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Recent Philly Blog Entries

Technically Philly: Play this ‘zen-like puzzle game’ from KOP studio Backwards Pies

The game won second place in a 2013 challenge hosted by gaming magazine Edge.

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Technically Philly: Pam Selle on ‘software as craft’ [Events Roundup]

Plus: OpenAccessPHL showcases PennApps Fellows, Girl Develop It\'s Summer of Open Source Fellowship and more.

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Technically Philly: Look inside dev firm Promptworks’ new Center City office

The one-year-old firm used to share office space with fellow dev firm Neomind Labs in Rittenhouse Square.

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Technically Philly: Meet some of the 18 startups working from Wharton’s summer incubator

The startups led by Wharton MBAs run the gamut — from offering credit to international students to selling wrinkle-free, women\'s travel-wear.

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Technically Philly: Engine Room: new web dev firm focuses on security

Engine Room builds secure websites for large public companies.

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Technically Philly: Jobs: Growth Marketer at Wildbit, Software Engineer at TruMark, and more

Technical.ly\'s Jobs Roundup is a weekly series that shares local and regional tech job postings. See the Technical.ly Jobs Board for the most up-to-date listings.

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Technically Philly: PhillyMag’s pick for Best Entrepreneur [Links Roundup]

Plus: An energy company gets $260M in tax credits to open a facility in Camden, and Drexel\'s \"Innovation Neighborhood\" gets the Politico treatment.

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Technically Philly: Comcast seeks tech scene good will, but some aren’t having it

Why Comcast\'s announcement of a new internship program irked members of the city\'s grassroots tech community.

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Technically Philly: Here’s one local group’s letter to the FCC on net neutrality

\"Our Network believes the Open Internet plays a pivotal role in ensuring racial and economic equity in the 21st century,\" said the letter, co-signed by West Philly\'s Media Mobilizing Project.

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Technically Philly: This mobile chief moonlights as the stylist for tUnE-yArDs

\"The greatest moment was when she played Jimmy Fallon for the first time and I coordinated that whole styling,\" said Alina d\'Aubermont, who runs Allin Interactive Latin America.

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dangerouslyawesome: There’s never only one community

If you’ve ever been in a community leadership position, you’ve probably been tempted (or worse even tried) to wrangle or squeeze a community closer together. It to be a bit like squeezing sand, didn’t it? Right through your fingers. One that I’ve noticed that is often overlooked is that there’s never only one community at... Read more »

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Technically Philly: Drexel’s Youngmoo Kim taking sabbatical to work with Opera Philadelphia

The director of Drexel\'s ExCITe Center will spend the next year bringing tech to all aspects of the opera. \"The way opera is produced hasn\'t changed much over the last 100 years,\" Kim said.

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SEER Interactive: How Apps Are Changing Search Rankings

At SEER, we believe in being as close to the cutting edge as possible as it relates to the web. Fortunately, one of our own, Nico Miceli, attended Google I/O. One of the things he brought back (other than his fancy watch) was an example of how Apps are changing the mobile search rankings display — and […]

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dangerouslyawesome: The Neighborhood Watch Method for Coworking Space Security

Have you ever thought about how sending a message of “I don’t trust you” can actually make some kinds of problems MORE likely, not less? Today I want to tell you a story about trust and dealing with problems that I’ve told quite a lot of people in person, but until now, I have never typed out in... Read more »

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Technically Philly: City of Philadelphia settles gun permit open data snafu for $1.4M

Consider it a costly growing pain, if you will, of the city\'s still young open data policy.

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Technically Philly: How a former cell phone salesman became a dev lead at Tonic Design

An apprenticeship program at DmgCtrl (now Tonic Design) is out to prove that tech talent can be cultivated, no degree necessary. Mike Matranga was the local software firm\'s first \"minion,\" running errands for staffers while he studied software in his downtime. \"In a lot of ways, he\'s our greatest achievement,\" says a DmgCtrl founder.

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Technically Philly: Graphene Frontiers raises $1.6M Series B [Startup Roundup]

Plus: OneTwoSee builds a white label app for Bloomberg Sports, MissionOG lands former Mastercard CEO Gene Lockhart for chairman of the board and the latest in hiring news from companies like Azavea and KMeL Robotics.

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Technically Philly: PHL Collective is teaching high schoolers to build video games this summer

\"Things like this are part of our studio mission plan,\" said PHL Collective founder Nick Madonna.

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Technically Philly: 20+ schools are using Acclaim’s video annotation platform

Acclaim reminds us of VH1\'s old-school Pop Up Video, but for education. The platform lets students and teachers upload video content and post time-specific comments. Here\'s an update on the startup\'s paying customers and more.

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Technically Philly: Uber now offering cars with free WiFi, and Philly is first US city to get it

The company\'s \"uberWIFI\" service will be available in the Philadelphia area until Labor Day. Uber would not confirm whether this is a pilot project for WiFi expansion across its U.S. markets.

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Recent Mailing List Messages

  • Philly Lambda: [ANN] Strange Loop CFP - closes May 9th
  • Philly Lambda: Philly Lambda/Clojadelphia/PHASE Co-Hosted Event Invitation: "What if Type Checkers were more like Linters?" a talk by A. Bonnaire-Sergeant
  • Philly Lambda: Ambrose Bonnaire-Sergeant coming to Philadelphia for ETE 2014
  • OWASP: [OWASP-Philadelphia] Meeting Tonight
  • OWASP: [OWASP-Philadelphia] Meeting Reminder - 3/11
  • OWASP: [OWASP-Philadelphia] Upcoming OWASP Philly Meeting
  • Philly Lambda: Philly Emerging Tech: Dave Thomas, David Nolen, Ambrose Bonnaire-Sergeant, many others
  • Philly Lambda: Meetup Group
  • OWASP: [OWASP-Philadelphia] Meeting Summary
  • OWASP: [OWASP-Philadelphia] Meeting Reminder
  • Philly Lambda: Re: August Meeting - 15th, 6:30 - Aaron Mansheim - Constructing Correct Algorithms For Haskell
  • Philly Lambda: Re: August Meeting - 15th, 6:30 - Aaron Mansheim - Constructing Correct Algorithms For Haskell
  • OWASP: [OWASP-Philadelphia] Meeting Reminder
  • OWASP: [OWASP-Philadelphia] Next Philly OWASP Meeting August 12, 2013
  • OWASP: [OWASP-Philadelphia] Wharton Web Conference 7/30 featuring Felicia Day
  • OWASP: [OWASP-Philadelphia] FOSSCON 2013 Sat August 10th - Phila
  • Philly Lambda: workshop request: GHCJS
  • Philly Lambda: May 22nd - "Extending eJabberd" - Kyle Burton - 6:00 PM
  • Philly Lambda: ANN: Strange Loop 2013 CFP
  • Philly Lambda: Lambda Jam schedule posted (Chicago, July 8-10)

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The Philly New Media Hub was designed and developed by Philadelphia local Chris Morrell. The system is written in PHP 5 and is built using the Galahad Framework Extension, which is built on top of the Zend Framework. Windows and tooltips are generated using Ext JS 2.0. Using open formats such as iCalendar, RSS and Atom, the system is able to aggregate content from dozens of different sources, and put them all on one page.

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