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University of Pennsylvania AppItUP Demo Day ’17

Thu 4/27, 9:00am–11:30am
World Café Live
3025 Walnut St
AppItUP is a mobile application idea challenge designed to gather the best app ideas from the University of Pennsylvania community and connect them with the funding and technical expertise necessary to make them a reality. This cycle, six finalists were selected for company formation and prototype development from a pool of 233 submissions. At Demo Day, the finalists will pitch their businesses to investors, and two will be chosen for a $50,000 offer of investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Light breakfast will be served.

OUT OF CONTEXT

Fri 4/28–Sun 5/07, 12:00am–11:59am
http://out-of-context-ptw.com
OUT OF CONTEXT is a curated online exhibition showcasing work with a new understanding of visual language by removing it from its intended statement, setting or circumstance. The participating digital artists showcase technology-based works that define the phrase “out of context,” such as websites, software, apps, twitter feeds, etc. These tech-based works accomplish this with tech, through tech or in contrast to tech. out-of-context-ptw.com: a limited engagement, live on April 28! Curated by: Belinda Haikes and Gaby Heit

Myths of the Marble - ICA Exhibit *Various Times*

Fri 4/28–Sat 5/06, 11:00am–5:00pm
Institute of Contemporary Art
118 South 36th Street
The Institute of Contemporary Art presents Myths of the Marble, a group exhibition conceived and produced in collaboration with the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) in Norway. The exhibition, co-organized by Alex Klein, Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE'60) Curator, ICA, and Milena Høgsberg, Senior Curator, HOK, considers how the “virtual” has been engaged by a select and varied group of contemporary artists as a way to image and imagine the world as both a site of possibility and as a set of limitations.

Temple Innovation Showcase

Fri 4/28, 2:00pm–4:30pm
Shusterman Hall
1834 Liacouras Walk
Meet Temple's rapidly growing community of inventors and entrepreneurs and witness innovations that may become future products! New microsphere taste strips for drug delivery, medical devices for tumor detection and deep vein thrombosis, magnetic technology for blood pressure reduction, smart eyewear for improved balance, naturally derived wound healing materials, non-flammable battery technology, virtual reality based rehab for balance impairment, and therapeutics for inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and HIV are just a few examples of the innovation under development at Temple.

Web Suite for the C-Suite

Fri 4/28, 2:00pm–5:00pm
Tír na nÓg Irish Bar & Grill
1600 Arch St
What are Content Management Systems (CMS) and what do you need to know about them to satisfy the needs of the C-Suite and the most important ‘C’–the Customer? Whether you’re a digital marketer, developer, or anyone responsible for establishing and maintaining a digital presence, this event is for you. Join us for a series of sessions presented by industry thought leaders covering the governance and technology behind your website and digital properties. We will educate through models, success stories, challenges and solutions in a casual setting with food, drinks, and live entertainment. Plus, we’re giving away tech products including an iPad mini and Amazon Echo. Highlights of the session will include: (1) Content strategy and curation across your organization’s digital properties including your website and social media pages, (2) Website CMS platform selection, publishing workflows, governance models, and content curation, and (3) Website personalization, marketing integration, multi-lingual support, best practices, and new technologies
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TECH IN THE COMMONS: Augmented and Virtual Reality bootcamp for nonprofits

Fri 4/28, 3:00pm–6:00pm
PhillyCAM
699 Ranstead Street
(7th Street bet. Chestnut & Market)
Play with locally built AR and VR and learn how you can use this trending technology for your own organization -- leveraging tools from Snapchat to games to Google Cardboard and beyond. The focus will be on place-based nonprofits (rec centers, school support, parks groups, etc.) but all are welcome. Organized by Generocity.org and supported by the Knight Foundation, this event is part of the #PTW17 Innovation Crawl and kicks off a free four-part event series for nonprofits. Refreshments will be provided.

