Sarah Huffman

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Sarah Huffman is a Technical.ly reporter covering the Philly tech and entrepreneurship, with a focus on access and equity. She joined the newsroom in June 2022 by way of the Report for America program.

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Come play at the Franklin Institute — in a Roblox metaverse

8 hours ago

Come play at the Franklin Institute — in a Roblox metaverse

The Philly science center is launching an immersive experience on Roblox with escape rooms aligned with its space and human body exhibits.
Meet the 12 Philly fellows in Venture for America’s class of 2022

Sep. 28, 2022 4:45 pm

Meet the 12 Philly fellows in Venture for America’s class of 2022

These recent college grads will be working at six companies in the region, including Wodify, CampusESP and ChargeItSpot.
Check out Philly gov’s dashboard to track Operations Transformation Fund project progress

Sep. 27, 2022 5:15 pm

Check out Philly gov’s dashboard to track Operations Transformation Fund project progress

The new dashboard tracks the 29 projects funded by the pandemic-prompted program meant to spread efficiencies across local government.
Art, technology and mental health all connect at this new immersive exhibit

Sep. 26, 2022 4:49 pm

Art, technology and mental health all connect at this new immersive exhibit

Waiting Room - Immersive Art for Wellbeing uses light, shadows and movement to create immersive art. This exhibit is part of ongoing research about the effect immersive art can have on mental health.
What is driving the gender wealth gap? Racism, access to choice and financial literacy

Sep. 26, 2022 2:47 pm

What is driving the gender wealth gap? Racism, access to choice and financial literacy

Philly-based Women's Way hosted its first Gender Wealth Summit earlier this month to start a conversation about barriers to wealth and how we can challenge them.
This Philly entrepreneur made her reality TV debut on season 43 of ‘Survivor’

Sep. 22, 2022 11:51 am

This Philly entrepreneur made her reality TV debut on season 43 of ‘Survivor’

Morriah Young, founder of West Philly selfie museum Reignbow Room, fulfilled her lifelong dream of competing on "Survivor."
4 local startups selected for $25K in capital from Seattle-based seed fund

Sep. 21, 2022 3:11 pm

4 local startups selected for $25K in capital from Seattle-based seed fund

The Raynier Seed Fund along with Drexel and the University City Science Center is deploying capital and mentorship with a mission to support underserved entrepreneurs.
Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown’s latest device strives to help people with mobility challenges

Sep. 21, 2022 11:33 am

Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown’s latest device strives to help people with mobility challenges

The Zeen device is a cross between a walker and a wheelchair, and aims to help users to stand and move on their own.
Following 2020 election security concerns, the City just rolled out a new voting info website

Sep. 20, 2022 12:01 pm

Following 2020 election security concerns, the City just rolled out a new voting info website

The site hadn't been refreshed in about 10 years, and was updated to a more secure platform, Karissa Demi, director of software engineering for OIT said.
This high school art teacher is filling her curriculum with Web3 technology

Sep. 19, 2022 12:49 pm

This high school art teacher is filling her curriculum with Web3 technology

Mary Beth Hertz is using Web3 and NFTs to teach digital art and ownership to her West Philly high schoolers.