Past Meetup

Code for Philly: Open House Night

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Join us for our inaugural Open House night with Girl Develop It Philly (! This is part of a new format change ( at Code for Philly.

Come hang out at our Code for Philly Open House night! The last Tuesday of every month, we take a break from hacking to socialize and meet new people. These nights are designed for newcomers to the civic tech scene who want to find out more about what we do at Code for Philly. Open House nights are also a way for us to collaborate with other groups around the city doing equally cool things in the tech space.

This month we're collaborating with Girl Develop It Philly (, the local chapter of Girl Develop It (GDI). GDI provides affordable programs for adult women looking to learn web and software development without judgement. GDI Philly is one of the most active chapters offering scores of classes per month in addition to social events.

Want to learn about civic hacking and Code for Philly before coming out? Check out our website for a list of active projects ( (, join the Slack team, or reach out to us at [masked] .

Huge thanks to our hosts National Mechanics! They'll be offering drink specials with name badges for our meetup between 6-8pm.


6pm - Event start and general socializing

6:45pm - Code for Philly 101, Collaborator 101, project demos, call for volunteers, community announcements

8pm - Drink specials end,

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

• What do I need to know before showing up?

This is a casual event; you can come at any time, the schedule is just to help you know when we’re planning on giving certain talks. 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 nametag, and join a conversation.

• Who is this event for?

This event is for newcomers looking to get involved in the civic tech space, applying their expertise to helps solve social problems in Philadelphia. Sponsors that are values-aligned may support the evening and briefly speak about their work, but in general this is not an entrepreneurship/networking event. If you’re just there to recruit or looking for free help with your start-up (even if it’s an awesome socially-conscious one!), we’ll kindly ask you to leave.

• 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 (