|8:30am - 10:00am||Doors open, participant check-in||Behrakis Grand Hall|
|9:00am - 10:00am||Team Building (For those without a team)||Creese Quiet Lounge|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Codefest Kick-Off
||Behrakis Grand Hall|
|12:00pm||Lunch (Sponsored by Wawa)||Behrakis Grand Hall|
|1:00pm||Deadline for teams to register on Devpost to notify judges of problem statement and official team members|
|2:00pm||Codefest Healthcare Hacking Workshop||Commuter Lounge|
|2:00pm||Customer Validation, presented by the Close School of Entrepreneurship||Private Dining Room 008|
|2:30pm||"Damn, I Wish I Knew That,"" presented by HomeNet Auto||Commuter Lounge|
|3:00pm||Microsoft Workshop – Best Microsoft Hack||Commuter Lounge|
|4:00pm||Codefest Workshop – "Get Involved" learn how to become a part of the Codefest student organizing Team||Private Dining Room 008|
|5:30pm - 7:00pm||Dinner||Behrakis Grand Hall|
|6:00pm||Codefest Workshop – "How to Win Codefest!" learn from past Codefest winners||Private Dining Room 008|
|7:00pm||Philly Codefest Game Night||Commuter Lounge|
|8:00pm||"Who wants to work at the iCommons?", Drexel Student Workers||Commuter Lounge|
|9:00pm||Late Night Snack||Behrakis Grand Hall|
|10:00pm||Philly Codefest Game Night||Commuter Lounge|
|12:00am - 12:00pm||Coding Continues|
|7:30am||Breakfast||Behrakis Grand Hall|
|12:00pm||Lunch & Demo Fair Setup|
|1:00pm - 3:30pm||Philly Codefest Demo Fair & Judging||Behrakis Grand Hall|
|3:30pm - 4:00pm||Judging - Final Presentation Setup||Behrakis Grand Hall|
|4:00pm - 5:30pm||Final Presentations & Awards Ceremony||Behrakis Grand Hall|
Philly Codefest brings together a diverse and inclusive group of students and professionals to develop innovative solutions to solve real world challenges.
In addition to attempting to make the world a better place through technology, we work to forge and foster lasting relationships among students, professionals, tech leaders, start-ups and corporations.
We are designed to build upon the already strong tech community in the Greater Philadelphia area. Philly Codefest is currently organized as an annual software and hardware hackathon where people of all backgrounds and skill levels have the opportunity to participate, learn and compete. It is hosted by the College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
All participants must respect the Philly Codefest Code of Conduct
Codefest Attendees MUST wear their braclet at all times.
No alcohol permitted on Codefest premises (Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center).
No smoking permitted in the Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center. Smoking is permitted on Chestnut Street (away from the building entrance).
Per Drexel University policy, the possession and/or use of narcotics or drugs other than those medically prescribed, properly used, properly secured, and in the original container (hereafter: drugs), is prohibited while on Drexel University property.
Anyone found in violation of these policies will be disqualified from Philly Codefest.
In the event of a Medical Emergency: Please notify a staff member IMMEDIATELY
Users must behave responsibly with respect to the Drexel Network at all times.
Users must behave responsibly with respect to the Drexel Network at all times.
Users must respect the integrity and the security of the Drexel Network.
Users must behave in a manner consistent with Drexel’s mission and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and Drexel policies.
Users must be considerate of the needs of other Users by making every reasonable effort not to impede the ability of others to usethe Drexel Network and show restraint in the consumption of shared resources.
Users must respect the rights and property of others, including privacy, confidentiality and intellectual property.
Activities specifically prohibited are enumerated completely at http://www.drexel.edu/it/about/policies/
Registering on Devpost
Philly Codefest 2017 is using Devpost to showcase all your projects and support the judging.
You need to register on Devpost and submit your projects before the deadline (Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EST), both at this link: http://philly-codefest-2017.devpost.com/
You must have EVERY person on your team go to the link above and click Register to compete in Philly Codefest 2017 (i.e, you must all create Devpost accounts.)
To enter your project, one person from each team will Enter a Submission (which is a button you’ll see after you Register). Where it asks you to add your teammates’ email addresses, make sure to use the same ones they used to create their Devpost accounts. Project submissions must be created in Devpost no later than 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 25.
Submit early and include as much information as you can, so you won’t be rushed toward the end. And remember, you can keep updating your project until the deadline.
All Codefest attendees are urged to utilize Drexel’s escort service through the Department of Public Safety, especially if you are walking around campus late at night. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please contact a staff member to schedule this service.
All Codefest meals are provided free of charge. Coffee and refreshments will be available at all times during the Codefest. Please refer to the agenda for meal times. Please notify a staff member ASAP of any food allergies.
