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Philly Codefest 2019 at Drexel University, Presented by Comcast

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Daskalakis Athletic Center

Drexel University

3301 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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RSVP today for the 7th Annual Philly Codefest at Drexel University, Presented by Comcast!

Presented this year by Comcast, Philly Codefest is a 36-hour hackathon that encourages students and professionals from all experience levels and backgrounds to work together to develop innovative solutions to help solve real world challenges.

Philly Codefest is a free software and hardware hackathon that is open to anyone. No coding experience is necessary – just bring your creativity!

2019 THEME: ECONOMIC INEQUALITY

Philly Codefest 2019, Drexel's premier hackathon for social good, will be dedicated to generating real-world, scalable solutions to help end economic inequality in Philadelphia. According to a 2018 report by The Pew Charitable Trusts, more than a quarter of Philadelphians — about 400,000 people — live below the poverty line, with Philadelphia's poverty rate ranking among the highest of the nation's largest cities. Codefest 2019 will be the first hackathon in the city of Philadelphia to address economic inequality head on, with projects and challenges centering around the following categories:

  • Financial literacy and security
  • Food insecurity
  • Environmental safety
  • Digital divide
  • Healthcare access and the opioid epidemic
  • Affordable housing and homelessness
  • Voter access
  • Employment equity

Click here to check out some of last year's winning projects.

Attendees will form teams to work on projects, and then will present their final creations to a panel of judges – comprised of Drexel faculty, sponsors and Philadelphia tech community leaders – for a chance to win awesome prizes.

Learn more at PhillyCodefest.com and follow us on Twitter at @PhillyCodefest to stay up-to-date on Codefest- related announcements!

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