Code for Philly (http://codeforphilly.org) and Zip Code Wilmington (http://www.zipcodewilmington.com/opportunity) are teaming up for an Open House night!
The last Tuesday of every month, Code for Philly takes a break to socialize and meet new people. This night is designed for newcomers to the civic tech scene who want to find out more about what we do at Zip Code Wilmington and Code for Philly. Open House nights are also a way for us to collaborate with other groups around the city doing equally cool things in the tech space.
To learn more about Code for Philly check out their website at http://codeforphilly.org and follow them on twitter @codeforphilly.
6pm - Event start and general socializing
6:45pm - Code for Philly 101, Zip Code 101, call for volunteers, community announcements
8pm - Drink specials end
- What do I need to know before showing up?
This is a casual event; you can come at any time, the schedule is just to help you know when we’re planning on giving certain talks. If you can only come for part of it, that’s okay! The night is what you make of it. You don’t need to bring anything, just show up, grab a name tag, and join a conversation.
• Who is this event for?
This event is for newcomers looking to get involved in the civic tech space, applying their expertise to helps solve social problems in the Philadelphia area. Sponsors that are value-aligned may support the evening and briefly speak about their work, but in general this is not an entrepreneurship/networking event. If you’re just there to recruit or looking for free help with your start-up (even if it’s an awesome socially-conscious one!), we’ll kindly ask you to leave.
• Do I need to be a coder?
No! We welcome civic hackers of all varieties. This is a social hour, we encourage newcomers to talk with people and explore where they can contribute their skills. Researchers, analysts, practitioners, designers, writers, photographers, have all contributed to Code for Philly projects and operations.