Frida Garza - Technical.ly Philly

Frida Garza

Frida Garza is a student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Creative Writing. She's interested in tech, entrepreneurship and great ideas. A Texan relocated in the Northeast, she loves exploring Philly, especially if it involves coffee or food trucks. She is usually reading something on her phone or planning her next meal.

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Why these Venture for America fellows chose Philly access

May 22, 2014 12:30 pm

Why these Venture for America fellows chose Philly

Last year was the first year of VFA in Philadelphia and its fellows are halfway through their two-year tenure. We caught up with them to see how it's going.
VeryApt: Wharton startup offers online apartment guide business

May 2, 2014 8:30 am

VeryApt: Wharton startup offers online apartment guide

“If you don’t know people where you’re going, how do you get objective information on where to live?” That’s how cofounder Ashrit Kamireddi describes what they are trying to do with the startup.
A robotic prosthetic hand, and other hacks these high schoolers built access

Apr. 25, 2014 8:58 am

A robotic prosthetic hand, and other hacks these high schoolers built

After teaching high school chemistry for 30 years, Steve Compton is piloting the first ever Design Engineering class at Westtown School, a private school in West Chester where high schoolers can pitch a technical project and then go out and make it.
This manufacturing firm modernized a sports charity’s access-focused skis access

Apr. 24, 2014 10:45 am

This manufacturing firm modernized a sports charity’s access-focused skis

This new part allows riders to securely clip into single ski, much like a ski book would connect to a traditional ski. According to engineers who worked on the project, the development will allow athletes of different builds and lower mobility to use the Monoski.
This Penn sophomore will be a Google summer intern: could Philly keep him? civic

Apr. 21, 2014 12:30 pm

This Penn sophomore will be a Google summer intern: could Philly keep him?

If Philadelphia wants to keep more talent to improve the city and strengthen its tech sector, we'll need to find a place for bright students who will be otherwise poached by big firms elsewhere. Meet Hong Kim, a Penn sophomore who represents just this challenge.
‘Millennials never click on display ads’: how ad firms can keep up business

Apr. 17, 2014 8:30 am

‘Millennials never click on display ads’: how ad firms can keep up

At a Philly Ad Club panel on advertising and digital technology, 48 Bricks CEO Michael Jaschke declared that brands and advertising firms may not understand the core values or wants of their consumers. The uncomfortable truth highlighted the gap between brands and their younger, digital-native audiences — and the need to better understand how millennials use technology.
Penn’s edtech incubator EDSi graduates first class of 3 startups business

Apr. 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Penn’s edtech incubator EDSi graduates first class of 3 startups

The incubator budgeted $600,000 to invest in EDSi's inaugural three startups: Apprennet, Raise Labs and scrible, EDSi CEO Brien Walton said. This number includes the $10,000 that each company received at the beginning of the program, as well as program services.
Data Viz Wars: why you should leave ‘breadcrumbs’ in your design dev

Apr. 10, 2014 10:30 am

Data Viz Wars: why you should leave ‘breadcrumbs’ in your design

The designers and developers had one hour to create compelling stories from raw data through informational graphics. The event, held at WHYY and run by Plymouth Meeting consulting firm Acumen Analytics, was called Data Viz Wars. Here are the top three things we learned from the teams who participated.
Social business: how this company defines its new practice business

Apr. 7, 2014 9:30 am

Social business: how this company defines its new practice

At its core, a social business is a forward-thinking company that wants to understand and connect with their customer base where they live—on the Internet. So says Delaware-based Trellist Marketing Technology.
How local technology businesses are pushing forward STEM education access

Apr. 7, 2014 8:30 am

How local technology businesses are pushing forward STEM education

DMD hosting the Masterman Odyssey of the Mind team is just one example of how tech groups are aiming to support hands-on, STEM education for Philadelphia youth. There is no shortage of examples of efforts started by existing technical institutions or members of the local technology community.

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