Empathy Hack Workshop: At the Intersection of Art and Society

Sat 4/29, 9:00am–6:00pm
Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Road Jenkintown, PA
How do museums in the 21st century leverage their collections through technology to promote empathy? More human connection is needed to bridge the enormous social and environmental challenges we face around the world. AAC wants to empower people to create their own solutions and provide the space to express themselves. Empathy is a critical component of global competence and is the key to effective communication and collaboration. We are inviting you for a day of talking, listening, design-thinking, and creativity in order to develop ideas for green initiatives, diversity and cross-cultural dialogue. Abington Innovation Center is where the arts inspire empathy. Come develop ideas for projects that AAC will undertake in the future. Join us for the Empathy Hack Workshop.
Canceled

Building an All-Star Community at the Sixers Innovation Lab

Sat 4/29, 1:00pm–3:00pm
TBA
The purpose of Building an All-Star Community is to expose entrepreneurs and innovators in the broader community to the Sixers Innovation Lab and show the Lab’s commitment to developing the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The programming will start with a tour of the 10,000 square foot facility and continue with stories from Philadelphia change-makers in the sports and tech industries. Our featured speaker is Kenny Holdsman of Philly Youth Basketball. Following the introductions and panel discussion, the floor will be open for questions and the event will conclude with time for networking.

Intentional Design for Human Well-Being: A Panel Discussion

Sat 4/29, 4:30pm–6:00pm
Pipeline Philly
30 S. 15th Street
This event will curate a conversation about the biological, social, and economic impacts of adversity and stress, and the varying roles that technology can play in helping to address these issues. Come to learn about the current science of how physiological stress affects brain development and health throughout the lifespan, and to hear from a panel of experts in the region who approach this topic from varying perspectives including development of software and wearable tech, and providing educational and employment opportunities for youth who traditionally have little access to such resources.

Pyramid STEM Showcase

Sat 4/29, 11:00pm–4:00pm
Sullivan Progress Plaza Office Building
1501 N. Broad Street
Targeting the inner-city community, the showcase is jam packed with hands-on or interactive exhibits presented by organizations, businesses, individuals, after school programs, sharing their love of science, technology, engineering or math. Loads of family fun designed to educate, inform, encourage, or spark a career interest in children or adults. Learn robotics, neural knitworks, build computer apps and games; see Black inventions and more. Take the brainteaser challenge. There will be technology giveaways hourly.
Presented by Technically

Mayoral Tech Town Hall

Mon 5/01, 9:30am–12:30pm
PHL Next Stage Med @ Schuylkill Yards
3001 Market Street
(the Bulletin Building)
Be a fly on the wall as Technical.ly's editorial team engages in a conversation with Mayor Jim Kenney highlighting the pulse of Philly's tech work force. Then dive into a cross-market panel conversation weighing in on tech’s impact on economic development.

Tech in Restaurants

Mon 5/01, 10:00am–11:00am
LocalHost
908 B. N3rd St.
Technology touches every facet of our lives, and one of the places we’re seeing more and more technology is in the food and restaurant industry. Between the arrival of online ordering and delivery services, online reservations, social media, new payment methods, technology has infiltrated the food and restaurant industry like never before. Some of the advances will serve to improve the experience — both for the industry and for the patron. Yet with every new advance comes a new challenge, and with technology moving faster these challenges can seem insurmountable. It’s how the industry deals with these advances — and the challenges that accompany them — that will determine the fate of many restaurants, regardless of what’s on the menu. Come take part in a panel and discussion on the opportunities and challenges from three local companies focusing on improving the restaurant tech experience.

Performance at Scale with Clearvision @ Philly Tech Week" series of webinars

Mon 5/01–Fri 5/05, 11:00am–12:00pm
http://cvcm.me/enterprise-performance-PTW
In this webinar series exclusively for Philly Tech Week 2017, Clearvision- Atlassian Platinum Solution Partners based in Philly- introduce 5 different aspects of how to manager and scale software in large enterprises. With talks from a range of experienced consultants, we welcome software developers, scrum masters, testers, IT service desk managers, DevOps practitioners, and all business management interested in digital transformation and best practices around software development, business collaboration tools and service desks. Please sign up online early as places are limited. Each webinar includes a chance for Q&A- and look out for Clearvisionaries at the software conference track of Philly Tech Week.

Suburban Innovation - How to Leverage Google Analytics to Grow your Business Online and Offline

Mon 5/01, 11:00am–1:00pm
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
1001 Baltimore Pike
Suite 9 LL Springfield
As the web has replaced the Yellow Pages, it's increasingly important for business owners to know and understand how current and potential clients are likely using their websites. We'll go over some fundamental modern best practices for businesses of all types. Then, we'll dig a little deeper into how to leverage the incredible and free Google Analytics tool to learn more about your customers and how you can gain actionable insights into their purchasing behaviors. Enter to win a 1 year subscription to Microsoft Office 365.
Presented by Technically

Health and Sciences Roundtable

Mon 5/01, 12:00pm–2:00pm
Public Health Management Corp. (PHMC)
Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street
Participate in an intimate lunch with a curated group of entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, academics and leaders to discuss plans for Philadelphia’s Health IT future and steps to get there.

