'We've been innovating since before this country existed': winner of General Assembly Philly story contest - Technical.ly Philly

Civic

Oct. 30, 2012 9:00 am

‘We’ve been innovating since before this country existed’: winner of General Assembly Philly story contest

"We've been inventing, building, innovating, creating, questioning, and generally kicking ass since before this country existed. What is there not to love?"

 

By David Friedman

Last month we asked you to write us a 250 word story about why you love Philly for a chance to win $250 in General Assembly class credits. Thanks for your submissions. We’ll post the winners this week, starting with our first prize winner, David Friedman, with an essay that gets right to the point.

Find it below the jump. And don’t miss General Assembly’s weekend workshop on entrepreneurial thinking and best practices in UX design from Nov. 17 – Nov. 18.

First library. First zoo. First medical school. First stock exchange. First covered bridge. First World’s Fair in the U.S. First department store. First taxi service. First escalator. First Thanksgiving day parade. First American convention. First computer. The University of Pennsylvania. The Curtis Institute of Music. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Samuel Barber. Kevin Bacon. Andrew Wyeth. Dick Clark. Mike Powell. Bob Saget. Louis Kahn. Patti LaBelle. Andrew Weil. Jennifer Weiner. Will Smith. Noam Chomsky. Joe Frazier. Rocky!

We’ve been inventing, building, innovating, creating, questioning, and generally kicking ass since before this country existed. What is there not to love?

Companies: General Assembly
-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

Verizon is looking for the brightest ideas on how to use its 5G technology

Philly startups need more early-stage investments to compete

Escape the August heat with cool AI tech

SPONSORED

Philly

Meet these 10 hiring companies at Super Meetup

Philadelphia

Perpay

UX Designer

Apply Now
Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

Inside Sales Representative

Apply Now
Horsham, PA

Penn Mutual

Product Owner/Business Transformation Specialist

Apply Now

These 5 aspects make a good workplace — and they all point to leadership

The talent acquisition pro’s war on bad candidate experience technology — and how to win

Learning from a radical past as we design an accessible future

SPONSORED

Philly

Verizon is looking for the brightest ideas on how to use its 5G technology

Center City

Inspire

Member Experience Specialist

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Perpay

Frontend Engineer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!