Meet the Disruptors: ‘Techno Rebels’ Jarvus Innovations
They’ve spent $600,000 on social impact ventures—and they’re growing. Ultimately, they want to build a spaceship ... while making the world better
Gaming for Good
A local family’s Facebook game has encouraged more than 4 million people to do 40 million good deeds, both real and virtual
Ideas We Should Steal: CityScore
In Boston, two dozen metrics combine to score how the city is doing on a daily basis. Is Philly primed to do the same?
Meet the Disruptor: Michael Hollander
The software engineer-turned-lawyer puts his programming skills to good use: Helping the formerly incarcerated expunge their records
Meet the Disruptor: Michele McKeone
The former special ed teacher’s Autism Expressed, teaching digital skills to autistic students, is growing. The secret? Its founder’s “oppositional defiance”
Maker spaces like Hive76 are reinventing manufacturing and reshaping cities
Ideas We Should Steal: One-Stop Coding & Job Shop
An inner city Detroit program places 90 percent of graduates in well-paying tech jobs. Could this be a path out of poverty for Philly residents too?
Meet The Disruptor: Sylvester Mobley
The former Marine has willed into existence Coded by Kids, a free tech-ed program for inner-city youth. And he's got some big plans
Open Data at the Crossroads
Can Code for Philly’s band of volunteer civic hackers grow and continue to solve civic problems?
The Citizen Update: Disruptor Nikki Johnson-Huston
The local tax attorney launched an app to take on homelessness—and then took on Bill O’Reilly