Out to Launch

Mon 5/01, 12:00pm–2:00pm
The Museum of the American Revolution
101 South Third Street
Philly’s most innovative products (9 of them!) will make their debut all in one place on May 1st. Out To Launch will take place at the brand new Museum of the American Revolution, also “launching” this Spring.

The Self-Navigating Region

Mon 5/01, 2:00pm–5:00pm
American College of Physicians Building, DVRPC Offices
190 N Independence Mall West
8th Floor
Transportation technology and innovation are moving fast. Public agencies and private enterprises are working together to seamlessly network the region’s transportation system in ways that can provide more options in how to get around, reduce transportation costs, and more efficiently move people and goods using existing infrastructure. Come learn about what is being done now, and discuss what the future may bring.
Presented by Technically

The Future of Health Sciences

Mon 5/01, 2:30pm–6:30pm
Public Health Management Corp. (PHMC)
Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street
Join us! Let's jump into the conversation together. We want to highlight the strengths in Philadelphia's different health sciences sectors while peeking into the future of healthcare tech!

Intersection of Medicinal Cannabis and Technology

Mon 5/01, 5:00pm–8:00pm
Ballard Spahr LLP
1735 Market St., 51st Floor
Now that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has approved the use of medical cannabis, how will the technology community react and capitalize? Please join us for a panel discussing the intersection of medicinal cannabis and technology along with an update and primer on the law.

Show & Tell!: Machine-to-Machine Communication and the Race for IoT

Mon 5/01, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Bresslergroup
1216 Arch Street, 7th floor
Come and hear Bresslergroup’s Senior Director of Electrical Engineering, Todd Zielinski, give a brief take on the M2M communication landscape, with considerations and criteria for product developers looking to choose the best one for their IoT needs. There will also be presentations from Bill Ver Steeg, Chief Architect of MachineQ, Comcast's new IoT network based on the LoRaWAN standard; and Brian Busacco, IoT Manager at Arrow North America— the world’s largest electronics distributor — on the state of IoT. After the presentations, stick around to network over beer and light fare as you check out demonstrations by major embedded electronics platform providers, including Microchip, ST, Cypress and NXP, set up around Bresslergroup’s studio. Enjoy the show and tell, food and drink, and mingling with other IoT enthusiasts!

SocialTech: The multi-layered social impact of Technology

Mon 5/01, 6:00pm–9:00pm
O3 World
1339 Frankford Ave
This event will focus on the often overlooked social impact of technology as an economic equalizer for disadvantaged populations, as a vehicle for social change, and as a tool for disrupting long-standing social inequality. Schedule 6PM Cocktails & Demos 7PM Panel Discussion 8PM Network & Mingle

Driving Tech Talent Growth in PHL

Tue 5/02, 8:00am–10:00am
Convene Cira Centre
2929 Arch St
Mezzanine Level, Suite 200
Employers in Greater Philadelphia have created 25,000 net new tech jobs since the early 2000s – equivalent to 25% of total net employment growth in the region during that span. Tech is positioned to be a major engine of sustained job growth in our economy, but firms report difficulty finding candidates with the needed skills and credentials to fill many positions. Join the Economy League during Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast on May 2 as we release an in-depth analysis of the region’s IT workforce and present a strategic framework for expanding and deepening the tech talent pool in Greater Philadelphia.

IoT Workshop

Tue 5/02, 8:30am–12:00pm
Chariot Solutions
515 Pennsylvania Ave
This hands on-workshop will teach you how to build and program an IoT device using the Particle Photon. Your sensor will send data to and receive data from the Particle Cloud. You will also build a Nodejs program to interact with your device through the Particle Cloud. Some programming experience is helpful but not required. Each participant will receive a hardware development kit containing an Particle Photon microcontroller and the components required for the class. You MUST pre-register for this event. Space is limited.

Suburban Innovation - Social Media Bootcamp

Tue 5/02, 8:30am–10:30pm
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
1001 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA
Suite 9 LL
You have social media in place for your business, but are you using it effectively? Judith Lee, Social Media Expert and Advocate, will review how the pros approach social marketing and show you how to raise your social media to the next level.

