Posted by Devin Fitzsimons, 08/25/2014 - 4:53pm

Plenty of excitement at PhillyDevCamp today as everyone gets ready for the job fair. It should be a great opportunity for us all to connect and begin the process of getting a job. I have a Rails Meetup and an Android meetup I'll be attending in the next two weeks. So I'll be learning and networking a bunch in short future.  Thanks to Zivtech and Neomind Labs for this great learning opportunity!


Posted by Hiu Suen (Allison) Law, 08/24/2014 - 4:22pm

We made it! This past week was the final week of Philly Dev Camp. We had our last lesson on Web Services & RESTful API's on Wednesday, when we all created our own custom chat bots in Slack. We then spent Thursday and Friday on our non-profit projects.

Posted by rob williams, 08/21/2014 - 4:18pm

I haven't posted anything to the blog recently, so I decided that this would be a great opportunity to mention all of the great advice that Jody (co-founder of Zivtech) gave us the other day, during her lecture. Jody's lecture went over many of the non-technical skills that one must possess to be successful in both work and in life. 

Posted by Henry Steinberg, 08/18/2014 - 10:21pm

Wow. Its hard to believe its already the fifth and final week Dev Camp. It was only a four weeks ago when we were learning how to speak to our computers through the command line and now we’re working in groups to create fully fledged web sites for real clients! Its amazing the difference a month can make.


Posted by Hiu Suen (Allison) Law, 08/10/2014 - 5:23pm

We had lots of exciting happenings this 3rd week at Philly Dev Camp!

We got introduced to AngularJS, the "Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework". AngularJS is a powerful framework for developing web applications. I've been hearing about it a lot, so I'm thrilled to finally use it and can't wait to gain more experience with it. 

Posted by Jason Oscar, 08/08/2014 - 5:20pm

We just finished the third week of PDC. It's crazy to think that we're over halfway done with the program. As high of expectations as I had for the program I don't think I really could have comprehended how much material we would cover and how much I would learn. I feel so much for confident with the material and everything we've been learning is beginning to come together to form a cohesive whole. I'm really starting to understand how the languages interact and build off of one another.

Posted by Kathleen Chen, 08/07/2014 - 11:53pm

We're midway through the program, and still the dedication of the entire PDC team and the class amazes me. Being able to see the progress each individual makes simply by choosing to commit their time to this room--surrounding themselves with capable mentors and motivated peers--only reinforces my gratitude to the team for making Philly Dev Camp happen.

Posted by Jonathan Ristaino, 08/07/2014 - 11:04am

Philly Dev CampIt’s the third week of Philly Dev camp and it’s intense, but worth all the hard work. We started off learning basic command line techniques and worked our way up to creating databases and building actual websites. The Zivtech team is really helpful and working hard to give us the skills we need to enter the Philly Tech scene. 

Posted by Aisha Davie, 08/06/2014 - 10:08pm

Today was really exciting! During Dev Camp, we met one of our few non-profit clients.  Philly Dev Camp students will be helping these clients to design a website with the help of a ZivTech lead. Today we had a representative from Philly IT Circle ( visit. From this experience, I got a glimpse into what kinds of questions to ask to really understand what the client wants. Our client seemed awesome and well-versed on the language of the tech world.

Posted by Hiu Suen (Allison) Law, 08/06/2014 - 3:30am

I have heard a lot about Open Source, but I really did not fully grasp the meaning of it until we started using GitHub and Drupal here at Philly Dev Camp.

GitHub allows anyone to share code with each other, facilitating collaboration from everyone in the community to improve technology together. Needless to say, GitHub has also become a lifesaver to us PDC students as a great tool for checking our code and syncing them to various environments.