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Jan. 18, 2010 8:30 am

Event Highlights for January 18-24, 2010

You’ve spent the last two weeks getting back in the swing of things, and you’re hoping to close out January as a strong first month. Jump on a couple events this week as the year continues to open up. On Monday, stretch those learning muscles at Life Sciences 2010, a mid-day event focused on taking […]

You’ve spent the last two weeks getting back in the swing of things, and you’re hoping to close out January as a strong first month. Jump on a couple events this week as the year continues to open up.

On Monday, stretch those learning muscles at Life Sciences 2010, a mid-day event focused on taking a look at how global collaboration is good for the quickly-changing field. It’s something different, but we know there are a lot of smart noggins in this community that can do some great innovation in that sector.

Wednesday, TVBGone creator Mitch Altman heads to Hive76 to help folks build the infomercially-sold TV-ridding kit. We were way into keeping our sets off with a product like this… until HD got cheap. D’oh!

Finally on Friday, join the University City Science Center as it unveils Next Fab Studio, its high-tech, membership-based prototyping lab. We talked to Next Fab founder Evan Malone last week, and the assortment of equipment at the shop seems drool-worthy. UCSC President Steve Tang let us know about his excitement for the lab, too. We’ll be stopping by the new shop later this afternoon, so stay tuned for our preview. If it’s not posted by 6:00 p.m., your dinner is on us!

All events listed on the event calendar are free to attend. Be sure to check our complete calendar for more.

Tuesday, January 19: Microsoft’s Malvern branch and ProtonMedia host Life Sciences 2010, a look at using global collaboration strategies to out-feat the competition. As organizers put it, “Life sciences is at a historic turning point.” We here at Technically Philly always wonder how our strong startup tech community and Life Sciences community can hit it off. Be there. 11:00 a.m. Malvern. RSVP. [view more events]

Wednesday, January 20: Hive76‘s Wendesday Open House will host Mitch Altman, creator of TVBGone, that contraption that was selling on infomercials a few years back. Altman, who seems like a very interesting entrepreneur and hacker, created the kit to get people to turn off their boobtubes and, well, talk. We can get behind that. Altman will also discuss the hackerspace movement. 8:00 p.m. Poplar. INFO. [view more events]

Friday, January 22: Next Fab Studio, a membership-based prototyping space, in the vain of Hive76 and the Hacktory, launches its high-tech new digs (with a roughly $1 million investment) at the University City Science Center. Stay tuned later today for our preview of the new space. We’re anxious to see what’s been going on there. 5:00 p.m. University City. INFO. [view more events]

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Brian James Kirk

Brian James Kirk is a cofounder of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Kirk handles business development, marketing and product development, forging new partnerships, building brand identity and coordinating events and projects. He's an avid biker and lives in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.

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