Arts Marketing in the Digital Age: a TechniCulture Event

Tue 5/02, 9:00am–2:00pm
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA
The digital world is changing fast. How are arts organizations embracing digital in order to market their offerings? Join us for Arts Marketing in the Digital Age, a presentation and breakout learning sessions by lead digital marketing firm Capacity Interactive to learn new digital practices and to see how your organization stacks up in the digital world.
Presented by Technically

The Future of Digital Marketing

Tue 5/02, 10:00am–7:00pm
National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH)
101 S Independence Mall E
5th Floor
Live streaming, chat bots, virtual and augmented reality and the growing spread of fake news are all changing the landscape that marketers have to navigate. At this #PTW17 event, explore the practical how-to's and applications of some of these trends and how to still be an authentic voice amidst the noise.

"Disruption & Diversity in Technology"

Tue 5/02, 12:00pm–6:00pm
We Work
1601 Market St Philadelphia, Pa.
"Disruption & Diversity in Technology" Conference. Sessions will include topics such as arts and entertainment, entrepreneurship, diversity and the shared economy within technology. The day also features a fireside chat with notable tech entrepreneurs Earl Pace & Rodney Williams and an eclectic social hour to immediately follow. When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Time: Conference: 12pm - 5pm Fireside Chat (Sponsored by The National Black MBA Association®): 5pm - 6pm Interactive Social Networking Night immediately follows (Sponsored By The ITEM) Location: WeWork 1601 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

WORST Coding Practices (...and How to Fix Them)

Tue 5/02, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Joynture
417 South St, Philadelphia, PA
Our event highlights the most frustrating bits of code to ever cross our compilers. Sometimes we developers inherit some pretty un-maintainable code, and sometimes we even write it ourselves! This session will address the most common pitfalls, and how you can educate others and yourself to avoid them.

Benjamin's Desk + 1776 Corporate Innovation Announcement with Mayor Kenney and StartupPHL

Tue 5/02, 2:00pm–3:30pm
City Hall
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
Benjamin's Desk and 1776 have formed an exciting partnership to inject new energy into Philadelphia's rise as an innovation hub. This initiative will connect global corporations and Philadelphia based startups for R&D, revenue growth and investment opportunities. Join BD, 1776, Mayor Jim Kenney, StartupPHL, corporate officers and startup founders for a special announcement with reception to follow.

Content Rescue

Tue 5/02, 2:00pm–5:00pm
Pipeline Philly
30 South 15th Street
15th floor
Content Marketing is very trendy, but also very misunderstood. Consequently, many companies are struggling with it. This event will offer an overview of what content marketing is and isn't, and then assess and "rescue" four companies who submit their content initiatives for appraisal. We'll assess their efforts to date, audience reach, help create persona profiles and make editorial recommendations

Data Driven Results: How Philadelphia is Consolidating Data and Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Revenue Collections

Tue 5/02, 5:00pm–6:30pm
Innovation Lab, 16th Floor, Municipal Services Building
1401 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Learn how Philadelphia is using big data to support automated, timely reporting and analysis to improve decision-making. Learn about the City’s early successes using a newly launched data warehouse to drive increased delinquent collections by over $20 million over historical baseline and how predictive analytics are being integrated into the Department’s decision making process going forward.
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Tech In The Commons: Data Storytelling with Google News

Tue 5/02, 5:00pm–8:00pm
Benjamins Desk
601 Walnut Street
12th floor
Boost engagement and provide value for your audience with new days to visualize and tell stories with data. Organized by Generocity.org, supported by the Knight Foundation and featuring a presentation from Google News, you will walk away from this mind melting session with an array of skills and free tools to better understand your audience, what they are searching for online, and discover how to create compelling and engaging content using Google tools -- and other free and low-cost services to make your spreadsheets and presentations and messy data into something compelling for volunteers and funders and staff. Oh and play with Google Cardboard! Please bring a laptop or mobile device. Refreshments will be served.

Bots, AI & Conversational UI

Tue 5/02, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Stuzo
211 North 13th Street
Suite 802
Learn about the latest innovations in the world of Conversational Computing from the people building products and prototypes. With over 200 members, our Meetup group has a great cross section of developers, designers and product entrepreneurs that share their thoughts and insights on where the technology and its uses are heading. This Meetup features Microsoft Tech Evangelist, Dave Voyles presenting on “You talking to me? Building Bots with the Bot Framework for the Enterprise and Beyond,” in addition to a round table discussion about the impact of Conversational UI on the enterprise.

