WHEN: Friday, January 22, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)
WHERE: Drexel University - University Crossings, Room 153. 3175 John F. Kennedy Blvd.. Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philly Codefest welcomes you to our next workshop - "Meet the DevpostTeam," scheduled for Friday, January 22 at 12pm in University Crossings, Room 153.
The Devpost team will talk about how maximize their site during a hackathon, including using it for team formation, team progress reports and final project submission.
All Codefest 2016 teams will be required to use Devpost in order to register teams and submit final projects, so if you are unfamiliar with the site, we recommend that you try to attend.
Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Philly Codefest is a 36-hour software and hardware hackathon with the 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.
Big things are happening in Philadelphia public transit. There are station and concourse renovations going on in Center city and new payment technologies being installed by SEPTA on all vehicles, but no change is bigger for our city's health, mobility and well-being than the unveiling of our very own Bike Share! Indego2Go will put Philly back at the forefront of bikeable cities with a state-of-the-art system, a system which deserves state-of-the-art software support. That is what we set out to create in Indego2Go. Using our app, bike share riders will be able to find the closest bike rack, plot a course towards their destination (depositing the bike in a close by rack along the way), and get there quickly and safely. Users may reserve bikes ahead of time pay using Apple Pay while tracking important health stats along the way! Our users will compete against friends, family, and other Philadelphians on our global and friends-only leaderboards. Indego2Go is not only an app though. We are providing an accessible REST API containing data we have logged and data we will collect for the benefit of all Philadelphians. This will allow our brotherly developers to contribute even more to the community and their city. After all, we have only gotten this far by standing on the shoulders of the giants before us. Ideally, we would also love to allow our users to opt to share their data with their health insurance provider, providing proof of an active lifestyle in exchange for better personalized rates!Read more about last year's winners
Drexel C-ri is a voice recognition application, similar to Apple Siri, designed for Drexel students to answer general questions, easily accessible Drexel Shuttle schedule, latest events happening at Drexel, on-campus navigation, and other important information regarding Drexel. One of the other major problems that this application resolves for the Drexel students is navigation of Drexel buildings, for example, from Curtis Hall to UC 151. Every university uses codes for buildings on campus. Drexel course schedules also have the location of the classes as SC 306 etc. Someone said: ‘I was 20 min late to my class because I couldn’t find the building named SC 306 on the first day of the term.’ Yes, it is a problem in Drexel and pretty much in every major university. This application will also be customizable for other bigger organizations, especially, universities according to their resources. This application provides students with innovative way to interact with Drexel resources and reduces unnecessary customer service queries.
FoodTaste is a web app that brings restaurant dining into the 21st century. There are two main sides of FoodTaste: public and management. The public side allows customers to view and order food directly on their phones. The app brings up a menu that can be customized to the user's needs (including preferences and dietary restrictions). The customer is then able to order and pay for food in a sit-down restaurant directly on their app. The management side allows a restaurant to easily track business analytics. A restaurant manager can see visualizations of order frequency and details to help manage table turnover, inventory, and table scheduling. The restaurant can also get immediate feedback from customers via surveys on the public app. The goal of FoodTaste is to give every restaurant the analytic capabilities of a large-scale retail corporation. This will help the restaurant improve efficiency, productivity and the dining experience as a whole.
Using a system of Raspberry Pis, Team AI is attempting to create an artificial intelligence that thinks like a person. This AI could conceivably be applied to any purpose; whatever a person can do, it can learn.
The fire department of Philadelphia is in dire need of EMTs. According to a federal standard, it is expected that an ambulance arrive on scene within 5 minutes of dispatch. This only happens 45% of the time in Philadelphia. Our application will show the areas with the greatest need for more paramedics and where to dispatch more resources with the recently acquired budget of $2.4 million.
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.
Sponsors and organizers of the Philly Codefest have been discussing various issues related to the “challenge” of accessing and using data, especially open source data, in the region and nationally, as well as what data exists and can be released to stimulate innovative ideas. We all have unique but interconnected visions for how to address the multi-faceted challenges of data use. However, do not feel constrained by concepts that will be presented here, as we're looking for any and all ideas. If you are inspired by a particular vision of how IT can help empower people, don't feel obligated to take on others’ big picture visions, as we know there are limits to what can be built within the context of this event. But if you are looking for inspiration to help drive the development of your own ideas, here are a number of jumping-off points for your consideration:
50onRed is a fast-growing and innovative advertising technology company. We create technology to maximize revenue for the digital ecosystem. Building, breaking, and bettering technology at extraordinary scale is our secret to staying at the forefront of innovation. The products we create generate huge value for advertisers and publishers, serving billions of impressions a day via the global 50onRed audience network. Over 10,000 advertisers use our self-service ad platforms to deploy, manage and optimize complex digital marketing campaigns across multiple channels to immediately access high quality traffic and publishers can earn revenue through a variety of customizable monetization suites.
Linode (http://www.linode.com| @linode) is a leading cloud-hosting provider founded in 2003. The company boasts more than 350,000 customers worldwide with seven worldwide datacenters with four in the US, three in Europe and Asia, and one more in Frankfurt, Germany, coming online later this summer.
Subscribers can create a cloud server with Linode in under a minute for as low as $10 per month. Users can scale their environments to meet demands – paying for only what they use, with no long-term commitments.
In February 2015, BuiltWith.com ranked Linode -home to more than 580,000 websites on the Internet - in the Top-10 of all web-hosting providers. Additionally, CloudHarmony indicates a greater than 99.99 percent average for service availability throughout Linode’s datacenters.
