Valerie Hoke

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Valerie Hoke is a freelance writer and contributor to Technical.ly Philly. Originally from Phoenix, Ariz., she lives in Philadelphia and is interested in space exploration, the digitization of print literature and the relationship between technology and the liberal arts.

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Meet the newly-minted astronaut who came to Philly this weekend

Aug. 16, 2016 8:03 am

Meet the newly-minted astronaut who came to Philly this weekend

NASA's Christina Koch came to town to get Philly kids excited about science. We talked to her about buzzwords and the importance of the humanities when it comes to STEM.
What do you get when you mix St. Paddy’s Day and Ignite Philly 17?

Mar. 18, 2016 12:59 pm

What do you get when you mix St. Paddy’s Day and Ignite Philly 17?

The lightning talk series was back for its spring rendition, and we were there to see it all.
Law firm Saul Ewing wants to partner with your startup

Feb. 19, 2016 12:17 pm

Law firm Saul Ewing wants to partner with your startup

A new program aims to help entrepreneurs navigate the world of business. “It’s more than providing legal services to these companies — that’s such a small piece of what they actually need.”
These Drexel students are building a Hyperloop human transport pod

Jan. 18, 2016 7:51 am

These Drexel students are building a Hyperloop human transport pod

After being selected for the final rounds of Elon Musk's SpaceX Hyperloop Competition, they'll present their design in Texas at the end of January.
Ignite Philly 16 winners: Pope talk, lame jokes, umbrellas

Nov. 20, 2015 12:33 pm

Ignite Philly 16 winners: Pope talk, lame jokes, umbrellas

The dreary weather outside didn't match the energy at Ignite Philly 16, which covered everything from beer to bikes to setting up camp on Mars. Here are our awards for the evening's best moments.
This Philadelphia startup is rethinking the fine art of eyelash extensions

Nov. 18, 2015 10:43 am

This Philadelphia startup is rethinking the fine art of eyelash extensions

Fresh out of Penn's I-Corps program, LashBee has arrived to liven up your lashes.
Want to go to space? NASA is getting ready to pick its next class of astronauts

Nov. 4, 2015 1:50 pm

Want to go to space? NASA is getting ready to pick its next class of astronauts

If you, dear Technical.ly reader, become the next NASA superstar, we'll be expecting a shoutout from space.
Start your tech career with these Villanova degree-completion programs

Oct. 19, 2015 10:40 am

Start your tech career with these Villanova degree-completion programs

“Whatever you get tonight in class, you will be able to use tomorrow at work,” program director Sandra Kearney says to her students.
White House TechHire initiative comes to Philadelphia

Oct. 15, 2015 10:35 am

White House TechHire initiative comes to Philadelphia

We speak with key partners to learn how it started, where it's going and what the Philly tech community can do to help.
Hey, startups: NASA wants to give you its patented technology for free

Oct. 13, 2015 1:51 pm

Hey, startups: NASA wants to give you its patented technology for free

We call dibs on the Robo-Glove.