Where you can find me in March

Looking at my calendar for March,  there’s a lot of exciting events coming up. You should join me at some of them!

Friday, February 28: Girl Develop It + Indy Hall Potluck
From the beginning of GDI Philly’s 2+ year existence, we’ve hosted plenty of classes at Indy Hall — the fun, creative coworking community space on N3rd St. In the Fall, cofounder Alex Hillman and I started talking about how to better integrate our communities (which are really similar in a lot of beautiful ways) beyond occasional classes and events. We’re working toward a more permanent relationship, and getting to know each other better is part of that! Interested in learning more about Indy Hall and its members, or GDI and its members? Come out,  have a drink and some homemade goodies (bring something to share) and hang out with us.

The scene at the first LadyHacks in 2013.
The scene at the first LadyHacks in 2013. (Photo by Tara Gordon)

Friday, March 7 – Saturday, March 8: LadyHacks II
LadyHacks is back! It is Philadelphia’s women only* hackathon with the mission of providing a welcoming space for women to explore civic hacking.  Read my quick write-up from last year’s event here. Sign up to join us here.

Tuesday, March 11: #notatSXSW & Philly Tech Week 2014 Preview Party
Technical.ly Philly’s annual party celebrating local tech and design while not being at SXSW in Austin. This year, we’re looking for submissions for a design gallery to showcase some great recent work at the newly-opened Philly Game Forge.

GDI Philly accepting the giant check
GDI Philly accepting the giant check at Ignite 11. (Photo by Terry Robinson)

Thursday, March 13: Ignite Philly 13
I left my first Ignite (#11 last Spring) feeling inspired and excited about Philly. I learned about some of my favorite murals straight from the artist, David Guinn and found out about an incredible program that empowers women-in-transition through biking, Gearing Up, among other great stuff. Oh, and Girl Develop It won the giant $1,000 Ignition check. After Ignite 12, I was asked to join the organizer/curator group, so I’m really excited for 13! Tickets sold out in record time, but keep an eye on Twitter as it gets closer to the event for folks who can’t make it giving up their tickets.

Tuesday, March 18 & Thursday, March 20: GDI’s Intro to Sass
Come learn all about the language that extends CSS, with our awesome instructor, Cat Farman at Happy Cog. This class will sell out!

See y’all out there.