We decided that we would begin reporting on the Philadelphia technology community, using open source publishing tools, online. “Tech blog is a go,” I wrote to Sean, after receiving one more rejection letter for another news job. We hate being called a tech blog these days, but like many at the time, we saw blogging as a tool or platform.
We came up with dozens of names for the publication. “The Philadelphia Technology Review.” “Benjamin.” “Circuithead.” We decided on “Technically Philly.”
Our original goal wasn’t to start a company, necessarily. Instead, we were hoping to keep ourselves busy and motivated and dedicated to the craft of journalism that we so much believed in. We were hungry. A few weeks later on Feb. 9, we officially launched what would become Technical.ly.
We’re so proud of how things turned out: Ten years in, Technical.ly has a small but mighty team of about 20 full-time people headquartered in the Washington Square neighborhood of Philadelphia, and spread out remotely across four cities.
Note: The above information came from a tenth anniversary article.
In The News
- Ask Technical.ly: What do you want to know about poverty in Philadelphia?, Technical.ly Philly, January 24, 2019.
- Celebrate Technical.ly’s 10th anniversary and get yourself a sweet hoodie, Technical.ly Philly, January 22, 2019.
- Annual Event: Philly Tech Week
- National: Technical.ly
- Twitter: @TechnicallyPHL
- Video: About Technical.ly (YouTube, 4m24s)