Apps for Philly Transportation: Community Needs Assessment

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Do you wish your interactions with our City transportation were up-to-par with the latest commercial apps and services? Do you want a future where Philly is the role model of a modern city for the entire world (again)? Even if all you have is an itch and no idea how or skills to scratch it, this is your chance to do something about it without anyone's permission.

This Friday night event will be open to all Philadelphians to come discuss how technology can improve transportation in our city, generating project ideas for the Apps for Philly Transportation: Hackathon (http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Philly/events/220016668/) taking place over the following Saturday and Sunday.

This event will be held at the Porch just outside Amtrak's 30th Street station catered by Beck's Cajun Cafe. You can capture you're experience with the food by mentioning @tastecaterphila, how you like the space by mentioning @theporchat30th and/or using the hashtag #theporchat30th and the event itself by mentioning us @codeforphilly and/or using the hashtags #transpohack2015 and #hackforchange.

Attendees will enjoy libations and light refreshments while hearing quick pitches from local organization representatives and fellow citizens about available data sets and known problems. Presented ideas will be posted along the walls and every attendee will be issued a number of "upvote" stickers to affix to their favorite ideas as they mingle around the room. New ideas can be posted by anyone at this time too.

Teams will be free to choose to work on whatever they want over the hackathon, but the posted ideas and votes they accumulate provide an easy starting point for building teams.

RSVP for this free event right here on meetup to gain admittance. If you want to participate in the hackathon too there's a separate event for that with a $10 reservation fee at http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Philly/events/220016668/ (http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Philly/events/220016668/)

Have data? Know a problem we should tackle? Want to volunteer as a subject matter expert? Email [masked]

Learn, share, and vote on project ideas at http://appsforphilly.org/events/transportation-2015