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[ View the story "Geeks on a Train to Philadelphia" on Storify] Geeks on a Train to Philadelphia On Nov. 16, 2012, a group of Baltimore entrepreneurs, coders, designers, innovators, and other tech community enthusiasts got a first-hand look at Philadelphia's tech scene. These are their stories...
Storified by Andrew Hazlett · Tue, Nov 20 2012 15:46:37
Our friends at
and city Chief Digital Officer
were outstanding hosts during this intense day of tours, demos, and discussion...
#GOATPhilly! http://pic.twitter.com/SSZV2d5uMark Headd
Check out the detailed itinerary at our event page:
Geeks on a Train Philly9:00a: Arrive at 30th Street Station (meet by Au Bon Pain): grab any coffee/food/breakfast, etc., discuss overview of University City (Dr...
See how Technically Philly covered the run-up to the event
Geeks on a Train: Baltimore techies take field trip to Philly ...Nov 6, 2012 ... Geeks on a Train: Baltimore techies take field trip to Philly. Baltimore's ... The trip is part of GBTC's Geeks...
Baltimore Weekly 26: Charm City geeks take a train to Philadelphiaawhazlett
Entrepreneurs, innovators and good friends from Baltimore coming to visit Philly today. This is going to be fun! http://gb.tc/events/goatphilly/Mark Headd
Bridging the Baltimore and Philadelphia tech scenes today! #GOATPhilly (@ Geeks on a Train to Philly) [pic]: http://4sq.com/S2gRh6Andrew Hazlett
En route to Philly #geeksonatraincharlesmartucci
#GOATphilly. Daniel and Jason loving 30th street station http://pic.twitter.com/gxXzluFUChris Tonjes
It's cool that the day Geeks on a Train starts back up again, I'm getting a visit from @epaley who made the first one possible. #GOATPhillySharon Paley
Where my geeks at? #GOATPhillyMark Headd
Have coffee will travel. RT @AndrewHazlett: About to stroll to our first stop #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/QfHBv04Ygb.tc
It’s Daniel from @baltimoremoit , @SJ843 our host @brianjameskirk & @zachseward of @newsworkswhyy #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/U5d4x7hOAndrew Hazlett
And here's the great story that Zach Seward filed based on these interviews...
'Geeks on a Train' roll into Philly - NewsWorks"Geeks on a Train" - hashtag: #GOATPhilly - pulled into 30th Street Station shortly after nine o'clock Friday. The first wave of Baltimor...
Here at Philly station as part of the #GOATPhilly with @gbtc and gangNitin @motifworks
The Geeks have landed. #GOATPhilly @gbtc http://pic.twitter.com/SaDhGkv3Jason Hardebeck
Our first stop was the University City Science Center, which offers space and support for start-up and established companies. We checked out the Quorum space and program: http://www.sciencecenter.org/programs/quorum
At University City Science Center with #GOATPhilly group. Entrepreneurial crossover in effect! http://pic.twitter.com/TimDcl5jMark Headd
Directors of @quorum_sc talk about their impressive range of programs supporting tech-based econ dev #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/kgQH8K8WAndrew Hazlett
Come back again! RT@jonathanjulian The #GOATPhilly crew learning about @quorum_sc http://pic.twitter.com/YPf2woZZQuorum
.@hardebeck and @brianjameskirk at the Science Center. Sharing ideas. #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/x2Y6BBbwMark Headd
Digital manufacturing & prototyping at NextFab Studio #goatphilly @ NextFab Studio http://instagr.am/p/SGHLNeK3i7/Andrew Hazlett
#GOATPhilly at NextFab. @ NextFab Studio http://instagr.am/p/SGHakDxqet/Mark Headd
Now the #GOATPhilly crew gets a tour of NextFab http://pic.twitter.com/huzWKcCpJonathan Julian
Be honest. The polygraph machine at NextFab Lab #goatphilly http://instagr.am/p/SGH8wgq3jc/Andrew Hazlett
Second stop: NextFab Studios #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/6J1coj9iTechnically Philly
3D printers, makerbots, & much more at @FabLabStudio #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/4OVJfxUoAndrew Hazlett
More Science!! #goatphilly http://instagr.am/p/SGJ7Fmq3kn/Andrew Hazlett
Technically technical #GOATPhillyVim Interactive
Jason @Hardebeck in tech and sawdust and hardware hog heaven #goatphilly @ NextFab Studio http://instagr.am/p/SGKEemK3kv/Andrew Hazlett
Uncanny 3D-Printing #GOATphilly @ NextFab Studio http://instagr.am/p/SGKLPICOvP/Charles Martucci
Here’s @welchsteven telling us all about @dreamitventures #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/CFaLZcpHAndrew Hazlett
Great incubator space pairing startups w/ mentors and success #GOATPhilly (@ DreamIt Ventures w/ 6 others) [pic]: http://4sq.com/TNUImGVIM Interactive
'It's not about product, it's about the team' #GOATphilly @ DreamIt Ventures http://instagr.am/p/SGMh15iOhG/Charles Martucci
@benkutil they're looking for lasting relationships, not product flip. 'thats West Coast'Charles Martucci
Chris Wink and Juliana Reyes of Technically Philly show us their digs...
Hey! It’s the HQ of our ultra-awesome #GOATPhilly hosts @TechnicallyPHL http://pic.twitter.com/A3Wby6JbAndrew Hazlett
Submit business plans via pneumatic tube at First Round Capital!
