Philly Codefest brings together a diverse and inclusive group of students and professionals to develop innovative solutions to solve real world challenges.

WHAT WE DO

Philly Codefest brings together a diverse and inclusive group of students and professionals to develop innovative solutions to solve real world challenges.

WHY WE DO IT

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.

HOW WE DO IT

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.

 

 

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Eligibility

Everyone is welcome to participate!*

 

*all participants must be over 18 or a current college student 

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

To register please go to - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/philly-codefest-50-february-25-26-2017-registration-29617518796

Judges

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Dr. Peter Grillo (Philly Codefest 2017 Head Judge)
Drexel CCI, Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs, Information Science

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Dr. Anita Gupta
Vice-Chair & Associate Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, DUCOM

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Chuck Sacco
Drexel Close School of Entrepreneurship, Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Director of the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship

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Angel Rivera
Developer Evangelist, Point.io

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Dr. Larry Alexander
Drexel CCI, Executive in Residence & Research Professor

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David Frigeri
Chief Data Officer, Foundational Data Group

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Eamon Gallagher
Program Director, ic@3401

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Lawrence James
President/CEO, Connexus Technology, LLC

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Shaw Levin
Senior Software Developer at Brandywine Global Investment Management

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Jason Mell
Senior Applications Developer, Listrak

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Dr. Bill Mongan
CCI, Associate Teaching Professor, Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs, Computer Science

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Tom Mount
Senior Developer, Eastern Standard

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Patrick Philbin
Supervisor, Platform Engineering CHOP

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Tiffanie Stanard
Founder & CEO, Stimulus

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Monique St. John-Dougherty
Sr. Director, Core Infrastructure, CHOP

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Earl Knight
Founder @GoBabL.com

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Tony Selke
Director, Product Engineering at HomeNet Automotive

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Chris McCauley
Senior Director, IT at HomeNet Automotive

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Matt Herbert
Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

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Matt Thorne
Associate Application Developer, JPMorgan Chase

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Marc Thompson
Senior Software Engineer, L3 Technologies

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Sean Bailey
Microsoft Student Partner

Judging Criteria

  • How well does your solution meet well-defined user needs?
    How well have you integrated subject matter knowledge and available data sets in creating your solution?
  • How innovative is your idea?
    How much did you get developed during the event? (We encourage you to use legacy codebases, libraries, APIs, and databases; using an honor system tell us what you produced during the event).
  • How readily might your solution be implemented?
    Litmus test: will someone pay you to use it, or use it even if you gave it away for free! Why?
  • How good was your presentation?
    You need to convince the judges not only how cool your technology is, but how well it addresses the problem, how likely it is to be used and how viable it is as a product int he market place - If possible the judges would love to see a live demo!