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Nicholas Vadala

Nick Vadala became the assistant web editor of Phillymag.com in 2012. He was a Technically Philly multimedia intern in spring 2011.

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Should Center City be the region’s technology business hub? civic

May. 9, 2011 12:00 pm

Should Center City be the region’s technology business hub?

Creative and technology business hubs are bubbling in other fast-changing parts of the City of Philadelphia but Center City is the sensible regional hub for any business. Would University City or Fishtown/Northern Liberties have any claim?
How do we retain technology startups in Philadelphia? [VIDEO] uncategorized

May. 4, 2011 12:00 pm

How do we retain technology startups in Philadelphia? [VIDEO]

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 […]
Predicting future crimes in Philadelphia civic

Apr. 13, 2011 11:00 am

Predicting future crimes in Philadelphia

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 […]
Nonprofit Technology Resources leads digital literacy training, facing tightening budget uncategorized

Mar. 25, 2011 11:00 am

Nonprofit Technology Resources leads digital literacy training, facing tightening budget

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 […]
Philly Data Camp: City Council legislation email blast, Philly API and other civic projects

Mar. 2, 2011 11:00 am

Philly Data Camp: City Council legislation email blast, Philly API and other civic projects

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 […]
TalkChalk: In education,  “If you take the approach that Facebook is evil, you will lose,” says David Simnick access

Feb. 23, 2011 11:00 am

TalkChalk: In education, “If you take the approach that Facebook is evil, you will lose,” 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."
ENIAC: What is the future of preserving Philadelphia’s super computer legacy? [Video] dev

Feb. 22, 2011 11:00 am

ENIAC: What is the future of preserving Philadelphia’s super computer legacy? [Video]

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.
Hive76: “If we knew what we were doing, we wouldn’t be hackers. We’d be engineers” dev

Feb. 10, 2011 11:30 am

Hive76: “If we knew what we were doing, we wouldn’t be hackers. We’d be engineers”

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.
Just 2% of Philly IT jobs are freelance and other tech community Census data civic

Feb. 9, 2011 9:30 am

Just 2% of Philly IT jobs are freelance and other tech community Census data

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.