Design Slam

Tue 5/02, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Arts & Crafts Holdings
990 Spring Garden Street
PhillyCHI's 11th Annual Design Slam is a collaborative event in user experience design where participants compete in teams to develop the best design solution for a challenge faced by a local organization.
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Developing a Social Media Strategy as a Team of One

Tue 5/02, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Indy Hall
399 Market Street
Suite 360
If you're the only person (or on a small team) managing social media at your company, developing a distinct and productive strategy is key to keep you on course to hitting your social media goals. Buffer’s own digital marketing strategist, Brian Peters, will be sharing his lessons learned for growing followers on all of our platforms, strengthening engagement and driving sign-ups, and leading you through the steps to do the same for your brand!

The 3rd Annual Rad Awards

Tue 5/02, 7:00pm–11:00pm
Stratus Rooftop Lounge
433 Chestnut Street
Hotel Monaco
In celebration of Philly Tech Week 2017, Rad Girls is hosting our third annual Rad Awards, an awards ceremony and party honoring local women leaders who inspire in the fields of technology, media, culture and business.

DevOps is Lame & Agile is Stupid

Tue 5/02, 7:30pm–8:30pm
Quorum Science Center
3711 Market Street
Suite 800
Join AWeber’s Chief Technology Officer on a journey of escape from the cottage industries spawned by the infamous terms “DevOps” and “Agile.” Take back the control of your organization’s objectives and your career goals.

Hive76's Retro Gaming Night

Tue 5/02, 7:30pm–10:00pm
The Bok Building
1901 S 9th St.
Basement
Your favorite retro games are brought back to life on their mostly original hardware. Featuring Commodore 64, Atari 400, NES, SNES, N64, Game Gear, Panasonic 3DO, MAME cabinets, Dreamcast, Gamecube, Game Boy, Atari Lynx, and more (or less)!
Presented by Technically

Dev Workshops

Wed 5/03, 10:00am–2:00pm
Temple University
Alter Hall 1801 Liacouras Walk
Whether you're new to programming or you want to sharpen your skills, the Dev Workshops are perfect for you. The workshops will be focused around today's most used languages and programs for those at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Technical Difficulty: Transform Business with Emerging Tech

Wed 5/03, 10:00am–12:00pm
The Rittenhouse
210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA
How do local and successful organizations transform business with technology? From automation and applications to data migration and cloud integrations, come listen to a panel of executive speakers discuss how they have navigated the complicated technical environment on May 3rd, 2017 from 10:00AM -12:00PM.

Win Over Executives with Data Visualizations

Wed 5/03, 10:00am–12:00pm
MaassMedia
1880 JFK Boulevard
Suite 201
How should you present data to executives? Good data visualizations have the ability to convey key insights more effectively, while bad visualizations have the ability to derail a presentation. Learn from the experts at MaassMedia, who will teach you the tricks of the trade to tell your data's story.

From Consumer to Creator: How Black Communities Can Transform Technology Consumption Into Economic Power

Wed 5/03, 12:00pm–2:00pm
Parkway Central Library (Free Library of Philadelphia) Skyline Room
1901 Vine Street
This 2017 Philly Tech Week WURD/WILCO panel will examine how underrepresented minority communities can best transition from being the highest consumers of technology, to also participating as creators of technology. How the tech community can increase diversity in their organizations by valuing the economic buying power of the Black community. And how the black community can utilize its’ over consumption of technology to build wealth and forward economic empowerment.

Your Playbook for Growth

Wed 5/03, 12:00pm–2:00pm
WeWork 1900 Market
1900 Market Street
Join Salesforce for lunch and hear from a panel of businesses on how they've leveraged different technologies to grow and scale their business. Lunch and drinks will be provided.

Vet Tech: From "Deployment" to Exit

Wed 5/03, 1:00pm–3:30pm
Benjamin's Desk (Bunker Labs)
1608 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
12th Floor
Philadelphia Veterans are leading the way with amazing technology companies. Join us to gain valuable business insights while hearing amazing stories from the region's leading tech investors and veteran business leaders. Our features guest is Doc Parghi, Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army, Venture Capitalist and tech entrepreneur.
Presented by Technically

Dev Talks

Wed 5/03, 2:00pm–6:00pm
Temple University
Alter Hall 1801 Liacouras Walk
Join us for an afternoon of high-level dev talks focused around problem solving and innovative solutions. We will have over 10+ dev experts talking about real world scenarios and the tools they're using. There will be three rooms of topics where you will have the opportunity to choose your own schedule.

