Tag Archives: philly

(VIDEO) Philly Tech Breakfast


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, […]

Schoolhouse Watch screenshot

New project launch: Schoolhouse Watch


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, […]

RedSnakePhilly photo dump and recap


RedSnakePhilly (http://redsnakephilly.org/) was a ton of fun. It was the sort of event where I thought most people weren’t really sure the plan – but that it involved Python and Ruby (I’m personally a fan of both). There were 10 speakers condensed into ~2 1/2 hours (plus sponsor presentations). The organizers kept everything on time, […]

I love my students. Empowered learning FTW


Last night, our small class of future WordPress masters finished their course. It was a fun and challenging journey for them, working with WordPress, from installing to child themes. I've got a few things bouncing around my head about the best things in the course. Empowered students. I began the first session by laying out […]