February 25-26, 2017
Behrakis Grand Hall
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

About Philly Codefest

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.

Last Year's Winners

Good Civilianship

Grand Prize, Student Grand Prize, Best User Interface - $5,500

The Change in PI

Dean's Innovation Award - $500


Best Hardware Hack - $500


Interested in sponsoring Philly Codefest? Take a look at our sponsorship information

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is the focal point for Drexel's computing and information research and education. The College has considerable depth and breadth to address the opportunities and challenges of the information age. The College serves as a central hub for multi-disciplinary computing activities, which applications and utility span across a wide range of academic domains. The faculty and students extend Drexel's long-standing strengths in computing and informatics disciplines, delivering recognition as a world-class academic unit for both research and educational programs. CCI combines the strengths and assets of research, undergraduate, graduate, and professional computing and informatics programs, with special commitment to helping grow Drexel’s “Innovation Neighborhood” as a launching pad for innovative technology entrepreneurs.

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.

CloudMine empowers developers to build engaging digital experiences - at rapid speed. CloudMine's core product will be made available to participants in the Philly Codefest for free and provide on-site support at the event. CloudMine removes the complexity of app development, allowing developers and UX/UI designers to focus on unique value & function without worrying about large integrations for the transmission of sensitive data transfer and managing complex backend systems. By leveraging CloudMine’s mobile backend-as-a-service (mBaaS) platform, developers can deliver compelling app content without sacrificing security, robustness, performance or the ability to meet key compliance requirements (ex. HIPAA). CloudMine users are able to build apps using familiar technologies (JavaScript, Java, and .NET) coupled with best-of-breed components for microservices (push notifications, geolocation, etc), data modeling & storage, data encryption, automated scale, logging, and high availability. All while benefiting from the agility and power of the cloud.

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 recruiting@monetate.comif you're interested!

Sponsor Philly Codefest

Join the network of support at Philly Codefest 2017 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:

  • Recruiting - Hackathons are one of today’s most powerful recruiting tools, as they give you access to some of the best and brightest students around. Sponsors will have the opportunity for direct recruiting access to Codefest participants. You’ll be able to meet with and contact participants during and after the event.
  • Brand Exposure - Get your swag and name out to the world. Sponsoring Codefest will allow you to show off your company’s technical side and increase your exposure to current and future tech leaders across the Philadelphia area.
  • Increasing engagement with their API/developer ecosystem - Helping hackers use your products/API’s will allow you to build lasting relationships with hackers. Participants will know your brand and associate it with the helpful team behind it. Sponsoring Codefest will allow for real-time observation of your potential clients/employees testing out your product. Offering a prize for best use of your product is also a great idea from both a branding and product perspective.

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