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  • Sep. 13, 2016

    O3 World participates in Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run

    On September 11th, 9 members of the O<sub>3<sub> World team participated in the  9/11 Heroes Run. The Travis Manion Foundation is a former client of O3 World and we admire their mission.

    On September 11th, 8 members of the O3 World team participated in the  9/11 Heroes Run. The Travis Manion Foundation is a former client of O3 World and we admire their mission. They empower veterans and the families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations and furthering the Travis Manion legacy of “If not me, then who…”. We are so proud of our O3 participants–Keith Scandone, Mike Gadsby, Howie Ross, Jay Forbes, Brian Crumley, Kate Gattuso and Cole Kettler.  

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  • Aug. 31, 2016

    O3 WORLD WINS “BEST PLACES TO WORK” FOR 3RD YEAR IN A ROW!

    O<sub>3</sub> World has been named one of Philadelphia’s “Best Places to Work” for the third  year in a row by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The award honors the agency’s culture and innovation, as well as its growth and development in recent years.

    O3 World has been named one of Philadelphia’s “Best Places to Work” for the third  year in a row by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The award honors the agency’s culture and innovation, as well as its growth and development in recent years.

    The list of small, medium, large and extra large companies honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal was determined by the results of employee surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace. O3 World is proud to have one of the highest employee survey scores among Philadelphia’s small business in 2016.

    To see O3 World’s profile in the 2016 Best Places to Work 2016, visit here

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  • Aug. 01, 2016

    PHLDNC.com to be archived in the Library of Congress

    We're excited to share that the PHLDNC.com website has officially been selected by The United States Library of Congress for inclusion in the Library's web archive focusing on public policy topics.

    Last week marked the 2016 Democratic National Convention proudly hosted in Pennsylvania’s City of Brotherly Love. As O3 World’s ongoing effort to engage in our community, and in anticipation for last week’s events, we worked with the DNC to launch an improved website providing an enhanced user experience and resource for visitors to PHLDNC.com.

    We’re excited to share that the PHLDNC.com website has officially been selected by The United States Library of Congress for inclusion in the Library’s web archive focusing on public policy topics. The Library “considers (the) website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record.”

    We’re honored to have played a small role in this large piece of history, now forever enduring in our nation’s Library. 

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  • Jul. 14, 2016

    O3 WORLD LAUNCHES PREIT.COM TO MIRROR THE BRAND'S CONTINUING EVOLUTION

    O<sub>3</sub> World partnered with PREIT to launch a new corporate website, which points to the people and properties that make PREIT a leading mall REIT.

    The Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) specializes in the ownership and management of differentiated retail shopping malls designed to fit the dynamic communities they serve. To mirror its recent portfolio transformation, highlighted by strong financial fundamentals and an exciting redevelopment pipeline, the brand sought a way to provide even more tangible evidence of its evolution.  O3 World partnered with PREIT to launch a new corporate website, which points to the people and properties that make PREIT a leading mall REIT. Filled with content for business partners and the investment community, the new website is another shining example of PREIT’s bright future. The new preit.com, redesigned and rearchitected by O3 World, features a contemporary design and user-friendly navigation, responsive user experience, increased focus on the brand’s quality mall portfolio, and an improved platform for sharing key company messages, accomplishments, and other news. O3 World is proud to partner with PREIT and help the brand better establish its digital presence to forge ahead in the evolving REIT market.

    Check out the new site for yourself at PREIT.com.

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  • May 10, 2016

    Brian Crumley speaks at Elements: The Web Conference at Penn State

    O3 World Lead Front-End Developer Brian Crumley speaks at Elements: The Web Conference at Penn State 2016

    The web is suffering from a nasty condition: obesity. To the detriment of their businesses and users, many companies operate under the assumption that, because devices, browsers, and data are faster and more powerful, performance must naturally be better for users, as well. But considering Google’s emphasis on page load time in search rankings and the multiple studies that show that users won’t stick through slow page load times, is this an assumption we can afford to make? At Elements: The Web Conference at Penn State, O3 World Lead Front-End Developer Brian Crumley will explore the best practices in performance-tuning a website. He’ll cover tools, techniques, and considerations to help make sites go fast, whether they’re just kicking off, mid-development, or already launched. Register to learn more during Brian’s session, “The Need for Speed: Front-End Performance Optimization,” today!

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  • Apr. 25, 2016

    Check out O3 World at Philly Tech Week

    Join O3 World at Philly Tech Week 2016

    As you’re making your plans for Philly Tech Week, keep an eye out for O3 World! You can find our team at a wide variety of events, both as speakers and as attendees. Here’s where we’re planning to be.

    On Monday, May 2, O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn will join a panel of Philadelphia’s tech and entrepreneurship community leaders to speak with Mayor Jim Kenney about his priorities and theirs when it comes to tech issues, including an open data policy, small business support, workforce development, and more. Register to join the discussion!

    If you’re looking to build a meaningful company culture, check out “Creating Culture with Purpose (The Marshmallow Challenge)” – a conversation about how great company cultures are imagined, built, and maintained with purposeful planning. O3 World Partner and CEO Keith Scandone will join this Philly Tech Week panel at Leadnomics/Margo offices on Tuesday, May 3. Learn more about the panel, then register!

    Philly Tech Week hosts an afternoon of high-level dev talks focused on problem solving and innovative solutions on Wednesday, May 4. Register to hear from O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn at the International House of Philadelphia.

    To wrap up our #PTW16 participation, O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn will join a Philly Tech Week panel discussion, #techInColor presents “Success Hacks: Paving Your Own Way in Tech.” This popular free event, now in its third year, is tailored to underrepresented groups in the tech industry. Learn more about the event, then register to join the discussion!

    If you see us at these events or any others during Philly Tech Week, say hi!

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  • Apr. 21, 2016

    O3 throws strikes for Beat the Streets Philadelphia

    Mike Gadsby, who volunteers as a wrestling coach with the Philadelphia Police Athletic League through Beat the Streets Philadelphia, organizes a team for the first BTS bowling competition

    Next week, O3 World heads to Lucky Strike for a little friendly competition in Beat the Streets (BTS) Philadelphia’s 1st Annual Bowling Competition. Four of our own – Partner and CEO Keith Scandone, Partner and CXO Mike Gadsby, Development Director Howie Ross, Lead UI/UX Designer Connor Hasson, and Project Manager Ashley Cecere – will compete for the top scores, while supporting the organization’s mission to establish youth wrestling programs, provide resources to support athletic programs, and offer an academic tutoring program across local schools and community programs. Through BTS, Mike Gadsby, who was a nationally-ranked wrestler in both high school and college, volunteers as a wrestling coach with the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia (Philly PAL), which helps to keep kids safe by providing a place for them to go after school where they can participate in supervised athletic, academic, and cultural activities. O3 World is proud to support BTS and its bowling event. To learn more or sign up, visit btsphilly.org.