"SMarketing: Sales & Marketing Alignment" with Dan Tyre from HubSpot

Wed 5/03, 3:00pm–5:30pm
The Granary
1901 Callowhill Street
Presentation takes place 2nd floor Community Room. Followed by networking on rooftop (weather permitted).
SMarketing, the alignment of Sales and Marketing is critically important to the success for scaling your enterprise. Join us, the Philly HUG (HubSpot User Group) as we learn from the best, Dan Tyre the visionary who created the term SMarketing.

3rd Annual Women In Tech Soiree

Wed 5/03, 5:00pm–8:30pm
We Work Northern Liberties
1010 N Hancock St
Free Parking available: Schmidt’s Commons Lot, 1033 N. Hancock (Located at 2nd and Germantown Ave, behind Acme)
Mogulette and Stimulus, in partnership with WeWork, are joining forces for the 3nd Annual Women in Tech Soiree! The Women in Tech Soiree will serve the purpose of highlighting the supportive programs of technology, innovation, and education within women and diverse groups in Philadelphia. This event will bring together some of the most talented, savvy, and passionate women in the city for a night of mixing and mingling over celebratory cocktails and fare. This year, the event will feature a noted female keynote speaker along-side a panel of women within the local tech community. The inspiration of the speakers is designed to promote connection, collaboration, and success.

Beyond Clicks

Wed 5/03, 6:00pm–9:00pm
MakeOffices
2001 Market Street
#2500
In 2017, marketing is more “data-driven” than ever. But are marketers looking at the RIGHT data? Many have become accustom to looking at certain metrics — e.g., impressions, clicks, conversions, cost-per-lead — assuming they’re meaningful ... but, just how meaningful are they? In this very special panel discussion, four data-driven marketers will debate topics such as: Are marketers looking at the right metrics? How confident should we be with “statistical confidence”? And, What is the value of predictive analysis? Moderated by Greg Ippolito, president of the award-winning digital marketing agency IMA.

Brain Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom

Wed 5/03, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Drexel University - Gerri C. Lebow Hall - Room TBD
3220 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Join L&D Philly, Drexel University's Goodwin College of Professional Studies & Virtual Training master Cynthia Clay for a free talk and open Q&A on the latest insights from Neuroscience and what they mean for Virtual Learning/Training as a part of Philly Tech Week 2017.
Canceled

College Pathways into Tech

Wed 5/03, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Benjamin's Desk
1701 Walnut Street
There’s more to technology than coding and there are more technology majors than Computer Science. Which major do you choose to create video games? What do you study to work with computer hardware? Is there a degree program for learning about big data? Hear from college faculty about the variety of ways students can study and, ultimately, work in technology.

Final Judging: Philadelphia Museum of Art Hackathon 2.0: Game Design

Wed 5/03, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Join us at the closing event for the Philadelphia Museum of Art's second hackathon! All are welcome to see participant finalists show off their games and vote for your favorite. Admission to this event is donation-based. Every Wednesday 5:00–8:45 p.m.: Pay What You Wish What does Pay What You Wish mean? We ask that it starts at a penny but support us with whatever amount you wish.

Framing Philly's Social Impact Scene: Where Business, Nonprofit, and Philly Meet

Wed 5/03, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Skyline Room
Whether nonprofit, for profit, or somewhere in between, Philly’s social entrepreneurs are engaging with technology to make the City of Brotherly Love a better place. Join experts from some of the area’s top social impact organizations to learn how they are using technology to streamline their organizations, reach under-served populations, and engage with new audiences. Mo Manklang, Chief of Operations, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, will moderate a panel focused on how tech can empower businesses and nonprofits to accomplish social good. Panelists include Nate Bronstein of the Social Innovations Journal and SmartTrack, Tracy Levesque of Yikes Media, and Marc Coleman of the Tactile Group. Plus, we’ll have a networking happy hour sponsored by sustainable brewery Saint Benjamin Brewing Company!

