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Today in Philly tech history: ‘3rd Ward closes, this is the official letter to instructors’ creative

Oct. 10, 2018 12:14 pm

Today in Philly tech history: ‘3rd Ward closes, this is the official letter to instructors’

Oct. 10, 2013: “Following news of its upcoming Philadelphia classes being cancelled, 3rd Ward announced that it was officially closed, according to an email sent last night from 3rd Ward founder Jason Goodman and obtained by Technically Philly.”
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.
The Hacktory shuts down, ends ‘all programming for the foreseeable future’ creative

Jul. 31, 2018 9:22 am

The Hacktory shuts down, ends ‘all programming for the foreseeable future’

Over the next few months, the West Philly makerspace plans to meet with its stakeholders to “find out what we want The Hacktory to become.”
NextFab is plotting a big growth spurt in North Philly business

Jul. 19, 2018 11:47 am

NextFab is plotting a big growth spurt in North Philly

The makerspace plans to relocate its current 4,000-square-foot, artisan-focused hub near 4th and Girard to a 21,000-square-foot location in the North American Corridor by 2019.
K-12 makerspaces lack inclusive culture, Drexel study says access

Jun. 19, 2018 12:43 pm

K-12 makerspaces lack inclusive culture, Drexel study says

The ExCITe Center visited 30 educational makerspaces in 12 metro areas. It came back with some urgent lessons.
Marvin Weinberger wants Philly to be a maker city creative

May 16, 2018 10:24 am

Marvin Weinberger wants Philly to be a maker city

That's why, on June 24, the inventor and entrepreneur is co-organizing a gathering of 100 makers at the Pennovation Center as part of the Mini Maker Faire.
NextFab is launching a $100K follow-on fund for its accelerator startups business

May 11, 2018 12:40 pm

NextFab is launching a $100K follow-on fund for its accelerator startups

“Working with hardware can be expensive,” said NextFab CFO Ken Tomlinson. Here's a few hardware startups that may be getting additional support.
This NextFab hackathon looks to rethink accessibility at nursing care facilities access

Mar. 29, 2018 12:17 pm

This NextFab hackathon looks to rethink accessibility at nursing care facilities

Held during #PTW18, the South Philly makerspace is partnering with Inglis House, a specialty home for adults with disabilities.
The Hacktory needs $3,000 or it may shut down creative

Oct. 20, 2017 12:45 pm

The Hacktory needs $3,000 or it may shut down

The makerspace sent out a distress call Friday with the subject line “Will The Hacktory still be around in 2018?”
Drexel’s ExCITe Center is working on a national study of makerspaces business

Sep. 14, 2017 9:19 am

Drexel’s ExCITe Center is working on a national study of makerspaces

With a focus on education, the research hopes to chronicle what works and (what doesn't) across the land. Here's how you can help.

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