The Code for America fellows leave today to head back to San Francisco to get working on some code to help Philly’s city government engage with citizens. For their last week they had a final push to brainstorm ideas at a data panel and hackathon/datacamp. Both events were a huge success, the hackathon produced some great results in apps for Philly citizens that will continue to be developed. In this photo Mark Headd demos an app based on www.phillyapi.com that allows you to text “library” and your address (no zip) to 267-702-4999 and get text replies with all the libraries in a one mile radius of your home. We look forward to whenever the fellows return to Philly to show off more of what they’ve come up with. Special thanks to Azavea for hosting the hackathon in their beautiful offices and providing plenty of food throughout the day.
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Hack (def): to find a new (sometimes inelegant) solution to a problem
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