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Old 08-10-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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SF is a thief! It steals from San Jose as high tech center of the world.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:37 PM
 
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1. SF Bay Area
2. Seattle/Bellevue

All others are distant #3 and beyond. Baltimore? Huh?
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:46 AM
 
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If anyone's confused at the rankings, then it makes sense to take a look at the methodology. The rankings are by metro and are based on the percentage of open job postings that are tech jobs. For NYC, LA, and Chicago, all of which have large tech companies and jobs, the percentage is likely not as high because there are so many other major industries and tech makes a smaller proportion of the mix even if there are much larger absolute amounts of tech job openings and the overall tech sector is in absolute terms likely to be larger than severa of the metros that did make the list.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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Sure it makes sense given what they did. But it's not the "biggest tech hubs" by any more comprehensive measure.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/ Rehoboth Beach
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Philly life sciences companies this week raised $1.1 billion in capital . At least 4 gene therapies are expected to be approved by the FDA before the end of 2017 . These will be the first approved gene therapies in the U.S. . This year JLL report on Bio Science Hubs bumped Philadelphia to the 5th spot on this years ranking of Life Science Hubs and U.S. News and World Report named two Philly hospitals on their Honor Roll list .
Robotics is another high tech hub in Philly, currently their are 4 robotic labs in University City and Drexel University is one of the leading research centers for cyber security . So I thinking why is Philly not included on the this list ?
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/new...d844d3e6e.html

Just want to add this after 5 days the modified T-4 cells destroyed over 2.5 lbs of malignant bone marrow cells .

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Old 08-11-2017, 10:10 PM
 
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Many "tech" lists omit biotech entirely.

Many also omit academic programs entirely. Some omit non-profit institutions also. Leaving only for-profit companies.

It's all about what's included and what's not.

In my region some people include aviation, which is overkill I think. But when they skip aviation they typically skip our thousands of aviation/avionics engineers too. Lists are often not nuanced enough to split companies apart like that.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:14 PM
 
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If anyone's confused at the rankings, then it makes sense to take a look at the methodology. The rankings are by metro and are based on the percentage of open job postings that are tech jobs. For NYC, LA, and Chicago, all of which have large tech companies and jobs, the percentage is likely not as high because there are so many other major industries and tech makes a smaller proportion of the mix even if there are much larger absolute amounts of tech job openings and the overall tech sector is in absolute terms likely to be larger than severa of the metros that did make the list.
I still think it's weird. I mean, DC has a great tech scene, I was once offered a job there myself, but No. 2 when the city is dominated by government and government-related jobs? If New York's financial industry knocks it out of contention, why isn't DC disqualified by the federal government? And Baltimore at No. 3?! This is true: I work in the tech world and working with vendors is my specialty. I've worked with companies from all over the country and I've met with even more without actually doing business with them. Hundreds of companies. I can't recall a single one that was based in Baltimore, not ever. Not even, like, at a convention or something.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:56 PM
 
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I still think it's weird. I mean, DC has a great tech scene, I was once offered a job there myself, but No. 2 when the city is dominated by government and government-related jobs? If New York's financial industry knocks it out of contention, why isn't DC disqualified by the federal government? And Baltimore at No. 3?! This is true: I work in the tech world and working with vendors is my specialty. I've worked with companies from all over the country and I've met with even more without actually doing business with them. Hundreds of companies. I can't recall a single one that was based in Baltimore, not ever. Not even, like, at a convention or something.
I think it's because government and tech are not mutually exclusive. One is an employment source and the other is skill sector. For Baltimore, a lot of that makes sense in that it's a metro area--which includes a large part of federal jobs or affiliated jobs for the government or agencies that work with the government. It does not have to be in Baltimore proper at all even though some federal agencies are located within Baltimore city. I know several people who ostensibly worked in tech, but ended up in a "tech" arm of a federal agency or one that did business with the government. I'm pretty sure the stats include government agencies and things like Lockheed Martin, BAE, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, and the like. Those are all tech companies even if they aren't directly consumer facing unless you're talking about a missile in the face.

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:11 AM
 
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I think it's because government and tech are not mutually exclusive. One is an employment source and the other is skill sector. For Baltimore, a lot of that makes sense in that it's a metro area--which includes a large part of federal jobs or affiliated jobs for the government or agencies that work with the government. It does not have to be in Baltimore proper at all even though some federal agencies are located within Baltimore city. I know several people who ostensibly worked in tech, but ended up in a "tech" arm of a federal agency or one that did business with the government. I'm pretty sure the stats include government agencies and things like Lockheed Martin, BAE, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, and the like. Those are all tech companies even if they aren't directly consumer facing unless you're talking about a missile in the face.
Interesting points. Yes, those are all the types of businesses that could be considered tech but that I'd never work with in my industry.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:38 PM
 
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Philly life sciences companies this week raised $1.1 billion in capital . At least 4 gene therapies are expected to be approved by the FDA before the end of 2017 . These will be the first approved gene therapies in the U.S. . This year JLL report on Bio Science Hubs bumped Philadelphia to the 5th spot on this years ranking of Life Science Hubs and U.S. News and World Report named two Philly hospitals on their Honor Roll list .
Robotics is another high tech hub in Philly, currently their are 4 robotic labs in University City and Drexel University is one of the leading research centers for cyber security . So I thinking why is Philly not included on the this list ?
First gene therapy on the cusp of FDA approval | News | santafenewmexican.com

Just want to add this after 5 days the modified T-4 cells destroyed over 2.5 lbs of malignant bone marrow cells .

Philadelphia will own immunotherapy/gene therapy. That's their thing, and it's the future of treatment.
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