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Philly daily roundup: Wagtail conference; FirstHand 10 year anniversary; AI in education

Plus, learn why Malvern-based tech company Rajant opened an office in Ukraine in 2023 to work on artificial intelligence technology.

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Wagtail to bring together Python enthusiasts

The Wagtail Space conference is this week at the University of Pennsylvania. The three-day conference from June 20 to 22 will discuss all things Wagtail, but it‘ll go off topic a bit too, catering toward a wider developer audience.

Wagtail is an open source content management system similar to WordPress, but based in the coding language Python.

➡️ Read more about what to expect from this year’s conference

STEM education program celebrates 10 years

Run by the University City Science Center, FirstHand is celebrating 10 years this spring. The overarching goal over the last decade has been to make a positive impact on Philadelphia students.

Having established its model and curriculum, FirstHand leaders are looking forward to a second decade filled with even more collaboration with local schools, companies and nonprofits.

➡️ Read more about thie history of FirstHand and what’s next for the program

News Incubator: What else to know today

• Educators and students have to adapt the way they search for information as technology continues to evolve, writes Jessica Stansbury from the University of Baltimore Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology. [Technical.ly]

• Learn why Malvern-based tech company Rajant opened an office in Ukraine in 2023 to work on artificial intelligence technology. [Philly Biz Journal]

• The University City Science Center announced the fifth cohort of its Capital Readiness program. This class of startups includes two companies from the UK, a first for the program. [The Science Center/Technical.ly]

•  The Shapiro Administration announced $4.9 million in grants awarded to 50 community organizations across the state working to improve digital literacy, including six orgs from Philadelphia. [PA.gov]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Ladies that UX Philadelphia is hosting a happy hour on June 18. [Details here]

• Benchling User Group Philadelphia is hosting its inaugural meeting on June 18. [Details 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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