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More data, more bikes: An Azavea-built tool is improving city transit networks via data viz and public policy

Jul. 26, 2021 10:00 am

More data, more bikes: An Azavea-built tool is improving city transit networks via data viz and public policy

Here's the story of how Austin passed legislation to improve public transport infrastructure with the help of advocacy group PeopleForBikes and the Callowhill-based GIS company.
How I Got Here: Nico Westerdale’s journey from dot-com era designing to fractional CTO

Jul. 23, 2021 3:45 pm

How I Got Here: Nico Westerdale’s journey from dot-com era designing to fractional CTO

Before going into business for himself, the technologist built products at various Philly and NYC startups, and led projects and engineering teams at Comcast and Gopuff.
Why this data engineer joined the team of climate crusaders at Inspire

Jul. 23, 2021 7:15 am

Why this data engineer joined the team of climate crusaders at Inspire

Tyler Blevins shares an inside look at his role as senior manager of data engineering at the clean energy tech company.
How I Got Here: Samirah Devaughn-Marshall on designing a colorful tech career without a college degree

Jul. 19, 2021 11:15 am

How I Got Here: Samirah Devaughn-Marshall on designing a colorful tech career without a college degree

"Going to school helps, but nothing compares to doing it on your own," the UX/UI designer said. "The key to tech is not being the smartest but being willing to grow."
Meet Rallie: This mother-son team built an app to help you find fun things to do nearby

Jul. 14, 2021 11:57 am

Meet Rallie: This mother-son team built an app to help you find fun things to do nearby

Wendy Verna got the idea for an app that could find things to do within a 10-mile radius from her son. Now, the team has big plans for Rallie's growth — think Travelocity and Airbnb.
Comcast’s new Grows to Code program trains its technicians to become entry-level engineers

Jul. 12, 2021 1:59 pm

Comcast’s new Grows to Code program trains its technicians to become entry-level engineers

The pilot cohort in 2020 trained 12 field agents with coding skills to become entry-level engineers. This year's cohort includes 31 employees from across the country.
Mirroring national trends, Philly tech salaries don’t appear to be booming

Jul. 12, 2021 12:39 pm

Mirroring national trends, Philly tech salaries don’t appear to be booming

That runs counter to the many anecdotes we're hearing from founders and HR pros. Take a look at the data.
Two years after Apostrophe spun out from P’unk Ave, here’s how its (co)leaders are thinking about place and revenue

Jun. 25, 2021 2:36 pm

Two years after Apostrophe spun out from P’unk Ave, here’s how its (co)leaders are thinking about place and revenue

The company behind the open-source CMS platform recently launched Apostrophe 3.0 and opted for recurring revenue over fundraising, says co-CEO Geoff DiMasi.
Meet Common Paper, the software startup from Jake Stein and Ben Garvey to streamline legal contracts

Jun. 14, 2021 5:54 pm

Meet Common Paper, the software startup from Jake Stein and Ben Garvey to streamline legal contracts

The pair of technologists have each founded companies and worked together before. Now it's time to build something from the ground up.
Why Angel Johnson believes cryptocurrency can build Black generational wealth

Jun. 11, 2021 5:04 pm

Why Angel Johnson believes cryptocurrency can build Black generational wealth

The technologist and investor is part of the team behind a Black-run currency, Guapcoin, and is passionate about educating others about crypto's opportunities.

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