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Passion Projects: Placing Limits on the Limitless

Philadelphia, PA
Passion projects can offer a creative outlet unconstrained by client feedback, timelines and budgets. While this may appear liberating, having no limitations can present its own unique set of challenges. Things normally ta... read more
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Past Events

Standing Out

Standing Out

Philadelphia, PA
Crystal Burritt (@modestmotivator) discusses how not blending in can be a good thing. As an art history major and someone who never described herself as “mathy”, she was an unlikely candidate to break into data and tech. While going from data entry temp to Business Intelligence Developer, she dis...
Thursday, November 10 2016 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

What Comes Next Is the Future

What Comes Next Is the Future

Philadelphia, PA
What Comes Next Is the Future is a documentary film about the web created by Bearded founder Matt Griffin (@elefontpress). It is the story of Tim Berners-Lee’s creation – how it came to be, where it’s been, and where it’s going – as told by the people who build it. In the film, Griffin knits tog...
Thursday, October 13 2016 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

How To Get A Job In Philly

How To Get A Job In Philly

Philadelphia, PA
Learn from the people who hire. A panel discussion on hiring tactics at a few of Philly’s top interactive agencies, moderated by Dan Mall (Superfriendly). The panelists include: Josh Goldblum - Bluecadet  Mandy Brown - Vox Media Melissa Ivonne - Curalate Wil Reynolds - Seer Interactive Daniel La...
Thursday, May 12 2016 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

It Shouldn’t Come With The Job

It Shouldn’t Come With The Job

Philadelphia, PA
Design and technology fields have cultures promoting alcohol use. We highlight alcohol-focused activities during our conferences and events. We take colleagues and clients to happy hour at a bar when we want to show them a good time or celebrate. Very often, we make alcohol available during work ...
Thursday, April 14 2016 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

18 Ways Doctor Who Made Me A Better Designer

18 Ways Doctor Who Made Me A Better Designer

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor Who has been with me since the very formative years of my life. Needless to say, the good Doctor has had a profound impact on my life, so I was not too surprised when I realized that most of the lessons I have learned as a designer over the years tied back to what I learned watching the ch...
Thursday, March 10 2016 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Fighting the Cycle of Poverty with Web Development

Fighting the Cycle of Poverty with Web Development

Philadelphia, PA
Sylvester Mobly discusses how Coded by Kids is using project based web development classes to help inner city children break the cycle of poverty many of them grow up in.
Thursday, February 11 2016 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Working Backwards: UX Design at Amazon with Matt Morton

Working Backwards: UX Design at Amazon with Matt Morton

Philadelphia, PA
Matt, a user experience designer at Amazon will talk about Amazon’s ux design process, including; pre-sales/prototyping, sold work, custom work, and production/workflow. He’ll also describe their unique approach to Human Interface Guidelines and how they are manifested in the Amazon UI.
Thursday, January 14 2016 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Everybody Hurts: Design for Kindness - Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Everybody Hurts: Design for Kindness - Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Philadelphia, PA
We all want interfaces that feel human—where the content is friendly and the interactions flow right along. But being human isn’t just about being breezy. Every user who interacts with your site comes there with personal histories—with pain and problems, with past traumas or present crises. How c...
Thursday, December 10 2015 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Citizen as User

Citizen as User

Philadelphia, PA
Corey Acri, Code for Philly's Director of Collaborations, will discuss how civic technology contributes to the overall design of the cities we live in with a focus on the citizen as user. He will review some of Code for Philly's recent civic technology efforts, including CyclePhilly, and why desi...
Thursday, November 12 2015 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Success or a Nap: An Introvert’s Dilemma

Success or a Nap: An Introvert’s Dilemma

Philadelphia, PA
Open office plans, brainstorming sessions, presentations to stakeholders. The modern day work environment is made for extroverts. Studies show that louder people are perceived as smarter, more likable, and better leaders. So how does an introvert get her subdued voice heard amongst the outgoing l...
Thursday, October 8 2015 6:30 PM 8:00 PM
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