Code for Philly: Workshop Night

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Thank you to Azavea for supporting tonight's workshop!

Want to learn more about Azavea (http://www.azavea.com/)? Check out their site and see what opportunities (http://jobs.azavea.com/) they currently have. You can also find them @azavea (https://twitter.com/azavea?lang=en) to give them a quick thanks for their hospitality!

**Special notes about getting there at the bottom.

Come hang out at our Code for Philly Workshop night! The first Tuesday of the month experienced professionals lead sessions on various concepts of their choosing. Topics can range from more technical topics like programming languages to non-technical skills like project management or content strategy.

Workshop Sessions give our experienced designers, developers or other tech-skilled members an opportunity to share their expertise in technologies and/or best practices that they have employed in their professional experience. They can also involve concepts that members have found helpful in achieving success in their own projects.

This month, the workshop is led by Kat Killebrew (@Banderkat (https://twitter.com/banderkat)) of Azavea and cofounder of CyclePhilly. Kat's session will be an overview of software mapping tools.

Get a sneak peak at this hands-on workshop and follow along on the night of: http://flibbertigibbet.github.io/webmap-intro/

In this workshop, you'll explore interactive map-making for the web. Not a coder? Not a problem! The workshop will start out by creating a map on CartoDB, which you can do with a free account and without knowing how to code. Want to see some code? Sure thing! We will get to that, too.

Want to lead a workshop? If you are an experienced designer, developer or have other tech-related skills, we want to hear from you! Tell us what you want to share.

Interested in sponsoring a Code for Philly weekly meetup event? Email us at [masked] , comment under this event, or click the "Contact" button under the organizers list on the left side of the page.

Schedule

6pm - Doors open

6:45 - Civic Hacking 101

7pm - Lightning talks and workshop session

9pm - Commit and quit

Getting There:

* The address is 990 Spring Garden, but the lobby at 990 Spring Garden is under construction and folks should enter from the parking lot in the back of the building (entrance off 10th St).

* In the building - sign in with security, then take any of the elevators to the 5th floor

* GoogleMaps -

https://goo.gl/maps/Pq3mnnw4y6M2

* Indego - bike station at 9th & Spring Garden

* Public transit

-> Broad St Subway: Spring Garden station - walk 4 blocks east to 10th St ->

Broad St Subway - Broad-Ridge Spur: Chinatown station - walk 3 blocks north to Nectarine & 10th Sts ->

Market St El Subway: 11th station - walk 6 blocks north on 10th St to Nectarine & 10th Sts ->

Regional Rail: Jefferson Station - walk 6 blocks north on 10th St to Nectarine & 10th Sts ->

Bus - east/west - The 43 goes up and down Spring Garden St ->

Bus - north/south - The 45 (from South Philly) and the 23 (from North Philly) stop nearby

* Parking lots -> 745 Spring Garden St (NPS) -> 1322 Spring Garden St (NPS) -> meter parking along Spring Garden -> some street parking north and south of Spring Garden

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

• What do I need to know before showing up?

You must absolutely have a computer! Code for Philly does not provide computers, and you will need one to follow along with the session. Workshops last about 30-45 minutes with a working portion--that’s the “learning-by-doing” part.

RSVP to let session leaders know how many people to expect. Doors open at 6pm for people to arrive and get set up with sessions at 7pm.

Please be respectful of session leader’s time and be prompt. These are professionals donating their time, and the session will not stop or start over for you to catch up. Presentations will be made available at the discretion of the session leader.

• Who is this event for?

This event is for motivated, self-directed learners looking to build up their knowledge and get involved in Code for Philly while finding a project to work on. Workshop sessions are good for people with some working knowledge of technology. Though the sessions are “intro” level, they assume a certain level of technical literacy as a baseline. If you’re brand new to coding and looking for classes for beginners, there are many good resources that exist out there. Girl Develop It, NYCDA, and Code Academy are just a few.

• Do I need to be a coder?

No! We welcome civic hackers of all varieties. Workshops can span a wide range of topics, so we suggest looking at the speaker details to get a better sense of the information that will be covered.

As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct.

Come hang out at our Code for Philly Workshop night! The first Tuesday of the month experienced professionals lead sessions on various concepts of their choosing. Topics can range from more technical topics like programming languages to non-technical skills like project management or content strategy.

As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (https://codeforphilly.org/pages/code_of_conduct/).