Hey Code for Philly! Our annual Launchpad series is back. Participant tickets can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/phundamentals
Read on for more information on the Opening Work Day!
Our brainstorming event was fun, but now it’s time to get to work! Join us on Saturday, September 7th at the office of Philly's own PromptWorks - located just south of City Hall at 123 S Broad St. (Be sure to bring a photo ID to enter the building!)
This day will be filled with guest speakers, team formations, and workshops. All to get you pumped for some civic hacking! In addition, technical mentors will be on hand in helping teams to jump-start their project!
- 9:00am - Doors open (Be sure to bring a photo ID to enter the building!)
- 9:00am-9:45am - Participant sign-in and light breakfast. This is when we recommend participants consider the project ideas that most interest them. We'll have Friday night's easels posted throughout the room.
- 9:45am - Opening remarks
- 10:05am - Team formation
- 10:25am - ~12:30pm - idea & opportunity discovery workshops (optional)
12:30pm - Lunch is served
- 1:30pm - Open team work and hacking!
Late Afternoon - Snacks served
- 9pm - Doors close …. Note, teams are not required to stay until 9pm.
----HOW TO RSVP----
Please RSVP for this event on Meetup and purchase a ticket on Eventbrite (link below). Tickets are $25. This covers the cost of meals for the day, special programming throughout the month, and an event t-shirt!
Purchase your ticket today: https://bit.ly/phundamentals
A full description of Launchpad, including a schedule of events, sponsors, and eventually a project list, can be found here: https://codeforphilly.org/events/launchpad_2019
----What We’re Looking for in Projects----
For 2019, we are taking Launchpad back to basics…. Phundamentals, if you may.
Project teams will explore civic tech solutions that help provide equitable access to Philly’s (re)defined set of basic needs. What are those 21st century basic needs? That’s up to us to decide! We’re starting a conversation around the resources and services that are necessary to thrive in Philadelphia today and forming project teams to improve access for Philadelphians.
The proposals around these shared needs, and the projects that form from them, should focus on anything that we collectively rely on. Can that include the big ones, like access to food, water, and shelter? Of course. Emergency services, digital access, and healthcare? Without a doubt. Personal well-being, education, and job opportunities - yes, yes, and yes! Are there more? Way more!
All Code for Philly projects must be public servicing and not-for-profit. In addition, projects must use an open source or creative commons license - so that other volunteers can benefit from your efforts and keep the torch of civic engagement alive.
New to Code for Philly? Find out more about us here: https://codeforphilly.org/.
All attendees are expected to follow the Code for Philly Code of Conduct; which can be found at the following link: https://codeforphilly.org/pages/code_of_conduct/.
See our event announcement for more information: https://codeforphilly.org/blog/a_new_jawn-launchpad_2019--back_to_basics
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