Independence Innovation Director Michelle Histand kicks off the Code4PA event in Philadelphia.
Independence sponsored Code4PA, a coding event in Philadelphia on September 20-21 aimed at encouraging learning, collaboration, growth, and fun among Pennsylvania’s network of technical talent. The teams used state and local data to create ideas, designs, prototypes, and applications to improve the efficiency of state government and services.
This year’s theme was the opioid epidemic. Participants — including programmers, developers, designers, project managers, and others — used a variety of datasets related to opioids to develop solutions to prevent opioid use disorder, rescue people who have overdosed, or ensure access to treatment.
On October 20, the participants will return to pitch their ideas and/or prototypes to a panel of judges. The winner of last year’s inaugural Code4PA was a team that created a predictive analytics website that alerts motorists to driving hazards.