Category Archives: Socials

April Happy Hour

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Date: Thursday, April 19, 2007
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Loie Brasserie & Bar – 128 South 19th Street, Philadelphia (directions)
RSVP: Not necessary, but nice:

Come out and join us in Center City for an open bar happy hour sponsored by Morgan Creative Search. We’ll hang out at the bar, chat, and hopefully enjoy some warmer weather through Loie’s large open windows. The happy hour is open to folks interested in HCI, design, and information technology (among other things), so tell a friend!

About our sponsor:

Morgan CreativeMorgan Creative
Other search firms will promise you the moon and stars.
We’ll give you a galaxy of opportunity.

Thanks to our small size, tight focus on creative and area connections, Morgan Creative Search outfoxes the big guys. From advertising to interactive, marketing to PR – if it’s on your agency’s organizational chart, we do it.

Here’s a small sampling of the reasons we’re so damn loveable:

  • We specialize in full-time placement of creative positions only
  • We actively coach each of our candidates on the interview process, as well as the company, culture and position
  • The vast majority of our candidates are referrals from reliable sources
  • We personally meet every candidate we present face-to-face, to make sure they aren’t sociopaths or jerks
  • We scour our candidates’ references with a fine-toothed comb
  • We developed an invaluable tool called 7 Tips to Successful Interviewing
  • We are experts at matching soft and hard skills
  • We give referral fees if we place the candidate
  • And much, much more!

A true boutique firm (no, we don’t do hair and makeup, although Samantha always looks impeccable), we’re able to offer you the attention you crave, and the one-on-one service you deserve.

For more information, please call Samantha Chaikin at 267-238-3882.

March Happy Hour

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Date: Thursday, March 15, 2007
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: The Black Sheep – 247 South 17th Street, Philadelphia (map)
RSVP: Not necessary, but nice:

Join us on March 15th in Center City for an open bar happy hour sponsored by our good friends at TEKsystems. This is an excellent way to meet up with fellow HCI professionals and learn about job opportunities in the region.

About our sponsor: TEKsystems is a premiere technology execution company committed to building IT careers with contracted technical professionals by:

  • Providing growth opportunities within quality companies
  • Matching technical and industry experience with challenging job assignments

TEKsystems services clients in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas as well as Northern Delaware and South Jersey up through Princeton. With over 150 local clients, they staff positions in Applications, Infrastructure and Telecommunications, including information architects, usability professionals, Web developers, graphic designers, and many more. They also offer full compensation and benefits.

Learn more about TEKsystems at

February Happy Hour Photos

Regan and Mira Much fun was had this past Thursday at Bar Noche in Philadelphia. Despite the icy roads and cold, cold weather, a good number of folks came out to enjoy a drink and mingle.

Thanks again to MissionStaff for sponsoring the February happy hour. You’re a great group of people and we look forward to hanging out with you again.

Additional photos can be seen on Flickr (thanks, Mira!)

February Happy Hour

Open Bar, Good Conversation, and Networking

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2007
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Bar Noche – 1901 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia (
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MissionStaffJoin us Thursday, February 15th for drinks and networking in Center City Philadelphia. Our sponsor this month is MissionStaff, a full-service IT staffing firm based in Center City Philadelphia. MissionStaff places professionals in the fields of Web and Application Development, Database Administration, Business Analysis / Project Management and User Experience Design / Information Architecture. They provide contract staffing services as well as direct placement to a client concentration that spans from Princeton, NJ to Wilmington, DE. You can find out more about MissionStaff at their website at

During 2007, phillyCHI will host a happy hour every third Thursday of the month, giving folks interested in HCI a chance to get together to socialize. So mark your calendars and please join us!

December Meeting: PHICHI Holiday Party

Mark your calendar for the PHICHI Holiday Party on Friday, December 15th!

Join us in celebrating the holidays! We have a terrific night planned with lots of good food, drinks and surprises! This will be a great opportunity to combine celebrating the holiday season with getting to know your fellow PHICHI members better. We also hope you’ll take this opportunity to become better acquainted with the new officers and volunteers for ’07!

When: Friday, December, 15th
6:30 – 9:30 PM
**Try to arrive on time to take advantage of our one hour open bar.**

Where: Noche
1901 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(conveniently located within 4 blocks of Suburban Station)
Parking options

RSVP: Not required, but appreciated. Please send RSVPs to phillychi at gmail dot com.

This event would not be possible without the support of our proud sponsors, GSI Commerce and Usable Interface:

GSI Commerce ( is a leading provider of outsourced e-commerce solutions for over 50 partners in the United States. GSI’s integrated e-commerce platform offers services in three areas: technology, logistics and customer care, and marketing services. Headquartered in King of Prussia with two fulfillment centers in Kentucky, and customer care centers in Florida and Wisconsin, and presence in the international market as well with GSI Commerce Europe, Inc.

Usable Interface ( is an independent consulting company specializing in product usability and user interface design. Usable Interface provides consulting services in the areas of: user research, usability testing, interaction design, and information architecture.