Philadelphia Area New Media Association

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 31, 2018
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.
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Below are just some of our amazing presenters and their topics:

Building community using the digital space
Diane Varner is a digital strategist who has lived in Philly for over a decade. Her work focuses on inbound marketing and analytics. You can learn more about Diane here:

What Do You Say When Someone Asks, “What’s Your Story?”
Cathy Goodwin is an online copywriter and marketing strategist. She specializes in working with small businesses who believe, “We have no message,” or, “We are one dull company.” Storytelling (and other tactics) help them create a strong, clear message and become (usually) irresistible to their target audiences. You can learn more about Cathy here:

How to Build (a better) Professional Network
Upma Singh started her work life back in the early aughts as an independent filmmaker. She produced and edited videos for a decade before morphing into a user experience designer. She feels extremely lucky to have a second career she loves that allows her to help people, solve problems, tell stories and communicate with clarity. Upma loves to cook, watch television, and spend time with her family of two cats and a husband. You can learn more about Upma here:

Why and How We Diversified our Team
Christopher Litsinger graduated college and immediately asked the question: “what am I going to do with this degree in English?” Starting off in an entry-level customer support role, he moved into various development and engineering roles working with Windows applications, web development, PalmOS and eventually settled in to roles focusing on the intersection of infrastructure and code. After years of resisting suggestions that he try out management, Christopher agreed to take on a leadership role. He quickly discovered that building teams is still building things, and has been focused on how to effectively lead engineering teams since. He is currently Director, Cloud Application Platforms at Comcast Cable. You can learn more about Christopher here:

Change: A Continuous & Very Loud Noise
Linda Daniels grew up in Kendall Park, NJ with her mother Dorothy, the ‘lunch lady’, her father Louis, a pharmaceutical bio-chemist and her sister Laura, who is now a communications and marketing professional. Linda’s passion for art, design and people behaviors, drove her to pursue careers in fine art, advertising and organizational design, while embracing the latest technology since 650mb of RAM was a really big deal. Seriously. Linda is recognized for keen business, entrepreneurial, organizational and process insights, with exceptional human-centered design problem-solving skills that inspire multidisciplinary teams to bring concepts to reality and create amazing experiences for world-wide brands. Self-motivated and results driven, Linda focuses on agile methodologies, design thinking, empathy and life-long learning in the ever-changing world in which people live, work and play. You can learn more about Linda here:

Hacking Healthcare – How Get Covered Philly is helping Philadelphia Get Health Insurance during Open Enrollment
Marta Rusek is a proud Philadelphian who has a passion for working with mission-driven organizations. She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa and once supported the international projects division at Sesame Workshop in New York. Currently, she is a Communications Manager for Friends General Conference and a Digital Storyteller for hire serving nonprofits in Philadelphia. She is also one of the organizers of Get Covered Philly, a grassroots campaign to promote Open Enrollment for health insurance. You can learn more about Marta here:

Reducing Anxiety at Meetup Events
Meghan Kelly worked in education for seven years before realizing that she could actually get paid to make flow charts in a User Experience career. She immediately jumped into learning about design and front-end development and ultimately changed careers in 2016. She’s now a UX Designer at Elsevier, a medical information and analytics company. As a career changer, Meghan is passionate about helping others understand and navigate the tech world and possibly even change careers themselves. She is the Events Lead Organizer for GDI Philly so she is frequently found at GDI events but also enjoys traveling, Netflixing, and looking for the best margaritas in town. You can find out more about Meghan here:

AI for Small & Medium Business: Ellie – A Smart Business Assistant

Raj Subramanian is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working for IT services and product development firms. Strong business development professional skilled in Business Process, Requirements Analysis, Enterprise Software, Enterprise Architecture, and Big Data Analytics. Strong expertise in building Technical, Marketing, Sales and HR teams across the globe to manage multiple ventures and engagements. You can find out more about Raj here:

Creating a Chatbot for a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Play: The 9th Actor is a Chatbot
Kat Hinkel is a playwright with a love of immersive theather, costumes, the Philly tech scene, and dad jokes. You can learn more about Kat here:

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