The primary focus and theme for this year’s Philly Codefest is to develop amazing tools or approaches that enable access and use of data in areas of national and local (Philadelphia region) priority, such as health, hospital and patient care; government and civic solutions; media and digital arts; data science and visualization; and cybersecurity, among others.
The format offers opportunity to pursue multiple challenges with separate prizes for the winners in different aspects of innovation.
The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is the focal point for Drexel's computing and information research and education. The College has considerable depth and breadth to address the opportunities and challenges of the information age. The College serves as a central hub for multi-disciplinary computing activities, which applications and utility span across a wide range of academic domains. The faculty and students extend Drexel's long-standing strengths in computing and informatics disciplines, delivering recognition as a world-class academic unit for both research and educational programs. CCI combines the strengths and assets of research, undergraduate, graduate, and professional computing and informatics programs, with special commitment to helping grow Drexel’s “Innovation Neighborhood” as a launching pad for innovative technology entrepreneurs.
HomeNet Automotive creates ground breaking technology solutions to solve the problems of the automotive industry. For nearly 20 years, we have simplified vehicle merchandising for dealers, national auto groups, and OEM partners. We are a proud member of that larger Cox Automotive family, which includes Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Manheim. This global network of brands provides end-to-end automotive solutions and provides unique collaboration opportunities between a deep bench of talented companies.
JPMorgan Chase - JPMorgan Chase, a leading global financial services firm, is reinventing the way the industry does business and leading the way through technology. With an annual investment of over $9 billion in technology and 40,000 technologists, technology and innovation are critical to delivering to over 40 million digital customers and managing $2.5 trillion in assets. Visit jpmorganchase.com/techcareers to learn more.
UC Science Center - Located in the heart of uCity Square, the Science Center is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that catalyzes and connects innovation to entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. For 50+ years, the Science Center has supported startups, research, and economic development in the life sciences, healthcare, physical sciences, and emerging technology sectors. As a result, graduate firms and current residents of the Science Center’s incubator support one out of every 100 jobs in the Greater Philadelphia region and drive $13 billion in economic activity in the region annually. By providing resources and programming for any stage of a business’s lifecycle, the Science Center helps scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators take their concepts from idea to IPO – and beyond. For more information about the Science Center, go to www.sciencecenter.org.
Wawa's Information Technology team is a major part of the magic that makes Wawa a true trendsetter in the Retail Industry. Your Voice Matters - being considered for this challenging and dynamic opportunity will provide the opportunity to become part of the Wawa team and our “hands on” environment working towards solutions on a daily basis. Wawa values its customers and our IT team enables them to fully embrace the Wawa offering by providing digital screens, personalized ordering, a mobile application, rewards program, in-store wifi, and the point-of-sale. Our team is empowered to drive innovation which includes data analytics, fuel and supply chain systems, maintenance management (including IoT technologies), and people related systems. In addition, we manage the designing and operating of the infrastructure and security needed to support all technology working as a “well-oiled machine.”
L3 Technologies – Communication Systems East (L3 CS-East) is a recognized global leader in the design, development and production of secure communication systems and products supporting mission-critical space, ground, air and naval operations. At L3 CS-East employees have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our business and the world around us while thriving in an environment that continually fosters innovation, growth and career development. We are committed to providing best-in-class solutions to our customers with the highest level of integrity, excellence and uncompromised quality in everything we do.
The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University believes that entrepreneurship is not just a technical process of launching new companies. Rather, it is a set of personal and professional skills that foster the pursuit of innovation in business, personal and career contexts. Students from every college and school at Drexel are able to connect through the Close School to curricular, extracurricular and experiential programs that support entrepreneurial efforts. Classes such as our popular Entrepreneurship Bootcamp class (ENTP T280) provide every student at Drexel with the opportunity to learn how to become more entrepreneurial.
Accelerate Health is an virtual academy dedicated to improve the quality of life and health of people around the world by education, collaboration, strategy, and infrastructure for health care entrepreneurs and change makers.
GitHub is a web-based Git or version control repository and Internet hosting service. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. It provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.
GitHub offers both plans for private and free repositories on the same account which are commonly used to host open-source software projects. As of April 2016, GitHub reports having more than 14 million users and more than 35 million repositories, making it the largest host of source code in the world.
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Join the network of support at Philly Codefest 2017 to help deliver new approaches, prototypes and tools that unlock the power of code, data and hardware for innovative solutions. Your support will help propel this combined effort of corporations, educational and professional institutions and individuals to harvest technological creativity in the Philly region and beyond.
Codefest also gives you the opportunity to publicize your product/API to the most tech-savvy students in the Philadelphia area. As a sponsor you will be able to demo your products to participants and watch the creative ways in which hackers use your services.
Philly Codefest is unique in that it is open not only to students but also professionals throughout the Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Three Benefits of Sponsorship: