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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.
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.-30-
How Ariell Johnson’s Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse keeps flying and fighting through the pandemic
City gov is pumping half a million dollars into diversifying Philly’s tech talent
I’d like to take a moment to say thanks and goodbye to the PA Treasury Twitter account folks
Cleaning up: Team Clean’s Donna Allie on what Black-owned businesses need to scale in Philadelphia
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