Philadelphia Area New Media Association
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.
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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,, 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.
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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,, 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:

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:
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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!
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!

This event requires a ticket ($7.00)
Register and buy your ticket here:

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:

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:

Design Disruptors Movie Screening

Join PANMA and Philly UI UX for a screening of Design Disruptors, a movie by Invision. Sponsored by Dell Boomi. About the film: The future of business is being written by companies and products that—intentionally or not— shake billion dollar industries. In DESIGN DISRUPTORS, enter the world of 15+ industry-toppling companies—valued at more than $1 trillion dollars combined—with one unifying secret advantage: the transformative power of design. DESIGN DISRUPTORS reveals a never-before- seen perspective on the design approaches of these companies and how they are overtaking billion dollar industries through design. Take a peak into InVision before our exclusive event

Who Should Attend
– Artists & Designers
– Developers & Programmers
– Content Strategists & Marketers
– Entrepreneurs & Innovators
– and Everything In Between

Register For This Event Only At:

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Location: Univ. of PA Wharton School, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Phila PA 19104
Room: 260
Time: Doors open at 5:30. Screening from 6pm – 7:15. Q & A to follow until 8pm.

PANMA Joins Philly Startup Leaders Summer BBQ 2016!

Come enjoy delicious food & drinks while meeting new and old friends in the incredible tech and entrepreneur community in Philadelphia! All are welcome as this event will give you the chance to find out more about what is going on in our community. Whether you are a student, an entrepreneur, a startup/tech employee, or just want to know more, you will definitely meet many tech-focused community organizations. We hope you’ll join us on so be sure to sign up here
Remember to stop by the PANMA table to chat with us!

Hiring for culture – But What Culture Are We Hiring For?

There is a lot of talk in tech and digital about “hiring for culture”. But what is the culture we are hiring for? Does this culture promote inclusion or does it prevent inclusion? Are we hiring for the culture that fits our personality or a culture that is actually good for our business and includes many different types of people? Every company, founder or manager wants to think that the culture they are hiring for promotes diversity and inclusion, but does it really? Join us as we explore the issue of the current tech/digital culture and how it can impact diversity and inclusion from many different perspectives.

You’ll hear from:

Victor Yocco – Addressing the promotion of alcohol as culture
Victor is a UX Research Director at a local design and development firm. He has been sober for over two years. He frequently writes and speaks on addressing tech’s culture promoting alcohol use. Victor will discuss ways to make our culture more inclusive for those choosing to abstain from alcohol for any reason.

Gloria Bell
Gloria Bell is the co-founder of the Women in Tech Summit and an advisory board member of TechGirlz and wears a few other hats, as well. She is a fierce advocate for women in the workplace, especially women in tech. Gloria wants to prompt a discussion on how the current trends in tech and digital culture can both promote and discourage women from joining the industry.

Michael Carvin
Michael is a user experience research, strategy and design professional with 20 years of agency- and client-side service. He became an advocate for the aging workforce after having seen how culture and policy on “both sides of the fence” affects that workforce. Michael will discuss the trends he sees as reinforcing disconnects between generations in tech.

Tim Allen
Tim is the IT Director of Advanced Initiatives for Wharton Research Data Services. Tim began programming at the age of 6, on Apple II+ and Commodore Pets, before venturing on to many OS’s, DBs, and languages which led to his current favorite language / web framework pair, Python and Django. Tim is passionate about the Philadelphia technology community and culture, having served as Vice President of PANMA, an organizer of PhillyPUG, a chair of BarCamp Philly, and is now an organizer helping bring DjangoCon US to Philadelphia this summer. Tim loves ice hockey, cycling, hacking, playing guitar, and lives clean and sober in South Philly with his wife and cats.

Jumoke Dada
Jumoke Dada is an innovative technologist and strategist with a passion for educating women and building communities. As a consultant, she provides tech project management and development services. As a Signature RED strategist, she provides “Legally AMBITIOUS” tools and resources to tech-savvy women interested in pivoting or reinventing their career. During the summer, she gives back to the community by providing mentorship and care packages to college-bound girls through Project ALOE.

Get your ticket now! Register:

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Location: Univ. of PA Wharton School, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Phila PA 19104
Room: 255
Time: Doors open at 5:30. Program from 6pm – 7:30. Networking until 8pm.

Introduction to Video from Concept to Delivery

Are you looking to add video to your next web project? Not sure if animation or video would be best? Wondering how to get started? Join us for this fun and interactive 90min presentation which will give you the foundation you need to understand when video works, how to prep it for use on desktop and mobile devices and learning about best practices and techniques that you can apply on your next project. We’ll take your thru storyboarding, recording, editing and then delivery of your content.

You’ll learn about:
– When to use video
– Storyboarding techniques, what works best and what doesn’t
– Using your SmartPhone to Shoot and Edit your next Project
– Using Premiere and After Effects
– What does a video production look like
– Compressing content for use on desktop to mobile devices
– Setting Up Your Own Content Delivery Network from Amazon, YouTube, Vimeo to Facebook

Linda DanielsLinda Daniels is a Design Thinker, Experience Architect and Educator. She specializes in strategic direction, leadership and design in creating engaging user experiences for innovative brands including COMCAST, M&M’s, NASCAR and MERCK. Linda is passionate about great design and technology and how it impacts every product, communication and customer experience. She loves to share her experience about the ever changing digital landscape through industry blogs, workshops, teaching and volunteering. To find out more about Linda you can find her here: Linkedin @ldaniels_design

Fredric FreemanFredric “Fresh” Freeman is an Interactive Art Director & Designer and has been on a journey fueled by creativity and innovation, initially 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 and became a professor of Interactive Design 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.

Nick FloroNick Floro is the president of Sealworks Interactive Studios. Nick has over 20 years of experience developing e-Learning solutions, applications and web platforms. He has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to help their teams and customer base, and has won numerous awards from Apple and interactive organizations for productions and services. Nick is passionate about how technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to inspire, teach and motivate. To find out more about Nick you can find him here: Linkedin @nickfloro

Get your ticket now! Register:

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Location: Univ. of PA Wharton School, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Phila PA 19104
Room: 255
Time: Doors open at 5:30. Program from 6pm – 7:30. Networking until 8pm.