This Friday kicks off the NINTH ANNUAL PHILLY TECH WEEK! Need a study break? Join Techical.ly for events throughout the week designed to celebrate technology and innovation in the Philadelphia region! Here is everything you need to know- straight from Technical.ly’s latest newsletter.
The ninth annual Philly Tech Week Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal returns to celebrate and inspire the local tech community, to challenge ideas and current assumptions and to introduce people to their future through 100 uniquely themed and curated events, creative workshops and smartly organized parties from Friday, May 3, through Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Notable speakers at the anchor conferences of the week include those from Philadelphia and beyond, including representatives of global tech powerhouses like Google and Amazon and self-made innovators like U.S. Patent Hall of Famer Garrett Brown (steadicam) and Tucker Roberts, President of the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion esports team.
Hear from representatives from both major corporate players, SAP, Vanguard, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Salesforce and Comcast NBCUniversal, and from a hearty batch of homegrown company CEOs and executives from, Think Company, Harmelin Media, SEER Interactive, Monetate and learn from on-the-ground change-makers from the Village of Arts and Humanities, ImpactPHL, Hopeworks Camden, plus many more.
Highlighted events during the week include:
A family friendly outdoor arcade featuring all of the innovation that the local tech scene has to offer joins forces with a 27-year-old tradition of arts and culture in Philadelphia known as First Friday; where an eclectic gathering of design showrooms and gallery community present the best in creativity and design in a vibrant and dynamic neighborhood…
Download the Scavify app to complete the tasks while walking the footprint of the official PTW19 Kickoff Festival @ First Friday in Old City and easily win prizes! Join the, “PTW19 Buy Local Art Challenge” of spending $10,000 throughout the week to support the local artist economy. (Technical.ly event)
Inspired by SXSW, TED Talks, and Comic Con; the Freshwave (FRSHWV) Teen Music & Tech Festival is a youth centered experience designed to inspire and excite. It is a playground for young music lovers, creatives, and tech/gaming enthusiasts.
Join experts from some of the area’s top social impact organizations to learn how they are using technology to streamline their organizations, reach underserved populations, and engage with new audiences at Framing Philly’s Social Impact Scene: Where Business, Nonprofit, & Philly Meet.
This event brings together some of the most talented, savvy, and passionate women in the city for an evening of knowledge sharing while mixing and mingling over celebratory cocktails and fare at The 5th Annual Women in Tech Soiree *Special 5th Year Anniversary.
Drexel LeBow College of Business (3220 Market St) hosts an all-day event for developers, engineers, and programmers known simply as the Dev Conference. We’ll start the morning with a React workshop followed by a full afternoon of talks and panels regarding software development trends from industry experts across all skill levels followed by an exclusive happy hour at Landmark Americana in University City. (Technical.ly event)
Entrepreneur Expo presented by Linode, is the Philly tech scene’s largest annual showcase of innovation and technology startup companies. A trade show with fewer suits and more fun, Entrepreneur Expo will host close to 140 local startups (the biggest year yet!!), all of whom arrive eager to show off their newest tech, biggest recent wins, and goals for the coming year.
The second annual, Introduced by Technical.ly returns at Convene CityView. This one day conference brings engaging programming, demos, networking and personalized connections. Get introduced to new content, ideas, companies and more. The conference will attract 500 executives, technologists, entrepreneurs, government leaders and media from across the region. (Technical.ly event)
Celebrate the city’s technology and innovation community at this interactive local technology expo and reception inside the new Comcast Technology Center for The Signature Event. Expect incredible views, and plenty of surprises, while more than 700 friends in tech toast to a bright future. (Technical.ly event)
Originally established as a way to associate the name “Kensington” with the positive artist and maker community, the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Derby & Arts Festival has grown into a Philadelphia-wide attraction. Neighbors and new friends alike come out to experience the parade of sculptures and shop with artists and food vendors along Trenton Avenue, a wide cobblestone street that has been part of Kensington’s rich creative history for over a hundred years.
ALL WEEK LONG
Philly Tech Week is produced in partnership with title sponsor Comcast NBCUniversal, which is headquartered in Philadelphia and recently expanded its vertical campus in Center City with the Comcast Technology Center. This is home to the company’s growing Philadelphia workforce of more than 4,000 technologists, engineers, and software architects, as well as the operations of local broadcast television stations NBC10 and Telemundo 62 and its resource and event center for local technology startups at LIFT Labs.