Design Thinking: a human-centered approach to innovation

Thu 5/04, 10:00am–12:00pm
Benjamin's Desk
1701 Walnut Street
8th Floor
As the tech-driven economy shifts beneath our feet, adaptability and empathy become keys to sustained business success. At this #PTW17 event, learn how Design Thinking is transforming the way businesses develop products, processes, and strategy by putting humans back into the center of our everything we do. Join local designer, John Cardone (MetaMeta) and design thinking professor, Kathryn Wessling (Wharton) for an interactive workshop and presentation, with tools you can put to use in any industry.

Suburban Innovation - Biz Tech 101

Thu 5/04, 11:00am–1:00pm
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
1001 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA
Suite 9 LL
Whether you are starting a new business or are a seasoned business owner, join TechWise Group and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce for a discussion about technology planning for your business. Enter to win a 1 year subscription to Microsoft Office 365.
Presented by Technically
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Technical.ly Introduced: A curated B2B Event

Thu 5/04, 11:30am–2:30pm
Seer Interactive
1033 N 2nd Street
7th Floor
There are a surplus of opportunities in Philadelphia to meet local startups. The real challenge for some of these successful entrepreneurs is meeting their next client, the decision makers at large corporations. Join us and get the opportunity to meet some of these large businesses and pitch your product or service to members of their purchasing departments.

Digital Health Evolution Conference: Unlocking the Potential of Cutting Edge Innovations

Thu 5/04, 12:00pm–5:00am
The Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street
Philly Tech Week's upcoming 3rd Annual Digital Health Evolution conference is set to join senior leaders from hospitals, health systems and insurers in conversation with the region's most promising digital health leaders. Challenges surrounding physician alignment and adoption of digital health tools, extracting value from nontraditional data sources, population health and collaboration, and transitioning to value-based care will be explored. Hear keynote speakers and panelists from the Camden Coalition, Facebook, World Wellness Project, Inspira Health Network, Penn Medicine, Figure 1, and more. Held at Philadelphia's premiere private business club, the Pyramid Club, this afternoon conference, happening on Thursday, May 4 2017 is not one to be missed!

Robot City: Automation and Low-Wage Workers

Thu 5/04, 3:30pm–5:30pm
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
1600 Market Street
Suite 3600
Large numbers of Philadelphia's workers depend on jobs that seem likely to face pressure from automation. This panel will explore perspectives on the impact of automation and AI on Philadelphia's low-income communities and on what steps we can take to make our automated future better for all Philadelphians. Join us to learn about the ways that local policymakers, advocates, and the business community can prepare for these coming changes.

The Internet of Things: A Plan for the World to Come

Thu 5/04, 4:00pm–7:00pm
WeWork
1601 Market Street
19th Floor
From dumb sensors to smart cars to your next refrigerator, the rapidly growing number of internet-connected devices already has surpassed the number of human internet users. Come learn about what “things” will be on the internet, and the ways this online revolution will change our lives. The event will begin with interactive demos of a few helpful IoT solutions. There will be a 5:30 p.m. panel discussion on the possible impacts of the IoT and what we should do to manage billions of connected devices.

Parent & Daughter Teaming up for TechGirlz’s Git/Github Workshop

Thu 5/04, 5:00pm–7:30pm
Zivtech
1 South Broad Street
#1010
Have you ever wondered how multiple people work to create a website or app at the same time? It relies heavily on something called version control, which is what Git is famous for. In this workshop, the girls and their parent will pull a copy of a web page from a Github code repository and work together as a team to edit the webpage. The girls will learn how Github allows thousands of people to work on a project together to add new features and easily view changes. They will get to continue to customize their website at home as a team. No prior technology experience necessary.

Philly Mapathon

Thu 5/04, 5:00pm–9:00pm
Azavea
990 Spring Garden Street, 5th Floor
The Philly Mapathon is an opportunity to give back - volunteer your time for a cause that reaches millions of people around the world. During the Philly Mapathon we'll work together to map parts of the world that are in need of relief or aid. Our work will help organizations like The American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders reach vulnerable communities. All you need is a laptop and a willingness to participate in a volunteer project that will help communities around the world. We'll teach you what you need to know at the event. No knowledge of mapping necessary!
Presented by Technically

#Failfest

Thu 5/04, 5:30pm–8:30pm
WeWork Northern Liberties
1010 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA
In this off-the-cuff, unfiltered and unapologetic event, hear from a variety of speakers as they share stories of their past failure(s) and what they've learned along the way. Sometimes it takes a lot of failed attempts before you get to that one-in-a-million idea that will launch you to success.