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  • Apr. 13, 2016

    Keith Scandone speaks on company culture at Philly Tech Week

    Join Keith Scandone for Creating Culture with Purpose at Philly Tech Week on May 3.

    In the tech world, attempts at explaining company culture read too much like a Skymall catalog. Nap pods! Foosball! Hoverboards! But perks don’t build culture; people do. Great company cultures are imagined, built, and maintained with purposeful planning that starts with company leadership and is nurtured by everyone on the team. Fortunately, the entire team at O3 World is committed to creating an inclusive, positive company culture, led by our biggest cultural advocate, Partner and CEO Keith Scandone. His efforts to consistently craft and curate the O3 World culture have led the agency to be recognized as one of Entrepreneur’s “Top Company Cultures” and “Best Entrepreneurial Companies” in 2015, as well as one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” in 2014 and 2015. On May 3, he’ll participate in Leadnomics and Margo’s Philly Tech Week panel, “Creating Culture with Purpose,” to discuss how to build a great company culture. Register today!

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  • Apr. 12, 2016

    Agency Field Day returns this summer

    Agency Field Day returns this summer!

    It’s back! Agency Field Day – an afternoon of fun and healthy competition for Philadelphia’s digital agencies – will return to Fairmount Park for its third year this summer. Last year, teams from O3 World, Bluecadet, Inverse Paradox, Seer Interactive, and Tonic Design Co. faced off in events, including an obstacle relay, dodgeball, and flip cup. This year, we’re looking to take it up a notch! To learn more about Agency Field Day, check out the #PHLAgencyFieldDay hashtag on Instagram and Twitter. If you want to get your agency involved, contact us using the button below!

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  • Apr. 08, 2016

    O3 World’s Mike Gadsby and Justin Handler tag-team presentation at LaSalle University

    Tonight, catch O3 World's Mike Gadsby and Justin Handler speaking to students at LaSalle University.

    Tonight, O3 World CXO Mike Gadsby and Account Strategist Justin Handler head to LaSalle University to speak to students in the marketing and digital arts departments. Both Mike and Justin bring unique perspectives on working in digital agencies.

    After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and getting his feet wet in the branding world, Mike Gadsby elected to take their reins himself and become self-employed at 24. In 2005, he took an even bigger leap, when he co-founded O3 World. Now, after more than 10 years in business, Mike is a business owner, an employer, a mentor, and an innovator. He’ll talk about that and offer insights into what he looks for in employees.

    Justin Handler, on the other hand, has a different experience. After beginning his career in project management at an agency just outside New York City, this LaSalle grad joined O3 World in 2010 and is now the company’s longest-tenured employee. Over the next five years, he rose through the ranks to become lead project manager. Now,  as account strategist, he’ll take the project management skills he’s honed, the client relationships he’s built, and his thoughtful, strategic mindset to a new level. He’ll share his experience in finding a job after college, building a successful career, and more with the Explorers today.

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  • Apr. 07, 2016

    Philadelphia community leaders collaborate on ForgeConf.com

    Forge Conference returns September 26, 2016

    The second annual Forge Conference was a huge success in 2015. In case you need a refresher on what “huge success” meant to us, as conference organizers, here are a few bullet points:

    Needless to say, we were thrilled to see the response to the event and determined to make the conference bigger and better in 2016. To do that, we turned to Philadelphia’s creative community in search of new partners for our one-day digital innovation conference. We assembled an incredibly talented group of people who shared our passion for bringing the industry’s top talent to Philadelphia. Now, we’re proud to share the fruits of our labor.

    Tony Nguyen, a top-notch digital art director at Free People and head dreamer at PHLDesign.co, graciously donated his time and skill to design the new ForgeConf.com. Once the design was in place, our friends at Inverse Paradox took over, generously offering their talents to develop the site. We are so grateful for their contributions to this effort and excited to see all of you at Forge Conference on September 26!

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  • Apr. 05, 2016

    O3 World named an Official Honoree for two Webby Awards

    We’re thrilled to announce that our work has been recognized in two categories in the 20th Annual Webby Awards. The first of these honors – that for Best Professional Services Website – highlights o3world.com. The site, designed by O3 World staff, is a true reflection of the agency, bringing people and culture, as well as products and services, to the forefront. In addition to that honor, O3 World was recognized a second time as a Best Events Website Official Honoree for our work on forgeconf.com. The site for the one-day event for digital innovators felt like the 2015 conference itself: a place for makers. The origami-like SVG shapes are pieced together to guide content through negative spaces in the responsive one-page site.

    “Honorees like O3 World are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,000 entries we received this year.”

    Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. We at O3 World are proud to be named Official Honorees for these prestigious awards!

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  • Apr. 04, 2016

    Courtney Wilburn speaks on TechInColor panel at Philly Tech Week

    Courtney Wilburn speaks on TechInColor panel at Philly Tech Week

    On May 5, O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn joins a Philly Tech Week panel discussion, #TechInColor presents “Success Hacks: Paving Your Own Way in Tech,” on what it means to be successful in the tech world. The popular free event, now in its third year, is tailored to underrepresented groups in the tech industry: African Americans and technologists of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and more diverse groups. Join Courtney and other #TechInColor speakers – Whose Your Landlord COO and Co-founder Felix Addison, serial entrepreneur Tiffanie Stanard, and diverse technologists from Hopeworks ‘N Camden – as they share their stories at First Round Capital. Register today on Meetup.com!

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  • Apr. 01, 2016

    O3 Labs Uses Connected Tech to Make Meetings More Efficient

    Roombot helps keep meetings more productive, efficient, and on-time!

    When employees started to notice that meetings were exceeding their allotted time slots and creating a log jam for subsequent meetings, we turned to O3 Labs to come up with a solution. There are, of course, a ton of creative ways to let someone know that it’s time to wrap up a meeting, but we decided to find a way to let the room do the work for us. We created Roombot – a connected native Mac OS X app that connects with the company’s Google Calendar API and Hue Bulb API, which controls the room’s lighting. Upon detecting back-to-back meetings, Roombot dims the room’s Hue light bulbs and announces that the next meeting should be starting in the next few minutes. Roombot makes meetings more productive, efficient and on-time by creating more urgency and more structure to the team’s calendars. And instead of having a line of people waiting outside a conference room, we’ve got a fun way to remind people to wrap up their meeting and get ready for the next group of people to occupy the space. Check out the video (or the articles on Technical.ly Philly and Geekadelphia) to see how it works!

