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Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to Technical.ly and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

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$75,000 could get robotics programs into more Philly schools dev

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$75,000 could get robotics programs into more Philly schools

The Philadelphia Robotics Coalition is leading a fundraising campaign. The goal is to reach 30 Philly public schools by 2020.
5 questions we’ll be asking in Albuquerque this week access

Sep. 25, 2018 1:23 pm

5 questions we’ll be asking in Albuquerque this week

As Philly grapples with stubborn levels of poverty, one New Mexico city could yield some lessons. Tag along for this reporting trip to Albuquerque, funded by Broke in Philly.
Temple prof’s ‘Queer Gaming History’ retrospective to be displayed at Berlin museum creative

Sep. 25, 2018 11:14 am

Temple prof’s ‘Queer Gaming History’ retrospective to be displayed at Berlin museum

Adrienne Shaw is part of the team behind “The Rainbow Arcade,” a first-of-its-kind exhibit on LGBTQ representation in videogame culture happening at Berlin's Schwules Museum.
RevZilla is gonna need customer service and personalization to beat the giants business

Sep. 25, 2018 8:37 am

RevZilla is gonna need customer service and personalization to beat the giants

Ten years in, the Navy Yard–based ecommerce company will rely on data insights and personalization to differentiate itself from the Amazons of the world.
European expansion: Comcast on track to acquire British broadcaster Sky business

Sep. 24, 2018 1:07 pm

European expansion: Comcast on track to acquire British broadcaster Sky

The Philly company put in the highest bid at $40 billion, in a move that sets up Comcast for international expansion, CEO Brian Roberts said.
Philly311’s new chief wants to get city agencies to use more data civic

Sep. 24, 2018 7:26 am

Philly311’s new chief wants to get city agencies to use more data

On the first floor of City Hall, 60 employees handle 800,000 cases a year. There’s “a lot of room for growth” on how the city can put that data to work, says Executive Director Graham Quinn.
How Philly Game Mechanics found new audiences with the Fringe Festival creative

Sep. 21, 2018 1:05 pm

How Philly Game Mechanics found new audiences with the Fringe Festival

The local group of videogame makers connected with the Philly art festival to curate the Digital Fringe, an art exhibit that lives online. Here's how it went.
MakeOffices is bringing a big coworking space to the newly spiffy Bourse business

Sep. 21, 2018 9:12 am

MakeOffices is bringing a big coworking space to the newly spiffy Bourse

By 2019, the D.C.-based coworking company will have taken over an entire floor in the Old City icon.
A few photos from inside the new Comcast Technology Center business

Sep. 20, 2018 1:21 pm

A few photos from inside the new Comcast Technology Center

On Monday, employee No. 1,000 will move to the new skyscraper. Here's a glimpse inside the $1.5-billion tower.
How to get people into high-paying jobs? This robotic arm could hold an answer access

Sep. 20, 2018 12:12 pm

How to get people into high-paying jobs? This robotic arm could hold an answer

A South Philly makerspace is getting state funding to help people land specialized manufacturing jobs in six weeks.

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