PhillyTechWeek

Events Schedule

Startup Friday, April 20 ↑ Top

  • Startup Weekend

    320 South Broad Street, 19102

    Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Location: Hamilton Hall, Uarts

Startup Saturday, April 21 ↑ Top

  • Women in Tech Symposium

    3730 Walnut Street, 19104

    WITS will bring together women who will support, challenge and empower other women at all stages of their careers. Panels and talks plus workshops to learn technology skills. More information to come on the schedule, check back for updates. Location: Jon Huntsman Hall

  • Startup Weekend (day 2)

    320 South Broad Street, 19102

    Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Location: Hamilton Hall, Uarts

Startup Sunday, April 22 ↑ Top

  • Startup Weekend (day 3)

    320 South Broad Street, 19102

    Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Location: Hamilton Hall, Uarts

  • Indy Hall Block Party

    38-50 N 3rd St, 19106

    Party of Kickoff Weekend, join America's premier coworking space for an old-fashioned block party on North 3rd Street. Location: E-Z park

Monday, April 23 ↑ Top

  • Kickoff Breakfast

    150 N. 6th Street, 19106

    An invite-only event for event organizers and sponsors to celebrate the opening of Philly Tech Week. Short presentations will include Chamber of Commerce CEO Rob Wonderling discussing the impact of technology on job creation, the City of Philadelphia Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid addressing how innovation is changing municipal government and Wilco Executive Vice President speaking about impacting digital divide issues. Leading up to this kick-off, we encourage you to show your support for digital literacy and inclusion by joining us for the KEYSPOT Internet FAST, a day without digital communications, to raise the profile of the 41% of Philadelphians without regular Internet access and basic online skills and support the citywide Freedom Rings Partnership effort on technology empowerment. Location: WHYY

  • IndyHall - National Mechanics Blood Drive

    22 South 3rd Street, 19106

    We welcome everyone in Philadelphia's tech-creative community to come donate at the 10th Independents Hall-National Mechanics Blood Drive! Sign up and help save lives! Location: National Mechanics

  • Lunchtime Series: OpenAccessPhilly Showcase

    150 N 6th St, 19106

    Lightning presentations on major public-private partnerships including Code for America, OpenDataPhilly, Connect Philly and Freedom Rings. Location: WHYY

  • Philly Robotics Expo

    3140 Market Street, 19104

    Philadelphia’s primary exhibition of robotics and advanced technology. Meet the companies on the cutting edge of technology. Learn, play, and build robots with tomorrow’s tech leaders. Location: Bossone Center

  • A Guide to Building Location-Based Social Networks

    309 Cherry Street, 19103

    All the buzz in tech right now surrounds Location-Based Social Networking. Are these new apps just overblown hype or do they carry real business potential? Join App Renaissance founder, Scott Wasserman and interact founder, Anthony Coombs, as they discuss the blueprint for building a successful Geosocial Intereaction App. Tour App Renaissance's swanky digs and learn about the mobile software development process. Location: App Renaissance

  • Performing with Technology

    1714 North Mascher Street, 19122

    An evening of sound installation, interactive dance, and experimental electronic music. The event will specifically feature works that use technology to enhance and redefine performing art. It will be presented at Fidget Space, a multimedia collaboration center in Kensington area that held numerous multimedia performances since 2009 and will gather and feature talented local artists who use technology to experiment, hack, and find something beautiful (or strange) in the everyday world. Location: thefidget space

  • Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic 5th Annual Demo Night

    2929 Arch Street, 19104

    Mobile Monday's Demo Night is one of the great chances to see what's new in mobile technologies coming out of this region. Many past presenters have gone on to great things, so this is your chance to see what's new and interesting coming out of today's great startups. Location: The Hub at the Cira Center

  • Behind the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Draft

    1607 Walnut Street, 19103

    Join the Philadelphia Eagles at Content Strategy Philly for a look behind-the-scenes at how the franchise's web team will put together compelling content during the NFL Draft, which takes place during Philly Tech Week. The team will showcase its daily, live web-only video series, social media strategy and how it measures and meets online metrics of success like engagement, sponsorship pageviews and merchandising click-thru. Location: Apple Store

