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Code for Philly Hack Night
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 9pm - 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. 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/).

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What we're about

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Who are we?

Code for Philly is a community of civic technologists: We use tech and data 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 (http://codeforphilly.org/projects), (http://codeforphilly.org/projects)working towards a better, more connected and open city: PHL 2.0.

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!

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.

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