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 (https://www.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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Code for Philly 101

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Want to get involved in Code for Philly? Don't know where to start? Join us for Code for Philly 101! Code for Philly welcomes civic tech enthusiasts of all kinds - have you seen how technology could be harnessed by everyday people and generally want to get involved? Do you create digital art? Are you a developer, designer, project manager/owner or generally someone who wants to dedicate their time to helping your local community through tech? You don't have to be an expert or seasoned technologist to participate! If you're interested in getting involved in any way, this event is for you!

In this brief (okay, hour and a half) session, we'll go over the basics of Code for Philly, civic tech, and how to get involved in the Code for Philly community and in projects. You'll also have a chance to meet others in the community!

One way we are trying to keep Code for Philly accessible to everyone is to keep this Code for Philly 101 an online event. There are many projects that are online only, and we would love to introduce you to those projects. If you haven't been able to make it to the recent hack nights because it filled up or because of Covid precautions, please come by!

Code for Philly Hack Night

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Early September has another holiday so late August it is! If you want to attend virtually, many projects have hybrid setups. Please join our slack and check with project leads to get the specific zoom link for each project.

Indy Hall’s new space includes lots of space to spread out, lots of high quality & natural airflow, and (weather permitting) an outdoor patio that has a beautiful view of the city.

To keep things as safe as possible, we’re working within Indy Hall’s current COVID policies which include:

  • In order to attend, you must register on Meetup.
  • You must provide proof of full vaccination (including booster). Digital photos and paper cards are both accepted.
  • While full vaccination is required, mask wearing is welcome but optional in all indoor spaces.
  • If you discover that you have been exposed to COVID, you may not attend for 7 days after the exposure (regardless of symptoms).

These rules may change based on changing COVID numbers and official recommendations, we will do our best to be transparent as we figure out Code for Philly policy.

Our max capacity for these events at Indy Hall will be 40 people. If you register, and decide not to attend, please cancel your RSVP to make room for someone else.

Thanks for bearing with us as we figure out our safe and comfortable capacity for these in-person events, and how we will find a balance of hybrid, online, and in person gatherings.

There will be food! Pizza and a vegan option as well.

Agenda:
6:00pm - Doors Open
6:00-6:15pm - Schmoozing, grab food
6:15-6:30pm - Announcements, project lead/Code for Philly introductions
6:30-8:30pm - Hack! (Work on projects)

Recommended but not required: Bring your laptop, so you can start working on a project if your skills align with one of the project team's needs.

If you're not currently part of a project and aren't able to find one that aligns with your skills/interests, you're still welcome to hang out and socialize amongst yourselves.

Someone should be at the door from 6-6:15 to check your registration, proof of vaccination, and let you into the building. If you arrive after that you can text the following number: ‪(215)[masked]

See you there!

Code for Philly Hack Night

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October Hack Night! If you want to attend virtually, many projects have hybrid setups. Please join our slack and check with project leads to get the specific zoom link for each project.

Indy Hall’s new space includes lots of space to spread out, lots of high quality & natural airflow, and (weather permitting) an outdoor patio that has a beautiful view of the city.

To keep things as safe as possible, we’re working within Indy Hall’s current COVID policies which include:

  • In order to attend, you must register on Meetup.
  • You must provide proof of full vaccination (including booster). Digital photos and paper cards are both accepted.
  • While full vaccination is required, mask wearing is welcome but optional in all indoor spaces.
  • If you discover that you have been exposed to COVID, you may not attend for 7 days after the exposure (regardless of symptoms).

These rules may change based on changing COVID numbers and official recommendations, we will do our best to be transparent as we figure out Code for Philly policy.

Our max capacity for these events at Indy Hall will be 40 people. If you register, and decide not to attend, please cancel your RSVP to make room for someone else.

Thanks for bearing with us as we figure out our safe and comfortable capacity for these in-person events, and how we will find a balance of hybrid, online, and in person gatherings.

There will be food! Pizza and a vegan option as well.

Agenda:
6:00pm - Doors Open
6:00-6:15pm - Schmoozing, grab food
6:15-6:30pm - Announcements, project lead/Code for Philly introductions
6:30-8:30pm - Hack! (Work on projects)

Recommended but not required: Bring your laptop, so you can start working on a project if your skills align with one of the project team's needs.

If you're not currently part of a project and aren't able to find one that aligns with your skills/interests, you're still welcome to hang out and socialize amongst yourselves.

Someone should be at the door from 6-6:15 to check your registration, proof of vaccination, and let you into the building. If you arrive after that, you can text the following number: ‪(215)[masked]

See you there!

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Code for Philly Hack Night

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