City as a Service 9/23-24!
We’re changing the way city government works with tech and data. You can too.
At our signature hackathon Code for Philly: City Operations, we’ll improve basic city services and operations. This hackathon is a rolling hackathon that will last a month, kicking off with a weekend of brainstorming, project design, and hacking.
Teams have a month to work on the development, so the weekend is focused on ideation, intentional project design, and identifying work that will have real impact on communities.
Want to make this hackathon the best one yet? Join the hackathon planning team! Fill out our mentor form to tell us how you want to help.
All Code for Philly projects are civic, open source, and follow our Code of Conduct.
Looking for a project?
Want to be part of making Philly politics more inclusive and transparent? Committee of Seventy is looking for volunteers to help maintain the technical piece of the project. Keeping PhillyWardLeaders.com up to speed provides a vital service for those working to open up the ward system and involve their neighbors in the political process.
General availability for maintenance (2-3 hours/month)
Ready to learn more? Contact Pat Christmas at the Committee of 70.
Code for Philly is non-partisan and non-political.
Code for Philly awarded 10k grant from PTSSD!
We’re excited to announce that Code for Philly was granted $10k to continue supporting food and beverage for our weekly events. Thanks to generosity of Penn Treaty Special Services District we’re able to provide dinner to you at our weekly event (excluding Open House night).
Part of the grant includes using catering from restaurants in our local neighborhood (Northern Liberties and Fishtown). Want to see something other than pizza at hack night? Help us find restaurants to order from! Message us on Slack or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Want to help Code for Philly but don’t have a project?
Run an event, plan a workshop, get connected.
Even if you’re not a coder, you can be part of the Code for Philly community. You can contribute an idea to our GitHub repo, you can help plan our next hackathon, coordinate where our weekly meal comes from, or help us with how we tell our story. It’s a great way to meet new people and connect with organizations that you wouldn’t otherwise know. If you want to contribute to Code for Philly but aren’t sure how, send us an email at email@example.com.
Philadelphia, find healthy fresh food near you. Based on the Walkable Corner Stores Project, and brought to you by Code for Philly.
Recruiting New Cohort for Mentorship Project
We're recruiting a new set of participants for the Dat Jawn Mentorship Project. Enrollment is open until 9/27. Tell your friends!
This project has three main purposes:
- Create open source software
- Provide mentorship in computer science and software development
- Give people experience creating software on teams
What We're Creating
We will be creating software that deals with distributed version control for datasets, which is a pretty advanced topic. We’ve framed the work so that it’s connecting with two established open-source projects: noms and ipfs. Those projects do most of the heavy lifting so we can focus on learning about the concepts involved.
- Enrollment (8/30–9/27): meet us, set up your dev environment, start learning Go-lang
- Workshops (10/4–11/22, just before Thanksgiving)
- Transitioning to development (11/29–12/6)
- Development sprints (12/13 through mid-February)
Who Can Join the Cohort
- You must provide your own laptop.
- You must commit to attending at least the 8 weeks of workshops.
- You must be prepared to work hard at collaborating with a team and dealing with complex computer science topics
Why You Should Join
Get experience with…
- Working on teams: using Agile processes, writing tests, documenting code, using version control
- Looking underneath the hood of version control systems
- Creating and sharing data in distributed systems
- Applying user-centered design practices
- Coding in the Go programming language
How to Get Involved