ONA Philly: Hackathon Project Brainstorming

Nov. 30, 2012

A hackathon is a weekend creative competition in which smart people (technologists and non-technologists) come up with small technology solutions (hacks) that can be built in a short period of time together.

The fourth local installment of the global Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon will take place at Drexel University the weekend of Dec. 1 and 2, 2012. (see coverage of past RHOK projects here ph.ly/randomhacks)

The Friday night BEFORE, we call out subject matter experts, nonprofit leaders, civic and community representatives, journalists and, yes, technologists to come by, grab a beer, meet other like-minded Philadelphians interested in how to make our city better through technology and pitch ideas for building tools over the weekend.

This reception is cross-listed with Hacks/Hackers and the Technically Philly meetup group.

We also want you to come to the actual hackathon and help guide the development of projects. (RSVP for the actual hackathon here)

This is our December ONA event!

We’ll be throwing down at the very cool new First Round Capital headquarters in University City. RHOK is sponsored by Drexel University and Technically Philly.

For our reception, local GIS powerhouse Azavea and Technically Philly will provide some tasty local beer and SEO firm Rocket Dove and Technically Philly will provide some pizza.

Event Details


Nov. 30, 2012



Come brainstorm over pizza and beers before the Radnom Hacks of Kindness hackathon.

Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer leads communications and social media strategy for ONA, the largest association of digital journalists. Jennifer manages social media for the organization and the annual conference, leads the organization’s email strategy, writes and curates content for the ONA Issues Tumblr, and works closely with the digital team to produce content for journalists.org.