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  • Mar. 28, 2016

    Check out O3 World and other Fishtown businesses in the Philadelphia Inquirer

    Mike Gadsby speaks with the Philadelphia Inquirer about our success in Fishtown

    Fishtown is booming. Whether it’s in the real estate market, the restaurants and bars, or the opportunities for small businesses, there’s been tremendous growth in our neighborhood and we’re thrilled to be part of it. That’s why, when the Philadelphia Inquirer reached out to hear about the impact our neighborhood’s had on businesses (and vice versa), we couldn’t wait to chat with them. Mike Gadsby, O3 World’s partner and CXO, points out that businesses and individuals have been investing heavily in Fishtown. The community is collaborative, supportive, and constantly expanding, so we’re looking forward to seeing what’s next. Check out the article, “Fishtown, where small businesses bloom,” on philly.com!

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  • Mar. 17, 2016

    O3 World Upgrades PHLDNC.com, the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee Site for the Democratic National Convention

    O3 World upgrades the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee site

    Last week, the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee launched a blog and online press room leading up to the Democratic National Convention, which will be hosted in the City of Brotherly Love from July 25-28, 2016. These additional site components provide an enhanced user experience for visitors to PHLDNC.com, enabling them to learn about Philadelphia from individuals who work, live, and study here, as well as acting as a one-stop resource for Host Committee news. The blog and press room were developed by O3 World after the first phase of visual design and user interface upgrades to the Host Committee’s site earlier this year.

    The online press room will house the Host Committee’s downloadable press releases and news clips, links to Visit Philadelphia’s press room photo page, and links to the Host Committee’s primary social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. The blog will serve as a source of information about different sectors of the city, providing readers with a taste of Philadelphia. It will be comprised of posts written by Host Committee staff and more than 20 local knowledgeable contributors who truly understand Philadelphia’s vibrant culture. The posts will depict various aspects of the Philadelphia experience for an audience of delegates, members of the media, residents and visitors.

    These are the latest upgrades the Host Committee and O3 World have made to the website as the Host Committee prepares to welcome, inform, and make announcements to local residents, businesses, Convention guests, and members of the press leading up to the Democratic National Convention.

    “The Host Committee’s website is a resource of information and fun things to do in Philadelphia for both the 50,000 visitors coming here for the DNC as well as residents who will experience the excitement around town during Convention week,” said Kevin Washo, Executive Director of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee. “The additional enhancements to our website will help us better communicate with the public and provide a taste of the Philadelphia experience, and we continue to be grateful to local O3 World for its support and services throughout the redesign process.”

    “At O3 World, we strongly believe in collaborating for the greater good of the community and the city. Lending a hand with PHLDNC.com was a perfect opportunity to do that,” said Keith Scandone, Partner and CEO of O3 World. “We’re proud to be part of Philadelphia as the city hosts the DNC in 2016 and excited to play a small role in its success.”

    Check out the latest site upgrades at PHLDNC.com.

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  • Mar. 15, 2016

    Wipe Away the Frost as O3 World Helps La Colombe Debut the Draft Latte

    Wipe away the frost!

    After our partnership in redesigning La Colombe’s e-commerce experience, the brand turned to O3 World to create a unique digital experience to announce that the innovative Draft Latte is now available in a convenient can. Using Canvas, our team built a landing page that allows users to dynamically reveal the new cans with simple moves of a mouse. The effect charmed users, who purchased more than 10,000 cans on launch day! Wipe away the frost and explore the future of coffee with Draft Latte.

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  • Mar. 11, 2016

    O3 World Co-Organizes Baseball Hack Day Philadelphia

    The fourth annual Baseball Hack Day is a fun, friendly one-day hacking competition for baseball fans. This year, O3 World CXO Mike Gadsby and Developer Courtney Wilburn are teaming up with Thoughtbot Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler to organize Philadelphia area baseball minds to create amazing baseball-oriented projects. Sound like a home run to you? Register to join the fun at Philadelphia’s Baseball Hack Day on March 19 at Huntsman Hall at the University of Pennsylvania!

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  • Mar. 09, 2016

    Hear Keith Scandone on The Creative Agency Podcast

    Keith Scandone

    After a decade in business, O3 World has a proven track record and an award-winning culture. That’s partly because our CEO, Keith Scandone, puts a high value on community and continuous improvement. In his interview with The Creative Agency – a podcast dedicated to exploring the competitive and ever-changing agency world, innovation and entrepreneurship – Keith talks about what it’s like to run an agency with a “heads up” culture and an 18-month business plan. Stream the podcast online or listen on iTunes today!

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  • Mar. 07, 2016

    O3 World Marketing Strategist Speaks at Temple University This Month

    Erica Nardello

    This month, O3 World Marketing Strategist Erica Nardello will speak to Temple University’s advertising account management class. The course teaches the management of the agency-client relationship, involving account executives and brand managers. As she speaks to the class, Erica will discuss career progression, the ways departments collaborate with account managers to achieve client goals, and how account management skills can be applied to all roles within an agency. She’ll also cover her transition from corporate communications to leading an agency’s social media practice to launching a new social media capability at O3 World.

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  • Mar. 04, 2016

    e-Commerce Builds Business for Lug-All

    Check out the new Lug-All.com

    For the past seven years, O3 World has partnered with leading overhead crane manufacturer Spanco and its hoist manufacturing arm, Lug-All, to create high-performance websites that match their high-performance products. In 2016, Lug-All turned to O3 World to redesign its site and introduce a new e-commerce offering to sell hoists online at lug-all.com for the first time. This responsive, user-friendly site was built using the flexible, open source commerce platform Magento Community Edition.

    At the crux of the decision to add an e-commerce component to the site was the need to help customers find the parts they need, so the team built in a custom search functionality to address that issue and provide a better user experience. Since the site launched in late January, the site has quickly become an important tool to connect more people with Lug-All. O3 World is proud to partner with Lug-All and help build its business.

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  • Feb. 29, 2016

    Join O3 World CXO Mike Gadsby at NexGen Conference on April 1

    Mike Gadsby will participate in a panel discussion about creative careers in the digital space, talk about his own career, and provide guidance for young people interested in pursuing a creative path.

    On April 1, O3 World Partner and CXO Mike Gadsby heads to Pennsylvania’s capital to speak at NexGen, one of the largest youth arts conferences in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region. The NexGen Youth Arts Conference, presented by Barak, Inc., draws attendees from across the state and features multiple labs and workshops on fine and performing arts, multimedia technology, and other arts-based careers paths led by some of the most dynamic professionals in their respective fields. It provides an educational form for students with interests in traditional and non-traditional arts-based careers, as well as access to information, skills, and pathways beyond what is available in many traditional, urban, suburban, and rural educational environments. There, Mike will participate in a panel discussion about creative careers in the digital space, talk about his own career, and provide guidance for young people interested in pursuing a creative path. To learn more about the conference, please visit nexgenartsfestival.org.

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  • Feb. 25, 2016

    Ashley Cecere Joins O3 World as Project Manager

    Ashley Cecere

    O3 World is pleased to announce that Ashley Cecere has joined our team as our newest project manager! After spending her last few years managing e-commerce and digital projects for luxury, fashion, and lifestyle brands in New York, Ashley’s putting her talents to work  on our clients’ digital products and properties. When she’s not in the office, she’s building up her front-end development skills and hanging out with her cat, Michael.

