edition

Special note: If you haven't yet, be sure to register for this year's Launchpad! https://bit.ly/phundamentals About this week's event: Ready to hack for Philly? This is a no-frills night for projects to meet in-person and get some real work done. Code for Philly projects are all free, open source, and operate in the civic space. Sharpen your skills and help Philly at the same time! New to Code for Philly? Hack nights are unstructured and designed to focus on working. Many project teams coordinate their attendance in advance. Please be considerate if you see a group in deep conversation. This might be the only time this month that they gather in-person! We have many other events with open socializing as well as events that provide an introduction to our community. To get started, create a profile (https://codeforphilly.org/register), join us on Slack (https://codeforphilly.org/chat), and subscribe to our meetup page. We look forward to meeting you. ------- Special thanks to The Meet Group for sponsoring this week's special Launchpad hack night! Are you interested in sponsoring a Code for Philly hack night? We're actively looking for organizations to provide space for our events! Email us at [masked]. -------- Schedule: 6pm - Doors open, grab a spot and hack away 8:30pm - Commit and quit The front door of the Colonial Penn building is unlocked until 7pm. -------- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): • What do I need to know before showing up? Don’t forget your computer! Code for Philly does not provide any devices, so if you need your computer to work be sure to bring it with you. This is a free form hack night designed to have the least distractions possible in order for projects to concentrate on hitting milestones. There won’t be any introductions or intro sessions. If you’re new to Code for Philly we recommend attending an Open House and/or Workshop night (https://codeforphilly.org/pages/hack_night_program_details/) and selecting a project before coming to hack night. • Who is this event for? This event is for experienced professionals and teams to work on their civic tech projects. • Do I need to be a coder? No! We need civic hackers of all varieties. Healthy civic tech projects have developers, designers, community partners, project managers/owners, and need lots of help. If you’re an experienced professional, we welcome you to contribute your expertise whatever it looks like. As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (https://codeforphilly.org/pages/code_of_conduct/). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Code for Philly is a proud organizational member of Indy Hall. Special thanks to Indy Hall for having us this week! Interested in working at Indy Hall coworking space during the day before one of our evening events? Discounted day passes can be found at www.indyhall.org/cfp.

Code for Philly Hack DAY - Launchpad Edition

Think Company (Philadelphia East)

About this week's event: This is the last work day before Launchpad 2019's Demo Night! Come work with your project team to finish that last TODO. Plus, we'll give a brief workshop on presentation and demo best practices - wich all are welcome to attend. You'll never stop pitching your project - whether its at a formal demo night or at the local coffee shop. Many thanks to Think Company for sponsoring this hackday- including the free pizza! https://www.thinkcompany.com/ ------- New to Code for Philly? To get started, create a profile (https://codeforphilly.org/register), join us on Slack (https://codeforphilly.org/chat), and subscribe to our meetup page. We look forward to meeting you. ------- Are you interested in sponsoring a Code for Philly hack night? We're actively looking for organizations to provide space for our events! Email us at [masked]. -------- Schedule: 10am - Doors open, grab a spot and hack away 11am - Presentation workshop Noon - Pizza 1pm - Commit and quit -------- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): • What do I need to know before showing up? Don’t forget your computer! Code for Philly does not provide any devices, so if you need your computer to work be sure to bring it with you. If you’re new to Code for Philly we recommend attending an Open House and/or Workshop night (https://codeforphilly.org/pages/hack_night_program_details/) and selecting a project before coming to hack night. • Who is this event for? This event is for experienced professionals and teams to work on their civic tech projects. • Do I need to be a coder? No! We need civic hackers of all varieties. Healthy civic tech projects have developers, designers, community partners, project managers/owners, and need lots of help. If you’re an experienced professional, we welcome you to contribute your expertise whatever it looks like. As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (https://codeforphilly.org/pages/code_of_conduct/).

