Convening the Conveners (CTC) is a quarterly meet-up for community event planners. Each meeting, we dissect a new topic, sharing best practices, challenges and opportunities with each other. This CTC will focus on event hacks & technology used to make events run smoother, and to help you work smarter not harder.
Are you a teacher, parent, or administrator interested in starting a robotics team at your K-12 school? Want to find out how to plug in with existing teams and events? Want to find out what all the fuss is about? This 21+ event will introduce adults into the world of robotics education through presentations from various organizations. Discover the world of Robotics and STEM education at this event hosted by the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania and mentors of the RoboLancers and sponsored by Yards Brewing Company.
Tech Cocktail Startup Showcase events highlight, support, and promote local startups in a casual setting designed to showcase local entrepreneurs. The Mixer atmosphere promotes connections and conversations between tech enthusiasts, investors, mentors, founders, and community members who are down for a good time.
Each year, in select cities, the American Heart Association facilitates a forum that convenes leaders in research, medical, technology, venture capital, investment banking and related industries connected to life sciences. This year, in only its second year in Philadelphia, the Heart Science Forum will encourage the opportunities to promote immediacy in advancing science with direct impact to the Philadelphia region.
TechniCulture will present outstanding examples of regional and national partnerships between tech and cultural institutions of varying size and complexity.
So you just finished your degree and have landed a great gig. Now what? Join Tactile Group Lead Designer, Christopher Pross, as he leads a light-hearted discussion on what they didn't teach you in school and what you're likely to encounter your first few years in the wild.
With the Metropolitan City of Philadelphia as its pallet, the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival is an annual 8 day live and virtual gathering that includes screenings, discussions, and parties with filmmakers and creatives you most likely never met before. Filmmakers come from all over the US and the world to participate in our local festival. Please visit our website or our Twiitter feed @PhilaIndie for up to date information on the 100 plus screenings and events taking place. We hope to see you there. #piff #uff #pi8
PACS holds monthly meetings with 16 special interest groups plus a main meeting. Founded in 1976, PACS is a computer user group where members fix problems, share knowledge and learn from each other. All platforms and levels of experience are supported. Guests are welcome to attend their first meeting for free.
The Philly Women in Tech Summit is an annual event that inspires, educates and connects women in the technology industry from the Philadelphia area and theMid-Atlantic region. Our goal is to support the community of women currently in working in technology and to help pave the way for adolescent girls who want to enter the industry.
Fight the digital divide with NTR and celebrate Philly Tech Week by donating your end-of-life computers and technology on April 18, 2015, from 10AM - 6PM. Drop off your technology equipment in our parking lot and our volunteers will process your donation. Individual and organizational donations are welcome! All computer donations are either refurbished and distributed to underserved Philadelphians or recycled by our e-steward, R2 certified partner.
The Pyramid STEM Showcase is held annually designed to educate and empower our families through technology and prepare us to become an integral part of the fastest-moving industry of all time. Free to the public, this showcase provides an opportunity for youth, parents, government, industry, educators and organizations to come together to learn and share.
PhilaSoup, Philly EdTech Meetup, and Innovation@PennGSE are teaming up to bring the most innovative teachers and the best of EdTech to the community. Walk through the event to see teachers share innovative projects happening in their Philly classrooms, and entrepreneurs share their innovative EdTech products.
Join us in supporting 75 area high school entrepreneurs as they pitch their businesses and compete for prizes, sales and bragging rights. The event will consist of a pitch competition followed by an interactive expo where students will demonstrate their products and services. This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you please register.
Robots are taking over Philadelphia! Central High School’s RoboLancers will unveil the newest and most exciting advances in the field of robotics at the Philly Robotics Expo hosted by the RoboLancers and the GRASP Lab of the University of Pennsylvania. You don’t have to be a science geek to have a blast playing with real robots and learning from local business people, engineers and students who are transforming science fiction into science reality!
Stop by NRI 3DLab Philadelphia and get yourself 3D Scanned and 3D Printed! Get yourself a mini version of... yourself! Join us for drinks and learn about 3D printing!
This is YOUR chance to ask about social media! Create a new email or social media account Monday, April 20th through Friday, April 24th at four convenient locations throughout the city!
Come out to the only mayoral forum dedicated to the issues of technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and the retention of this city's blossoming creative class.
