Philadelphia Area New Media Association
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.
Happy Hour With PANMA At The Trestle Inn

Happy Hour With PANMA At The Trestle Inn

Kick off the summer with a relaxing PANMA Happy Hour at the Trestle Inn! Not your run-of-the-mill bar by any means, the Trestle Inn offers high end drink specials, unusual snacks and a very interesting ambience. Relax with friends, or share your latest elevator pitch, project or passion!. Have you learned something new you want to share? Have you taken a different path to follow your dreams? Enjoy some quality time with our incredible, innovative and fun PANMA community, which includes designers, artists, developers, programmers, content strategists, information architects, marketers and everything in between.

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location:The Trestle Inn, 11th and Callowhill, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Time:Happy Hour from 6-8pm Networking until 9pm.
Register today:http://panmajune2017.eventbrite.com

PANMA Show & Tell Event

PANMA Show & Tell Event

PANMA’s Annual Show & Tell event features members of the Philly tech-creative community demoing, discussing and sharing what worked and what didn’t. It’s fun, it’s entertaining and it’s inspiring! See what is happening in Philadelphia in a fast-paced (but comfortable) format, where each speaker has just 6 minutes to present their projects and open your eyes to something new. Join us for an evening exploring the artistic, the technical and the revelatory – you may be surprised by what you see!

This event fills up fast! Be sure to reserve your seat today.

Date:Thursday, May 18, 2017
Location:University of PA, Wharton School, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Room: G65
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm. Event runs from 6 – 7:30pm. Networking until 8pm.
Register today:https://panmamay2017.eventbrite.com

Below are just some of our amazing presenters and their topics:

The Philadelphia Burlesque Scene
Adam Teterus is a lead tummler for Indy Hall, co-host of the Comic Book Junto podcast, and prolific emcee for the Philly burlesque scene under the pseudonym Flirt Vonnegut. You can find out more about Adam here: www.burlesqueadelphia.com

Leaving Evernote: Migrating to Version Controlled Repos
Liam Dempsey is a marketing consultant and designer. He runs a small consultancy called LBDesign. He loves technology and systems that work. Normally, he prefers to adapt existing systems, but this time he worked out his own. You can learn more about Liam here: https://liamdempsey.com/

Computational Thinking and New Media Design
Omar Ali is a graduate of Temple University and Warsaw University of Technology. He enjoys studying emerging technology such as new approaches in artificial intelligence in video game development. Omar is also a philanthropist. He is currently the Chairman of the Zanzibar Diaspora Association. You can follow Omar on Twitter here: @aliomarh

The Value of the Daily Stand Up Meeting
Suman is a resourceful results-oriented and self-motivated Sr. Project Manager/Scrum Master/Agile Coach (SAFe) with over 12+ years of experience in leading and delivering large scale multiple highly visible and customer focused IT projects on time with Agile, Scrum, MS Project Server. You can find out more about Suman here: skyflyeritconsulting.yolasite.com

Can a Dashboard Tell a Story?
Gregory Kaminski is Director, Digital Analytics for MaassMedia, a boutique digital analytics firm based in Philadelphia, and has been with the company since early 2013. He has a knack for bringing creativity to the world of data with a passion for data visualization. You can learn more about Gregory here: http://www.maassmedia.com/what-we-say/blog/

5 Myths About Animal Rescue
Cathy Goodwin is a recovering academic and online copywriter and marketing strategist, specializing in solo-preneurs and independent professionals who want to grow their businesses online. You can find out more about Cathy here: cathygoodwin.com

Wikidelphia: Your Index to Philadelphia
Stan Pokras was the Executive Director of Nonprofit Technology Resources (NTR) since 1980, when he founded Other Networks, a newsletter devoted to the study of networks of people. In 2011, Stan created Wikidelphia and began testing the Wikidelphia Category System. You can learn more about Stan here: http://communitymagic.org/category/blog/

Transparency & RCOs: A Code for Philly Project
Laura Oxenfeld is a UX and Business Analyst at Delphic Digital. Before that, she spearheaded technical writing, UX research design at a bootstrapped health IT startup. Laura is a teaching assistant for Girl Develop It, and a former board member of PhillyCHI. You can learn more about Laura here: www.lauraoxenfeld.com

