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Roberto Torres

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Roberto Torres was the Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter from May 2016 to May 2019. 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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What Philly tech should learn from a hate speech incident at a local meetup

Apr. 19, 2019 2:32 pm

What Philly tech should learn from a hate speech incident at a local meetup

Transphobic rhetoric targeted at a local technologist was sent to 1,901 members of the Philadelphia JavaScript Developers group. Here's what they want the community to know.
Public safety app Citizen is now live in Philly

Apr. 19, 2019 7:22 am

Public safety app Citizen is now live in Philly

Philadelphia is the fifth city where the previously controversial app — which gives users real-time notifications about nearby crime, emergencies and ongoing incidents — has gone live.
Power Moves: Smart-city leader Ellen Hwang is joining the Knight Foundation

Apr. 18, 2019 2:06 pm

Power Moves: Smart-city leader Ellen Hwang is joining the Knight Foundation

Plus, former Monetate chief Lucinda Duncalfe has a new gig, and Blackfynn hired a doc.
Here’s what Wharton’s massive startup hub will look like

Apr. 18, 2019 11:54 am

Here’s what Wharton’s massive startup hub will look like

The 68,000-square-foot Tangen Hall, set to open next year, will house resources for student entrepreneurship and innovation at 40th and Sansom.
Get a primer on fact checking and digital literacy from this Wikipedian in residence

Apr. 18, 2019 9:20 am

Get a primer on fact checking and digital literacy from this Wikipedian in residence

At the Science History Institute, a monthly program on Wikipedia editing arms people with digital skills. Plus, what does a Wikipedian in residence do all day?
In lawsuit filing, Media Mobilizing Project calls for more diversity in media ownership

Apr. 17, 2019 2:31 pm

In lawsuit filing, Media Mobilizing Project calls for more diversity in media ownership

Access to diverse news sources is “essential to try to change and fight deep problems of poverty and racial injustice,” said MMP's Hannah Sassaman.
Celebrating Passover? Try this Mad Libs-style app to generate new Haggadahs

Apr. 17, 2019 12:24 pm

Celebrating Passover? Try this Mad Libs-style app to generate new Haggadahs

Very Awesome Arts wants to help families connect with Passover traditions “in a whole new way.”
Meet the 17 people tasked with advising Philly on smart city best practices

Apr. 16, 2019 12:45 pm

Meet the 17 people tasked with advising Philly on smart city best practices

The group hails from a mix of sectors, including tech, academia and local government. Here's what's on their to-do list.
Why it matters that Philly has a conference for women of color in tech

Apr. 16, 2019 8:58 am

Why it matters that Philly has a conference for women of color in tech

We spoke with Jumoke Dada, organizer of the second annual HUE conference, ahead of the May 3 Philly Tech Week event.
Philly-based Airapy wants to normalize access to mental health

Apr. 15, 2019 1:12 pm

Philly-based Airapy wants to normalize access to mental health

This nascent startup says mental health professionals can meet you where you are: parks, coffee, shops, libraries.

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