Technology

 

Hunting Park: A New Way to Educate

Hunting Park: A New Way to Educate

Daivin Rivera was a victim of bullying for seven months before his parents found out. A truancy letter stating he had missed eight days of school arrived in the mail, driving his parents to ask Daivin about his absences. To avoid feeling that he didn’t fit in and being bullied, he stayed home. The social […]

 

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: PHMC Relocates to Improve Productivity

Technically Philly: PHMC Relocates to Improve Productivity

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a non-profit organization that helps provide health resources to the public. We spoke with PHMC president and CEO Richard Cohen (above, left) and PHMC CIO Mike McCain (right) about relocating their headquarters to 1500 Market Street. How has the company changed since it started? RC: I came here in 1980 […]

 

Technically Philly: Five People Getting Things Done At Indy Hall

Technically Philly: Five People Getting Things Done At Indy Hall

Mural-covered and filled with sounds of chatter and faint music, Old City’s co-working space Indy Hall sees a rotating cast of about 70 of its 300 members daily. The two-story building, adorned with Christmas lights and clusters of workstations, is utilized by an array of artists, IT workers, entrepreneurs and other professionals. Here are five […]

 

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 […]

 

Technical.ly Philly: Students Launch Startups at The Radian Apartments

Technical.ly Philly: Students Launch Startups at The Radian Apartments

Students at the helm of three startups passed on office space in favor of working from home this past year in The Radian Apartments at 39th and Walnut streets. Their motivation, they said, was the close proximity to other young entrepreneurs. Escalate: What started in 2011 as an online magazine run by three then-high schoolers is evolving into a […]

 

Technically Philly: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology Hosts STEM Programs

Technically Philly: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology Hosts STEM Programs

On any given day, students at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology may film and edit short documentaries, design the interior of a home online or, as Keisha Whatley’s 12-year-old son did recently, learn how to assemble a submarine as a part of April’s Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge. “He loves science and technology, so […]

 

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 […]

 

Poverty: Program Offers Philadelphia’s Underserved Communities Free Computer Access

Poverty: Program Offers Philadelphia’s Underserved Communities Free Computer Access

For most people, regular computer access is a must. Whether it be for school or work, it’s almost impossible to function without these necessary tools. Yet, 41 percent of Philadelphian’s do not have either reliable access to the Internet or a computer. The Hotspot and Keyspot programs seek to address this need in poor and […]