Code for America DataCamp: Philadelphia
Friday, February 25, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)
Code for America is partnering with Azavea, a local web development firm, this Friday, and they are looking for everyone and anyone who’s interested in research, design, or software development to work on building a apps that leverage city data to improve citizens’ quality of life. DataCamp Philly is a one-day “hackathon” focused on bringing together local civic-minded technologists to solve a local problem.
The seven fellows are inviting the public, not just coders, to join them and Azavea staff in building an application based around civic data. That could range from a map of where trees are planted to a list of restaurant inspections. While you may think some data seems trivial and useless beyond government, the Code for America team wants you to come and see how it’s being turned into beautiful and highly functional tools citizens can use daily.
Azavea and Temple University will be providing food and drink. Attendees will also receive a tee-shirt, poster and stickers while supplies last.
Please bring your laptop and a healthy desire to make a difference.
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Code for America Philadelphia
Seven Code for America Fellows chosen to deploy our talents and instigate change by way of technology in Philadelphia. We're looking to hold hack labs in Philly and invite the public to join/suppliment our efforts. You absolutely do NOT need to be a guru to come to one of our labs. Just bring some curiosity and leave with some schwag.