Technically Philly will now be accepting paid events to be posted to our calendar and we are opening the doors to you, our readers, to help Technically Philly highlight important events.
Previously, we’ve had a strict policy of only listing free events. However, we have found that this policy left events off of the calendar that we feel could be of value to the community.
Second, we’d like to acknowledge that Philadelphia is home to a large number of awesome events every week. We try to attend as many as we can, but we inevitably fall short. To help fill the gap, we’d like to extend an offer to organizers and attendees to submit reviews of events. To see a sample, read Chris DiFonzo’s post about attending a DreamIt lecture.
You’ll notice we acknowledge that the content is from a reader while shedding light on any conflicts of interest, something that will be mandatory for any post submitted in this way to maintain the editorial transparency that is a core component of Technically Philly’s philosophy.
Lastly, the numerous categories represented on the event calendar will likely be consolidated.
- Paid events will now be on our calendar, though we reserve the right to withhold events due to cost.
- We encourage readers to submit event summaries. Again, we won’t post anything that doesn’t meet our current editorial standards.
- Event categories will be reduced.
We think the community benefits most when silos are torn down and when readers are able to learn about events and news that they would not seek out otherwise, fostering collaboration among our city’s technology community. We feel this policy change is a step in that direction.
As always, we welcome reader feedback as Technically Philly is a constantly evolving conversation.