  • Trends in Educational Design and Functionality

    1801 Liacouras Walk, 19122

    Organized by the Fox School of Business at Temple University, the next Philly EdTech Meetup (and based on popular demand!) we will network and then have a panel who will discuss the trends we are seeing in Philadelphia within the Educational Technology space. We'll provide the snacks and location, and our panelists will include people who work or are passionate about our topic and can share their experience and insights. Panel participants: Jason Rappaport, Founder, Good Semester; Jim Keller, Principal, Context, LLC; Dan Lopez, Founder, Lessonsmith and Jessica Morris, Instructional Designer, La Salle University. Location: Alter Hall, Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • Digital Performances in a Possible Future

    320 S Broad St, 19102

    New Paradise will open the laboratory doors to its Fringe productions in virtual space and live theater. Using excerpts, Whit MacLaughlin, artistic director, and Larry Loebell, dramaturg/playwright, will explain what they’re doing and propose a possible future for the delivery of theater. Location: CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

  • Node Philly 2012

    3711 Market Street, 8th Floor, 19104

    Node.Philly 2012 is an exclusive evening event for anyone interested in Node.js. In addition to hearing from some of the most influential Node experts, there will be plenty of food and drink, hands-on demos and tons of chances to meet and collaborate with other members of the community. Location: Quorum

  • Jarvus Digital Art Gallery

    908A North 3rd Street, 19123

    Jarvus is hosting a Digital Art Gallery for any and all Philadelphia digital media artists. The event will feature local digital art on a series of TVs, monitors, and projectors around the studio. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Stop in to get a taste of the Philly’s up-and-coming digital talent. If you would like to have your work displayed in the gallery, please send us an email at artwork@jarv.us (for files larger than 3MB, please provide a link to a file sharing site such as Dropbox.com). Location: Devnuts

Tuesday, April 24 ↑ Top

  • Bootstrappers Breakfast

    1800 Market Street, 19103

    Bootstrappers Breakfast meetings foster early morning discussions among entrepreneurs. The focus is on technology businesses whose next stage of growth is based on internal cash flow and organic profits. Entrepreneurs who like to “eat problems for breakfast” bring business issues and challenges to discuss with peers: - Compare Notes - Exchange Ideas - Learn from Others’ - Mistakes - Brainstorm with Peers - Find Partners - Small Group Atmosphere - Serious Conversation Location: Elephant and Castle

  • Gamification for Non-profits Conference

    320 S Broad St, 19102

    A full-day conference on the benefits of gamification for non-profit organizations with panel discussions and presentations on gamification for community engagement and volunteer recruitment, a case study of fundraising embedded into gameplay, a social hour, and more. Location: CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

  • Lunchtime Series: "Civic Engagement in Science"

    150 N 6th St., 19106

    A showcase and panel on the technology and other factors increasing citizen participation in scientific research. Including 10 minute presentations from SciStarter; 10 minutes from Azavea; 10 minutes from a Philly citizen science group or citizen scientist. 10 minutes of moderating questions to compare the efforts and 20 minutes of Q&A. Location: WHYY

  • Intellectual Property And Social Media - Is Your IP Leaking Out?

    30 South 17th Street, 19103

    The explosion of social media has revolutionized business communication. Although social media offer tremendous new opportunities for marketing and communication with consumers, these outlets also present potential minefields for the unwary in the areas of trademark infringement, ownership of copyrights, and loss of company trade secrets and confidential information. Location: United Plaza.

  • Frankford Computer Training for Constituents

    4900 Griscom Street, 19124

    The Office of State Representative Tony Payton, Jr., The Frankford Community Development Corporation and The People’s Emergency Center will host a computer training class for constituents with limited computer access and capabilities in the Frankford community. The sessions will focus on teaching attendees how to conduct effective searches on the Internet, create and use email and search for employment opportunities online. Attendees will also learn basic formatting using Microsoft Office. Afterward, workshop attendees will receive a certificate upon completion. Location: Frankford Community Development Corporation

  • Return On Integration, or How I Stopped Wasting Time and Made Money on My Apps

    200 South Broad St., Ste. 700,, 19102

    What are the advantages to software integration? Beyond the thrill of growing a cool product, creating integrations with other softwares can increase exposure and revenue. Join Nick Moore from AWeber as he explores the ROI of software integration, how software companies and independent developers can get started, and provides practical advice for collaborating with other systems. Location: Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce - G. Fred DiBona, Jr. Room

  • Tales of a Philly Entrepreneur (Presented by PACT and Technically Philly)

    2929 Arch Street, Suite 250, 19144

    Four Philly entrepreneurs will cover everything there is to know about launching a successful startup in Philadelphia. From fundraising to scaling to exiting, you'll hear from local success stories give advice on how to take your business to the next level, no matter how big your business is. Location: Cira Center, Woodcock Washburn Offices

