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Code for Philly: Workshop Night

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    908A N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA (map)

    39.965382 -75.142570

  • 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. 

    Speaker bios: Michiko Diby, @michikoquinones; Bob Derrico @BobDerrico80

    Michiko is the founder and product lead of Yadaguru (@yadaguru), and Bob is the Lead Engineer for Yadaguru. 


    Teams can spend a lot of time at the start of the project just trying to figure out how to manage the work.  Sometimes this can lead to team frustration and/or wasted time.  

    This workshop will give you an idea of how the Yadaguru project went through those fits and starts until we settled on a code and admin structure that works.  

    Michiko and Bob from the YadaGuru project will give you an intro to how they manage the project.  We'll discuss how we organize work into small batches, and how we learned how to do that through trial and error.   

    We'll talk about how we came to setup our current code and management tools, our bumps along the way that led us to how we manage today.  

    Then we'll walk you through setting up a waffle board and possible a github repo if you don't already have one. 

    Length of workshop: 60+ minutes

    Skill-level: No experience needed. 

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


    6pm - Doors open

    6:45 - Civic Hacking 101

    7pm - Lightning talks and workshop session

    9pm - Commit and quit

    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.

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  • Casey V.
    Event Host

    New to programming, but worked in data analysis for a few years. I am a CPA and admire... more

  • Dawn M.
    Event Host

    I'm a self-proclaime­d urban geek passionate about continually making Philly a great place to... more

  • Chris A.

    I'm one of the brigade captains for Code for Philly, feel free to reach out to me if you have... more

  • Jerome R B.

    I am graduate of DeVry University, I have Associate degree in Applied Science in Electronics and... more

  • Michiko

    I'm an IT pm who has lots of ideas for social service apps.

  • Bob D.

    Software Engineer at Dorado Systems. Lead developer of YadaGuru.

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