Philly daily roundup: Coded by Kids turns 10; RePhil brings attention to local tech; PocketScribe launches AI note tool

Plus, local life sciences companies announced positive results for their work developing treatment for Hepatitis B.


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Coded by Kids celebrates 10 year anniversary

Coded by Kids celebrated a decade of educating Philly youth last week. Founder Sylvester Mobley and CEO Danae Mobley took turns acknowledging how far the org has come and the people how helped it succeed.

The tech education nonprofit also announced a rebrand as it enters its second decade, now going as Coded By. This new era will continue to offer classroom education, but will also lean more into helping youth succeed long term.

➡️ Read about Coded By and where the org hopes to go in the next decade

RePhil to raise money for local nonprofits

Re:Inforce, the annual cybersecurity conference of AWS, is in Philly this week. To take advantage of all the tech savvy visitors, some local organizers put together a community meetup event called RePhil.

The networking event will also be raising money for local tech nonprofits, The Inspiring Tech Foundation, Coded by Kids, Tech Impact, Hopeworks and STEM So(ul)ial.

➡️ Read more about why RePhil is hosting its own networking event this week

News Incubator: What else to know today

• PocketScribe officially launched its AI note taking tool. The app transcribes and sorts dictated notes for physicians. [LinkedIn/]

• The US Department of Labor released a set of Artificial Intelligence Principles that offer guidelines for how AI is developed and used in the workplace. [Department of Labor]

• The National Telecommunications and Information Administration released a report that found the 13 million more people used the internet in 2023 than in 2021. [NTIA]

• Both Virion Therapeutics and Arbutus Biopharma, local life sciences companies, announced positive results for its work developing treatment for Hepatitis B. [Philly Biz Journal]

• The ramifications of the sudden UArts closure is still playing out as other universities scramble to help the affected students. Now-former professor of innovation and entrepreneurship Neil Kleinman shared his takeaways. [LinkedIn]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Code for Philly’s June Hack Night is June 11. [Details here]

• Greater Philadelphia AWS User Group and Data and AI meetup group are hosting a happy hour on June 11. [Details here]

• Drexel University’s ExCITe Center will hold a Teach Me Something in 5 Minutes event on June 11. [Sign up here]

• Philly JS Club’s next meetup will be on June 13 at Indy Hall. [Register here]

Sarah Huffman is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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