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  • Feb. 22, 2016

    Cole Kettler Joins O3 World as Developer

    Cole Kettler

    Our development team recently expanded with the hire of Cole Kettler! This North Carolina native has been programming since he was a kid building websites about dragons. Now, there are fewer mythical creatures and more amazing features in the digital products and sites he creates as a developer at O3 World. We’re excited to have him on our team and in the City of Brotherly Love.

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  • Feb. 19, 2016

    O3 World Partners with the Democratic National Convention Host Committee to Show off the Best of Philadelphia

    O3 World upgraded the DNC Host Committee website, phldnc.com

    As Philadelphia prepares to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the Host Committee turned to O3 World to upgrade its existing website, www.PHLDNC.com. The first phase launched today, offering a more navigable, easy-to-use experience as they search for information related to the Convention, which comes to the City of Brotherly Love July 25-28, 2016.

    The first phase of the PHLDNC.com refresh features a number of updates to the site’s visual design and user interface, including a new mobile menu to make the site fully navigable across devices. The O3 World team also turned the Host Committee’s Vendor Directory, which provides information about vendors and suppliers available for contract into a live searchable database available on-site for anyone seeking vendors for their own Convention-related needs. The Vendor Directory aggregates information by business name or specialty and category, and enables hyper-specific searches by providing an option to filter by specific business certification. Lastly, the site’s new CMS will improve the ease and speed with which the Host Committee provides updates and news as the Convention nears.

    These are the first in a series of upgrades the Host Committee and O3 World will make to the website as the Host Committee prepares to welcome, inform, and make announcements to local residents, businesses, Convention guests, and members of the press leading up to the Democratic National Convention.

    “We’re proud to partner with the Host Committee and donate our services for such an important initiative.” said Keith Scandone, partner and CEO of O3 World. “As the DNC shines a spotlight on Philadelphia, it’s an honor to make a positive contribution to an event that showcases city’s growth and significance.”

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  • Feb. 05, 2016

    Catch O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit

    Courtney Wilburn

    More than 1,500 LGBTQ women and allies across all areas of technology will come together in San Francisco for the Lesbians Who Tech Summit this month. This is the only event focused on increasing visibility and tech participation in two historically underrepresented communities: the women’s and queer communities. In the summer of 2015, O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn was named one of the White House’s LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Fellows – a prestigious group of innovative, talented, and influential technologists, designers, product specialists, and community leaders assembled to help solve some of America’s toughest challenges.

    After months of hard work and collaboration, Courtney will present her team’s project, GreenBook App, to the Lesbians Who Tech community via Google Hangout. As lead developer on a project focused on police and law enforcement data, Courtney will explain how their solutions can give communities the opportunity to visualize local law enforcement data and provide people with the opportunity to provide feedback about their interactions with law enforcement. If you can’t attend the summit, follow along with the conversation on February 26 using the hashtag #LWTSummit on Twitter.

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  • Feb. 03, 2016

    Hear From O3 World CXO Mike Gadsby at World IA Day Philadelphia

    Mike Gadsby

    Whether we’re using the latest mobile app, watching the local news, or navigating our way through the grocery store, information is all around us. Because of the ubiquitous nature of information, information architecture (IA) is no longer practiced solely by specialists, but by people holding all sorts of titles, coming from all walks of life. World IA Day focuses on telling stories of information being architected by everyone from teachers to business owners, technologists to artists, designers to product managers.

    On February 20, O3 World CXO Mike Gadsby will present “IA is a Team Sport: A UXer’s Journey to Realization,” a discussion of how to ensure that IA and overall experience is the responsibility of the entire agency team – including the clients. Register to join Mike and other industry experts as we celebrate and learn more about the world of information architecture today!

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  • Jan. 28, 2016

    Whitney Sheaffer Joins O3 World as Project Manager

    Whitney Sheaffer

    We are pleased to announce that Whitney Sheaffer has joined O3 World as Project Manager! In this role, she’ll be responsible for keeping client projects on task and on time. Whitney began her career in traditional advertising, working with clients, including Sunoco and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, but as the industry shifted its focus to digital, so did she. Now, armed with nearly a decade of experience, Whitney’s brought her knowledge and expertise to O3 World, and we are thrilled to have her on our team.

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  • Jan. 13, 2016

    O3 World Hosts Philadelphia CTO School on January 19

    Howie Ross, co-organizer of CTO School Philadelphia, brings the group to O3 World on January 19

    O3 World hosts the next meeting of the CTO School – Philadelphia on January 19. This group, co-organized by O3 World Development Director Howie Ross, is part of an international network of CTO schools, clubs, and summits designed to create communities to share proven best practices in engineering leadership with those who manage developers and technology professionals. This month, the group discusses defining the role of CTO. As the new year kicks off, many of us are looking to set goals for 2016. Defining the role we have (or aspire to) is a crucial first step to accomplishing big things in the year ahead. In this meeting, the group will collaborate to define the role and set the tone for the group in 2016. If you’re a CTO or technology leader in Philadelphia, RSVP to attend Philadelphia CTO School’s next meeting here.

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  • Dec. 15, 2015

    O3 Lead Front End Developer to Lead PhillyCHI in 2016

    O3 World Lead Front End Developer Brian Crumley will serve as Chair of PhillyCHI and lead the group’s activities in 2016.

    PhillyCHI – the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in human-computer interaction, user experience, usability, and other related disciplines – has announced its 2016 board. After being part of the group for 5 years and treasurer in 2015, O3 World Lead Front End Developer Brian Crumley will serve as Chair and lead the group’s activities for the year. He’ll be supported on the board by Vice Chair Upma Singh, Treasurer Stephanie Lin, and Secretary Lauren Oxenfeld.

    Brian brings his passion for creating high-performance, responsive web experiences that strike a balance between business goals and user needs to his role at O3 World and will do the same as the leader of PhillyCHI. A regular face around Philly’s creative circles, Brian also champions community engagement as an organizer of BarCamp Philly, Content Camp Philly, and Forge Conference. O3 World is proud to sponsor PhillyCHI and thrilled to support Brian as he leads the group into the future.

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  • Dec. 03, 2015

    Check Out the O3 World Office in the Philly Egotist’s Latest “Studio Visit”

    Check out the Philadelphia Egotist's

    Last month, the Philadelphia Egotist stopped by for a tour of the O3 World space. The office, located along Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, was designed and constructed by O3 World CEO Keith Scandone in collaboration with landlord and developer Roland Cassis and interior designer Mary DeVito. It’s a beautiful creative space with the standing desks, colorful artwork, and pool table that many have come to expect from an agency, but with a few surprises from O3 Labs.

    Check out the stunning photos (taken by Mark Likosky) and Q&A with Keith Scandone in this Studio Visit!

