We have event picks for everyone this week: women, coders, entrepreneurs, open gov nerds and those of you who want a good time.
This week: a sold-out Ruby on Rails workshop for women, a primer on getting access to government records and the story of Chris Rothey, Traffic.com founder, former Navy lieutenant and current CEO of Malvern-based Radiate Media.
And tomorrow, come out and celebrate being #notatSXSW with about 100 of your best friends.
RailsGirls Philadelphia: This Ruby on Rails workshop for women is sold out, but you can get on the waiting list. Read our preview here. Friday, 6:00 p.m. – Saturday, March 16, 8:00 p.m. Huntsman Hall 3730 Walnut Street. University City. RSVP. $10.
#notatSXSW: Oh, so you’re not going to SXSW, the wide-ranging interactive conference that takes place annually in Austin, TX? You’re in luck, because you live in PHILADELPHIA, which is a bigger, badder, and — yes, we’ll say it — weirder city. Come party with Technically Philly, Drink Philly, Geekadelphia, Young Involved Philly, Flying Kite and PCVB. Drink Philly, 239 Chestnut St 2nd Floor Unit B, Old City RSVP on Meetup and Facebook. FREE.
Open Records 101: Learn about the ins and outs of getting access to government records from a panel that includes the Sunlight Foundation‘s editorial director Bill Allison (Sunlight Foundation is the Washington, D.C.-based organization that launched the Philly-built Random Hacks of Kindness app AdHawk) and WHYY reporters Holly Otterbein and Dave Davies. Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street. Old City. RSVP. $5 for non-members of WHYY, free otherwise.
Chris Rothey, founder, Traffic.com, @Ventureforth: Hear Chris Rothey‘s story — he’s a Penn grad who founded and took Traffic.com public and now heads his own Malvern-based company called Radiate Media. Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. Venturef0rth, 417 N. 8th St. Callowhill. RSVP. Free.-30-