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Nov. 7, 2016 7:35 am

Think Code for Philly isn’t for you? Think again

If you care about making the city a better place, then this civic hacking org will welcome you with open arms, ED Dawn McDougall told us in her "Around the Corner" interview.

Dawn McDougall.

(Screenshot via Vimeo)

Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area. 


Despite its name, Code for Philly is not only for software engineers.

“Really, it’s just people who are passionate about making Philly the best place that it can be — that we know it can be,” said Executive Director Dawn McDougall.

The civic hacking organization is project-based, which means it gets its work done at events like hackathons, including a recent monthlong one called “City as a Service Hackathon” (or CaaSH, for short). One project spurned from it seeks to optimize government workflow — certainly not a sexy topic, but one that makes City Hall run more efficiently.

And that’s something we can all get behind.

Watch on Vimeo

PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.

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