MentorHacks: Codefest and Skillshare
Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
WHAT IS IT
MentorHacks is a one day community codefest and skillshare framed around creating a space for experienced and inexperienced technologists of a variety of backgrounds to attend workshops on technology and mentorship and then collaborate and create projects based on a survey of the community and its needs.
The learning curve and bar to entry can be high for many people that are interested in learning how to create inelegant solutions to community challenges. MentorHacks aims to be a welcoming and affirming space for people of a variety of backgrounds and experiences to create together.
WHAT IS A HACKATHON?
A hackathon is an event in which programmers and others in the field of software development, like graphic designers, interface designers, and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. [source]
We like to call it an event to find new (sometimes inelegant) solutions to a problem. [source]
TWO MORE THINGS
Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Be sure to attend our MentorHacks Event launch on July 18th at Barcade Philadelphia! RSVP Here! The launch event is a 21+ event.
Got questions? Interested in sponsoring the event? Have a community challenge you'd like us to work on? Email us at email@example.com
Special thanks to our sponsors the Department of Making and Doing, Barcade®, Yikes, Inc. Azavea, Technically Media, Inc. and Chariot Solutions.
When & Where
Urban Technology Project
The Urban Technology Project is a collaborative of the School District of Philadelphia and Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc.
We empower youth and their communities through meaningful technological experiences that link youth leadership development, education and community building. UTP is made up on the Digital Service Fellows AmeriCorps Program and the Computer Support Specialists I.T. Apprenticeship Program.
Learn more at utp-philly.org