  • Kanban-What? One Company's Project Management Journey

    200 South Broad St., Ste. 700,, 19102

    When faced with the challenges of managing a growing email marketing software and 40-person development team, AWeber turned to the project management system Kanban. In this session, Ethan McCreadie and Philip Cristiano will share AWeber's journey into Kanban, how it functions within AWeber's team structure, and the advantages and disadvantages other companies should take into consideration before implementing the system. Location: Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce - G. Fred DiBona, Jr. Room

  • Philly Tech Week Data Center Happy Hour

    1309 Noble Street, 19123

    Always wonder what your data in the “cloud” looks like? Take a tour of a working data center and bring any questions you have about hosting or cloud services in general. Starting at 4:00pm we will be offering beer and snacks for a high tech happy hour with tunes provided by Turntable.fm. Ring #01 at the front door for access. Location: Razor Servers.

  • Modeling: 3D, Animation, Visual FX with LIGHTWAVE

    212 North 12th Street, 19107

    Please join the Greater Philadelphia Film Office during Philly Tech Week for a special presentation by renowned Animation expert, Prof. William Vaughan. Learn about the latest innovations in animation using Lightwave and how to apply these techniques for new careers in everyday marketing campaigns for various career posts. Location: Sigma Sound Studios

  • AWeber Happy Hour

    1516 Sansom St., 19102

    Join fellow members of the Philly tech community at a happy hour at Nodding Head Brewery from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. All are welcome, but the first 40 who register for AWeber's sessions on Kanban or Software Integration will receive two drink tickets on AWeber! (Drink tickets may only be obtained by attending the session.)

  • The Birth Of A Digital Incubator

    400 North Broad Street, 19130

    A forum and networking reception focused on "Entrepreneurs Changing the Media Landscape" In less than a year, the Knight Foundation, Philadelphia Media Network, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, DreamIt Ventures and Drexel University united to launch the first digital incubator to reside within a traditional media company in the United States. Learn through a discussion with the incubator creators and participants how this collaboration is positively changing media in the Philadelphia region and, most importantly in the start-up community. To RSVP, either use the Register link below or email here: pmnevents@philly.com Location: 400 Forum, Inquirer building

  • Preparing to raise capital

    417 North 8th, 2nd Floor., 19123

    So you already know that raising seed capital for your baby is not a walk in the park. While there's no silver bullet, there are key things every venture should be doing in advance of a raise. Get both the VC (Austin Neudecker, Genacast Ventures) and startup CFO (Jay Shah, Venturef0rth) perspective on how to prepare your company to successfully attract and close with early-stage investors. Location: Venturef0rth

  • Startup 101

    1735 Market Street, 19103

    It starts with a great idea that is up to you. Funding, Technology, and Marketing are where we come in. Kevin Brophy of Meidlinger Partners will walk you through the VC process. Fred Bender of PFIT will cover technology needs. Dan Gemp of Dreamscape Marketing will talk about marketing and your website. Don Campbell of Ecomm will be speaking on bandwidth needs. Joe McNamara from Volpe and Koenig will handle intellectual property legal ramifications of a startup.

  • Blogging about Philadelphia's Creative Spaces

    531 North 12th Street, 19104

    Philadelphia’s creative vitality is stronger than ever, full of cultural nooks and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. We’ll ask these innovative storytellers to discuss tips, triumphs, and challenges associated with covering and cultivating culture in Philadelphia. Location: PhillyMOCA

  • 12th Annual Information Technology Awards

    1913 N.Broad St., 19122

    The Fox School of Business will award three IT innovators for leadership, innovation and their contribution to the community at this annual event. Location: Mitten Hall, Temple University.

  • Mobile Lightning!

    1650 Arch St, 19103

    Join us for an fast-paced evening of lightning talks about cutting-edge mobile topics. These five minute talks will mainly focus on Android and iOS topics, but hybrid and mobile topics will be covered as well. Come learn from and mingle with the mobile leaders in the community.

  • KEYSPOT: Crossroads: The Intersection of Print and Digital Literacy

    1401 JFK Blvd, 19102

    Join us for a lively discussion of the city's challenges with digital literacy and numeracy. Learn how the Parks & Recreation Department is using innovative technology and e-learning practices to address these issues and what role you can play in play in fostering digital inclusion. Visit www.phillyKEYSPOTS.org for more information. Location: Municipal Services Building, Room Y.

