Michael Butler, Author at Technical.ly Philly

Michael Butler

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Michael Butler is a reporter for Technical.ly Philly and a Report For America fellow for 2020-2021. He graduated from Temple University in 2016. He grew up in Augusta, Georgia, as part of a military family and moved around several times over the course of his life. As a freelance journalist, he has contributed to platforms like National Public Radio affiliate WHYY and reported on culture and the arts for publications like Okayplayer and Remezcla. In 2019, he was one of the recipients of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism’s inaugural Next Generation Award grant. Later that year, he was selected by the Maynard Institute for Journalism to be a Maynard 200 fellow.

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CCP’s Herman Nyamunga: Black and minority-owned businesses need more than capital to thrive access

Sep. 24, 2020 1:04 pm

CCP’s Herman Nyamunga: Black and minority-owned businesses need more than capital to thrive

That's why the entrepreneurs in Community College of Philadelphia's new small business accelerator will receive access to training and professional services, says its director.
COVID Alert PA app launches to help track the pandemic’s spread in Pennsylvania civic

Sep. 23, 2020 1:51 pm

COVID Alert PA app launches to help track the pandemic’s spread in Pennsylvania

Ireland-based software development firm NearForm also developed the COVID Alert DE app, released in Delaware last week.
Streets Department’s new PickupPHL app lets you track trash pickup in real time civic

Sep. 22, 2020 1:00 pm

Streets Department’s new PickupPHL app lets you track trash pickup in real time

The app was created by in-house technologists and aims to bring transparency to city operations: "I do think there is a system of accountability when you release your operations to public," said Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.
How Philly music producers have used technology to keep creativity flowing during the pandemic growth

Sep. 18, 2020 2:15 pm

How Philly music producers have used technology to keep creativity flowing during the pandemic

Recording studio owner Samori Coles and music producer and DJ Dan "Dilemma" Thomas have found creative ways to keep working as in-person studio sessions and events have changed.
This South Street urban planning project will combine open data with community voices civic

Sep. 17, 2020 12:04 pm

This South Street urban planning project will combine open data with community voices

With grant funding from the Knight Foundation, Edit the City! will make local residents and business owners part of the planning process.
Philadelphia: These are your 30 Technical.ly Awards nominees for 2020 access

Sep. 14, 2020 5:09 pm

Philadelphia: These are your 30 Technical.ly Awards nominees for 2020

For each of our six categories — Invention, Impact Leader, Technical Leader, Culture Builder, Startup and Growth Company of the Year — tell us who is making the biggest impact in your local tech and entrepreneurship community. Voting is open through Sept. 21.
Skills training means access to tech careers. Amid COVID-19, how are workforce dev programs adapting? access

Sep. 14, 2020 10:06 am

Skills training means access to tech careers. Amid COVID-19, how are workforce dev programs adapting?

While tech training organizations are shifting to meet students where they're at during the pandemic, questions remain as to what happens when underrepresented groups try to make progress in tech careers.
Your updated guide to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and other benefits in PA access

Sep. 11, 2020 12:46 pm

Your updated guide to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and other benefits in PA

Julia Simon-Mishel of Philadelphia Legal Assistance's unemployment compensation division has more advice on how gig workers can apply for benefits during COVID-19.
More grace, less grief: How 2 Philly pros are managing productivity while working from home professional development

Sep. 9, 2020 8:33 am

More grace, less grief: How 2 Philly pros are managing productivity while working from home

Working from home during a pandemic brought challenges that professionals of different backgrounds are still navigating months later. Gwendolyn Lewis and Haniyyah Sharpe-Brown share lessons learned along the way.
Fall programs for entrepreneurs are changing up their formats in response to COVID-19 growth

Sep. 4, 2020 2:18 pm

Fall programs for entrepreneurs are changing up their formats in response to COVID-19

From pitch competitions to accelerators, these typically in-person entrepreneur experiences are adapting for a remote audience.

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