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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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Why Arcweb volunteered to build a UX guide for digital health app developers

Aug. 25, 2021 11:44 am

Why Arcweb volunteered to build a UX guide for digital health app developers

By supporting two industry standards groups, the Old City software company found a way to give back while keeping ahead of the healthtech curve.
‘We are in one of the hottest tech job markets since the dot-com era’: After 2020 dips, tech job postings are up almost 30%

Aug. 24, 2021 5:33 pm

‘We are in one of the hottest tech job markets since the dot-com era’: After 2020 dips, tech job postings are up almost 30%

That is, 30% year over year for Q2. As the historically resilient industry continues to thrive beyond the pandemic, the latest Dice Tech Job Report shows the most in-demand skills, occupations and more.
Center City office vacancy rates are increasing. The problem is partly, but not only, low vaccination rates

Aug. 23, 2021 5:04 pm

Center City office vacancy rates are increasing. The problem is partly, but not only, low vaccination rates

Some tech companies are abandoning their leases. Center City District head Paul Levy points to a few reasons why a large-scale return to downtown offices hasn't yet occurred.
How I Got Here: Dr. Kristin Austin helps women bridge the gap between higher ed and tech jobs

Aug. 18, 2021 11:27 am

How I Got Here: Dr. Kristin Austin helps women bridge the gap between higher ed and tech jobs

The West Chester-based nonprofit and education pro on how colleges can better keep underrepresented students in computer science degrees, and pay equity for women technologists.
Digital access initiative PHLConnectED has enabled 18K+ internet connections in a year, the City says

Aug. 17, 2021 5:25 pm

Digital access initiative PHLConnectED has enabled 18K+ internet connections in a year, the City says

Plus, here's how Philadelphia stands to benefit from the newly passed $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill.
PSA: Volunteer tech work can be a resume builder

Aug. 16, 2021 3:48 pm

PSA: Volunteer tech work can be a resume builder

Code for America brigades in cities like Philly and DC have identified solutions to civic issues, even virtually, during the pandemic. Their work isn't just good for their communities — it can serve as professional development.
Layoffs and time away can change your view of personal and professional worth

Aug. 12, 2021 3:35 pm

Layoffs and time away can change your view of personal and professional worth

When your job is your identity, disruption can feel damning. Three Philly tech and tech-adjacent professionals share what they learned after they lost or left jobs, during the pandemic and otherwise, and how it shaped the way they view work now.
Can a coworking space change Harrowgate’s economic outlook?

Aug. 11, 2021 3:22 pm

Can a coworking space change Harrowgate’s economic outlook?

Tayyib Smith hopes the Kensington-adjacent workspace and incubator can bring business-building tools to Black and brown entrepreneurs, closer to home than Center City.
How Manayunk’s Mobile Outfitters arrived at a work ‘where you’re most effective’ model

Aug. 11, 2021 12:37 pm

How Manayunk’s Mobile Outfitters arrived at a work ‘where you’re most effective’ model

This phone accessories company opened a new HQ before the pandemic threw a wrench in its plans. Here's how it pivoted and leaned into a new way of working.
This Conshy company pivoted from trade shows to COVID-19 testing and vaccination mobile units

Aug. 10, 2021 12:12 pm

This Conshy company pivoted from trade shows to COVID-19 testing and vaccination mobile units

Aardvark Mobile Tours founder Larry Borden is one of several Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Greater Philadelphia awardees.

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