May. 9, 2011 12:00 pm
The following is a report done in partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods Program, the capstone class for the Temple Journalism Department. For Paul R. Levy, the president and CEO of the Center City District, the transformation that area has experienced over the last 20 years has been a huge success story amid the backdrop […]
May. 4, 2011 12:00 pm
The argument of whether Philadelphia’s technology community is growing doesn’t seem to be the live one much anymore. The collection of 65 events celebrating Philly Tech Week last month was surely a small answer to that. Rather, the questions left seem to revolve around the magnitude of that growth and if Philly, like other hopeful […]
Apr. 13, 2011 11:00 am
The term “crime prediction” often evokes the pop culture memory of Steven Spielberg’s 2002 science fiction film Minority Report. In the popular movie, the government polices its citizens with the help of a trio of psychic beings that can predict who will commit a crime in the future. Throughout the film, which was based on […]
Mar. 25, 2011 11:00 am
Philly Tech Week NTR laptop donation drive When: Monday, April 25 to Friday, April 29 from 12-1 p.m., during Philly Tech Week Where: WHYY, 150 North 6th Street (6th and Race), Old City Requirements: At least Pentium 4 processor A sign reading “NTR Computer Thrift Store” is mostly all that welcomes visitors to the modest […]
Mar. 2, 2011 11:00 am
If the seven Code for America Philadelphia fellows have their way, residents here will be soon follow City Council legislation in the form of a customizable e-mail, fitted with a subscription-based game with achievements and hopes for higher levels of participation at the core of its design. That is just one of the projects that […]
Feb. 23, 2011 11:00 am
TalkChalk: In education, â€œIf you take the approach that Facebook is evil, you will lose,â€ says David Simnick
"The beauty of this idea is in its simplicity," said Simnick, 23, a first-year social studies teacher at Young Scholars Charter School in North Philadelphia through the Teach for America program, in an interview with Technically Philly. "We want to unleash the potential of social media in the classroom."
Feb. 22, 2011 11:00 am
A small panel of what used to be a massive 30-ton machine rests off in that corner in the Moore Building while engineering students sit a few feet away, browsing Facebook, chatting and eating lunch. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., which technically has ownership of all of the ENIAC, has a majority of the remaining pieces of the super computer, but much of it has either been destroyed or otherwise lost.
Feb. 10, 2011 11:30 am
Founded in 2009 by current board members Far McKon, Jack Zylkin and Jordan Miller after a break from Philly's first hacking collective, The Hacktory, Hive76 is a member-run co-op that encourages the DIY spirit.
Feb. 9, 2011 9:30 am
Philadelphia's tech community leaders are often considered entrepreneurs and freelancers but, truth be told, most of the IT jobs here are with the region's big employers.