Philadelphia Area New Media Association
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.

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.

Developing a Mobile Game for iOS & Android

Developing a Mobile Game for iOS & Android

Join us for the new year and learn about designing and launching a game for a mobile platform. You won’t want to miss this event! Joe Kauffman, FireMapleGames.com, a local company, will be speaking about his experience in launching several successful games (one of which was downloaded more than 3.5 million times), what’s involved, and what you need to know to get started.

What you’ll learn:

  • What is involved in building a game
  • What are the tools and how long it takes
  • What makes a good game
  • Walk through “Return to Grisly Manor”
  • Storyboarding and graphic design basics
  • Coding, testing and launching basics
  • How to track results
  • Tools to promote your games

Date: Thursday, Jan 26, 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://panmajan2017.eventbrite.com

About the speaker: Joe Kauffman is the president of Fire Maple Games. Fire Maple Games is a game development studio known for creating “The Secret of Grisly Manor,” which has reached #1 paid iPhone app in 16 stores and has been downloaded more than 3.5 million times. This success was replicated by their later release “The Lost City”. Joe has been building games for 10+ years and loves designing, creating and playing games.

Sponsors – if you’re interested in sponsoring PANMA learn more at: http://panma.org/sponsor-panma/
Join the PANMA Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/panma

PANMA-PhillyCHI-PhillyPUG 2016 Holiday Party

PANMA-PhillyCHI-PhillyPUG 2016 Holiday Party

We’re delighted to announce that PhillyPUG, the Philadelphia Python Users Group, is joining PANMA and PhillyCHI to co-sponsor the celebration of another year in Philly’s creative-tech community. This year, we’ve got a fantastic private space at the Ruba Club in Northern Liberties! Grab some food, say hello to friends old and new, and play a game of ping-pong or pool.

Your ticket includes light bites and a drink ticket. See you there!
Details:
Location: Ruba Club, 416 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Photo credit Korey Aversa
See Visit Philly for more things to do in our wonderful city!
http://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/must-see-holiday-attractions-in-philadelphia/#sm.0015fni2k5uje6y10kd27n5hqbrln

This event requires a ticket ($7.00)
Register and buy your ticket here: https://panma-phillychiparty16.eventbrite.com

DISCLAIMER:
Neither PANMA nor PhillyCHI nor PhillyPUG is responsible for the ingredients in the food or drinks served, and neither PANMA nor PhillyCHI nor PhillyPUG makes any statements or provides any warranties regarding food allergies, medical restrictions, religious or cultural preferences, or any other concern in connection with food or drinks served. By purchasing or otherwise receiving a ticket to attend, you agree to release PANMA, PhillyCHI, PhillyPUG and their representatives for any and all claims for loss, injury or damages arising from any occurrence or condition at the event.

PANMA Turns 20 Celebrating New Media!

PANMA Turns 20 Celebrating New Media!

Join us to ring in the 20th anniversary of PANMA by taking part in an amazing celebration
of who we are, why we are here and where we are going. During this event we will revisit all things tech in the last 20 years from 1996-2016. We’ll go from the inception of design and development to our tech connected world today. Who were the original “masters of the universe”, what were their tools, and who are the users that changed the way we live now,
and the way we will live in the future.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Where PANMA Started
  • What Changed & What’s The Same
  • Web Past & Present
  • Ai – The Evolution of Technology

How We’ll Celebrate

  • Share The “Hottest” Trends Since 1996
  • Name That Tech
  • Hello, I’m A Mac
  • Cosplay: Wear & Bring Your Best Digital Media Artifacts!
    • (Two great prizes for the audience favorites.)

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Location: Univ. of PA Wharton School, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Phila PA 19104
Room: 270
Time: Doors open at 5:30. Program & Workshop from 6pm – 7:30. Networking until 8pm
This event is FREE, thanks to our sponsors. But please register to help our planning: http://panma-nov172016.eventbrite.com

How To Grow Your Business with Google Data Tools

How To Grow Your Business with Google Data Tools

Did you ever want to track something on your website and use that data to make strategic decisions? With Google Tools you can track almost anything! Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager have the ability to capture an incredible amount of insightful data when correctly optimized. In this overview workshop, we will discuss both Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager and how to utilize them to capture optimal website data to grow your business.

What You Will Learn

– Google Tag Manager and Why It’s Important
– How Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager Work Together
– How To Set Up Google Analytics Through Google Tag Manager
– How To Track Clicks & Forms With Google Tag Manager
– 10 Key Techniques To Optimize Your Google Analytics

PANMA Speakers:

 

Josh Silverbauer at PANMAJoshua Silverbauer is the CEO of Grue & Bleen Agency. Josh is a certified Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Google AdWords Specialist, and has worked with companies of all shapes and sizes to help them understand how to track their data more effectively. He is passionate about using data to assist with strategic marketing and also bridging the gap between creatives, analysts, and developers. In his spare time, he writes rock operas, tap dances, and loves playing strategic board games.

Head Analyst - Delphic DigitalAndrew Richardson is the Director of Analytics at Delphic Digital. Andrew loves taking data and turning it into information that tells a story, creating relevant insights and business recommendations to increase ROI. His career has spanned across the education, digital marketing, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries. He also loves the musical Hamilton.

 

 

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Location: Univ. of PA Wharton School, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Phila PA 19104
Room: 260
Time: Doors open at 5:30. Program & Workshop from 6pm – 7:30. Networking until 8pm
This event is FREE, thanks to our sponsors. But please register to help our planning: http://panma-october272016.eventbrite.com