Philly Tech Week is a great series of events, and quite frankly and impressive act of herculean efforts by a small team of people. A few comments on the few events I went to, and a thought for next year. Dev Day See last week’s post. N3rd Street I literally parked my bike by the […]
3 days. The Hacktory, a crucial part of the Philly maker eco system, has a kickstarter running that ends in 3 days. It’s a tough week to have that deadline, with the holiday. But I’m hoping that maybe you, reader, can draw on fuzzy feelings of warmness to pull out your wallet (er, digitally) to […]
Great, well-organized conf. WWC is a great gift to the Philly tech community, and I look forward to seeing what they cook up next year. (and thanks for having me as a speaker this year!). I made a Storify of this year’s tweets, since I had fun making one last year. Enjoy! [View the story […]
Featuring the AxisPhilly office, myself, other Philly hackers, and some awesome people from around the country. Made by the Sunlight Foundation (go Solay! She and Zubie came to Philly to interview us).
Yesterday, I spoke at the inaugural Philly Tech Breakfast. I spoke about AxisPhilly, and with special attention to what we’re doing on the news applications team (follow our tumblr!). The video was taken by my amazing friend Salas, who switched to his phone when my camera ran out of memory (*shakes fist*). Even with that, […]
As you (might not) know, Philadelphia has 22 public schools slated to close this year, most of which will end up as big buildings in markets that are already dealing with vacant spaces. At my day job, I’ve been working with one of our reporters and our mighty news apps team (okay, me and Casey, […]
On Saturday, I helped put on Rails Girls Philly, with the help of a bunch of people and other members of the Philly.rb user group. With a Friday night Install Party and Saturday Workshop + After Party, I got pretty tuckered out, but about 50 attendees came to learn Rails, and I think most left […]
This past Saturday, across the country, there were meetups about the White House Equal Futures challenge. From Philadelphia to Los Angeles, from Boston to Florida, there were participants involved in discussing how girls would create applications to inspire their peers (and other age groups) to pursue underrepresented careers. #fact I am a Girl Scout. As […]