Capital One started with a simple principle – attract great talent and give them the opportunity to be great. Founded in 1988, we harnessed the power of big data to create customized products that disrupted the credit card industry. Over the years, our associates have used our information-based strategy to build a great company, bringing breakthrough banking products and services to consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients. Today, with more than 65-million customers and 40,000 associates worldwide, our Cloud-enabled infrastructure, Open Source culture, and leading-edge data and analytics platforms are fueling Capital One’s position as a digital leader.
The University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. For more than 50 years, we have helped scientists, entrepreneurs, startups, and growing and established companies throughout the Greater Philadelphia region as they move their technologies into the marketplace, where they can benefit the region and the world. We accomplish this by offering a steady stream of networking, professional development, and entrepreneurial support programs designed to leverage the rich resources available in the region’s innovation ecosystem.
Advanced Technology serves as a technology innovation incubator for the FIS’ Institutional and Wholesale business. We work with companies whose unique challenges require creative thinking and the clever uses of technology to make a difference to our clients’ lives and their business. We bring the latest technology and thinking to our media and internet clients and apply these learnings to our financial services client to help bring their ideas from inspiration to production.
Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods.
Etsy is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace and is proud to be a B Corporation for adherence to rigorous social and environmental standards. Etsy Engineering is also the author of Code as Craft, a blog dedicated to writing about the collective experience of building and running Etsy.com, the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace."
IntegriChain is the leading channel management cloud used by healthcare suppliers, including nine of the top-10 pharmaceutical manufacturers, to drive channel collaboration and to improve the efficiency of how products reach customers. Pharmaceutical, biopharm/specialty pharma, generics, and consumer health suppliers use IntegriChain to manage their supply chain relationships, inventories, and orders across a vast network of retailers, ecommerce, and distributors. As a suite of informed applications and analytics built on top of aggregated channel inventory and point-of-sale (POS) data, IntegriChain provides customer operations, national accounts, and finance teams with a collaborative, agile, and mobile alternative to ERP and homegrown systems. By embedding big-data customer insights into daily business processes, IntegriChain helps control the high cost of product distribution while improving product availability, ensuring a higher level of revenue predictability and maximizing distribution investment. More than $200 billion in annual US commerce and 2.0 billion transactions flowed through the IntegriChain Cloud in 2014. For more information, visit www.integrichain.com and follow us on Twitter @IntegriChain.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that – with the addition of Sikorsky – employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. In the community, Lockheed Martin supports a wide-range of STEM activities that reach students and educators from elementary school through college. We are pleased to support Philly Codefest to help our next generation engineer a better tomorrow. Learn more at www.lockheedmartin.com/stem.
TherapyNotes.com is the national leader in providing web-based behavioral health practice management and electronic health records software to private practices, psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and psychiatrists. The solution integrates patient scheduling, medical records, billing and electronic claims to streamline the way mental health doctors manage their practice. At TherapyNotes.com, you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, Agile environment with other talented developers who share a passion for delivering high quality software to our stakeholders.
Pliner Solutions, Inc., based in Willow Grove, PA, is the parent company of TherapyNotes.com and a customer-oriented technology company with a track record of success. We offer top notch software and Internet development, hosting, consulting, media design, and Internet marketing services for businesses large and small.
We work closely with our clients to understand their business needs and project requirements, and bring projects to completion on time and within budget.
Monetate is the global leader in providing multi-channel personalization to the world's best brands. Built for speed, the Monetate Platform's easy-to-use interface allows marketers to create, test, and deploy an unlimited number of personalized digital experiences without writing code or involving IT resources.
Monetate is used by the world's leading retail brands to grow revenue faster by being faster. Founded in 2008, Monetate influences billions of dollars in revenue every year for world-class companies like QVC, Patagonia, Sur la Table, The North Face and hundreds of other market leaders.
We are hiring across all areas of the company - email email@example.com you're interested!
Join the network of support at Philly Codefest 2016, February 20-21, 2016, 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:
Codefest sponsorship includes:
|Codefest Tech Talk/Workshop2||10 minutes||15 minutes||20 minutes||30 minutes|
|API/Company Demo||2 minutes||3 minutes||4 minutes||5 minutes||7 minutes|
|Offer Branded Prize3|
|Provide a Judge|
|Contact list for all Codefest teams4|
|Distribute recruiting materials|
|Access to participant resumes||Post-Event||Pre-Event||Pre-Event||Pre-Event|
|Add swag to Codefest swag-bag|
|Banner near table location|
|Logo on Codefest t-shirt|
|Company blurb in program|
|Company information session at CCI (either before or after Codefest)|
|Sponsor a side event||$1,500|
|Sponsor Participant Transportation||TBD|
|Sponsor a snack||$2,500|
Still have questions? Not sure exactly what sponsorship level you are looking for? Contact Us Today to discuss.
1For Hardware sponsors only
2Tech Talks/Workshops will occur throughout the day/evening in an area outside the main hacking room. A list of events will be given to participants and will be advertised throughout Codefest.
3Prizes will be announced at the opening ceremonies and a list of prizes will be handed out to participants in their swag bags. Prize winners will be announced at the closing ceremony, and prize winner emails will be given to the sponsoring company.
4Names and email addresses will be provided after the event.
5Participants will be encouraged to submit resumes upon registering for Codefest.