  • PhillyPUG

    401 N. Broad, 19108

    The Philadelphia Python Users Group (PhillyPUG) will meet for its monthly meetup during Tech Week. We will then have a networking/social at Ladder15 following the meeting. Location: SunGard

  • Marketing with Quick Response Codes

    100 S. Broad St. Ste 2100, 19110

    QR Codes are popping up everywhere – but how can you leverage this useful tool to really gain some mobile marketing insight? Join us April 27th at 7:00PM for a rousing presentation & post discussion covering the do’s and dont’s of QR code marketing and how they take mobile marketing to a new level. Location: Atomi

  • DIY Music Night

    915 Spring Garden St., 19123

    Hive 76 will feature synthesizers and hand-made instruments at the well known hacker and DIY space. Hosted at Hive 76, Suite 519.

  • Indie Game: The Movie

    125 South Second Street, 19106

    The 96 min film follows the dramatic journeys of game developers as they create and release their games to the world. The screening includes an in-person Q&A with the filmmakers and Adobe® prizes.

Wednesday, April 25 ↑ Top

  • Smart Talk: Women in Science

    3711 Market Street, Suite 800, 19104

    Cross-listed with the Philadelphia Science Festival: Speakers – Jane Hollingsworth, NuPathe, Gwendolyn Binder-Scholl, Adaptimmune, Deborah Crawford, Drexel University, Susan Rohrer, Merck Research Laboratories Partners: University City Science Center, University City Keystone Innovation Zone, Deloitte, Odell Studner, Philadelphia Science Festival Location: Quorum at the University City Science Center

  • Tech Friendly Philly

    City Hall, 19107

    A Town Hall meeting and brainstorming with Councilmen Bill Green and David Oh. Come out to City Hall to have an open forum discussion with members of City Council to hear ideas about the future of technology and entrepreneurship in Philadelphia and have the opportunity to give your input to help shape policy in the City. Councilman – At – Large Bill Green will share his ideas about Open Government, citizen engagement, and supporting entrepreneurship (including through events like the recent “PhillySEED,” which he co-hosted). Councilman – At – Large David Oh will share his ideas about creating “Innovation Clusters” in the city to encourage entrepreneurs to start and keep their businesses in Philadelphia along with building greater access to collaborating with international companies. Location: City Council Caucus Room, Room 401

  • Lunchtime Series: PlanPhilly Tax Delinquency App Demo

    150 N. 6th St., 19106

    A demo event showcasing PlanPhilly’s tax delinquency web application and a panel discussion highlighting the partnership between PlanPhilly and the Philadelphia Inquirer that enabled the app. Panel includes: Patrick Kerkstra, freelance journalist; Rob Kandel, Philadelphia Inquirer; Kevin Gillen, eConsult; Moderator: Matt Golas, PlanPhilly Managing Editor

  • Frankford Computer Training for Constituents

    4900 Griscom Street, 19124

    The Office of State Representative Tony Payton, Jr., The Frankford Community Development Corporation and The People’s Emergency Center will host a computer training class for constituents with limited computer access and capabilities in the Frankford community. The sessions will focus on teaching attendees how to conduct effective searches on the Internet, create and use email and search for employment opportunities online. Attendees will also learn basic formatting using Microsoft Office. Afterward, workshop attendees will receive a certificate upon completion.

  • The TOOOL Lockpick Workshop

    3711 Market St, 19104

    Are you interested in learning more about the mystery behind locks and the tools used to open them? Are you curious as to how they work, how we use them, and how they can be opened without keys? Perhaps you are already a seasoned picker and want to show off your skills! Come attend the TOOOL Lock Picking Workshop to learn, practice, or show off! Location: NextFab

  • KEYSPOT: Women and Minorities in Technology

    33rd and Chestnut St., 19102

    Get inspired by women and minority tech entrepreneurs of all ages (from the 16-year-old web whiz-kid to the seasoned computer hacker) as they share their personal and professional stories from the technology industry. A fascinating discussion will be followed by a speed networking session. Location: Papadakis Integrated Sciences, Room 120 (please visit www.phillyKEYSPOTS.org for more information).

