Code for Philly Hack Night

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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? If you’re new to the community, attend one of our Open House and/or Workshop events ( first. Hack nights are unstructured and design to focus on working. Our other nights have socializing components that give a better introduction to the community and what we’re all about.

Our weekly events are supported by a generous grant from Penn Treaty Special Services District (

Interested in supporting Code for Philly? Email us at [masked] .


6pm - Doors open, grab a spot and hack away

9pm - 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 ( 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 (