The Participants

Two.One.Five Magazine is a Philadelphia publication that covers topics ranging from music to art and culture.

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

The mission of the School of Communications and Theater is to provide leadership in advancing the role of communication in public life. This mission is pursued through the training of students for leadership careers in communications, media and theater, through advancing research and creative activity in these fields, and through serving the public need for free and open communication.

OpenDataPhilly is a portal that provides access to over 100 data sets, applications, and APIs related to the Philadelphia region.

In the digital age, a computer and Internet access is a necessity, yet 41% of Philadelphians do not have access. Formed to tackle this problem, the Freedom Rings Partnership is comprised of grassroots organizations, government, and universities bringing internet access, training and technology to communities citywide.

Central High School of Philadelphia, PA was started in 1838 and was then only the second public high school in the nation. When Central first opened its doors, it admitted four teachers and sixty-three students. From that fledgling beginning, Central has now grown to over 2300 students and 110 teachers.

New Paradise Labs is a theater company exploring ways of transferring its activities to the web.

Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)’s vision is to be a premier resource for emerging growth companies in the information technology, clean technology, and life sciences industries.

We are a group of Content Strategy Practitioners in Philadelphia, who aim to exchange knowledge and expand understanding of the discipline of Content Strategy.

Switch Philly features demos of local startups competing to win a prize pack to help their business thrive in Philadelphia.

fidget is a platform for the collaborative work of Megan Bridge (choreography) and Peter Price (time-based media).

Philly Startup Leaders is the largest and most active community of startup entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region.

PhiladelphiaGameLab's goal in founding the Philadelphia Game Lab is to create a nexus for creative and technical learnings and collaboration in this area.

Cipher Prime is a Philly-based game studio specializing in music games. We're best known for Auditorium, Fractal, and Pulse.

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

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a top-ranked, comprehensive university recognized for its focus on experiential learning through co-operative education, its commitment to cutting-edge academic technology and its growing enterprise of use-inspired research.

Technically Media Inc. is a media services consultancy for the next news ecosystem. Our clients are traditional media and business and nonprofit content creators, in addition to publishing niche orientated online news sites, including most prominently Technically Philly. Put simply: we build audiences.

Woodcock Washburn is a national law firm concentrating exclusively in intellectual property law.

The Philadelphia Eagles web team will showcase its daily, live web-only video series, social media strategy at the Content Strategy Philly meetup.

NextFab Studio is a membership-based, high-tech workshop and prototyping center - it’s Philadelphia’s “gym for innovators.”

Publisher of, the Inquirer and the Daily News.

Chariot Solutions is an enterprise application development consulting firm.

A coworking space in Old City comprised of designers, developers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, small business owners, telecommuters, marketers, videographers, game developers, and more.

Devnuts is a hackerspace based in Northern Liberties.

Artician is an art and design community and creative social network for everyone.

Azavea is a geospatial analysis (GIS) firm specializing in location-based web and mobile application development.

If you're a scientist or a representative of a citizen science organization or community group: SciStarter is the place to tell eager people about your work and get them interested in helping out.

Meidlinger Partners invests in, grows and develops water technology, product and service companies that have scalable solutions to address the world’s water problems.

Everyday atomni delivers highly customized web solutions, strategies, and services to achieve client business goals. We approach ever new project with zeal, tenacity, & dedication producing the very best results for customers.

O3 World is a brand communications agency in Philadelphia that specializes in web design and web marketing services.

little berlin is an artist-run collective and gallery space located in North Philadelphia.

TechGirlz is here to inspire young women to shatter the statistics. Its aim is to help adolescent girls understand that a future in technology does not necessarily equate to ‘a boring computer job,’ but instead transcends the cubicle into nearly every field imaginable.

Dreamscape Marketing's mission is to creatively inspire happiness for clients’ customers via trackable, measurable, and repeatable marketing solutions.

A Meetup group for the Philadelphia Python Users Group (PhillyPUG). Meet other Python programming language enthusiasts in the Philadelphia area.

The International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals that create video games. The Philadelphia Chapter is focused on growing and strengthening the community of one of the fastest growing industries in the Greater Philadelphia area.

A national nonprofit that brings information technology services to nonprofits and training to young adults.

Bluecadet is a studio concerned with crafting a client's story and connecting it to its desired audience. We bring talented designers, technologists, journalists and artists together to create innovative technology that excites and engages users.

Provides information technology and engineering professionals on a contract and permanent basis in major technology centers located throughout the United States.

The Hacktory was formed in November 2007 by a group of art and technology enthusiasts who frequented monthly MakePhilly meetings. This group wanted to provide formal instruction in technical topics and a central meeting place with accessible, sophisticated tools.

With 20 years of experience in delivering enterprise mobility management solutions, Fiberlink has the in-depth functional and technical expertise necessary to accelerate deployment, reduce risk, increase employee productivity, and simplify mobile device management.

Philadelphia law firm counseling clients worldwide on all aspects of intellectual property.

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania is a national, award winning model for technology innovation, and a catalyst for Stimulating economic growth.

Established in 1918, the Fox School of Business, Temple University has a distinguished tradition of preparing business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs for successful careers.

The Philadelphia WordPress Meetup Group is a group of WordPress enthusiasts in and around the Philadelphia area.

Center City Philadelphia User's Group for SharePoint and .NET Professionals.

Breadboard is a hybrid program at the University City Science Center that facilitates cross-disciplinary art exhibits, community outreach initiatives and special programs offering public access to a new generation of fabrication technology and workspace in an effort to empower individuals and convene communities around creative applications of technology.

The Souderton Area School District (SASD) includes an area of 49 square miles in Upper Montgomery County. It is the largest school district, in square miles, in the county.

What it Takes (WIT) is a national outreach initiative that connects highly successful minority entrepreneurs, scientists, professional athletes, businessmen, military and medical professionals with hundreds of African-American and Latino males at risk of dropping out of high school.

Philly.rb is the one and only user group in the Philadelphia area dedicated to helping Ruby enthusiasts learn, network, and socialize.

The center of Philadelphia business and society

PFIT, Inc. is an information technology consulting firm servicing New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware.

Mobile Monday is a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and business development through educational and networking events.

A Roman Catholic, Augustinian university located in Villanova.

I-SITE has been designing websites and interactive media since 1996. Founded by an American and a Brit who both like tea, we’ve created websites, mobile and iPad apps and various digital products for scooters, magazines, kids, beverages, analgesics, downtown districts and gorillas. We live in an old toy store where we work and play. Check us out at, and @isiteunited.

The Trestle Inn is Philadelphia’s spot for Whiskey and Go Go. This unique bar set in the Eraserhood offers a mash up of retro entertainment, music, food and drink. Expect to find Barbarella-clad Go Go dancers swinging to French pop, blue-eyed soul, pyschobilly, funk, garage and disco on most nights of the week. Add a dash of vintage projections, 60’s inspired cocktails like the Velvet Jones and classic casseroles and there you have it! Look us up at:, and @thetrestleinn.

Chatham Financial feeds on complexity, creating simple solutions for our clients using sophisticated technology. We help companies with foreign currency, interest rate and commodity risk understand their risk profile and offer alternatives for how to manage it. We are great at listening to clients, doing hard math and writing powerful analysis tools that can be used both within Chatham and by external users.

The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.