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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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Get outside July 17 for science and tech talks: Innovation in the Park creative

Jul. 7, 2014 8:01 am

Get outside July 17 for science and tech talks: Innovation in the Park

Next Thursday, come join us at Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties, where you can watch local thinkers in science and tech talk about their latest projects from an outdoor stage.
How institutional innovation hubs are learning from coworking spaces business

Jun. 16, 2014 8:30 am

How institutional innovation hubs are learning from coworking spaces

At PACT's annual luncheon, high-ranking executives from Comcast, Independence Blue Cross, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department talked about building where their workforce lives.
Six projects from #Hack4Access: hackathon on disability, aging issues access

Jun. 2, 2014 8:30 am

Six projects from #Hack4Access: hackathon on disability, aging issues

#Hack4Access was the Philadelphia addition to the National Day of Civic Hacking, an effort that was part of a network of similar mission-minded technical events held in 140 cities around the world. Here are the six final projects from Philly's event.
This infographic argues the strengths of Philly tech for you civic

May. 28, 2014 10:30 am

This infographic argues the strengths of Philly tech for you

As a community grows, it helps to create new ways to welcome them. Technical.ly Philly made this infographic for a new Welcome page we're organizing to help new members of the Philly tech scene get acclimated.
#Hack4Access: Philly’s celebration of the National Day of Civic Hacking access

May. 13, 2014 2:47 pm

#Hack4Access: Philly’s celebration of the National Day of Civic Hacking

On the weekend of Fri. May 30-June 1 at our University City offices in the First Round Capital building, #Hack4Access will be a weekend hackathon devoted to aging and disability issues.
Watch City Council hearing about IT business competitiveness civic

May. 5, 2014 8:30 am

Watch City Council hearing about IT business competitiveness

Five Philadelphia technology community representatives testified before the City Council Committee on Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy in April. Watch the testimony and hear what was reported to Council.
What we learned from Biz Stone’s new book [lottery to hear him speak] business

Apr. 30, 2014 9:00 am

What we learned from Biz Stone’s new book [lottery to hear him speak]

Biz Stone will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia Thursday for a discussion set up by the release of his new book 'Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind." Here are three lessons we learned from his book.
Josh Kopelman is having his Pete Musser moment [feature] business

Apr. 28, 2014 12:30 pm

Josh Kopelman is having his Pete Musser moment [feature]

For generations, Safeguard Scientifics CEO Pete Musser defined what it was to be in Philadelphia technology. Today, that work is being done by far many more people, but none more prominently than First Round Capital investor Josh Kopelman. Here's what that means.
Cira Centre Tetris media coverage: 200+ links for Philly Tech Week kickoff creative

Apr. 18, 2014 9:30 am

Cira Centre Tetris media coverage: 200+ links for Philly Tech Week kickoff

The Arcade at the Oval featuring Cira Centre Tetris sure got lots of media attention for the Philadelphia technology community. Here is a roundup of the items we saw.
Don’t go viral, ‘get helpful’ for your content strategy: Wil Reynolds dev

Apr. 15, 2014 11:00 am

Don’t go viral, ‘get helpful’ for your content strategy: Wil Reynolds

Don’t focus your content marketing strategy on quirky metaphors or drawn-out puns or animal pics. Do create helpful, evergreen content that is relevant to your brand.