Choice modeling or conjoint analysis is a popular tool among marketers for understanding how a customer will choose from among a set of products. Through this hands-on workshop, Drexel Asst. Prof Elea McDonnell Feit will explain how conjoint data is collected, how it is analyzed using R and how the resulting models can be used to forecast demand for new product or to plan pricing for existing products.
Starting our 4th year in Philadelphia (launched PTW 2011). Join Other Entrepreneurs Who Eat Problems For Breakfast. Bootstrappers Breakfasts meetings are for founders of early stage startups. It is a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers. These breakfasts were designed for entrepreneurs to share ideas and leverage thoughts with other folks who are serious about growing their business.
You have may have the next best thing, but without the proper funding that great idea probably won’t get much further than your desktop. Join us for a primer discussion on finding the right type of financing your product or service and how to go from strictly bootstrapping to “being bankable”.
The Future of Digital Marketing Event is Philly Tech Week's marquee Media Conference. This full day event will focus on digital trends that marketers, agencies, content producers, and startups need to know. Local thought leaders will walk us through marketing challenges—and how to solve them.
Online contests and associated social media campaigns can provide powerful win-win-wins for organizations and companies seeking to generate a wealth of crowdsourced social media content and engage new consumers and communities. This workshop will provide participants with helpful how-tos and the opportunity to frame their own contests and campaigns. Register at https://socialmediacontests.eventbrite.com.
In the wake of the recent FCC rulings on the preservation of Net Neutrality and the Reclassification of the internet as a utility, this 2015 Philly Tech Week WILCO / WURD Panel will explore the complexities of net neutrality, the recently passed FCC legislation, and the impact net neutrality legislation will have on people of color technology innovation, the cultivation of small businesses, and the engagement of community activism.
Receive personalized recommendations on how to improve online privacy and security on your device (smartphone, tablet, laptop)
A panel of speakers will present short presentations on the VOIP Phone systems, Cloud Servers, Merger and Acquisitions, Environmental Impact, and Real World Use. There will be a Q&A session after presentations; our Master of Ceremony will be Cory Hindorff Wade from America’s Next Top Model. Directly after there will be an open bar and light food for networking. The event will be hosted high above the city sky line, for amazing views, at the Pyramid Club.
The Philly Startup Leaders University Accelerator is the only for the community, by the community startup accelerator in Philadelphia. At the Final Showcase, our 6 participating teams will take the stage to demo and pitch their startups to some of the community's most well-respected venture capitalists. Join 100+ members of the startup community to learn about what this exclusive group of PSLU Accelerator participants accomplished during a very intense three months. After the Showcase, the event will turn into a party to celebrate our local startup community.
Join us as we hear from a representative from Ben Franklin Technology Partners and two local hardware companies that have been through the process of raising capital and lived to tell the tale.
Without strong and persuasive content, tips for using LinkedIn fall flat. In this highly interactive session, Susan Tabor-Kleiman, JD, owner of Your Professional Writer, will discuss the most important components of your LinkedIn profile and guide you in how to create content that moves your profile from one that merely contains data to one that shines and gets results.
Join Zivtech and the Philadelphia Drupal Community for a special Philly Tech Week meetup, featuring Drupal core and contrib über contributor: Tim Plunkett. Tim currently works as a Software Engineer at Acquia, and worked at Stanford University and Zivtech prior to that. This Meetup also corresponds with Tim( and Meghan)'s move back to Philly, so come help us welcome them back home and hear more about Tim's work with Drupal 8 core contrib, and learn some of the features you'll likely love, what's going to drive you crazy, and other assorted Jawns.
Join Microsoft’s Development, Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Legal experts for a two-part event devoted to helping you better understand and leverage the Microsoft Cloud Platform in your business. The morning session, Trust and Transparency in the Cloud, will cover Cloud Privacy, Legal Topics, Cybersecurity and Best Practices. The afternoon session, Cloud for Developers, will provide you with the foundation to build resilient, highly available cross-platform applications in the Microsoft Cloud, whether you are an iOS, Android, Microsoft or Open Source developer.
Join GeoPhilly for a balloon mapping workshop at the Waterfront during Philly Tech Week! Balloon mapping is a low-cost, easy, and safe way to capture aerial images and stitch them together into a high resolution map. This grassroots technique has been used by journalists and community groups all over the world.
Your passion for technology can also power philanthropy in Philly! NTR will walk you through the refurbishment process; directly imaging PC's, installing software, testing and troubleshooting, etc. If you have expansive IT experience, spend the afternoon using your knowledge to spread access across Philadelphia.
