Philly Crafted: Tech Showcase, Innovation, Networking, and Beer

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The snowfall wasn’t too much of a deterrent for tech enthusiasts at our most recent Philly Crafted: Tech Showcase. With plenty of pizza and beer to go around, local innovators braved the weather to hear three different presentations, chime in with feedback, and network with like-minded individuals.

First up was Amanda Delcore, who used open-source hardware licensing to provide the materials and designs for a robust and customizable headlamp, which is especially important in developing countries without common access to electricity.

50onRed’s very own Steve Dorazio took the stage next to present his Android App, Draft Tracker Pro, which tracks and manages fantasy football drafts across leagues.

Last was University of Pennsylvania professor Yasmin Kafai, who presented three projects she worked on with her colleague, Orkan Telhan. The projects–Connected Messages, Ecrafting, and Cirkits–bring together craft design, collective making, and learning.

Each presentation was both impressive and informative. We’re always amazed to see such awesome ideas being brought to life right in our backyard!

Check out highlights of our February Philly Crafted below:

If you’d like to be a presenter at our next Philly Crafted, email with a synopsis of your project and we’ll get back to you with details.

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