Episode Three of Developing Philly Season One, “Come Together”, looks at two events that changed the course of Philly tech. Here’s some extra info…
- We don’t get into it here, but one of the earliest listservs like the one Maria Sciarrino talks about at the beginning in Philly was called Dummytown. She was an early member.
- We’ll get into this more next week, but you might as well know now, PANMA stands for Philadelphia Area New Media Association.
- A little more on Ignite Philly.
- A little more on the home of Ignite Philly.
- Here’s a little more background on Ignite itself. Turns out Tim O’Reilly had a hand in the origin story of both of this episode’s main events.
- In case you were curious about the cows.
- Brian James Kirk’s pivotal Philebrity post about Ignite Philly.
- Technically Philly has since grown into Technical.ly, spreading to Baltimore and soon Brooklyn.
- Here’s a little more on BarCamp Philly.
- And, just for kicks, here’s BarCamp Orlando.
- And here’s a little more on the notion and history of BarCamp itself.
- And you can’t have BarCamp without…
- You’ll hear the name Roz Duffy again in this series.
- By the way, this is what Alex Hillman’s shirt says.
- This is completely self-serving, but one of the filmmakers once gave a talk at BarCamp Philly (and the other filmmaker filmed it, actually).
- Proof there really was a talk called “Microsoft: Help Us Suck Less” (look at the 12pm slot).
- Here are just a few of the camps that have sprung up since BarCamp Philly:
- BarCamp NewsInnovation
- Content Camp
- And here’s one that pre-dates BarCamp Philly.
- If you stuck around for the easter egg, here’s the fabulous Pam Selle Ignite talk it comes from.
As always you can follow our illustrious interviewees on Twitter…
- Maria Sciarrino – @mariatsciarinno
- Tim Allen – @FlipperPA
- Alex Hillman – @alexknowshtml
- Liana Dragoman – @ldragoman
- Sean Blanda – @SeanBlanda
- Geoff DiMasi – @geoffd
- JP Toto – @jptoto
- Sarah Feidt – @sarahphymn
- Kelani Nichole – @KelaniNichole
And you know what? You can follow us, too:
In our next episode, we’ll take a look at some of the organizations that have shaped the community (and a couple more events for good measure).