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  • Dec. 01, 2015

    O3 World Development Director Howie Ross Speaks at the Philly New York Code + Design Academy Tonight

    O3 World Development Director Howie Ross chats with New York Code + Design Academy students about career paths for developers on December 1, 2015.

    As students complete the Web Development Intensive program on the Philadelphia campus of the New York Code + Design Academy, they’ll come together with employers throughout the area to learn more about career opportunities. O3 World Development Director Howie Ross will be on site tonight at the Employer Meet + Greet to discuss his career path and role at O3 World, the agency experience, and alternate paths for developers. Join Howie and NYCDA students at the HUB City View from 6-8 PM. Register to attend here.

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  • Nov. 30, 2015

    O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn to Join the White House's Upcoming Twitter Chat

    O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn joins her fellow White House LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Fellows in the #whlgbtqtech Twitter chat on December 3.

    This summer, O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn was selected for the White House’s LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Fellowship. This prestigious group – made up of innovative, talented, and influential technologists, designers, product specialists, and community leaders – was assembled in Washington, DC in August and divided into groups to help solve some of America’s toughest challenges. Now, after months of hard work and collaboration, the Fellows will present their projects to the world during the White House’s upcoming #whlgbtqtech Twitter chat on December 3, beginning at 2 PM EST. This chat will be hosted by Megan Smith, United States Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

    As lead developer on a project focused on police and law enforcement data, Courtney will explain how their solutions can give communities the opportunity to visualize local law enforcement data and provide people with the opportunity to provide feedback about their interactions with law enforcement. Follow the larger conversation using the #whlgbtqtech hashtag on Twitter and keep an eye out for tweets from @greenbookapp, the Twitter handle for Courtney’s group’s project.

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  • Nov. 23, 2015

    #O3TakesDC: Heading to our Nation’s Capital to Celebrate 10 Years

    To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, O3 World set off for Washington, DC for a full day of fun!

    This year, O3 World celebrates its 10-year anniversary. In the decade since O3 World launched, the agency has taken inspiration from the constantly changing business world and transformed itself into what it is now – a digital product design and development agency.

    To celebrate our successes so far, O3 World employees set off for Washington, DC – where we’ve recently expanded – for a full day of fun. For a recap, check out the #O3TakesDC hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s to 10 more great years!

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  • Nov. 17, 2015

    After 10 years in business, Keith Scandone discusses what’s next for O3 World in the Philadelphia Daily News

    O3 World CEO Keith Scandone sat down with the Philadelphia Daily News to discuss our past, present, and future.

    Since launching as a brand communications firm in 2005, a lot has changed, but O3 World’s leadership team has made evolution part of our business model. Now, as a digital product design and development agency, we’re celebrating our 10-year anniversary and forging ahead into the future.

    This fall, CEO Keith Scandone sat down with the Philadelphia Daily News to discuss how far we’ve come after a decade in the business, what makes us successful, and what’s coming next. Check out the article online or in the November 16 issue of the paper.

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  • Nov. 10, 2015

    Join O3 World Development Director Howie Ross at the Philly New Technology Meetup

    O3 World's Howie Ross presents at the Philly New Technology Meetup

    The Philly New Technology Meetup unites the innovation community – technologists, entrepreneurs, academics, investors, service providers, and thought leaders – each month to share and learn. This month, the meetup takes a local slant, featuring technology and development companies born and grown in Philadelphia. O3 World Development Director Howie Ross will present an overview of the first project from the O3 Labs initiative – theme music.

    With this project, the O3 World team set out to make the first few minutes in the office a little more pleasant using custom-built iOS and Android apps, iBeacons, and a Raspberry Pi. Now, whenever one of us walks into the office, we’re greeted by a song we’ve personally selected to help us get pumped to start the day. You can get an overview of how the app works in this video before attending the Philly New Technology Meetup at the Quorum at the University City Science Center on November 18. Register here today!

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  • Nov. 05, 2015

    O3 World CXO Mike Gadsby Talks Innovation at World Usability Day 2015

    O3 World's Mike Gadsby presents at World Usability Day 2015

    On November 12, O3 World Partner and CXO Mike Gadsby presents “Measuring Innovation: Setting Up Insight Systems for Labs Programs” at World Usability Day 2015. The event, hosted by Bresslergroup and PhillyCHI, will focus on the theme of innovation, which ties in perfectly with the focus of the O3 Labs initiative.

    In 2014, Mike Gadsby green-lit the first Labs project at O3 World with the goal of creating a series of experiments that allow us to gain valuable experience with emerging technologies that we could then add to our arsenal of client services. By that criteria, our first few projects were highly successful. We learned new things, people thought it was cool, now we can bring that experience into the solutions we develop. And then it dawned on us: it’s cool to play with all this new tech, but that’s really only half the battle.

    • What did we really learn about the experiences we created?
    • Where are the friction points?
    • What are the real world applications of these experiments?

    In recent weeks, we’ve created a feedback loop in all our experiments whereby we’ll be evaluating the experience through data and qualitative research. In this lightning talk for PhillyCHI, we’ll examine a series of studies we’ve begun through our O3 Theme Music project.

    Register to attend the 2015 World Usability Day event at Bresslergroup today!

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  • Nov. 04, 2015

    O3 World Has One of the Country's Top Company Cultures

    O3 World has one of the country's Top Company Cultures

    After being named one of Philadelphia’s “Best Places to Work” and one of Entrepreneur’s “Best Entrepreneurial Companies” this fall, O3 World can add another feather to its cap: a place on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list for small enterprises. This honor recognizes the agency’s exceptional culture, which drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations, and directly impacts company success.

    In O3 World’s 10-year history, the agency has thoughtfully and deliberately transformed with the business world, but this evolution doesn’t stop at the boilerplate; it extends beyond the brand itself and into the agency’s culture. In order to nurture an empowered and ever-changing culture, O3 World focuses on transparency in an effort to provide opportunities to get to know the agency and to develop individual skills. New projects and new opportunities are driven by employees, including an annual event for digital innovators (Forge Conference) and a Labs initiative focused on innovation through experimentation with new technologies. And to encourage cross-agency collaboration in the industry, O3 World sets aside one business day each year for Agency Field Day – a day of fun, socializing, and healthy competition outside the office with other digital agencies in Philadelphia.

    O3 World has made culture a high priority for its leaders and employees,  so we are proud to have a place on this prestigious list of Top Company Cultures. This comprehensive ranking of 75 US-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures was created in partnership with culture management software and service provider Culture IQ®. Organizational cultures were evaluated using Culture IQ’s methodology for measuring high-performance cultures – employee surveys to assess a company’s strength across 10 core qualities of culture, including performance focus, support, innovation, among others. To learn more about our ranking and see the full list, visit www.entrepreneur.com/TopCultures.