Launchpad 2019: Phundamentals - Demo Night

Yards Brewing Company

$10.00

----Organizer Note---- Hi there! This event represents the "closing ceremonies" for our Launchpad 2019: Phundamentals event series. Come celebrate project teams as they present what they've accomplished over the course of the month and show what the future has in store for their work. This year's theme, Phundamentals, encouraged project teams to explore civic tech solutions that help provide equitable access to Philly’s (re)defined set of basic needs. What are those 21st century basic needs? This month encouraged conversation around the resources and services that are necessary to thrive in Philadelphia in 2019, and we formed project teams to help improve access to them for Philadelphians. --- RSVP --- Full Launchpad Participants who've already purchased a ticket on Eventbrite don't need to RSVP to this meetup.com event listing. We're assuming you're coming! $10 admission for all other demo night attendees. Ticket includes two drink tickets and appetizers. Plus, you're supporting the all-volunteer Code for Philly community. --- Event Location--- Yards Brewing Company 500 Spring Garden St · Philadelphia, PA ----Event Description---- Demo Night is the culmination of the hard work teams have devoted to developing their civic tech projects. Teams have an opportunity to present their results to a panel of experts. Participating teams will have 5 minutes to showcase what problems they're solving and how they're solving them. Presentations and demos will be followed by Q&A from our guest panelists. Along with the presentations, come for the celebratory socializing, light refreshments, and drinks. Panelists: [List coming soon!] --------About--------- A full description of Launchpad 2019: Phundamentals, including a schedule of events, sponsors - and eventually a project list - can be found here: https://codeforphilly.org/events/launchpad_2019 New to Code for Philly? Find out more about us here: https://codeforphilly.org/. All attendees are expected to follow the Code for Philly Code of Conduct; which can be found at the following link: https://codeforphilly.org/pages/code_of_conduct/. ----Photography Note---- Photography and or video will be taken at this event. Code for Philly may use these images and or recordings in future publications or other media related material not limited to social media, websites, newspapers, brochures, television, etc. If you have questions or concerns please contact us at [masked].

Code for Philly Hack Night

Indy Hall

About this week's event: Ready to hack for Philly? This is a no-frills night for projects to meet in-person and get some real work done. Code for Philly projects are all free, open source, and operate in the civic space. Sharpen your skills and help Philly at the same time! New to Code for Philly? Hack nights are unstructured and designed to focus on working. Many project teams coordinate their attendance in advance. Please be considerate if you see a group in deep conversation. This might be the only time this month that they gather in-person! We have many other events with open socializing as well as events that provide an introduction to our community. To get started, create a profile (https://codeforphilly.org/register), join us on Slack (https://codeforphilly.org/chat), and subscribe to our meetup page. We look forward to meeting you. ------- Are you interested in sponsoring a Code for Philly hack night? We're actively looking for organizations to provide space for our events! Email us at [masked]. -------- Schedule: 6pm - Doors open, grab a spot and hack away 8:30pm - Commit and quit The front door of the Colonial Penn building is unlocked until 7pm. -------- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): • What do I need to know before showing up? Don’t forget your computer! Code for Philly does not provide any devices, so if you need your computer to work be sure to bring it with you. This is a free form hack night designed to have the least distractions possible in order for projects to concentrate on hitting milestones. There won’t be any introductions or intro sessions. If you’re new to Code for Philly we recommend attending an Open House and/or Workshop night (https://codeforphilly.org/pages/hack_night_program_details/) and selecting a project before coming to hack night. • Who is this event for? This event is for experienced professionals and teams to work on their civic tech projects. • Do I need to be a coder? No! We need civic hackers of all varieties. Healthy civic tech projects have developers, designers, community partners, project managers/owners, and need lots of help. If you’re an experienced professional, we welcome you to contribute your expertise whatever it looks like. As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (https://codeforphilly.org/pages/code_of_conduct/). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Code for Philly is a proud organizational member of Indy Hall. Special thanks to Indy Hall for having us this week! Interested in working at Indy Hall coworking space during the day before one of our evening events? Discounted day passes can be found at www.indyhall.org/cfp.

Past events (387)

Launchpad Work Saturday #2 / National Day of Civic Hacking

Drexel Excite Center

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