First Round Capital #GOATPhillyVim Interactive
#GOATPhilly people - check out the awesome @nextsepta app for public transit to Center City. http://nextsepta.com/Mark Headd
We enjoyed a hurried but delectable lunch at various stalls in the famed Reading Terminal Market...
Photo by andrewhazlett * Instagramandrewhazlett
Photo by kylefritz * Instagramkylefritz
Reading Terminal Market #GOATPhilly #PhillyVim Interactive
Yep, we’re in Philadelphia! #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/TvlzYWCqAndrew Hazlett
The City Hall portion of the trip was one of the most intriguing...
City Hall #Philly #GOATPhillyVim Interactive
Philly city hall #goatphillyKelly M
Beautiful architecture abounds #goatphilly @ Philadelphia City Hall http://instagr.am/p/SGZIkWq3hn/Andrew Hazlett
Baltimore CIO/CTO Chris Tonjes had some quality time with his Philadelphia counterpart...
Blown away watching Baltimore and Philly CIOs share ideas. This collaboration thing may have legs #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/gndnKZo7Jason Hardebeck
Philly City CIO: "we're not smarter than history" "innovate rapidly but with sustainability in mind" Think I'm in love #GOATPhillyJason Hardebeck
Meanwhile, the rest of us listened and traded ideas with some remarkably innovative civil servants...
Mayor's Reception Room #GOATphilly @ Philadelphia City Hall http://instagr.am/p/SGa_OcCOrI/Charles Martucci
Not tech related, but here's a pic of the ceiling in the Mayor's Reception room #goatphilly http://pic.twitter.com/iaSTSkjcDaniel Waldman
Wow, Mayor Nutter just visited our briefing to greet the Baltimore delegation of geeks #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/IJY4jWzsAndrew Hazlett
Hearing about the Culture Blocks online mapping tool http://cultureblocks.com/ from Moira Baylson at City Hall #goatphilly http://pic.twitter.com/X4yBxE9xAndrew Hazlett
glad to take part!“@mheadd: Discussing @PhiladelphiaGov projects like Culture Blocks with #GOATPhilly group. @MBPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/syXH10tc”Moira Baylson
Sparking civic entrepreneurs to solve problems w/ @storybellows and Jeff Friedman of the city gov #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/3tjdiK87Andrew Hazlett
Thanks to the #GOATPhilly crew for swinging by the Science Center today and we hope to see you all sometime soon at @Quorum_Sc!UCScienceCenter
Moira Kennedy presents on a really cool mapping resources for license and code inspections and violations #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/ButPKA3pAndrew Hazlett
Now @mheadd is sharing details of his newish job as Chief Digital Officer of Philadelphia #GOATPhilly http://twitter.com/AndrewHazlett/status/269515726958776320/photo/1Andrew Hazlett
. @mheadd Philly & Bmore should sync on city apps and data efforts. Where do we sign? #GOATPhilly @gbtc @chris444 http://pic.twitter.com/Sz4T5kl4Jason Hardebeck
Cities “throw off data” in countless ways, @mheadd wants to involve the entrepreneurial community in using it productively #GOATPhillyAndrew Hazlett
Photo by andrewhazlett * Instagramandrewhazlett
Philly City Hall #GOATphilly @ Philadelphia City Hall http://instagr.am/p/SGiUUriOg7/Charles Martucci
Just posted a photo @ Philadelphia, PA http://instagr.am/p/SGqrhJhXB4/Jonathan Julian
Benjamin's Desk #GOATPhillyVim Interactive
Grey walls, white trim. #officedesign #coworking #incubators #GOATPhillyJonathan Julian
Photo by andrewhazlett * Instagramandrewhazlett
Photo by charlesmartucci * Instagramcharlesmartucci
Good Company social enterprise companies #GOATPhilly http://pic.twitter.com/FEMzf0z2Andrew Hazlett
We’re about to witness the first-ever Balto-Philly match of something called Quizzo http://bit.ly/U4DTGj #GOATPhillyAndrew Hazlett
View from Seed Philly #GOATPhilly http://instagr.am/p/SMVg6ps98r/VIM Interactive
As most of the Baltimore crew returns tonight, a big thanks to tour managers @brianjameskirk & @christopherwink #GOATPhillyAndrew Hazlett
I may have been the only geek. Everyone else was pretty cool (and way younger than me) #GOATphillyChris Tonjes
.@NewsWorksWHYY's @zackseward covers #BmoreTech's trip to check out the Philadelphia tech scene. http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local//item/47151-geeks-on-a-train-roll-into-philly/ #GOATPhillySharon Paley
Train-loads of thanks to @brianjameskirk @christopherwink & @mheadd for helping coordinate today's Geeks on a Train excursion. #GOATPhillygb.tc
Blown away by the solid opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs in #Philly.Sarah Jones
Pretty strong arguments made today by both Baltimore and Philly folk at Geeks on a Train. Where to resettle? http://bit.ly/dearmayorMarla S
My fitbit stats for yesterday's #GOATPhilly - 17k steps and almost 8 miles traveled! http://twitpic.com/bdzl7kJonathan Julian
30th Street #GOATPhillycharlesmartucci
Here's Technically Philly's coverage of the event,
Geeks on a Train: Baltimore technology crew visits University City, Center City [VIDEO]The East Coast corridor is dense, transited and its various technology communities are relevant to each other. It's something close to ou...