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Philly Tech Week 2011

Azavea looks to expand PhillyTreeMap software dev

Mar. 7, 2012 11:00 am

Azavea looks to expand PhillyTreeMap software

It turns out that people all across the country are getting into tree mapping and Azavea, the Callowhill-based GIS mapping firm, hopes to make their open source software, OpenTreeMap, the standard framework for documenting urban tree inventory, Azavea president Robert Cheetham told Technically Philly. At last year’s Philly Tech Week, Azavea launched PhillyTreeMap, an app […]
What will be the impact of Philly Tech Week 2012? dev

Oct. 12, 2011 11:30 am

What will be the impact of Philly Tech Week 2012?

The second ever open calendar festival of tech community events in Philadelphia is just six months away.
Azavea releases source code for PhillyTreeMap.org, collaborative forest inventory tool dev

Aug. 2, 2011 10:00 am

Azavea releases source code for PhillyTreeMap.org, collaborative forest inventory tool

Every municipality is a little bit closer now to having a broader inventory of trees in its boundaries. Less than two months after going open source with city data catalog OpenDataPhilly.org, Callowhill-based GIS shop Azavea has now released the source code for PhillyTreeMap.org, the collaborative urban forest inventory tool first unveiled during Philly Tech Week […]
PhillyTreeMap.org: crowdsourced census of Philadelphia’s tree canopy dev

May 17, 2011 11:00 am

PhillyTreeMap.org: crowdsourced census of Philadelphia’s tree canopy

Philadelphia is crowdsourcing a census of its trees, and, yes, would you mind helping? Unveiled on Arbor Day during Philly Tech Week, PhillyTreeMap.org is a wiki-inspired web application that allows users who register free to collaborate with the project partners — City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the Delaware Valley […]
Collaborations for the future of Philadelphia civic

May 16, 2011 11:00 am

Collaborations for the future of Philadelphia

It's why we moved on making the week about collaboration, and the ways in which already existing collaborations are strengthening Philadelphia's technology community.
Girl Geek Dinner: Philadelphia chapter kicks off during Philly Tech Week civic

May 16, 2011 10:00 am

Girl Geek Dinner: Philadelphia chapter kicks off during Philly Tech Week

More than 30 self-proclaimed “geek” women met up at Triumph Brewing Company in Old City on Tuesday, April 26 to kick off Philadelphia’s Girl Geek Dinner chapter during the first ever Philly Tech Week. The event started at 6:30 p.m. with the opportunity for attendees to network and enjoy drinks from the cash bar. At […]
New $20 million Drexel University endowment to build businesses around biomedical research civic

May 11, 2011 10:00 am

New $20 million Drexel University endowment to build businesses around biomedical research

Another announcement that came during Philly Tech Week featured funding for an initiative that would better integrate business plans and biomedical research. Drexel University was awarded $10 million by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to endow the Coulter Translational Research Partnership program. The University matched the Coulter Foundation’s grant creating a $20 million endowment to […]
A recap of Standards.Next at Philly Tech Week civic

May 11, 2011 8:30 am

A recap of Standards.Next at Philly Tech Week

During Philly Tech Week, the folks at Comcast Interactive Media held the Standards.Next 2011 conference, featuring sessions from Opera’s Molly Holzschlag, CIM’s standards expert Kimberly Blessing and Happy Cog’s Jenn Lukas. With the rate of change that we are experiencing in the industry, these are indeed exciting times for web developers – as well as […]
Open Government Philadelphia: an initiative and policy paper from Councilman Bill Green civic

May 10, 2011 11:00 am

Open Government Philadelphia: an initiative and policy paper from Councilman Bill Green

Read the councilman's broader 10-point Open Government policy paper, largely calling on technology and the community here.
IGDA connects gamers and developers during Philly Tech Week civic

May 10, 2011 10:00 am

IGDA connects gamers and developers during Philly Tech Week

This wrap up of the IGDA Philly Game Showcase was written by IGDA Chapter Secretary, Allison Berman. The showcase was part of Philly Tech Week. The IGDA Philly Game Showcase 2011 brought together designers and programmers from across every major media platform: from mobile video games to game consoles to mobile apps for smartpads and smartphones, […]

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