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Why you should totally call yourself a technologist (but never a ‘techie’) feature

May 22, 2019 9:57 am

Why you should totally call yourself a technologist (but never a ‘techie’)

It has everything to do with the origins of the word, and your expertise with the technology you use.
Philadelphia is as unequal as Colombia. Will a minimum wage boost help? feature

May 20, 2019 1:15 pm

Philadelphia is as unequal as Colombia. Will a minimum wage boost help?

Yes. These are the whats and whys from a conversation with city leaders and urbanist Richard Florida ahead of an Election Day ballot question.
7 organizations offering digital literacy resources in Philadelphia feature

May 14, 2019 10:22 am

7 organizations offering digital literacy resources in Philadelphia

These nonprofits, city offices and university programs connect residents to broadband access and power their job hunts.
Why the Digital Literacy Alliance’s third grant round is all about the 2020 census feature

May 13, 2019 1:32 pm

Why the Digital Literacy Alliance’s third grant round is all about the 2020 census

This is the first year the U.S. Census will be conducted almost entirely online. Here's how the 19-organization coalition hopes its focused grantmaking will help shrink the digital literacy gap.
Is it legal? A quick look at 5 disruptive technologies — and the laws that make or break them feature

Apr. 30, 2019 1:25 pm

Is it legal? A quick look at 5 disruptive technologies — and the laws that make or break them

Body cameras, self-driving cars and electric scooters: Here's a look at the federal, state and local legal framework — or lack thereof — that applies to some of the most transformative tech of our times.
Inside ROAR for Good’s pivot to B2B feature

Apr. 25, 2019 1:21 pm

Inside ROAR for Good’s pivot to B2B

By chasing the hospitality space, the startup — once a consumer-facing one — is going where the money is. But there's also a key social impact tie behind the latest move by Yasmine Mustafa's company.
This Penn professor’s geospatial tool predicts where child maltreatment will happen feature

Apr. 22, 2019 1:11 pm

This Penn professor’s geospatial tool predicts where child maltreatment will happen

Ken Steif, the director of University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Urban Spatial Analysis program, has been working with Texas nonprofit Predict Align Prevent on a framework that considers privacy and proximity to community resources.
Yes, Julia Child can be a role model for women in tech feature

Apr. 16, 2019 2:30 pm

Yes, Julia Child can be a role model for women in tech

And other lessons on leadership, volunteering and running for office from the seventh annual Women in Tech Summit.
Amplify Philly drew 3,500 fans at SXSW. But what exactly does it mean? feature

Apr. 3, 2019 2:20 pm

Amplify Philly drew 3,500 fans at SXSW. But what exactly does it mean?

During the 2019 edition of the megaconference, a hodgepodge coalition of Philadelphia champions put on a show. This is how they do it differently than everyone else — and whether that's a good thing.
In Philly, less than a fifth of all VC dollars go to women-founded companies feature

Mar. 28, 2019 3:05 pm

In Philly, less than a fifth of all VC dollars go to women-founded companies

Local data doesn't stray from the national average of funded companies with at least one female founder. We spoke to investors and entrepreneurs about why the gap is so wide — and what can be done about it.

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