Understanding the benefits and ease of cloud storage
When starting a business, there’s usually not a lot of money, but a ton of questions. Wish you could hire a consultant or expert to help you perfect your business without big paycheck? These Lunch&Learn workshops are perfect for the early stage business owner looking to get specific feedback and advice for their business. In these hands-on, interactive workshops, learn from professionals how you better your business with feedback that is specific to you.
Are you tech-savvy and interested in helping a fellow Philadelphian bridge their digital divide and develop workforce and literacy skills? Join us for lunch and learn about the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy’s Tech Tutors program.
Think you have what it takes to survive the startup lifestyle? This scavenger hunt will challenge you to the life of a sustainable tech startup. Get in teams (or find one at the start line). Follow the clues, take out your smartphones and take your team to the top. (Don’t worry, prizes for the best team await you at the finish line.)
Join Amy Larrimore to learn what you need to know to take your business to the next level. She will help you unravel what's really holding you back, where you need to focus, how to delegate the pesky business-ey things and teach you simple tricks to know that it’s working or when to make a change. You'll walk out of this session with an actionable, customized, money making plan that you'll be excited to work. If it’s good enough for sexy startups and the company whose stock you just bought – it's absolutely good enough for your business.
The 2015 Entrepreneur Expo is your best opportunity to celebrate Philadelphia's entrepreneurial spirit with more than 500 colleagues and peers. Over 50 tech entrepreneurs will display their ideas and work at this trade-show and party, hosted at the incomparable 23rd Street Armory.
Join the Learning Tech Group of the Philadelphia Chapter of the The Association for Talent Development (ATD) (the world's largest organization for professionals who work in Learning & Development ) as they explore how to create e-Learning programs. Lead by the Group's Co-Leads - Eric Mongrain and John Luczkowski - learn from two of Philadelphia's top training professionals how to start building your own training portfolio today!
Philly KEYSPOT, a network of 51 city-funded, public computing centers, serves a diverse client-base including people experiencing homelessness, formerly incarcerated individuals, and the chronically unemployed. Hear from KEYSPOT users facing these challenges, plus organizations in Philadelphia working to address their needs using technology, and discuss actionable ideas and opportunities for partnership and collaboration.
What do small, fast-moving technology companies have in common with large, multi-billion dollar enterprises Exelon, Independence Blue Cross, and Comcast? They share the ambition to innovative, transform, and lead the market. Join the MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia and a discussion with leaders in the energy, health care, and media and technology sectors about incubator opportunities, investments, and partnerships available to the region’s most innovative corporations and entrepreneurs. Reception and networking to follow.
AL DÍA News Media leads a unique discussion between journalists and developers about the future of digital storytelling.
Are you an entrepreneur, startup, crafter, or service provider looking to launch your website quickly and free of cost? Start here. Go anywhere. “Fast & Free DIY Websites” an introductory class that covers Google Sites and Blogger for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Librarian Instructors will demonstrate how to create a basic site using free platforms with a particular focus on marketing your product or service. Also, learn about the website building resources that the Free Library offers in print and online. Anyone with an interest in building a website or blog is welcome to attend. An email address and basic computer skills are required to attend this class.
Startup Pitch Night is the proven platform to practice and improve your pitch. We've helped thousands of startups at our fun, relaxed, and informative events. From the east coast to the west coast, we've held events in a bunch of select cities. Join us and "Pitch. Watch. Learn. Network!"
In his debut AIGA Philadelphia exhibit, designer and educator Alex Yampolsky explores visual navigation concepts to enhance urban commuter experience.
WebLinc is proud to present N3rd Street Squares, an interactive web and technology-focused game based on the famous 1970's TV show, Hollywood Squares. With this web-app game, everyone in the audience is a contestant, competing for free drinks and prizes at Old City hot spot, National Mechanics.
Tech360 is a full day tech experience supported by the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG) and the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n), initiatives of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC). Tech 360 will focus on tech education, leadership development, innovation and networking, sharing best practices that you can apply today.
NTR’s donor-supported Free Learning Through Technology (FreeLTT) program has provided nearly 4000 low-income youth, people with disabilities, and families with free computers and training since 1999. During Philly Tech Week twenty freshman from Mastbaum High School will receive free computers funded by NTR’s generous donors.
Understanding the benefits and ease of cloud storage