NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre expands computer science education for young Luzerne County students

Wilkes-Barre expands computer science education for young Luzerne County students

From a press release: The CSforALL movement to bring computer science to all U.S. students marked a major growth milestone today. Along with 126 organizations, Wilkes-Barre Connect has made a new commitment to advance computer science education access and opportunity for youth across the United States at the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase. “Our team here […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ticketmaster plans safe return to live events with new SmartEvent technology

Ticketmaster plans safe return to live events with new SmartEvent technology

From a press release: Ticketmaster, the largest ticket distribution company in the United States, recently announced the development of SmartEvent, a new suite of technology tools that gives event organizers the ability to adapt protocols to meet evolving needs of capacity, distancing, and other logistics throughout the reopening journey for concerts, sports, comedy shows, and […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer Jay Luke warns against addictive tech in ‘Trapped in Your Cell’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer Jay Luke warns against addictive tech in ‘Trapped in Your Cell’

Cell phones have become such an essential part of life for so many people that it’s becoming difficult to remember a time without them in the modern world. Scranton singer/songwriter Jay Luke not only remembers that time but often captures it in his 1970s and ‘80s-influenced rock music, particularly on his latest single premiering today […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre completes $762,500 Wi-Fi upgrade project

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre completes $762,500 Wi-Fi upgrade project

From a press release: The Luzerne County Convention Center Authority announced today that the installation of an enterprise-grade, controller-based wireless LAN system at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been completed, pending final inspection. The system will provide wireless network coverage throughout the venue, including the event floor as well […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

From a press release: If you hate grocery shopping or have just become too busy (or lazy) to go out and shop, Instacart has a quick and easy solution. The national service/app is launching in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area next week to do all your grocery shopping for you. Plus, they’re planning to bring on over […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Northeast PA Innovation Conference in Scranton covers latest bioscience and health tech Aug. 10-11

Northeast PA Innovation Conference in Scranton covers latest bioscience and health tech Aug. 10-11

From a press release: Wilkes University’s Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and tecBRIDGE are hosting the second annual Northeast Pennsylvania Innovation Conference at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on Thursday, Aug. 10 and Friday, Aug. 11. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the conference opening at 9 a.m. This year’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Northeast Environmental and Technology Center developing in Mayfield for tech and biomedical entrepreneurs

Northeast Environmental and Technology Center developing in Mayfield for tech and biomedical entrepreneurs

From a press release: NEET Center Associates LLC has announced the acquisition of the former Lackawanna Business Center in Mayfield to redevelop the 95,000 square foot mixed use building into the Northeast Environmental and Technology Center (The NEET Center). The redevelopment of the existing building into The NEET Center will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Squirrel Girls Tech Camp teaches young girls new technology in NEPA in July and August

Squirrel Girls Tech Camp teaches young girls new technology in NEPA in July and August

From a press release: NEPA BlogCon, the region’s only blogging and social media conference, has announced the locations and dates for this year’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education day camp, Squirrel Girls Tech Camp. Squirrel Girls Tech Camp offers the opportunity for girls in grades 4-6 to explore STEM topics in an encouraging, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre Chamber opens tech and multimedia THINK Center and launches Connect service

Wilkes-Barre Chamber opens tech and multimedia THINK Center and launches Connect service

From a press release: On Wednesday, April 20, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce officially opened the Wilkes-Barre THINK Center, a state-of-the-art technology workshop and multimedia center at its Innovation Center building in downtown Wilkes-Barre. “The nearly 6,000 square foot facility provides individuals with the tools and support they need to turn a concept into […]

 Rich Howells

Great Scott! The heavy future of art, technology, and business in Scranton and NEPA

Great Scott! The heavy future of art, technology, and business in Scranton and NEPA

The “Back to the Future” trilogy is iconic in so many ways, but for artist and web designer Kyle Ruane, it’s all about the shoes. To promote “Great Scott!” – a “BTTF”-themed art show at his business, Coalwork, in Scranton – the co-owner came up with a series of bright but simple illustrations that show […]