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Port Richmond: Councilman Squilla Helps Lead Community in a New Direction

Port Richmond: Councilman Squilla Helps Lead Community in a New Direction

Mark Squilla represents City Council’s 1st District, a diverse and growing area. The district he is responsible for includes Port Richmond, among other notable stretches of Philadelphia such as, the Delaware River, Chinatown, Center City, Northern Liberties, Fishtown and Kensington. Elected in 2011, Squilla has spent many nights in the district, trying to best assess the […]

 

Technically Philly: The Passion Behind EvoXLabs

Technically Philly: The Passion Behind EvoXLabs

After suffering from a spinal cord injury as result of a car accident in 2013, Ather Sharif began his Spinal Cord Injury Blog soon after to motivate people in a similar situation to move forward. Sharif, a web developer for nearly 10 years, said he learned more about the things that limit those with disabilities […]

 

Technically Philly: Five Female Developers and Designers You Might Not Know

Technically Philly: Five Female Developers and Designers You Might Not Know

The following five women are notable members of the city’s technology scene. They have achieved success at their respective companies doing front-end web development, software engineering or design. Elise Wei Wei (pictured above), a software engineer at Monetate, started her career with a degree in photography from Drexel University and a job in underwriting insurance before […]

 

Technically Philly: Unpredictable Workdays at a Startup

Technically Philly: Unpredictable Workdays at a Startup

Melissa Ivone is the design overlord at Curalate, a Philadelphia startup that focuses on optimizing marketing on visual social media platforms. Ivone, who has been with the company since 2012, said working at a startup has been a unique experience with some less than typical work memories. What was your biggest challenge when you first started at Curalate? At […]

 

Technically Philly: DroneCast, The Flying Advertising Company That’s Shaking Things Up

Technically Philly: DroneCast, The Flying Advertising Company That’s Shaking Things Up

For 19-year-old Raj Singh, disrupting the norms of advertising is the name of the game. Singh, whose first name is really GauravJit but goes by Raj, came up with the disruption when he had the idea to attach a banner advertisement to unmanned aircraft systems. He calls it DroneCast. “When we first started my biggest fear […]

 

Technology: Code For Philly is Not Just for Coders

Technology: Code For Philly is Not Just for Coders

Under their parent company, Code for America, the Philly subgroup Code for Philly is a conglomerate of coders, organizers and developers that work within the Philadelphia area to help with personal and government projects. Founded in January of 2011, the group looks to bring openness and transparency to to more areas of government through civic hacking. Their goal is […]

 

Technology: Why These Penn Kids Dropped Out to Build a Social Networking App

Technology: Why These Penn Kids Dropped Out to Build a Social Networking App

Four University of Pennsylvania students took the year off to promote their mobile application. Michael Powell, Matt Wojcieszek, Adam Elkassas and Arjun Raj Jain all have taken the year off to launch their app, Down to Chill. “Down to Chill simply put is a way to see when your friends are free and a way […]

 

Technically Philly: The Enterprise Center Aims to Boost Businesses of Minority Entrepreneurs

Technically Philly: The Enterprise Center Aims to Boost Businesses of Minority Entrepreneurs

A group of entrepreneurs sat in a conference room on a recent Wednesday for diverse reasons: one woman sought guidance on solidifying her cookie business with a brick-and-mortar store; another hoped to develop an online interior design magazine, while one man wanted advice on the transition from employee to employer. In search of answers, they attended a […]

 

Technically Philly: PACT Evolves After Merger

Technically Philly: PACT Evolves After Merger

The product of a 2010 merger between two of the region’s oldest business associations, the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies has an extensive history at a young age. The organization aims to strengthen the area’s tech community by connecting entrepreneurs with investors, large enterprises and universities – the same goal its predecessors, the […]

 

Old City/Northern Liberties: North Third Street Officially Renamed to N3RD Street

After several years of incubation, Philadelphia’s technology and design community has been officially commemorated by the City of Philadelphia with the renaming of North Third Street to “N3RD Street.” N3RD Street is a play on “N. 3rd” Street, stretching from Market Street north to Girard Avenue through the neighborhoods of Old City and Northern Liberties. […]

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