Michael Butler

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Michael Butler was a reporter for Technical.ly in Philly and a Report For America corps member from June 2020 to December 2021. He graduated from Temple University in 2016. In 2019, he was one of the recipients of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism’s inaugural Next Generation Award grant, and selected by the Maynard Institute for Journalism to be a Maynard 200 fellow. Report for America is an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. His position was supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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2 technologists share what they think is central to ‘The Great Resignation’ — better pay and remote work

Nov. 15, 2021 4:58 pm

2 technologists share what they think is central to ‘The Great Resignation’ — better pay and remote work

Looking to hire right now, or at least retain your employees? Here's what local technologists have learned from a wave of job quits.
Which coding bootcamp is right for you? Consider these 15+ Philly tech training programs

Nov. 11, 2021 1:56 pm

Which coding bootcamp is right for you? Consider these 15+ Philly tech training programs

A roundup of current resources for adults (and kids) who are interested in entering a career in tech or fine-tuning their existing skills.
Why it matters that Ben Franklin Tech Partners’ new team brings clinical experience to healthcare investing

Nov. 10, 2021 10:27 am

Why it matters that Ben Franklin Tech Partners’ new team brings clinical experience to healthcare investing

A former respiratory therapist, bioengineer and nanotech drug delivery researcher are among those leading investments in equity-minded health concepts.
Bootcamps can be as good at prepping students for tech jobs as colleges, report says

Nov. 9, 2021 2:14 pm

Bootcamps can be as good at prepping students for tech jobs as colleges, report says

A review of Burning Glass data found that some bootcamps, including Tech Elevator, help graduates find employment in tech at a higher rate than well-regarded computer science programs.
How Temple’s tech team built a COVID-19 data dashboard to support campus health

Nov. 3, 2021 2:05 pm

How Temple’s tech team built a COVID-19 data dashboard to support campus health

"What comes of this in the future is how we’re using data to make decisions," said Interim CIO Larry Brandolph on the university's tool to track COVID-19 testing and vaccination rates on campus.
This Philly artist is using tech to develop her Museum of Black Joy

Nov. 3, 2021 11:33 am

This Philly artist is using tech to develop her Museum of Black Joy

Now a Black Public Media and MIT program recipient, Andrea Walls launched the digital museum in January 2020 to celebrate Black life through street photography and video collages.
Is a college degree needed to work in tech? No, but it sure helps in some cases

Nov. 1, 2021 1:20 pm

Is a college degree needed to work in tech? No, but it sure helps in some cases

Nine technologists discussed — and offered suggestions for what else should be considered, especially in today's mad-dash tech hiring landscape — during a recent Technical.y Slack chat.
How I Got Here: Software engineer Dawn Wages went from building websites in high school to Wharton

Oct. 29, 2021 3:28 pm

How I Got Here: Software engineer Dawn Wages went from building websites in high school to Wharton

Wharton senior research developer Dawn Wages got her start coding on MySpace. The RealLIST Engineers 2021 honoree now helps others as they learn programming, and build community.
Sulaiman Rahman’s new P4 Hub in Germantown will give professionals of color space to thrive

Oct. 27, 2021 4:27 pm

Sulaiman Rahman’s new P4 Hub in Germantown will give professionals of color space to thrive

The coworking-and-more space — full title P4 (Public Private and Philanthropic Partnership) Hub for Advancing Racial Equity and Excellence — will offer business-building resources and some surprising tenants when it opens this fall.
Check out the results of Hopeworks’ 5th annual Code Day and pitch competition

Oct. 27, 2021 12:20 pm

Check out the results of Hopeworks’ 5th annual Code Day and pitch competition

The Camden tech training nonprofit's event combines tech education with entrepreneurial opportunity.