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Aug. 15, 2014 7:45 am

Youth nonprofit Black Girls Code is coming to Philly in 2015 [Links Roundup]

Plus: Geekadelphia's Eric Smith explains how to use Instagram to promote yourself; and the city's FastFWD accelerator is named one of the "7 Smartest Uses of Technology in Government Today."
Mogulette will be focused on young women of color; Black Girls Code (its participants pictured here) is another effort focused on getting girls into tech.

Mogulette will be focused on young women of color; Black Girls Code (its participants pictured here) is another effort focused on getting girls into tech.

(Photo by Flickr user BlackGirlsCode, used under a Creative Commons license)

Diversity at tech companies needs help [Philadelphia Inquirer]: This story also offers this nugget: nonprofit educational outfit Black Girls Code is coming to Philadelphia. Founder Kimberly Bryant tells us it won’t be until 2015.

Accidental Marketing: Learning To Love Instagram As An Author [Eric Smith’s blog]: “Readers and bloggers in Brazil were using my name (#ericsmith), the title of the book (#geeklove), and the original title (#thegeeksguidetodating and #geeksguidetodating) while sharing the review copies they received. I spent a lot of time flicking through numerous photos and then, started commenting on them. Saying thanks, telling them how I couldn’t wait to see blog posts, etc.”

Workshop School offers its students the freedom to learn from mistakes [NewsWorks]: See our coverage of the Workshop School, which completed its first year as a high school this year, here.

Q&A with NFTE’s National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Regional Winners and National Finalists, Jameel Kemp and Aliyah Stephens [Geekadelphia]: Meet the winner of this year’s NFTE high school entrepreneurship competition.

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With iPhone photos of Phila. houses, Instagrammers gain large following [Philadelphia Inquirer]See a video of the Instagrammers here.

The 7 Smartest Uses of Technology in Government Today [NationSwell]: Philly’s FastFWD business accelerator is on the list.

‘Dragon Fin Soup’ will be featured at the inaugural IndieMEGABOOTH at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany [press release]: The latest from local studio Grimm Bros.

See PhillyCAM’s new talk show, Around the Block, hosted by “Mr. Philadelphia” Albert Lee [Vimeo]: One episode, featuring Dale Mezzacappa of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, is below.

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