2015 is coming to a close, and we want to give everyone a chance to show off their CfP projects and get in a last bit of 2015 hacking. For this hack night, we will give projects a chance to present and demo their projects to the wider community. We'll give them constructive feedback and maybe some material for their 2016 resolutions.
Are you a regular and want to show off your project? Just let us know on the Code for Philly contact page (http://codeforphilly.org/contact).
YadaGuru (https://codeforphilly.org/projects/college_application_app_for_philly_schools): Reminders for graduating high school seniors to fill out college applications completely and on-time. This project originated in the summer of 2014 and launched an MVP in the fall of this year.
Resource Awareness Philly (https://codeforphilly.org/projects/resource_access_for_philly): The intent of the project is to pair the homeless population in Philadelphia with resources provided by the city and nonprofits. The project is still in its early stages, and it has a solid proof-of-concept coming out of the signature Code for Philly hackathon, SustyHack 2015.
CyclePhilly: A long-standing flagship project of Code for Philly since 2013 this mobile app tracks routes of local cyclists around Philadelphia. The most recent updates include integrating Indego Bikeshare locations on the map.
Not in Philly (https://codeforphilly.org/projects/not_in_philly-2): Block by block, this project is trying to eliminate litter in our city. Through a commitment to take ownership of a block, neighbors using this web app can see others who are participating as well.
Philly Bike Share Map: (https://codeforphilly.org/projects/philly_bike_share_map) An android app that maps and displays the status of bike share kiosks across the city.
Please note that this is a free-form hack-only workshop without our usual orientation for first-timers. So we encourage you to be brave and talk to people if you're new.
Join us for a special hack-only workshop to learn about technology, sharpen your skills, and help Philly at the same time! There are ample opportunities for people with any skill set and experience level to have an impact.
Check out our website for a list of active projects (http://codeforphilly.org (http://codeforphilly.org/)) or just stop by and ask for an organizer to help you get started.
Interested in sponsoring this workshop? Comment under this event or click the "Contact" button under the organizers list on the left side of the page.
6pm - doors open and hacking begins
7pm - civic hacking demos
9pm - commit & quit
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
• Do I need to be a coder?
No! We welcome civic hackers of all varieties.
• Do I need to have a lot of experience before helping a project?
Nope, just be willing to start out helping a project with something easy but may be less glamorous.
• Do I need to bring my own laptop?
Yes, unfortunately we are not able to provide computers, and opportunities to participate without one are limited.