This week: A very timely meetup focused on open data, happy birthday to Build Guild and a food-oriented fundraiser at new coworking space Benjamin’s Desk.
Open Data in Action (joint meeting with Hacks/Hackers and PhillyPUG): The speaker list is stacked for this open data meetup. To name a few, there’s Mark Headd, the city’s newly hired Chief Data Officer, who will talk about the city’s open data plans, Neil Budde of the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network, who will speak about the future of OpenDataPhilly and Tamara Manik-Perlman of Azavea, who will talk about the company’s recent voter ID analysis. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Azavea, 340 North 12th Street #402. RSVP. FREE.
Build Guild: Philly – August (Two Year Anniversary): It’s the web industry discussion group’s two-year anniversary so put on your mustache and drink up. Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Triumph Brewing Company, 117 Chestnut Street. RSVP. FREE.
Philly Phoodie Phundraiser: Zokos, the startup pushing “friend-funded” dinner parties, is throwing a fundraiser for SHARE Philadelphia in its new office space, coworking spot Benjamin’s Desk. Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Benjamin’s Desk, 1701 Walnut St. RSVP. $15.