"Bit By Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World" book release jawn

Penn Book Center
130 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Join us for an evening of books, chiptune music, and of course video games. We will celebrate the publication of Andrew Ervin's "Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World" (Basic Books) with an early look at Cleversoft Studio's epic game "EarthNight" and a musical performance by Chipocrite.

Diaspora in Tech

Thu 5/04, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Benjamin's Desk
1701 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA
7th Floor
Join us to hear from a panel of dynamic entrepreneurs from the African diaspora who will discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and how the diaspora can leverage technology to reinvent Africa. This event is attended to highlight these African entrepreneurs and innovators and give an opportunity for attendees to interact with them as well as expand their network with the intention to engage, empower, and strengthen the African diaspora entrepreneurs’ community in Philadelphia. This event is organized by ADEN (African Diaspora Entrepreneurship Network) with the collaboration of STARTUP AFRICA,

Tech’s Unspoken ISMs

Thu 5/04, 6:00pm–8:00pm
TBA
Join a panel of Philadelphia-area tech experts to discuss some issues and ways to implement solutions to create a more diverse and inclusive tech scene. We will cover topics including: an aging workforce, promoting alcohol consumption, the myth of the rock star developer, and women working in tech.

The Dark Side of Technology

Thu 5/04, 6:00pm–9:00pm
MakeOffices
2001 Market Street
#2500
We’re living in an age of innovation driven by Technology. But for everything Technology has given us of late, we’ve had to pay a price — including loss of privacy, an erosion of self-reliance, and a blurring of the lines between persuasion and truth. In this very special #PTW17 event, Greg Ippolito, media expert and president of IMA, will provide a 360-degree view of recent consumer Technology … and try to determine whether we’re living in a “modern renaissance,” or an uncharted new era where our well-being is being quietly traded for comfort.

Use the Force to Become a Digital Testing Jedi

Thu 5/04, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Delphic Digital HQ
10 Shurs Lane, Suite 201
There is a great disturbance in the force. Web users are encountering relevant, engaging web experiences. So powerful, they seem to know what just users want. By changing the design of a landing page, updating display ad copy and constant testing, marketers are reaching the right customer with the right message at the right time. In the hands of the Empire or your marketing competition, it could prove an unstoppable weapon to forever rule web experiences. Test at scale you will. It is up to you to, Digital Jedi, to bring balance to this marketing force.

Hive76's DIY Music Night

Thu 5/04, 7:30pm–10:00pm
The Bok Building
1901 S 9th St.
Basement
In a combination workshop and jam session, participants will learn about electronics and sound by building and using simple electronic circuits. Amplifiers, oscillators, and filters will be built from scratch for participants to take home.

Suburban Innovation - STEM in the Classroom

Fri 5/05, 9:00am–1:00pm
Bethel Springs Elementary School
3280 Foulk Rd. Garnet Valley, PA
Come see the STEM classrooms and MakerSpaces at Ridley and/or Garnet Valley Middle Schools. Each classroom will be showcasing students and their coding skills, as well as, the STEM initiatives the school is working on. Check out the top 2 districts when it comes to STEM, Makerspaces, and coding in the county. At Ridley students will be using ozobots and iPads, programming their robots to complete different tasks.
Presented by Technically

#PTW17 Signature Event

Fri 5/05, 6:30pm–10:00pm
Pennovation Center
3401 Grays Ferry Ave
Join us at the annual Philly Tech Week Signature Event, a cocktail reception meets an interactive local technology expo and party. And yes, there will be an open bar (wine & beer). This is a celebration of the broad Philadelphia technology community with all of Philly Tech Week’s attendees, sponsors, partners and event organizers.

Project Management - Maximizing Soft Skills to Lead Complex Projects

Sat 5/06, 11:00am–1:00pm
TBA
used internally to avoid similar events from happening simultaneously. Please be as specific about programming as possible.) The goal of this event is to promote Project Management as a soft skill in the technical arena with a panel of diverse professionals.

Startup Pitch Bootcamp

Sat 5/06, 12:00pm–6:00pm
Pennovation Center
3401 Grays Ferry Ave
(free parking onsite)
If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Startup Pitch Bootcamp @PhillyTechWeek in conjunction with Founder Institute.