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  • Oct. 27, 2015

    Join O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn at NationJS

    O3 World makes the Entrepreneur360 Performance Index

    As a developer at O3 World, Courtney Wilburn enjoys developing agile workflows and finding unusual and efficient ways to solve problems. On November 13, she’ll combine these two passions (as well as her love for Prince) when she joins the world’s best JavaScript developers at NationJS. There, she’ll present “Let’s Go Crazy: What Prince Taught Me About Agile Web Development.”

    Many musicians have unique ways of working, but Prince’s studio methods have shaped the way Courtney approaches Agile development and the creation of development workflows. As any Prince fan knows, his musical catalog is deep, but it may be surprising to learn that it can serve as a source of inspiration for a developer or audiophile at any level. Throughout her talk, NationJS attendees can expect plenty of references to Prince’s albums and records, as well as the things she’s learned from these recordings as a developer. To learn more about this presentation and to purchase your tickets, head to www.nationjs.com.

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  • Oct. 22, 2015

    Entrepreneur Names O3 World One of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies

    O3 World makes the Entrepreneur360 Performance Index

    Building on our recent “Best Places to Work” success, we are thrilled to announce that O3 World has been named one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies” by Entrepreneur Magazine’s inaugural Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index. This study, forged by Entrepreneur, set out to identify companies that exemplify growth, not just in top and bottom lines, but in sustainability and ability to achieve lasting success. O3 World was recognized as one of 15 Classics, companies that rely on input from clients and employees to continue to grow and succeed, according to Entrepreneur.

    This is high praise for our agency. While beautiful design and seamless development are two of O3 World’s areas of expertise, we also pride ourselves on our ability to treat our employees and our clients as true partners. Internally, we’ve achieved this by creating and nurturing an empowered agency culture marked by an entrepreneurial spirit. Externally, this same energy has helped us design and develop innovative, revenue-generating digital solutions to our clients’ most pressing business problems.

    “Those honored [in the E360 Index] have identified a problem, come up with a unique solution, and bravely built their enterprises around it,” says Ryan Shea, president of Entrepreneur Media. “They’ve accomplished new ways of producing sustainable growth and are an inspiration to others who want to fulfill their own entrepreneurial goals.”

    O3 World is proud to be part of this prestigious inaugural list.

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  • Oct. 15, 2015

    O3 World Named One of Philadelphia's Best Places to Work for the Second Year in a Row

    Best Places to Work

    O3 World has been named one of Philadelphia’s “Best Places to Work” for the second year in a row by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The award honors the agency’s culture and innovation, as well as its growth and development in recent years.

    The list of small, medium, large and extra large companies honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal was determined by the results of employee surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace. O3 World is proud to have one of the highest employee survey scores among Philadelphia’s small business in 2015.

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  • Oct. 12, 2015

    Digital Innovators United in Philadelphia for Forge Conference on October 9

    Forge Conference

    Home to America’s original makers, Philadelphia has tons of great people, meetups, and groups, but Forge Conference is the flagship event for those making an impact in the digital space. In 2015, the one-day event, organized by digital product design and development agency O3 World, featured a diverse collection of innovators testing the limits of the digital space. Big Spaceship Founder and CEO Michael Lebowitz and Buzzfeed VP of Design Cap Watkins provided book-ended keynotes, and in between attendees were inspired to take a step into the future of digital by leading experts from Uber, The New York Times, Viget, Red Paper Heart, Etsy, Huge, Airbnb, and Digitas Health.

    In addition, Forge Conference also asked, Do Innovation Labs Live Up to the Hype? To determine the cost of product incubator initiatives, the benefits of innovation, and how to make labs work for your own company, this panel – moderated by Comcast – featured industry experts who have created labs in their own organizations, including:

    • O3 World’s Mike Gadsby
    • Allen & Gerritsen’s George Ward
    • Vox Media’s Yuri Victor
    • Capital One Labs’ Matthew Bryan

    There was an intimacy to the event and to the talks, which were focused on sharing stories and lessons learned from some of the most talented and passionate people in the industry.

    Attendees brought their curiosity, along with their appetites for good food and a good time, because Forge Conference was much more than just a conference. Check out the highlights from the event on Instagram and Twitter using the #ForgeConf hashtag.

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  • Oct. 06, 2015

    O3 World Redesigns La Colombe's e-Commerce Experience

    O3 World redesigns La Colombe's e-commerce experience

    “America Deserves Better Coffee.” That’s the motto that has propelled La Colombe from a small European-style cafe to one of the world’s premier coffee roasters. A lot has changed since the company opened its first cafe in 1994, but La Colombe has found a way to marry ancient and modern coffee traditions from around the world. When the brand turned to O3 World to consolidate its web presence into a beautiful, responsive interface, we jumped at the opportunity to reflect the care that goes into each cup of coffee and into the overall digital brand experience.

    In redesigning and developing the La Colombe site, the O3 World team pushed the limits of Shopify, the leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform, providing them with unique content solutions. As we continue our relationship with La Colombe, we look forward to bringing more innovative digital solutions to the product and check-out experience , as well as helping to tackle the brand’s biggest business challenges.

    Check out the new site at www.lacolombe.com.

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  • Sep. 30, 2015

    Meet O3 World Developer and Lesbians Who Tech Co-Organizer Courtney Wilburn at Start.Stay.Grow. Summit

    Meet Courtney Wilburn at Start.Stay.Grow.

    Whether you’re a college startup founder, a would-be entrepreneur, or just a curious Philadelphian looking to get more involved in the city’s technology scene, there’s something for you at the Start.Stay.Grow. Summit on October 21. This program – a collaboration between Philly Startup Leaders and Technical.ly Philly – will help bring students into the fold of Philly’s entrepreneurial and technology communities, helping them create valuable relationships, incubate business ideas, and grow a regional footprint. At the event, attendees will hear from more than 20 local group and meetup coordinators, who will talk about their organizations and how to get involved. O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn will be on-hand to talk about the Philadelphia chapter of Lesbians Who Tech, which she co-organizes, and to connect with the technology and startup communities in our city.

    Want to learn more? Register to attend Start.Stay.Grow. for free!

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  • Sep. 23, 2015

    Prism Engineering, Inc. Turns to O3 World for Site Redesign

    Prism Engineering site redesign

    As the mid-Atlantic region’s predominant source for CAD/CAM solutions, expert technical support, and award-winning training services, Prism Engineering needed a site that could consistently match its technical expertise. The organization traditionally relied on phone-based registrations for its SolidWorks 3D CAD sofware and Mastercam CAM software trainings, but O3 World redesigned www.prismeng.com to incorporate DrupalCommerce, Salesforce, and Pardot into a completely revamped digital exploration and registration experience.

    Now, customers can browse through training courses – filtered by location, category, and date – and register seamlessly. Using these new digital registration and lead generation processes, Prism Engineering will continue to expand its footprint as the region’s most trusted and preferred source for CAD, CAM, and 3D printing solutions. Since launching this redesigned site earlier this month, we’ve already seen an uptick in site statistics and in feedback, making O3 World even more excited to add more to the site in the coming months.