  • The TOOOL Lockpick Workshop

    3711 Market St, 19104

    Are you interested in learning more about the mystery behind locks and the tools used to open them? Are you curious as to how they work, how we use them, and how they can be opened without keys? Perhaps you are already a seasoned picker and want to show off your skills! Come attend the TOOOL Lock Picking Workshop to learn, practice, or show off! Location: NextFab

  • Designing for Touch Happy Hour

    1011 N. Hancock St., 19123

    With the rise of the iPhone and iPad, touch interfaces are everywhere. Yet designing for these experiences can prove a bit tricky and offer up a range of new user behaviors, interface challenges and expectations. Designers coming to touch from web-design often need to shift their mindset to do away with rollovers and embrace the gesture and swipe. In this session Bluecadet will go behind the scenes on a range of touch based projects. These may include a native iPhone app for Mural Arts, an iPad Timeline app for the American Revolution Center, an iPad app for the world famous photographer Steve McCurry and a series of touch-table installations for the Battle of New Orleans Museum, the Penn Museum's Maya 2012 show and the new Ben Franklin Museum at Franklin Court. The last one involves using a new 32 point multi-touch surface to create a playable Glass Armonica. We’ve invited The Hacktory to contribute to the conversation about physical computing and how to engage the museum crowd from their recent experience designing installations for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. We may also preview a new, currently tightly under wraps, touch interface that involves a 15' touch surface in a very, very public space. This session is geared towards designers as well as anyone interested in the process and strategy that goes into creating visually rich and intuitive touch interfaces.

  • Digital Bridge (cancelled)

    3730 Walnut Street, 19104

    The digital divide impacts us all: discuss how and ways to help combat it here in Philadelphia.

  • Switch Philly

    401 S. Broad Street, 19102

    Five Philly startups will demo in front of judges and attendees to determine the winner of a prize pack that includes free office space and meetings with local investors. Judges: Mayor Michael Nutter, Josh Kopelman, Ellen Weber. Location: Levitt Auditorium

  • WordPress for Beginners & Intermediates

    400 North Broad Street, 19130

    WordPress for Beginners - Learn WordPress from the ground up. This beginner presentation will teach you everything you need to know to operate a WordPress powered website. Topics include creating content (posts and pages), working with media (images, videos, and documents), moderating comments and discussions and much more. We'll even cover basic theme and plugin installation, user management, and finally we'll wrap up with a WordPress Q&A session. WordPress for Intermediates - This event will include two presentations covering more intermediate level WordPress topics: Creating Themes and Child Themes in WordPress - Topics include understand child themes, creating your first child theme, understanding theme files and template tags, creating custom templates, and more! Creating Your First WordPress Plugin. - Learn how to create your first plugin in WordPress. Topics include understand plugin requirements, development basics, security best practices, examples and resources. Both presentations will feature a short Q&A to answer any questions you might have.

  • IGDA Philadelphia Game Showcase

    22 N. 3rd Street, 19106

    The game industry is one of the fastest growing tech sectors in the Greater Philadelphia area. In the last year more than 15 new studios have set up shop in the here. The IGDA Philadelphia Game Showcase allows local game developers to show off their newest games and lets you, the public, see what games are being made right here in Philly. Studios will be showing off both completed games and games that are still in development. Come play some awesome games and meet the amazing local talent! Location: Indy Hall

  • Hive 76 Open House

    915 Spring Garden St., 19123

    This is a weekly open house for Hive 76, where folks drop by to work on software, hardware, or any other DIY projects that may be of interest. The open house gives people a chance to meet the members and to see what kind of projects Hive 76 likes to work on. Feel free to bring your own work along and ask questions!

Thursday, April 26 ↑ Top

  • Social Media for Nonprofits hosted by NPower PA

    1801 Liacouras Walk. Alter Hall, 19122

    A day-long conference featuring some of the region's best perspective on how social media can impact and benefit the missions, strategies and efforts of nonprofits. The day will be heavy on takeaways and action to improve existing strategies and launch new ones. A more detailed speaker list will be released soon. Location: Alter Hall

  • The Villanova University Technology Expo

    U.S. 30 & N Ithan Ave, 19085

    The Villanova University Technology Expo is an opportunity for the regional education community to see the latest technology from leading vendors, learn from informative keynote speakers and connect with peers to find solutions and best practices.

