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Why developer Cella Sum is such a badass dev

Aug. 21, 2015 12:08 pm

Why developer Cella Sum is such a badass

For our series exploring technologists' non-work life, we talked to Cella Sum about the zine she's working on, her punk band and the sloth she hung out with in Costa Rica.
Science Center’s health IT accelerator gets $50K federal grant civic

Aug. 6, 2015 11:46 am

Science Center’s health IT accelerator gets $50K federal grant

The upcoming program will focus on businesses led by women and people of color.
This new meetup wants to organize Philly’s tech entrepreneurs of color access

Jul. 24, 2015 9:32 am

This new meetup wants to organize Philly’s tech entrepreneurs of color

Philly is the poorest big city in the country. How can we make sure that a huge group of Philadelphians aren't left out of the tech movement? That's one of the questions The ITEM hopes to tackle.
South Asian American Digital Archive is raising money to publish its first book access

Jun. 2, 2015 10:33 am

South Asian American Digital Archive is raising money to publish its first book

“Most young South Asian Americans are never given the opportunity to learn about their own community’s histories and, as a result, do not see themselves reflected in the legacies of individuals who shaped the American narrative.”
Why you should watch new Philly web series ‘Bailout’ creative

May. 11, 2015 11:09 am

Why you should watch new Philly web series ‘Bailout’

Iranian-American filmmaker Sara Zia Ebrahimi said she wants her web series, whose main characters are played by women of color, to fight the stereotypical portrayals of people of color in the media.
6 technologists you can meet at #techInColor’s ‘Speed Mentoring’ event tonight access

Apr. 23, 2015 12:20 pm

6 technologists you can meet at #techInColor’s ‘Speed Mentoring’ event tonight

The #techInColor meetup group has assembled a lineup of diverse mentors whose expertise ranges from launching a startup to online marketing to internet security. They meet Thursday night at First Round Capital.
Women devs are not unicorns, ‘but we still don’t have a herd’ access

Apr. 9, 2015 12:21 pm

Women devs are not unicorns, ‘but we still don’t have a herd’

Much attention is paid nationally to the IT sector's gender and race imbalance. What's being done to fix that was the focus of a session at the 10th annual Emerging Technology for the Enterprise conference.
This Wharton conference has zero women speakers. We asked why access

Apr. 6, 2015 10:12 am

This Wharton conference has zero women speakers. We asked why

Out of 14 speakers, not one is a woman. After the conference got called out on Twitter, we reached out to organizer Eric Bradlow.
I’m a woman of color. But that’s not why I felt like an outsider in the Philly tech scene access

Apr. 3, 2015 12:06 pm

I’m a woman of color. But that’s not why I felt like an outsider in the Philly tech scene

One reporter ponders her role in making a tech scene more inclusive.

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