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  • Sep. 16, 2015

    O3 World Combines Innovation and Nostalgia in the White House Historical Association’s 2015 Lookbook

    White House Historical Association 2015 Lookbook

    For more than 50 years the White House Historical Association has helped to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion. Part of this mission is rooted in the Official White House Christmas Ornament, a unique collectible that has become part of the holiday tradition of millions of American families. In 2015, the White House Historical Association has expanded its offerings to include a wider variety of holiday gifts, such as cookie cutters, snow globes, recipe books, and more.

    To continue our partnership with this non-profit educational organization and drive interest and sales leading into the holiday season, O3 World created and launched the White House Historical Association’s 2015 lookbook – an online experience that combines digital innovation with classic American storytelling. The single-page site features historical presidential photos never before seen by the public, along with unique CSS coding and Magento integration to allow families to purchase their holiday collectibles directly from the lookbook. This microsite experience serves as part of a campaign to connect the White House with even more American families and O3 World is proud to help support the organization’s acquisition, preservation, research, and educational efforts with a new revenue-generating product and solution.

    Check out the lookbook for yourself at http://shop.whitehousehistory.org/lookbook.

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  • Sep. 08, 2015

    Forge Conference Is Just One Month Away

    Forge Conference

    Forge Conference, the flagship event for digital innovation, returns to Philadelphia on October 9, 2015. The one-day event, organized by digital product design and development agency O3 World, features talks from leading designers, developers, and product engineers.

    In 2015, speakers include a diverse collection of innovators who test the limits of the digital space, including Big Spaceship Founder and CEO Michael Lebowitz and Buzzfeed VP of Design Cap Watkins, who will provide book-ended keynotes. In between, attendees will get inspiration and a push into the future of digital from leading experts, including:

    • King Britt, music producer
    • Dan Tello, senior front end developer at Viget
    • Amritha Prasad, UX designer at Uber
    • Zander Brimijoin, creative director and co-founder at Red Paper Heart
    • Nickey Skarstad, group product manager at Etsy
    • Renda Morton, product design director at New York Times
    • Judd Antin, social psychologist and head of insights at Airbnb
    • Natalie Be’er, senior interaction designer at Huge

    After the conference wraps up, attendees and speakers are invited to Zavino University City for drinks, light fare, and networking at the after party. To register, visit www.forgeconf.com.

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  • Aug. 26, 2015

    Christina Ramos Joins O3 World as UI/UX Designer

    Christina Ramos

    We are pleased to announce that Christina Ramos has joined O3 World as UI/UX designer. In this role, she channels her passion for her craft into everything from wireframes and workflows to pixel-perfect mockups. Christina joins us from Lutron Electronics, where she was lead UI designer, partnering with electrical engineers and industrial designers to tackle the intricate challenges of software product design. Prior to that, she worked on user experience and branding for clients, such as Smucker’s Jellies, Pillsbury Baking, Silicon Valley Bank, and more. To learn more about Christina and her experience, start a conversation with her on Twitter.

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  • Aug. 14, 2015

    Courtney Wilburn Recaps Experience at White House LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit

    Courtney Wilburn

    This post was written by O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn, who was named a White House LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Fellow.

    In early July, I was selected for the White House LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Fellowship. This prestigious group – made up of innovative, talented, and influential technologists, designers, product specialists, and community leaders – was assembled to help solve some of America’s toughest challenges.

    Earlier this week, I headed down to Washington, DC for the White House LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Summit. The night before the summit, I joined some of the other fellows for a party, hosted by Lesbians Who Tech, on the roof of the Embassy Row Hotel. The weather cooperated and the club soda (which I drink by the gallon) was free!

    The White House LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Summit was hosted by Leanne Pittsford, who founded Lesbians Who Tech (of which I’m the Philly chapter co-chair; come hang with us!). Each LWT San Francisco chapter meeting begins with high fives, so we were asked to turn to our neighbors and exchange high fives, which was a nice way to break the ice. Before we got into smaller introductions, we heard from Angelica Ross, who uses technology and tech resources to empower the trans community. She was awesome and a selfless promoter of her cause.

    Next, we introduced ourselves to the larger group in ask/offer format. Each of us gave our name and where we were from, asked a question or favor of the group, then offered something that we could help someone with. The introductions ranged from somber and serious to uplifting to flat-out hilarious. I asked folks to teach a black woman how to code, then offered to mentor people with Linux and back-end programming. People actually hit me up for programming tips and advice throughout the day, which was cool and really spoke to the level of sincerity people had about the event. Other fellows’ experience ranged from those who deal with issues of diversity in hiring to those with no professional involvement with LGBTQ issues, those who work in tech and are themselves members of the LGBTQ community (like me) to people who provide direct services at the intersection of LGBTQ and tech. There was a diversity of perspectives, but no shortage of talent.

    Speakers at the summit included Megan Smith (United States Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy), Aliya Rahman (formerly of Code for Progress), Clarence Wardell (Presidential Innovation Fellow), Christine Samala (18 Million Rising and VoterVOX), Hillary Hartley (18F), and Nicole Thomas (Cleveland Hacks). After these men and women spoke about projects they were working on or affiliated with, we broke into smaller groups to brainstorm and discuss how some of these things related to questions we’d had. We wrote our ideas on sticky notes that were posted along the walls of the auditorium.

    After our working lunch (which consisted of lots of networking while eating delicious hummus, pita, and salad) came the “real” reason we were there. We broke into groups to lay the groundwork for actual projects related to:

    1. Inclusion and citizenship
    2. Climate and miscellaneous
    3. Community building and police data
    4. Housing

    For two hours, we brainstormed on problems and worked down to two tangible projects that we could take on over the course of the next few months. I’ll be primarily working on ways to use police and law enforcement data to help people understand their rights regarding personal data and in the event of an arrest, hold police accountable for mistakes, and for people to use open police data to “hack” interactions with law enforcement on both the individual and community levels.

    After a continuation of the morning’s ask/offer session, each project manager presented the projects that came out of the breakout sessions. They asked a few of us (myself included) to talk about the police data project. We heard some awesome ideas. One person even had a working demo (shout out to rapid development with the MEAN stack)!

    We wrapped up the day with a few closing remarks, then I headed back to Philadelphia. Overall, wow – I had a great time. Thanks to everyone who nominated me. This was really a life-changing experience. It was great to connect with so many like-minded people and work toward something that can potentially positively impact so many people. I can’t wait to see how the project develops and (hopefully) carry on with this work long after the project ends.

