Scalathon will be hosted in Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Getting to Philadelphia

By plane

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the closest major airport.

By train

Take Amtrak to 30th Street Station (PHL), which is just a few blocks from the event location.

By car

Penn’s admissions office has driving directions that take you right to the center of campus.

Where to Stay


The closest hotels to the event are the Sheraton and The Inn at Penn. But they are rather pricey. For good deals see Club Quarters and Crowne Plaza Downtown which are a short subway ride away. The University of Pennsylvania has hotel suggestions here and here. Any hotel in center city provides easy access to campus.

Once you have selected your hotel, post where you are staying.

Free accommodations

We are currently seeking volunteers from the Philadelphia developer community willing to host out-of-town guests. Please visit the FAQ page for information on volunteering.

We probably won’t be able to provide free accommodations for more than a handful of out-of-towners, so please don’t rely on this option.

Getting to Penn’s campus

From the airport

Without a car

With a car

There is some metered parking on-campus (especially on 38th street), for $1/hour. To help with interpreting the maps, Levine Hall is located at 34th and Walnut.

The Google map also highlights the public parking locations near the hackathon; the fee is about $13/day.

While you’re planning your route, keep in mind that while the city is laid out mostly in a grid, about half of the roads are one-way.


This page borrows from HacPhi.