  • Joint Council District Event

    210 Lake Drive East Suite 106, 8002

    The National Minority Technology Council is hosting a morning briefing on our plans for both the New Jersey and the Philadelphia District. We will have a special guest speaker from our New York District presenting and the meeting will include staff from our National team. Chairman Karl Cureton will present details on the Council DEAL Centers and our national STEM/Broadband initiative that includes the Council's Co-Chair of US News STEM Summit

  • Computer Training Basics for Seniors

    243 W. Chelten Ave., 19144

    A brief overview of computer literacy basics for senior citizens in northwest Philadelphia, sponsored by state Rep. Rosita Youngblood. Location: TBD

  • Enterprise Mobility Workshop

    1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd, 19103

    Come explore how mobility is taking the enterprise by storm not only externally with apps and mobile websites, but new ways to engage employees and still maintain information security. We are offering a series of free workshops presented by local Philadelphia businesses who are developing technology solutions for the mobile enterprise. Location: Comcast Center Suite 2520

  • Philly UNCUBED (Cancelled)

    3025 Walnut Street, 19104

    We regret to inform that this event has been cancelled.

  • Ecommerce Exposed - The Business and Technical Realities of the Modern Ecommerce World

    1028 N 3rd Street, 19123

    This is a 2 part session looking at the business and technical side of ecommerce. Tickets are available for each session individually or for both sessions. O3 World is hosting and moderating event, which is being held at the headquarters of Seer Interactive. Location: SEER Interactive's 'Search Church'

  • Frankford Computer Training for Constituents

    4900 Griscom Street, 19124

    The Office of State Representative Tony Payton, Jr., The Frankford Community Development Corporation and The People’s Emergency Center will host a computer training class for constituents with limited computer access and capabilities in the Frankford community. The sessions will focus on teaching attendees how to conduct effective searches on the Internet, create and use email and search for employment opportunities online. Attendees will also learn basic formatting using Microsoft Office. Afterward, workshop attendees will receive a certificate upon completion.

  • Lunchtime Series: "WHAT IT TAKES to be a Black Tech Entrepenuer"

    150 N 6th St., 19106

    Are you ready to take your tech company or start up to the next level? Join us for lunch and meet tech entrepreneurs at the top of their game that will share their strategies that made their tech start ups or used technology to turn their ideas into successful companies. Panelists to be announced shortly. Location: WHYY

  • The Future of iOS Games (live podcast taping)

    699 Ranstead Street, 19106

    Talkadelphia podcast hosts Gino Barrica and Kishwer Vikaas will join Yis Goodwin and Jeff Hsu of the iOS game Catball Eats It All and Cipher Prime, a Philadelphia-based game studio for a lively conversation about the next phase in iOS gaming. Be part of the live studio audience as this popular local podcast takes to airwaves in a new medium. The discussion takes place in the new studio of PhillyCAM, Philadelphia's public access television and will be recorded live and streamed direct from event. Location: PhillyCAM studio

  • KEYSPOT: Broadband for Small Business/Non-Profits

    1231 N. Broad St., 19122

    Opportunities Industrialization Center). Whether you are a small business or a nonprofit, learn how you can leverage broadband Internet access to further your business goals. Get expert advice on growing your organization with online tools. Location: OIC, Inc. (please visit www.phillyKEYSPOTS.org for more information).

  • Mobile Tech For the Small Business

    260 Mall Boulevard, 19406

    Join T-Mobile and business partners to learn how to use the latest in mobile technology to enhance productivity of your workforce, build mobile applications to increase revenue, and accept mobile payments through a smartphone or tablet. Every attendee receives a free Square mobile credit card reader and Canvas customized mobile form. Location: Crown Plaza Valley Forge

  • Philly SNUG April 2012 meeting

    1600 JFK Boulevard, Suite 610, 19103

    Enterprise Content Management with SharePoint - Dave Tobias, KnowledgeLake Today’s focus on Enterprise Content Management… why do it? Why SharePoint? Things to consider Customer Success Q&A Dave Tobias has spent the past 10 years representing solution vendors in the area of Enterprise Content Management. His focus has been on helping organizations of any size leverage technology to automate manual processes which are driven by business documents and assisting in the assessment of the financial gain in doing so. Location: Experis IT

  • KEYSPOT: Community Media and Technology: Tools for Social Change

    1233 Locust St., 19107

    From labor activists in Wisconsin to youth in Cairo, everyday people captured the attention of the world when they used cell phone videos and Facebook pages as tools to topple regimes and change draconian laws. The history of community movements using media and technology to fight for change is important as we develop new technologies for our communities to speak up and speak out. Media Mobilizing Project draws from histories of organizing and storytelling to build a movement to end poverty. The People's Emergency Center has a decade-long history of putting Internet skills in the hands of homeless families and youth. Interested in how the next hot technology might be a tool for changing the system, saving neighborhood fire stations or preserving local culture? This workshop is for you! Location: Philadelphia FIGHT, 5th Floor (visit phillyKEYSPOTS.com for more information).

