Although the company is only a few years old, Fazio has been working on the idea for Nerd Street for nearly 16 years, he said — first as an idea with Jarvus cofounder Chris Alfano, and then a business project a few years later. In the early 2010s, Fazio a
Technologists are well represented in this year’s cohort, with several Comcast employees participating and a Keeper representing Jarvus Innovations, whose CTO and past Keeper Chris Alfano designed the app that last year’s cohort used to stay in touch.
When both measures are combined in a mobile mapping application, designed in partnership between Urban Spatial, Jarvus, and Kent Russell, residents can see for each property the utility of both preservation and development.
Fazio dropped out of Drexel after a year, but he continued to work at Jarvus, where he incubated the idea for Nerd Street. In the early 2010s, Fazio and Alfano invited friends and members of the local tech community to the Jarvus office for gaming parties
Chris Alfano thinks the demand for online learning right now is more like a scramble: Schools are figuring out how to carry out instruction and get online more aggressively since the switch to virtual learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontray first started in 2016, and was incubated at Northern Liberties dev shop Jarvus Innovations. The idea is to help restaurants handle online orders themselves, instead of relying on sites like Grubhub, where a restaurant needs to pay to appear.
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Chris Alfano, Jarvus Innovation CTO, was elected alongside four others as an At-Large member of the council, after some 700 votes were tallied. Dawn McDougall, the executive director of Code for Philly who ran for both At-Large and regional seats, was ele
“I come from a very bootstrap-oriented background,” the Jarvus Innovations CTO said. “I feel a lot of people want to put together a pitch and go get funding, and I want to get away from that mindset. I will advocate for that as much as possible.”
Across the country, schools want students to focus more on learning concrete skills than abstract concepts. This approach often goes by the name of “competency-based learning,” which emphasizes skill proficiency over grades.
...you’ll see every one of the week’s 150+ events mapped on the front page of phillytechweek.com — events in many of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and suburban communities. A big shoutout to Jarvus Innovations for making that happen.
The Urban Technology Project, which trains students as computer technicians, has seen its budget cut in recent years. But a $100 million grant competition run by the U.S. Department of Labor could change that.
The map is part of a bigger project for designer Lauren Ancona. “The greater project is going to be mapping all of the street parking in the city in terms of the information on the actual signs that are so confusing,” she said.
Second place went to the Online Budget Visualization app, which created a more easily digestible map of the School District’s budget data that was just released. Reading Pal — an app designed to track the books kids read and assess their progress — claime
A resolution introduced by Philadelphia City Council Thursday, which is expected to be passed next week, will officially name North 3rd Street, between Market Street and Girard Avenue, “N3rd Street” (pronounced “nerd”).
In recent years, the corridor from roughly Market Street in Old City through Northern Liberties has been gradually filling with tech and web-centric office buildings and shared workspaces. Many there are calling it 'N3rd Street,' a play on "North 3rd Stre
Jarvus Innovations builds software, apps, and websites for both internal products and a wide range of clients including Christie’s Auction House, Philadelphia Eagles, The Wharton School at UPenn, Philly Tech Week, TEDxPhilly 2010, and many others.
Upcoming version of Sencha Touch, the leading HTML5 mobile development platform, gives developers the option of creating cross-platform Web apps or native apps that take advantage of device APIs on Apple iOS and Android.
Jarv.us seeks solutions to clients' problems, but their particular brand of cooperative tech attempts to resolve the conflict between getting a college degree - and college debt - and keeping pace with a rapidly evolving industry.