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Apps for SEPTA: a hackathon to play with local mass transit data

Apps for SEPTA, scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 8 and 9, is a hackathon “focused on building web, mobile or social applications” around the regional transit authority. For $10, developers will play with local data and APIs from SEPTA, be well fed both days and get all the usual camaraderie of a weekend of […]

Apps for SEPTA, scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 8 and 9, is a hackathon “focused on building web, mobile or social applications” around the regional transit authority.

For $10, developers will play with local data and APIs from SEPTA, be well fed both days and get all the usual camaraderie of a weekend of coding around other smart, civic-minded hackers, says co-organizer and Voxeo Labs open gov nut Mark Headd. Representatives from SEPTA will be in attendance.

The hackathon will take place at the Devnuts Northern Liberties coworking space, which we recently updated you on. This is meant to be the first in a series of related hackathons. [Full Disclosure: Technically Philly is a sponsor of this event.]

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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