• Special Code for Philly Hack Night with Guest Wendell Potter

    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 for the day before our event? Discounted day passes can be found at www.indyhall.org/cfp . The front door of the Colonial Penn building is unlocked until 7pm, so try to arrive before then if you can. If you're not able to arrive until after 7pm feel free to call Charlie at [masked] to open the door. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ About: Tonight is a normal hack night for civic tech project teams to get together, but the first hour of this event will also include a conversation with guest speaker, and Philadelphian, Journalist Wendell Potter. All are welcome to attend this part of the evening! The conversation will focus on “Spotlighting Spin”, and will cover hype, spin, obfuscation, and the covert players who make transparency so difficult. Topics of focus will include tracking hidden players and dark money in the healthcare industry. Can civic tech help us all see what’s really going on? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Wendell's Bio: Wendell Potter is an American consumer advocate, New York Times bestselling author, consultant, and former health insurance industry executive. His 2010 book Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans detailed much of the industry's deceitful tactics, putting them in historical context by drawing parallels to the tobacco industry and the history of manipulative public relations. In 2016, Potter published Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy And What We Can Do About It with co-author Nick Penniman. The book argues that the corrupting influence of big money on U.S. democracy has reached a state of emergency. It details the history of moneyed influences on the U.S. government and makes the case that the situation has grown much worse in recent years, pervading virtually every aspect of American life. The authors also offer solutions citizens can take to repair the damage and make U.S. democracy more responsive to the needs of its people. In 2018, Potter founded Tarbell.org, a nonprofit investigative and solutions journalism website, dedicated to revealing the truth behind the scenes of power in America. More info: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/potter_testimony.html -------- Schedule: 6pm - Doors open, grab a spot around the conversation or find a place for your project team to gather 6:15pm - Conversation Begins and will last roughly 45 minutes, but is encouraged to continue! 8:30pm - Commit and quit -------- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): • Who is this event for? Hack nights are usually events for teams and experienced professionals to work on their civic tech projects, but tonight is a special event which anyone is welcome to attend. • 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 more!) and need lots of help. If you’re looking to build upon your professional or student experiences we welcome you to contribute in any way you can. • What do I need to know before showing up? If you're working on a project be sure to remember your computer! Code for Philly doesn't provide any devices, so if you need your computer to work remember to bring it with you. -------- As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (https://codeforphilly.org/pages/code_of_conduct/). To get started with our community, 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!

  • Code for Philly Hack Night

    400 Market St

    Special thanks to Vistar Media for sponsoring this event! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ About: 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 -------- 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 Hack Night

    Linode

    Special thanks to Linode for hosting us this week! 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 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 Hack Night

    Indy Hall

    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 for the day before our event? Discounted day passes can be found at www.indyhall.org/cfp . The front door of the Colonial Penn building is unlocked until 7pm, so try to arrive before then if you can. If you're not able to arrive until after 7pm feel free to call Charlie at [masked] to open the door. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ About: 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 -------- 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/).

  • Civic Tech Social (formerly Open House Night)

    Urban Village Brewing Company

    Join us for a Civic Tech Social happy hour at Urban Village Brewing Company! Formerly known as our Open House Night, nothing has changed - it's still a great opportunity to discuss, share, and learn about civic technology and Code for Philly's civic tech projects (but with a better name). Come socialize with the community, learn more about how Code for Philly works, and maybe form a group for a project you're thinking about! This event is open to everyone - newcomers as well as veterans. Code for Philly Leadership team members will be in attendance to answer any questions and make introductions! Code for Philly Leads will have Code for Philly stickers on! If you want to learn about civic technology and Code for Philly before coming out, check out our website for a list of active projects (http://codeforphilly.org), join the Slack team, or reach out to us at [masked] . Are you interested in sponsoring a Code for Philly and our events? We're actively looking for organizations to provide space and other resources! Email us at [masked]. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) • What do I need to know before showing up? This is a casual event; you can come at any time. If you can only come for part of it, that’s okay! The night is what you make of it. You don’t need to bring anything, just show up, grab a name tag, and join a conversation about Code for Philly, Civic Tech, or what's on your mind. • Who is this event for? This event is for anyone looking to get involved in the civic tech space, applying their expertise to help solve social problems in Philadelphia. • Do I need to be a coder? No! We welcome civic hackers of all varieties. This is a social hour, we encourage newcomers to talk with people and explore where they can contribute their skills. Researchers, analysts, practitioners, designers, writers, photographers, have all contributed to Code for Philly projects and operations. As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (https://codeforphilly.org/pages/code_of_conduct/).

