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Support a UArts alum’s musical innovation

After graduating from UArts, Jay Smith (2002, Multimedia) established Livid Instruments, a manufacturer of hardware and software for music production. (His first product – the “Viditar” was designed while he was still a student.) Now he’s announcing a novel addition to the guitar, the “Guitar Wing,” a control surface that gives players wireless control over the functions of their software plug-ins.

Programming Partner at the Porch at 30th St Station

University City District is accepting proposals for cultural programming at The Porch at 30th Street Station though a Partnership Programming Fund, which is made possible through the generous support of the William Penn Foundation.

Social Media and Email Marketing in 2014

Thursday, February 6th at 10:15AM

Free Library, Lovett Branch: 6945 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

How has social media and email marketing evolved in 2013? What can we expect to see in 2014?

In this interactive workshop we will explore key concepts of email and social media marketing and how they are changing the face of marketing in the new year. Accompanied by a short workbook, you will be guided through a process of creating a digital marketing strategy that is unique to your business or organization.

February 2014 Philly Tech Meetup

Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30PM

Quorum: 3711 Market St, Fl 8, Philadelphia, PA

Register: http://www.meetup.com/philly-tech/events/161026922/

Price: $10 per person

Join fellow technologists for an evening of networking and live demos from companies developing great technology in and around Philadelphia!

Crowdsourcing Change: Applying the Social Web to Some Philly Nonprofits

Tuesday, February 4th at 6PM

Friends Center: 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/phlnet2/events/162120712/

Two or three local nonprofits share how they’re using online marketing and social media/networking to achieve their goals and objectives. Then the crowd (that’s you!) participates in a facilitated discussion about how each organization might use the social web to even greater effect.

Gamification: A Workshop with Kevin Werbach

Monday, January 27th at 6:30pm

Impact Hub: 1227 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyEdTechMeetup/events/156422412/

You've probably heard the word "gamification" thrown around in the education community, but what does it actually mean? We're excited to have special guest (and EdTech Meetup member) Professor Kevin Werbach do a Gamification workshop for us.   

Adobe Presents on the Mobile Web

Thursday, January 30 at 5:30pm

UPenn: 3730 Walnut St, Huntsman Hall, Rm 260, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/adobe-presents-on-the-mobile-web-tickets-10056474185

Doing Business in Philadelphia Tax Workshop

Wednesday, January 22 at 5:30pm

Benjamin’s Desk: 1701 Walnut St, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://legalsupportpartners.ticketleap.com/phillytaxworkshop/dates/Jan-22-2014_at_0530PM

Come to our FREE Tax Workshop and learn more about:

Tips for effectively dealing with Philadelphia taxes

Why a kickass sales department is key for your startup

Tuesday, January 28 at 6pm

Venturef0rth: 417 N 8th St, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://venturef0rth.ticketleap.com/kickass-sales-department/

Entrepreneurs, listen up. You have a ton of passion for your product/service - but how does that translate to closing sales?

You may be able to give a compelling elevator pitch, but our speaker will be here to show you the power of a strong sales team.

Learn How Brian Increased Traffic 300% & The Future With Google Hummingbird

Wednesday, January 15th at 7PM

Bierstube: 206 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

Register: http://www.meetup.com/seo-philly/events/159755572/

Price: $5 per person

OpenAccessPHL January 2014 Convening

Friday, January 10th at 4PM

Benjamin’s Desk: 1701 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/openaccessphl-january-2014-convening-tickets-9660937123

Open Access Philly is a network of passionate, engaged and active Philadelphia citizens.They believe every citizen with a passion for their community should be able to positively impact it without bureaucratic impediments.

Create a Winning Culinary Brand 2: The Secret to Success

Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30pm

Free Library: 1901 Vine St, Montgomery Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/create-a-winning-culinary-brand-2-the-secret-to-success-tickets-9468373159

Learn how one of Philadelphia’s leading culinary entrepreneurs built his business.

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