Launchpad 2019: Phundamentals - Brainstorming Night

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Philadelphia City Hall

1400 John F Kennedy Blvd · Philadelphia, PA

How to find us

The visitor’s entrance is located on the northeast corner of the building. You will need ID to get in. Tell security you're there for the Code for Philly event. The event will be in the Caucus Room on the 4th floor - Room 401.

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---Organizer Note---

Calling all thinkers, creators, influencers, designers, and coders. Our annual Launchpad event has returned! This is the first in our Launchpad 2019 event series taking place this September.

We hope you can join us as a full participant. Get your ticket here:

Read on to learn more about our opening event - Brainstorming & Idea Sharing Night.

----Event Description----

Join us on Friday, September 6th for our kickoff weekend event @ the Caucus Room at City Hall. This event will leave you inspired and ready to jump into a project. Light refreshments will be provided.

Reminder: *Be sure to bring photo ID to enter City Hall*

-- 6:00pm - Open networking and idea sharing
-- 6:50pm - Organizer remarks
-- 7:00pm - Lightning talks from domain experts (eg non profits, gov't officials, community organizers)
-- 7:30pm - Lightning pitches for ideas
--7:45pm - Continued brainstoming and networking
--830pm - Event close

Please note: This event is free! But RSVP is required as space is limited.

Can't make it on Friday? Submit an idea or dataset suggestion for our Civic Engagement Launchpad by emailing us at [masked].

----This year's theme-----

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!

Do you know a community partner we should connect with during Launchpad 2019? Email us today at [masked].

---About Launchpad 2019----

Code for Philly's Launchpad 2019 is a month-long community initiative to launch public, open source, and multi-disciplinary projects. Evolving from weekend hackathons, Launchpad provides the resources, setting, and framework for diverse teams and individuals who want to make a positive impact. We welcome anyone who wants to engage with fellow citizens and local government. The best teams bring together a diverse set of talents and experiences.

A full description of Launchpad, including a schedule of events, sponsors, and eventually a project list, can be found here:

----About Code for Philly----
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:

All attendees are expected to follow the Code for Philly Code of Conduct; which can be found at the following link:

----Photography Disclaimer----

Photography and or video will be taken at this event. Code for Philly may use these images and or recordings in future publications or other media related material not limited to social media, websites, newspapers, brochures, television, etc. If you have questions or concerns please contact us at [masked].