Philadelphia Area New Media Association
Show And Tell 2018 – Call For Speakers!

Show And Tell 2018 – Call For Speakers!

Hello everyone!

It is that time of year again! PANMA.org is looking for presenters to share work they have done this year with our amazing, innovative Philadelphia community for the 2018 PANMA Annual Show & Tell on Thursday, May 31st.

If you are interested and want to submit your idea for our Show & Tell:

  • Use this link for PANMA Show & Tell to complete your submission form by 05.10.17
  • You’ll need to be able to present your topic in approx 6 minutes, and we ask that your presentation be no longer than 10 screens/slides.
  • You’ll need to submit a PDF of your presentation by 5pm Friday 5.25.17 so it can be integrated into the evening program and event.

And for all whose passion is problem solving and improving accessibility, we encourage you to submit your topic and share your story with us to help spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a review call, email us at panma-board@googlegroups.com

Philly Tech Week Is Amazing. You Should Go.

Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone!

This will be the 8th year for this excellent showcasing of Philadelphia’s dynamic tech-creative community. From its beginnings, Philly Tech Week has grown to a huge event attended by thousands of individuals and companies. We have those wonderful folks at Technically Philly to thank for starting, leading and growing Philly Tech Week into the enormous success it has enjoyed.

You really should go. Here’s what you’ll find: http://2018.phillytechweek.com/

Title – Virtual Reality – Virtually Here?

Title – Virtual Reality – Virtually Here?

Still not sure how virtual reality works? Interested in learning how you can utilize virtual reality to tell a story in 360 degrees? Would what you say if I told you that you already have the tools to get started in your pocket?

Join us for an evening that hopes to enlighten as well as entertain. Come learn about the basics of Virtual Reality from Fredric Fresh and Babs Hansen.

What You Will Learn

  • What is VR?
  • What are some current ways to view VR
  • What Programs do you need to get started
  • What is some of the current VR equipment out there
  • How to plan a 360 VR Video Shoot
  • How to incorporate visual storytelling into 360 VR Video
  • Creative Direction + Project Management for 360 VR Video
    • For an added bonus, watch as we build a VR application live for PANMA.

      Details:

      • Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
      • Time: Doors open at 6pm. Program 6:30 – 7:30pm. Q&A and networking until 8pm.
      • Location: Wharton School, University of PA, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
      • Room: 260
      • REGISTER: https://panmamar2018.eventbrite.com

      Fredric “Fresh” Freeman is a digital artist and interactive designer on a creative journey sparked by a Packard Bell 486DX 33mhz, a Das EFX CD and floppy disk copy of Doom. Along the way, he has reshaped the image of the largest banks in America, helped transition one of the nation’s most recognizable brands into the world of mobile, toured the nation as a DJ, published his memoirs, and became a professor of Virtual Reality and Animation. His award winning tours of duty include stints at Razorfish, Tierney, Bristol Myers Squibb, Philadelphia University, Ultra Records, and Lombardi’s Original Brick Oven Pizza in Philadelphia. Freeman currently serves as a board member at the Philadelphia Area New Media Association, and teaches at the School of Design and Engineering at the Thomas Jefferson University.

      http://2future4u.com
      http://smartfred.com/

      Babs HansenBabs Hansen is a visual storyteller, who loves playing in the space where technology and people meet. By day, she is a Digital Art Director at Merkle, Inc. and by night (and weekends) a graduate student at Jefferson University studying User Experience/Interaction Design. Her super powers are empathy driven design and compassionate team building. In her free time she volunteers at the Philadelphia Free School and she is always up for another cup of coffee.

      https://medium.com/@babs_hansen

Putting Your Good To Good Use

Putting Your Good To Good Use

You worked hard to get good at something. Now you want to do something good.
You’re doing fine at work, but there’s more to life than that.

Maybe you’ve been to your share of tech events, and you’re thinking it’s time to step it up a notch or two. Or you’ve been honing some new skills, and you know you can use them to get stuff done in an area you care about.

Want to find out how? Join PANMA and STC-PMC for a conversation on volunteering in the local tech scene.

You’ll learn:
What local organizations are looking for
Where to look for volunteering opportunities
How to best leverage your skills and interests as a volunteer
What volunteering can do for you – and your career!

Details:

  • Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Time: Doors open at 6pm. Program 6:30 – 7:30pm. Q&A and networking until 8pm.
  • Location: Wharton School, University of PA, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Room: 260
  • REGISTER: https://panmafeb2018.eventbrite.com

Speaker Bios: (More to Come!)