My New XML Friend
Len Zangwill is an Associate Manager at Accenture Life Sciences. He is the Secretary of the Philadelphia Chapter of INFORMS and President of his office Toastmasters Club. You can learn more about Len here: www.sustainablewritings.com

sUAS (Drone) Industry
Edward Pachell is a drone operator. The sUAS (drone) industry is exploding. Every day, new applications are popping up that are revolutionizing diverse sets of industry; however, rules and regulations are confusing and changing fast. He will bring a few sweet drones with him to show! You can learn more about Ed here: http://flyingbronco.io/

Using Slickplan to Help Plan a Website Redesign
Lauren Pittenger is a designer/developer who works primarily with WordPress. She loves processes, systems and tools and finding ways to improve efficiency and providing greater value to her colleagues and clients. You can learn more about Lauren here: laurenpittenger.com

What is missing? Empathy
Daniel Connors works with the product knowledge team to create ingenious solutions through data visualization, storytelling, and communication at Comcast. One of his biggest passions is raising awareness on issues that people with disabilities face in today’s society. You can find Daniel’s LinkedIn profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-connors-289a893a

Call For Speakers: PANMA Show And Tell

Call For Speakers: PANMA Show And Tell

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 2017 PANMA Annual Show & Tell on Thursday May 18th!

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 05.07.17
  • 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 5.12.17 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

What’s New For You? Pitches, Projects & Passions

What’s New For You? Pitches, Projects & Passions

Share your latest elevator pitch, project or passion for work, rest or play. Have you learned something new you want to share? Do you have an elevator pitch you want to practice? Have you taken a different path to follow your passion? Enjoy some IRL (In Real Life) networking with our incredible, innovative and fun PANMA community which includes designers, artists, developers, programmers, content strategists, information architects, marketers and everything in between.

What you’ll learn & share:

  • Cheap Beer Specials & Dandan noodles
  • Perfect Your Elevator Pitch
  • Become Fluent In Casual Conversation
  • Clarify Your Project Description
  • New Resources for Designers & Developers
  • Inspiration and Where To Find It
  • What’s New in the PANMA Community

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location:The Trestle Inn, 11th and Callowhill, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Time:Happy Hour from 6-8m Networking from 6pm until 8pm.
Register today:http://panmajuly2017.eventbrite.com

Welcome to the Internet of Things!

Welcome to the Internet of Things!

Join us as we jump into the Internet of Things (IoT) and explore how they are developed, what you need to know to get started and why connecting things to the internet may not always be the best answer. Then come along to continue the conversation and networking at Han Dynasty! (3711 Market Street)

What You will Learn:

  • What is the Internet of Things?
  • How to get started in developing a IOT device.
  • How do these devices collect and use data?
  • Look at the latest IOT and whats just around the corner.

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Location: Univ. of PA Wharton School, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Phila PA 19104
Room: 265
Time: Doors open at 5:30. Program from 6pm – 7:00. Networking to follow at Han Dynasty.
Register today:
http://panmamar2017.eventbrite.com

About the Speaker:
Anthony Altieri is the founder of Omnes Solutions LLC as well as the IDIoT in Chief (Instructional Developer for the Internet of Things). He is a maker, focusing on user analytics and bringing the virtual learning world and the real world together through the use of IoT and other devices using xAPI. Anthony has lectured to audiences on topics ranging from the spread of HIV to network security to content development and usage analytics.

Legal For Design And Tech: Some Business Basics

Legal For Design And Tech: Some Business Basics

Join PANMA and the Society for Technical Communications to learn about key legal issues members of the tech-creative community need to know. Local attorney Heather Winett, www.winettlaw.com, will give pointers for strengthening business relationships and protecting work product, whether you are an independent contractor, startup, employer or employee. Learn how to stay out of court and on task!

What you’ll learn:

  • Selecting and registering a business name
  • Options for business formation (sole proprietorship vs. LLC vs. corporation, etc.)
  • Options for independents to work together
  • Internal documentation for operating a small business
  • Getting it in writing: contracts (terms & conditions; scope of work)
  • Copyright and trademark basics
  • Developing a legal “attytude”: accepting the law for what it is

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Location: Univ. of PA Wharton School, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Phila PA 19104
Room: 265
Time: Doors open at 5:30. Program from 6pm – 7:30. Networking until 8pm.
Register today:
http://panmafeb2017.eventbrite.com

About the speaker: Heather C. Winett is a sole practitioner in Philadelphia with over 30 years experience in the private, corporate and government sectors. Heather focuses on helping small businesses in a range of industries with startup, transactions, government licensing, and real estate issues. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.