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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
Presented by Technically

Health and Sciences Roundtable

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

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

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

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!

SocialTech: The multi-layered social impact of Technology

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

Convene Cira Centre, formerly the Hub
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

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.

Arts Marketing in the Digital Age: a TechniCulture Event

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

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.

Content Rescue

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

Bots, AI & Conversational UI

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

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.

Developing a Social Media Strategy as a Team of One

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

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

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.
Presented by Technically

Dev Workshops

Temple University
1801 N. Broad Street
Fox School of Business, Speakman Hall
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.

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

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.

Vet Tech: From "Deployment" to Exit

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

Temple University
1801 N. Broad Street
Fox School of Business, Speakman Hall
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

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

We Work Northern Liberties
1010 N Hancock St
Mogulette and Stimulus, in partnership with WeWork, are joining forces again 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.

Brain Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom

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.

College Pathways into Tech

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.

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

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!
Presented by Technically

Technical.ly Introduced: A curated B2B Event

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.

Robot City: Automation and Low-Wage Workers

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

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. We will demo 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.

Philly Mapathon

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


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.

Use the Force to Become a Digital Testing Jedi

Delphic Digital HQ
10 Shurs Lane, Suite 201
Test at scale you will. Ever wonder how companies decide on the inter-galactic experiences that will supercharge the hyperdrive for your online user journey? Have you ever felt like an ad or web experience was performing a Jedi mind trick on you? Did it seem that the experience gave you exactly what you needed to hear when you needed to hear it? It’s no coincidence. From changing the design of a landing page to updating the copy on a display ad, constant testing helps marketers reach the right customer, with the right message, at the right time.
Presented by Technically

#PTW17 Signature Event

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.