Field LabX and Think Company have teamed up to create an immersive UX research and design experience. Join us for an evening of hands-on skills training that will challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone, learn about a new audience, and collaboratively innovate on a user-focused solution. Through these experiences, you’ll develop the skills to become a more empathetic innovator within your organization.
This Field Lab’s case study will focus on REC Philly, an organization that provides resources and support for musicians in Philadelphia. The team at REC Philly has invited us backstage to get inside access to some of Philly’s most entrepreneurial musicians. You’ll apply principles of UX research and design to better understand this community, uncover their challenges and pain points, and create solutions with them in mind.
After completing this Field LabX experience, you’ll walk away with everything you need to create user-focused solutions for everyday business challenges—no matter your industry or field. You’ll be armed with the necessary skills to understand your audience, create solutions that solve for their needs, and effectively communicate your vision.
Mogulette, in partnership with Coded By Kids, SEER Interactive, and Stimulus, are joining forces for the 4th Annual Women In Tech Soiree!
The Women In Tech Soiree serves the purpose of highlighting the supportive programs of technology, innovation, and education within women and diverse groups in Philadelphia.
This event brings together some of the most talented, savvy, and passionate women in the city for an evening of knowledge sharing while mixing and mingling over celebratory cocktails and fare.
This year, the event will feature Angel Rich, noted black female tech founder whom Forbes Magazine has named “The Next Steve Jobs”, along-side a panel of rock star women within the regional tech community. The inspiration from the speakers is designed to promote connection, collaboration, and success.
On Wednesday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m., MRP will host a discussion and happy hour in its brand-new Center City headquarters. Philadelphia business leaders will discuss the adoption of AI for business, including how AI is already being used, how companies can most effectively use it moving forward and what the future holds. Panelists will debunk myths about AI, discuss how to eliminate barriers to entry, and debate the risks and rewards of an AI-powered future.
Whether nonprofit, for profit, or somewhere in between, Philly’s social entrepreneurs are engaging with technology to make the City of Brotherly Love a better place. Join experts from some of the area’s top social impact organizations to learn how they are using technology to streamline their organizations, reach underserved populations, and engage with new audiences.
Mo Manklang, Chief of Operations, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, is a creative strategist focusing on cooperative solutions and network building. She has been convening people in the arts, nonprofit, social enterprise, and cooperative areas the past five years in Philadelphia. Mo is Board Vice President of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, a member of the Media and Marketing committee of the Kensington Community Food Co-op, a member of the Policy Committee of the Sustainable Business Network, and is cofounder of The Bechdel Test Fest, an annual festival highlighting women and transgender comedians in Philadelphia.
Stephanie Thome works for Azavea: a geospatial technology and data analytics company which focuses on projects that increase civic and social impact. There, she manages the Cicero product, which is a database of legislative districts and elected official contact information. In this capacity, Stephanie has assisted numerous nonprofits using technology to engage with their National, state, and local elected officials. Prior to joining Azavea in 2014, Stephanie worked at a nonprofit providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Erik Kivimäki is a Senior Standards Analyst at B Lab. Erik guides multinationals and Brazilian companies through the B Corporation Certification and GIIRS rating processes. Erik has a master’s degree in Sustainable Development from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and has previously worked in management consulting in the clean tech and oil and gas sectors.
Calling all technologists and founders in the Delaware Valley and beyond for the inaugural HUE Tech Summit, a diversity in tech event powered by the Tech Women Network. It will be the Delaware Valley’s first summit that is designed to educate, elevate, and empower women of color technologists and founders.
Hidden no more, it’s time for women of color in the region to come forth and shine. It will be a groundbreaking event during Philly Tech Week as hundreds of professional women, recent college graduates, and supporters are expected to be in attendance. The theme for the summit is “No More Hidden Figures” and the goal is to ensure that women of color are not left behind in the ever-changing tech world.
The opening keynote speech will be provided by Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Global Head of Women and Black Community Engagement for GOOGLE, and Co-Founder and CEO of the Women’s Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). The closing key, Dr. Sandra K. Johnson, one of the first African American women in the nation to receive a PH.D. in Electrical Engineering.
Coming to you for the second year in a row, O3 World is hosting Innovation Day, a three-hour string of lightning talks, live demos and interactions showcasing new and emerging technologies from Philadelphia’s top agencies and innovation labs on Friday, May 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during Philly Tech Week 2018 presented by Comcast.
Similar to last year, we’ll continue to discuss emerging technologies such as voice user interfaces, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and more! Participants will be sharing their real-life experiences with the technologies and demonstrate how they’ve used it to improve efficiencies and overall user experiences.
This year’s speakers include:
- Lisha Davis, Head of Innovation Studio, Vanguard
- Anatoly Polinsky, Director of Zeros and Ones, Chariot Solutions
- Brett Bagenstose, The Baron of Pixels, Neo-Pangea
- Mike Gadsby, Co-Founder and CXO, Lauren Slattery, Head of UX Strategy, and Dan Laufer, Developer of O3 World
- Todd Zielinski, Senior Director of Electrical Engineering, Bresslergroup
Vue.JS is a rapidly rising contender in the world of Single-Page Application frameworks. It borrows a bit of familiar template syntax from AngularJS, and comes with the performance of React. You’ll learn the basics of this framework in a 1/2 day session with Chariot’s front-end developer experts.
You’ll learn how Vue components are created, how to communicate between components, generate content with both templates and JSX, write tests against your components, integrate routing, and manage state in vuex and externally with Redux.
The 2nd annual Tapp Social Summit on June 19th from 1:00 – 5:30 PM at Theater N in Wilmington, Delaware.
#TappSocialSummit is a Community Innovation Forum, which offers nonprofits, corporate partners, and community leaders in the Mid Atlantic region an opportunity to hear and interact with local and national thought leaders about leveraging their passions and technology to inspire positive social change.
The purpose of the event is to promote community growth, corporate social responsibility and nonprofit innovation.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Everyone who aspires to change their communities, through the use of technology, communications and personal impact.
For more details and the complete line-up of speakers, click here
Tickets and seating are limited to this FREE Event. Don’t miss it by reserving your spot here!
Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire is a volunteer-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, robots, crafts, tech, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.
Join PANMA on Thursday June 28th for a panel discussion on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect on May 25, 2018. Our panelists will discuss the legal, risk management, and social media/analytics aspects of GDPR.