  • Database Options 2012

    908A North 3rd Street, 19123

    Over the last couple of years, the database market has exploded with new options, including key–value stores, document databases, column stores, map/reduce frameworks and graph databases. Relational products are advancing too, including in-memory options from both commercial vendors and open source projects. As part of Philly Tech Week, this PhillyDB event will host representatives from several different products and projects in order to help you understand what your choices are, how they work, and what kinds of problems each is best suited for. Location: Devnuts

  • Entrepreneur Expo

    401 S. Broad Street, 19102

    Bright Ideas? Philly has them. The Entrepreneur Expo, a Philly Startup Leaders, Inc. event, will showcase the work of top Philadelphia-area entrepreneurs in a tradeshow setting, with an estimated 50 exhibitors and a select number presenting keynote addresses about their emerging businesses. Location: Levitt Auditorium

  • Tech- and Design-Themed Quizzo

    339 North 11th Street, 19107

    I-SITE and PhillyCHI are pleased to host a technology- and design-themed Quizzo at The Trestle Inn as part of Philadelphia Tech Week (phillytechweek.com/). Trivia questions will be based on technology, design, architecture, art history, and other related topics. First, second, and third place teams will be rewarded with gift certificates to The Trestle Inn. So come socialize with design and user experience professionals, try your hand at trivia, and (hopefully) learn a thing or two, all over a few whiskey sours and buttered popcorn. RSVP: help us plan by registering at phillychi@gmail.com.

  • PyStarPhilly/PhillyPUG Project Night

    3711 Market Street, 19104

    Join fellow Pythonistas (all skill levels, beginners very welcome) to try out Python in the physical realm-- we'll be working with hardware and circuits to see how we can use Python to hack and build. There will be fee and limited seating for this event. Location: NextFab Studio

  • New Technologies: Impact on artists, their work and careers.

    401 S. Broad St, Room 100, 19102

    A discussion of the impact of technologies on the way artists work, how they present their art, and how they promote their careers. Speakers will provide both an overview and concrete suggestions and examples. Location: Gershman Hall at UArts

  • Tetris Arm Wrestling Tournament

    915 Spring Garden St., 19123

    Go head-to-head with other Tetris fans with a 100% original Hive76 Tetris Arm Wrestling game.

Friday, April 27 ↑ Top

  • Lunchtime Series: Unity Videogame showcase

    150 N 6th St, 19106

    Come play with locally made games and learn about how they're made. Location: WHYY

  • KEYSPOT: Solutions Session

    3140 Market St., 19104

    Come ready to brainstorm with the region’s technology leaders to develop effective ways to further close the digital divide. Location: Drexel University Bossone Research Center, 3rd Fl Atrium (please visit www.phillyKEYSPOTS.org for more information).

  • Without Walls: Works from the muraLAB/Breadboard Residency

    3600 Market St., 19104

    Without Walls: is a joint exhibition between Breadboard and MuraLAB that explores new directions in public art and technology. The exhibition is the result of six-month artist residency program where four local artists/artist teams were given access to the prototyping tools at NextFab Studio. 

  • Hack Gallery Show

    1519 Walnut Street, 19102

    HACK is an open call for technology-based projects. Inviting participation from designers and artist working for/ with hacker spaces / maker spaces. We are encouraging collaborative works for submission, but this is not a requirement. We are asking for a range of works: From 2D to 3D works, applications, wearable’s, installation, objects, and performances. Works from groups or individuals not associated with hacker / maker spaces will be considered for submission as well.

