Philadelphia Area New Media Association
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.

Big Business: Benefit Or Burden?

Big Business: Benefit Or Burden?

Amazon in Philly: do we want it? If yes, how badly? If no, why not?
We’ve assembled an incredible panel to talk about what this type of business would mean for our sector and our city. Join us for a thoughtful, in-depth conversation that pushes past hot takes and gets into the big issues.
Up for discussion:

  • How are we trying to attract Amazon?
  • How could Philly benefit from a tech giant?
  • How could Philly be hurt by a tech giant?
  • How might big business impact our tech sector?
  • How might big business impact our city?
  • Big business: take it, or leave it?

Our panel will include:

  • Brigitte Daniel, Executive Vice President, Wilco Electronic Systems
  • Adam Glaser, Chief Design Officer, Benjamin’s Desk/Founder, Cities Buildings Rooms
  • Sylvie Gallier Howard, Chief of Staff, City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce
  • Alex Hillman, Co-founder, Indy Hall
  • Mjumbe Poe, Co-founder and CTO, FixList
  • Moderator: Fabiola Cineas, Business Editor, Philadelphia Magazine

Details:
Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 6 – 8 pm (Note later start time!)
Location: University of PA, Steinberg Dietrich Hall, Phila PA 19104. This is on Locust Walk between 36th and 37th.
Room: 211
Register: https://panmanov2017.eventbrite.com

The Impact Of Empathy

The Impact Of Empathy

Having empathy to understand how people think, feel and interact with the world around them, is critical for creating amazing universal and accessible experiences for all. It is not only a matter of being compassionate, but by using empathy and design thinking, we can deliver game changing solutions that last a lifetime and also positively impact the business bottomline. Join Austin, Daniel, Linda and Mikey to learn how having empathy has impacted their thinking to better connect, people to the world in which they live, work and play.

What You Will Learn

  • What Is Empathy & Why It Matters
  • Design Thinking & Universal Design
  • To Tech or Not To Tech
  • Testing 1,2, 3
  • Nothing about us, without us
  • Learn, Live, Share

Sharing our passion, stories and experience to bring awareness and knowledge to all regardless of business, product or project.

Date: October 26, 2017
Location: University of PA, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Room: 365
Register: https://panmaoct2017.eventbrite.com

Drones 101: Essentials for New Pilots in Philly

Drones 101: Essentials for New Pilots in Philly

Join PANMA along with local pilot and national drone industry educator Edward Pachell of Flying Bronco, to cover everything you need to know about buying your first drone, and getting up in the air safely and quickly….and yes there will be an indoor flight demo!
What you’ll learn:
  • Overview of the different types of drones, and which is right for you
  • Essential accessories and apps
  • What to expect in your first flight
  • Basic pre-flight safety checklist guidelines
  • Overview of basic flight controls
  • Understanding GPS and your drones navigation system
  • Review of basic drone camera functions and terms
  • Basic rules to follow as a hobbyist in Philly
  • Places to fly in Philly for beginners
  • How to travel with your drone (on a plane)
  • Common misconceptions you will regularly face as a pilot
  • Turning your hobby into a source of income & FAA Certification
Date: 9/28/17

Location: Jon Huntsman Hall 

3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104
Room: TBA
Time: 5:30 for Networking, 6PM for Presentation
About the speaker: Edward Pachell is a Philadelphia based UAV (drone) pilot and educator with 5 years of flight experience. Aside from creating content, Edward is heavily involved in education, with highlights such as leading Aerial Cinematography hands-on workshops at the National Association of Broadcasters Show, serving as a teaching assistant at the New York City Drone Film Festival and regularly collaborating with the leading organization in drone safety training, Sundance Media Group.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close