Todd DeLucaTodd DeLuca (@techcommtodd) has over 15 years of experience as a technical writer and manager. An active volunteer and contributor to the profession, he is a remote-based worker and passionate about working side gigs to learn, advance, and meet new people. His professional background includes graphic design, editing, client communication, and software development documentation. Todd is an STC Associate Fellow, with activities including Intercom magazine contributor, Conference Chair of STC Summit, and Philadelphia Metro Chapter president. Todd has a Master degree in technical and scientific communication from Miami University (Ohio) and speaks at various regional and national conferences.

Jessie MalloryJessie Mallory is an IT Project Manager for cybersecurity software at Nuix. In her role, she communicates with all parts of the company, identifies and mitigates risks, and leads an Agile development team. Jessie is on the STC Board of Directors, serves as Vice Chair for the Community Affairs Committee, and is a proud member of the Philadelphia Metro Chapter. Jessie is the Director of Membership Services for the Project Management Institute’s Delaware Valley Chapter, a certified Project Management Professional, a Certified Scrum Master, and a webmaster for local non-profits.

Sylvester MobleySylvester Mobley is the founder and CEO of the youth tech education nonprofit, Coded by Kids. Through Coded by Kids, Sylvester works to increase access to tech education opportunities for those who are underserved, especially children of color and children who come from underserved communities. Sylvester’s mission is to ensure that every child has the support, resources, and opportunity to build the next Google, Microsoft or Facebook, regardless of what they look like or where they come from.

Because of the dominant role technology plays in our society, Sylvester believes that building a tech industry that is diverse, inclusive and equitable is one of the most pressing issues we face today.

Under his leadership, Coded by Kids has grown from an organization that served fewer than 15 children in one Philadelphia recreation center to serving more than 200 students per week in schools and community centers in three states. Sylvester has received awards for his work from several organizations including Philadelphia City Council, the Philadelphia Business Journal, The Philadelphia 76ers, Billy Penn, and Philadelphia Academies.

Sylvester got his start in technology while serving in the United States Air Force. He is a veteran of the war in Iraq, who served in three branches of the United States military over 12 years. Sylvester is also a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

Jen DionisioJen Dionisio is the co-Chapter Leader for Girl Develop It Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgment-free environment. She’s spent more than a decade working on digital projects, and is currently a content strategy consultant at EPAM, a digital platform engineering and software development services provider. Jen also has a background in informal education and academia, including developing curriculum for Drexel University and the University of the Arts.

The Content Strategy of Civil Discourse: Turning Conflict Into Collaboration

The Content Strategy of Civil Discourse: Turning Conflict Into Collaboration

In the current political climate, it seems like we’ve all but given up on productive, respectful discourse. However, there are simple design and content strategy choices we can make that encourage collaboration over conflict, even when dealing with hot-button issues. In this session we’ll look at real-world examples of how the way we phrase a question or design an interaction can have a huge impact on the quality of conversation, and the 3 rules they share.

What you’ll learn:

  • What are some simple, easy to remember principles that set the stage for good conversation over difficult topics?
  • What are some examples of simple content strategy choices that have a huge impact on civility online and in person?
  • What can content strategy teach us about encouraging better behavior in society?

Presenter Bio: David Dylan Thomas has developed digital strategies for major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. A senior experience designer at Think Company, he serves as the head of Content Strategy Philly, founder of Content Camp, a content strategy instructor at Girl Develop It and content strategy consultant at the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. He is the creator, director, and co-producer of Developing Philly, a web series about the rise of the Philadelphia tech community. He is the creator and host of the Cognitive Bias Podcast and has given standing-room-only presentations at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, and the Wharton Web Conference on content strategy and emerging content trends.

Event details:

Location: Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
Time: Doors open at 6pm. Program runs 6:30 – 7pm. Networking until 8pm.
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Room: 260
Register here: https://panmajanuary2018.eventbrite.com

Holiday Party with Philly CHI, GDI, Design Brew, and Philly PUG

Holiday Party with Philly CHI, GDI, Design Brew, and Philly PUG

Join us for a special holiday party with our friends at Philly CHI, GDI, Design Brew and Philly Python Users Group!

Tickets are $7 and include your first drink and light food. There will be plenty of time to nosh and network about all things tech in Philadelphia. (GirlDevelopIt, one of our partners, says they will make sure you have a way to identify GDI organizers – they just can’t decide which reindeer antlers to wear yet.)

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-holiday-party-with-phillychi-and-panma-tickets-39250089073

Please note tickets are non-refundable.

About our Partners

PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI (http://sigchi.org/), an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines.

GirlDevelopIt (https://www.girldevelopit.com/chapters/philadelphia) is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development.

Design Brew (https://www.facebook.com/designbrewphl/) is a space for the visually obsessed designers to inspire each other to churn out gorgeous, smart, interactive designs every day.

PhillyPUG (https://www.meetup.com/phillypug/) is a group of Pythonistas that hosts Python presentations and hack nights.