  • Signature Event

    1916 Race St, 19145

    A celebration of the Philadelphia technology community with all of Philly Tech Week's attendees, sponsors and organizers organized by Technically Philly. Location: Moore College of Art and Design

  • Games and Music

    401 S. Broad St, 19102

    Presentations and a dialog with the people creating amazing and groundbreaking games that integrate music into gameplay. This isn't about music for games, but rather games in which music is a core interactive element. Presenters include: Dain Saint, of Cipher Prime, a game developer in Philadelphia, whose successful game titles epitomize how significant this category can be, both creatively and commercially. Youngmoo Kim, an innovative researcher into the area of games and music at Drexel University and is creating compelling gameplay in the process. The presentations will be followed by a concert by chiptune artists. Location: Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall at UArts,

  • LOW LIVES 4 in Philadelphia

    2430 Coral Street, 19125

    little berlin and Mascher Space are partnering to present Low Lives 4 in Philadelphia – for two days little berlin gallery will be connected via livestream to co-presenting spaces all over the world. Viewers are encouraged to come and go as you please, or tune-in online, performances start roughly every 20 minutes. Location: little berlin

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  • BarCamp News Innovation

    2020 North 13th Street, 19122

    BarCamp NewsInnovation is an annual, one-day national unconference on journalism innovation and the future of news as explored by practitioners and friends. Location: Annenberg Hall, Temple University

  • Open Gov 'News' Hackathon

    2020 North 13th Street, 19122

    Developers and subject matter experts build civic oriented tools using local data sets (event is held alongside BarCamp NewsInnovation). Location: Annenberg Hall, Temple University

  • Regional US Forum for Innovative Educators and Learners

    4021 Parkside Ave, 19104

    School of the Future is proud to host the Regional US Forum for Innovative Educators and Learners, sponsored by Microsoft Partners in Learning. Join us to celebrate great teaching and learning. Help us honor educators, learners, and schools and showcase how technology can further educational transformation. Location: Microsoft School of the Future

  • TEDx Souderton High School

    124 North Main Street, 18964

    A locally-organized TED conference. The internet has changed everything in a radical way. It has enabled collaboration over continents, toppled governments, gathered people in protest, made, knowledge freely accessible, empowered artists, musicians, scientists, entrepreneurs; and altered our perception of the world, as well as what it means to be human. Now what? What are the most pivotal ideas to our future. Location: Montgomery Theater

  • The Ruby Workshop

    417 North 8th Street, 19123

    So you want to learn Ruby? Maybe you're familiar with other languages. Maybe you've never written a line of code in your life. Maybe you just want to see what all the fuss is about. In this interactive session held at the VentureF0rth offices, you'll learn some of the basic principles and practices of writing software with Ruby. You'll work on a simple application that uses freely available, civic data. By the end of the session, you’ll have the opportunity to turn your code into a living, breathing, publicly accessible web app. Location: Venturef0rth

  • TechServ Genius Bar

    Race Street Residence Hall at 33rd & Race Streets, 19104

    Having tech troubles? Bring your uncooperative computer, smartphone, media player, or just your questions out to a community "Genius Bar"! This event is a free-of-charge technical diagnosis and advice-giving session hosted by the student geniuses of Drexel University TechServ. Both software and hardware related issues will be addressed, and though we can't guarantee a fix for every problem, you are sure to receive unbiased advice for the next step in solving it. The Community Genius Bar is sponsored by the Drexel Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center. For additional information please email techserv@drexel.edu.

  • Podcasting Workshop - TechGirlz

    8000 Cherokee Street, 19118

    Have you been hearing about podcasting and wondering what exactly is a podcast? Do you have something to say and want to learn how to make your own podcast? Join us at SCH Academy to learn all about podcasting! You'll work with an all girl high school technology leader team to create, edit and produce your very own podcast from start to finish. We'll show you tools you can use to continue podcasting after the workshop. Location: Springside School

  • LOW LIVES 4 in Philadelphia

    2430 Coral Street, 19125

    little berlin and Mascher Space are partnering to present Low Lives 4 in Philadelphia – for two days little berlin gallery will be connected via livestream to co-presenting spaces all over the world. Viewers are encouraged to come and go as you please, or tune-in online, performances start roughly every 20 minutes.

  • Hack Gallery Show

    1519 Walnut Street, 19102

    HACK is an open call for technology-based projects. Inviting participation from designers and artist working for/ with hacker spaces / maker spaces. We are encouraging collaborative works for submission, but this is not a requirement. We are asking for a range of works: From 2D to 3D works, applications, wearable’s, installation, objects, and performances. Works from groups or individuals not associated with hacker / maker spaces will be considered for submission as well.

  • N3rd Street Gamer Party

    908a North 3rd Street, 19123

    N3rd Street Gamers, a group of gaming enthusiasts in Northern Liberties, is hosting the neighborhood’s first gamer party. The night will include a DJ, bar, dance floor and all your favorite four-player games on various TVs around the studio. Whether you’re a gamer or not, come out and enjoy the party! Location: Devnuts