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

Presented by the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI), Philly Codefest is a free software and hardware 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.

With no coding experience required, Philly Codefest is open to everyone – just bring your creativity! 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 respected members of the Philadelphia tech community – for a chance to win awesome prizes.

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

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How to enter

Philly Codefest is a 36-hour software and hardware hackathon with a goal of developing innovative solutions to help solve real world challenges. Open to all college students and professionals, Codefest gives everyone the opportunity to grow and learn — no matter your background or skill level.

During Codefest, participants will have the opportunity to interact with technology leaders, mentors and some of the most sought-after companies in the Philadelphia area and tech field at large.

Codefest isn’t just a chance for you to build hacks; it’s also an opportunity for you build relationships within a community. Philly Codefest’s collaborative environment allows teams of all kinds push the boundaries of innovation and take creative risks for a chance to win big prizes. Learn more at www.phillycodefest.com

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Judging Criteria

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