Michael Butler, Author at Technical.ly Philly

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Michael Butler is a reporter for Technical.ly in Philly and a Report For America corps member for 2020-2021. He graduated from Temple University in 2016. In 2019, he was one of the recipients of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism’s inaugural Next Generation Award grant, and selected by the Maynard Institute for Journalism to be a Maynard 200 fellow. Report for America is an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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New Wharton research finds discrepancy in American Families Plan funding civic

18 mins ago

New Wharton research finds discrepancy in American Families Plan funding

The Penn Wharton Business Model's analysis found that the federal spending plan would cost Americans $2.5 trillion, marking an almost $700 billion difference in the cost first estimated by the White House.
Here’s how many B Corps are based in Philly right now growth

May 5, 2021 5:14 pm

Here’s how many B Corps are based in Philly right now

From breweries to coffee chains to real estate startups, these socially minded for-profits balance business with the public good.
How software company Agora uses VR to bridge the gap between real-world and virtual socializing software development

May 4, 2021 10:28 am

How software company Agora uses VR to bridge the gap between real-world and virtual socializing

This software company wants to change the way we interact at virtual events. Check out the digital space it created for the PTW21 kickoff event.
Resilient Coders is about to graduate its first Philly cohort. Two new technologists share what they’ve built software development

May 3, 2021 4:43 pm

Resilient Coders is about to graduate its first Philly cohort. Two new technologists share what they’ve built

The free tech training bootcamp is graduating its first local cohort at the end of May. Check out these apps with a focus on bettering society.
Women founders: These 25+ resources can help you build community and boost business growth

Apr. 29, 2021 4:08 pm

Women founders: These 25+ resources can help you build community and boost business

Here's where to look first when starting your entrepreneurial journey, or where to find peers when growing.
Cool Job Alert: STRATIS IoT is hiring a bunch of engineers, and developers. Here’s how those titles differ software development

Apr. 28, 2021 4:44 pm

Cool Job Alert: STRATIS IoT is hiring a bunch of engineers, and developers. Here’s how those titles differ

For one: Developers are most often under the CTO umbrella, where they develop products, code in various languages, and work in pods following agile methodologies.
How I Got Here: Jenny Fung’s tech career path from environmental science to Azavea apprentice to full-stack software engineer software development

Apr. 28, 2021 12:38 pm

How I Got Here: Jenny Fung’s tech career path from environmental science to Azavea apprentice to full-stack software engineer

The Callowhill-based GIS software and data analytics company invited her to train for the role she wanted while on the job. It's one strategy in the push for diversity in tech.
General Assembly is back in Philadelphia with the launch of an all-virtual tech bootcamp ‘community’ software development

Apr. 27, 2021 11:08 am

General Assembly is back in Philadelphia with the launch of an all-virtual tech bootcamp ‘community’

Right now, the global edtech company are no plans to open an IRL campus. Here's what its leadership says makes it Philly.
Surveillance tech and cyber attacks are commonplace. Here’s where they show up in daily life software development

Apr. 23, 2021 4:46 pm

Surveillance tech and cyber attacks are commonplace. Here’s where they show up in daily life

In a time dominated by protests and a pandemic, here's what experts from La Salle and Drexel universities say is most important for the average citizen to be aware of regarding these technologies.
‘It’s almost never fun’: 7 tips from Cleo Capital’s Sarah Kunst on how founders can find success in their markets growth

Apr. 22, 2021 3:24 pm

‘It’s almost never fun’: 7 tips from Cleo Capital’s Sarah Kunst on how founders can find success in their markets

The San Francisco VC firm's managing director and entrepreneur pulled no punches in sharing how founders can best appeal to investors like her.

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