(Photo by Julie Zeglen)
We announced the winners of our v important, omg-worthy NET/WORK Awards last night. The winners were voted on by you, the people, and, we must say, you created a nice little snapshot of who’s doing solid work in Philadelphia’s tech community.
Let’s get straight to it, shall we?
Best Side Project
- IsSeptaFucked.com, Douglas Muth
— Douglas Muth (Giza) (@dmuth) February 8, 2017
Muth thanked SEPTA for making the project possible and proceeded to check IsSeptaFucked.com before he went home to Ardmore that evening.
Best Meetup Organizer
(Runner-up: Karin Wolok, DataPhilly)
Here’s McDougall’s speech that she sent to us beforehand because she couldn’t make it:
I LOVE THIS COMMUNITY. Code for Philly stole my heart, but I’m continually impressed by the cohesion and caliber of Philly’s entire tech ecosystem. Thanks Technically for always telling the story of our community, and thank you to our talented and engaged members, incredible leadership team and advisory board, open data advocates, government collaborators, and sponsors who make Code for Philly possible.
Best Tech Twitter Account
(Runner-up: Mikey Ilagan)
— Clever Jawn Pun?? (@mikeyil) February 8, 2017
Here’s Ancona’s speech (more news on her staying in Philly to come!):
I’m sorry I couldn’t be there, but want to thank everyone in the Philly tech community for supporting one another — it’s why I’m happy to be staying in Philly.
Best Coworking Manager
- Ammi Cabrera, WeWork
(Runner-up: Blake Hunter, Benjamin’s Desk)
Least Worst Recruiter
(Runner-up: Mark Constan, independent)
— Mark Constan (@markconstan) February 5, 2017
— Apu Gupta (@apugupta) February 8, 2017
And here’s Shiftan’s acceptance speech that he sent to us beforehand since he couldn’t make it:
Best Office Slack Channel
- #parking-hall-of-shame, URBN
(Runner-up: #puns, Benjamin’s Desk)
Best Office Pet
- “This Is Fine” dog, Brio Solutions
This Is Fine dog did not attend the NET/WORK Awards.
Thank you all for playing along! We <3 you.