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  • Aug. 10, 2015

    O3 World Wins the CSS Design Awards' August 8 Website of the Day

    O3 World wins at the CSS Design Awards

    o3world.com was named Website of the Day on August 8, 2015 by the CSS Design Awards – an international web design and development platform that honors and showcases work that pushes the boundaries of creativity, functionality, and usability. The site, designed by O3 World staff, is a true reflection of the agency, bringing people and culture, as well as products and services, to the forefront. Our nearly equal scores for creative design, code and function, and UX and content demonstrate the agency’s commitment to excellence across design, development, and user experience capabilities.

    As an additional agency honor, forgeconf.com was named one of three Award Nominees for the August 6, 2015 Website of the Day by the same committee. The site for the one-day event for digital innovators feels like the conference itself – a place for makers. The origami-like SVG shapes are pieced together to guide content through negative spaces in the responsive one-page site. To get a feel for the site and to learn more about Forge Conference, visit forgeconf.com.

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  • Aug. 06, 2015

    O3 World Partner & CXO Mike Gadsby speaks at Refresh Philly in September

    Mike Gadsby

    With the rise of business methodologies that mirror design and development practices, the role of the web professional has transitioned from the studio to the C-suite. As a business owner and CXO of O3 World, Mike Gadsby is in a unique position – overseeing the systems and solutions implemented to solve client problems, while maintaining a respect and understanding of the impact business decisions have on the bottom line. But whether you write code, wireframe or win accounts, you have the opportunity to make “business” decisions and do more than what your job title dictates.

    Join Mike Gadsby and Refresh Philly for an exploration of the principles, processes and considerations that influence better business decisions on September 10 at Drexel University’s URBN Annex Screening Room. Register here today.

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  • Aug. 03, 2015

    O3 World expands to Washington, DC

    Photo Credit: WeWork DC

    The newest O3 World office brings our digital product design and development offerings to our nation’s capital at WeWork! This new coworking space will give our team a home away from home, while maintaining our flexibility to travel to meet growing client needs. While the agency will remain headquartered in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood, we are thrilled to join Gilt City, Crowdskout, and more at WeWork DuPont Circle.

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  • Jul. 31, 2015

    O3 World Development Director Howie Ross presents at Agile Philly in August

    Howie Ross

    On Wednesday, August 26, O3 World Development Director Howie Ross presents “Agile and Scrum in an Agency Environment.” This Agile Philly event, hosted at O3 World, will include a great discussion about the experience of making Agile concepts fit into a business model. Join O3 World and Agile Philly for food and learning from 6:00-7:30pm. RSVP here.

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  • Jul. 28, 2015

    O3 Labs’ Roombot featured in Fast Company

    Roombot

    Wondering how you can make your meetings more memorable and efficient? Try out the second project from O3 Labs – Roombot. This native Mac OS X app hooks up to a popular meeting room, reads everyone’s Google Calendar, and warns meeting participants when it’s time to wrap up before the next meeting begins. How? Through the magic of technology and a few Hue light bulbs. Check out Fast Company’s roundup of ways to improve meetings, then get to know more about Roombot.

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  • Jul. 20, 2015

    What Will You Learn at Forge Conference?

    Forge Conference

    Forge Conference, the flagship event for digital innovation in Philadelphia, brings together extraordinary speakers and practitioners from around the country in user experience, design, development, and digital product management. On October 9, 2015, conference attendees will learn about design with Buzzfeed’s Cap Watkins, digital design with The New York Times’ Renda Morton, leveraging community to build products with Etsy’s Nickey Skarstad, the untapped power of web apps with Viget’s Dan Tello, and much more. Get to know the speakers you’ll see at Forge, then purchase your tickets to join these experts in Philadelphia this fall.

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  • Jul. 07, 2015

    Keith Scandone on Philly's tech scene and O3 Labs in City Paper

    Keith Scandone

    As Philadelphia's tech scene continues to grow, so does O3 World's focus on innovation. That's why we're constantly pushing ourselves to experiment with new technologies and new processes to create even better digital products. One example? An app that leverages iBeacon and Raspberry Pi technologies to make the first few minutes in the office a little more pleasant by playing each person's chosen theme music as he or she walks in the door.

    "I think Philly is finally more than ever creating its own identity and standing on its own," said O3 World Partner/CEO Keith Scandone. Read more about Philadelphia's technological evolution and our latest labs project in Philadelphia City Paper.

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  • Jul. 02, 2015

    O3 World Developer Selected for White House LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Fellowship

    Courtney Wilburn

    We’re thrilled to announce that O3 World Developer Courtney Wilburn was selected to participate in the White House LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Summit. On August 10, she’ll head to Washington, DC to join the most innovative, talented, and influential technologists, designers, product specialists and community leaders to solve some of America’s toughest challenges. We’re proud to have Courtney represent O3 World through this prestigious fellowship program!

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  • Jun. 20, 2015

    O3 World Hosts a Day of Friendly Competition at Agency Field Day

    Agency Field Day

    In Philadelphia’s highly competitive agency environment, five digital agencies came together for a day of fun, socializing, and healthy competition during Agency Field Day in Fairmount Park on June 19. Teams from O3 World, Bluecadet, Inverse Paradox, Seer Interactive, and Tonic Design Co. went head-to-head in events, including dodgeball, capture the flag, and an obstacle relay. While Inverse Paradox ultimately took home the trophy, O3 World was proud to earn top honors in flip cup and tug o’ war. Check out the photos and tweets from the day using the #PHLAgencyFieldDay hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, or visit The Philly Egotist for an event recap!

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  • Jun. 17, 2015

    Theme music ensures there’s no snooze button on awesome

    O3 Theme Music lab

    Let’s face it: even when you like your job as much as we do, Monday morning can be rough. For our first Labs project, we set out to make those first few minutes in the office just a bit more pleasant using custom-built iOS and Android apps, iBeacons, and a Raspberry Pi.

    The result? Each O3 World team member’s theme music plays when he or she walks into the office, helping the whole team get pumped to start the day. Want to know how it works? Check out the video!

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  • Jun. 01, 2015

    O3 World presents Agency Field Day

    O3 World Agency Field Day tug-of-war

    In an exceedingly competitive agency environment, five Philadelphia area digital agencies – O3 World, Bluecadet, Inverse Paradox, Seer Interactive, and Tonic Design Co. – will come together for a day of fun, socializing, and healthy competition in Fairmount Park on June 19, 2015.

    Check out the #PHLAgencyFieldDay hashtag on your favorite social network to see highlights from events like dodgeball, flip cup, and tug o’war… and stay tuned to find out which agency team will take home the Agency Field Day trophy!

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  • May 26, 2015

    Erica Nardello joins O3 World as marketing strategist

    Erica Nardello

    We’re excited to welcome Erica Nardello to our team as marketing strategist! Erica joins us with over 5 years of experience of social media and marketing management. As marketing strategist at O3 World, she will be spearheading the marketing and PR efforts for both O3 World and our big event, Forge Conference.

    Want to know how Erica earned her social media chops? Send her a tweet and find out for yourself.

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