  • Code for Philly Hack Night

    Indy Hall

    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 for the day before our event? Discounted day passes can be found at www.indyhall.org/cfp . The front door of the Colonial Penn building is unlocked until 7pm, so try to arrive before then if you can. If you're not able to arrive until after 7pm feel free to call Charlie at [masked] to open the door. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ About: 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 -------- 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 101

    Linode

    Special thanks to Linode for hosting us this week! About the event: 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 hackers of all kinds - developers, designers, community partners, project managers/owners and anyone else who wants to dedicate their time to helping the 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 hacking, and how to get involved in the community and in projects. Make sure to bring your computer because we're going to give you all the tools to get you started. You'll also have a chance to meet others in the community! Please be aware: - Doors open at 6pm but this event will start promptly at 6:30pm - if you're running late, just come on in and grab a seat! - Given limited seating, if you've already attended a 101 session, we kindly ask you let other new community members attend. Remember, you can always reach out to the CfP leadership team with questions or ways to get involved. Are you interested in sponsoring a Code for Philly 101? We're actively looking for organizations to provide space and refreshments for our events! Email us at [masked].

  • Code for Philly Hack Night

    Indy Hall

    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 for the day before our event? Discounted day passes can be found at www.indyhall.org/cfp . The front door of the Colonial Penn building is unlocked until 7pm, so try to arrive before then if you can. If you're not able to arrive until after 7pm feel free to call Charlie at [masked] to open the door. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ About: 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 -------- 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 Hack Night

    Indy Hall

    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 for the day before our event? Discounted day passes can be found at www.indyhall.org/cfp . The front door of the Colonial Penn building is unlocked until 7pm, so try to arrive before then if you can. If you're not able to arrive until after 7pm feel free to call Charlie at [masked] to open the door. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ About: 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 -------- 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/).

  • Civic Tech Social (formerly Open House Night)

    Urban Village Brewing Company

    Join us for a Civic Tech Social happy hour at Urban Village Brewing Company! Formerly known as our Open House Night, nothing has changed - it's still a great opportunity to discuss, share, and learn about civic technology and Code for Philly's civic tech projects (but with a better name). Come socialize with the community, learn more about how Code for Philly works, and maybe form a group for a project you're thinking about! This event is open to everyone - newcomers as well as veterans. Code for Philly Leadership team members will be in attendance to answer any questions and make introductions! Code for Philly Leads will have Code for Philly stickers on! If you want to learn about civic technology and Code for Philly before coming out, check out our website for a list of active projects (http://codeforphilly.org), join the Slack team, or reach out to us at [masked] . Are you interested in sponsoring a Code for Philly and our events? We're actively looking for organizations to provide space and other resources! Email us at [masked]. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) • What do I need to know before showing up? This is a casual event; you can come at any time. If you can only come for part of it, that’s okay! The night is what you make of it. You don’t need to bring anything, just show up, grab a name tag, and join a conversation about Code for Philly, Civic Tech, or what's on your mind. • Who is this event for? This event is for anyone looking to get involved in the civic tech space, applying their expertise to help solve social problems in Philadelphia. • Do I need to be a coder? No! We welcome civic hackers of all varieties. This is a social hour, we encourage newcomers to talk with people and explore where they can contribute their skills. Researchers, analysts, practitioners, designers, writers, photographers, have all contributed to Code for Philly projects and operations. As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (https://codeforphilly.org/pages/code_of_conduct/).