Hey readers, here’s what to do this week.
This week: Build apps for social change, learn about how local founders are working in both the tech and fashion industries and go deep into the digital humanities.
Hack the Change: This social impact hackathon at Penn is for students and organized by students. Build apps focused on international development, access to healthcare, disaster management and more. Friday and Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Ware College House, University of Pennsylvania 3650 Spruce Street. University City. RSVP. Free.
THATCAMP Philly 2013: This local digital humanities “camp” is part unconference, part workshops. Find a full list of workshops here. The event is for anyone interested in the humanities and/or technology, organizers say. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chemical Heritage Foundation Conference Center. 315 Chestnut Street. Old City. RSVP. Free.
Tech Trunk Show: How Technology Drives Fashion: As part of Philadelphia Fashion Week, hear from Brick Simple‘s Det Ansinn, who’s building apps around Google Glass, Clutch cofounder Andy O’Dell, who’s building “the only shopping app you’ll ever need” and Stephan Jacob, cofounder of ecommerce and brick and mortar store Kembrel. Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:o0 p.m. The Maas Building (Garden Entrance) 1320 N. 5th Street. North Philadelphia. RSVP. Free.-30-