Drexel's Annual Hackathon: Philly Codefest


10th Annual Philly Codefest, Presented by Comcast

Philly Codefest is a free software and hardware hackathon that encourages students and professionals from all experience levels and backgrounds to work together to develop innovative solutions to help solve real world challenges.

As Codefest 2023's theme is "AI Everywhere," participants will work to create real-world, scalable software and hardware solutions to improve and expand artificial intelligence’s (AI) positive societal impacts.

    Teams will collaborate in person at 3675 Market Street on March 11 and 12, and will then present their projects to judges at a "science fair" presentation of competing projects on March 12. Codefest 2023 will also include several workshops, games, networking events and sponsor booths; please stay tuned to this page for more announcements.

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    Philly Codefest Virtual Workshops

    Check out our virtual workshop recordings from 2022 to learn new skills, as well as tips and tricks to help you succeed at future Codefests.


    What Is A Hackathon?

    A hackathon, also called a codefest, is a collaborative programming competition that brings together students and professionals for a short period of time to build websites, apps, or hardware. This year's Drexel hackathon will be held in person on March 11 and 12, 2023 at the Quorum at 3675 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philly Codefest is a hackathon Philadelphia tech professionals and students alike are eligible to compete in, and it brings together coders, programmers, developers, and designers of all different skill levels. 

    Read more about Philly Codefest's history

    View a Video Recap of Philly Codefest 2022

    What Happens At Our Hackathon

    Presented by the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI), Philly Codefest is a free software and hardware hackathon in Philadelphia that encourages students and professionals from all experience levels and backgrounds to work together to develop innovative solutions to help solve real world challenges.

    With no coding experience required, Philly Codefest is open to everyone, regardless of coding experience – just bring your creativity to Drexel CCI's annual hackathon! Attendees will form teams to work on projects, and then will present their final creations to a panel of judges – comprised of Drexel faculty, sponsors and respected members of the Philadelphia tech community – for a chance to win awesome prizes.

    Philly Codefest's mission, to make the world a better place through technology, echoes CCI's commitment to forge and foster lasting relationships among students, professionals, tech leaders, start-ups and corporations. Drexel's annual hackathon leverages the already strong tech community in the Greater Philadelphia area to create one of the largest and most dynamic hackathons in the region.

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