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AppItUP Demo Day 2015

Wed 4/15 9:00am–12:00pm
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

This fall, 5 mobile app finalists were chosen out of 427 submissions to AppItUP. These finalists have formed companies and developed app prototypes with their development partners. On April 15th, they will present their companies and prototypes for the chance to be chosen for a $50,000 offer of investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners.


Be Your Own Boss Bowl

Thu 4/16 1:00pm–6:00pm
Temple University Alter Hall, 1801 Liacouras Walk Undergraduate Auditorium

The annual Be Your Own Boss Bowl® is a business plan competition in which matriculated students, alumni, faculty and staff from all 17 schools and colleges within Temple University compete for prizes valued at $200,000 in cash, professional services and admission to the IEI accelerator.


Convening the Conveners: Events Hacks & Technology

Thu 4/16 3:30pm–5:00pm
CityCoHo, 140 South 24th Street (24th and Sansom) 2nd Floor

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.


Iron Chef Game Jam

Thu 4/16 6:00pm–10:30pm
Philly Game Forge, 239 Chestnut St. 2nd Floor

This Thursday, April 16th, Dev Night and Philly Game Forge will be hosting the Iron Chef Game Jam! This is an event that will bring game makers from Philly’s thriving indie game scene together in a competition to see who can make the best, silliest or most interesting game in two hours. In the spirit of Iron Chef, the participants will be given a common set of materials and one “secret ingredient” that they must incorporate into their game design.

Bots n Brews

Thu 4/16 6:30pm–9:00pm
Skirkanich, 3205 Walnut Street

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.


Node.js meetup, Philly Tech Week Edition

Thu 4/16 6:30pm–9:00pm
Zivtech Headquarters, The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut St. Suite 1500

This is a special Philly Tech Week Edition of the Node.js meetup. Please note that it's 1+ week later than originally planned, as we wanted to make it happen during the awesome Philly Tech Week.


Tech Cocktail's Philadelphia Mixer & Startup Showcase

Thu 4/16 6:30pm–9:00pm
Venturef0rth, 417 N. 8th Street Suite 201

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.


American Heart Association Heart Science Forum

Fri 4/17 8:00am–1:30pm
WHYY, Independence Mall West, 150 North 6th Street

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.


Tech, Talk and Treats!

Fri 4/17 1:00pm–4:00pm
Quorum at the University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street Suite #800

Are you struggling with marketing your product or service? Need clients to show off your digital marketing skills? “Tech, Talk and Treats,” will attract “Techpreneurs” and Public Relations/Digital Marketing specialists. Calling all start-ups and seasoned professionals. Book early! Tickets will sell-out.


Philly Startup Crawl

Fri 4/17 4:00pm–8:00pm

Get your stumble on and visit 12 of Philadelphia's finest tech companies at our first Startup Crawl. Each of them will open their doors (and their kegs!) for anyone interested in learning more about local entrepreneurship and tech.


A Web Designer's Guide to the Real World

Fri 4/17 5:00pm–7:00pm
The Tactile Group, 109 South 13th Street Suite 3S

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.


Philadelphia Independent Film Festival #8

Fri 4/17 - Sat 4/25 5:00pm–12:00am
Various Locations in Philadelphia, CityCoHo (Fest Office) 2401 Walnut Street Suite 102

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 from the local and global filmmaking community.


Philadelphia Museum of Art Tech Tour

Fri 4/17 5:30pm–7:00pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art (West Entrance), 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Take a walking tour with the Museum's Interactive Tech Team to see the exciting projects they're working on! + Complimentary Drinks / Light Fare

Philadelphia Area Computer Society

Sat 4/18 8:00am–3:00pm
Giant Food Store, 315 York Road, Willow Grove, PA

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.


4th Annual Philly Women in Tech Summit

Sat 4/18 8:45am–5:00pm
Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street

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.


Computer Donation Drive At NTR

Sat 4/18 10:00am–6:00pm
Nonprofit Technology Resources, 1524 Brandywine St.

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.


Pyramid STEM Showcase

Sat 4/18 12:00pm–5:00pm
Leon H. Sullivan Community Center, 3601 N. Broad St

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.



Sat 4/18 1:00pm–4:00pm
Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street

Come experiment with LittleBits, magnetic electronic bits that snap together to form simple or complex circuits. Learn about inputs, outputs, and how to use logic to control the flow of electricity. Participants will use their creativity to put a new spin on an existing product or to prototype a new invention. Targeted for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls only.


The Rad Awards

Sat 4/18 7:00pm–10:00pm
The Dreaming Building, 618 N Front Street

The first ever Rad Awards is a celebration hosted by honoring women who inspire others in the fields of technology, media, culture and business. This event is 21+. Thank you to our sponsors, Cashman & Associates, Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Sixpoint Brewery, and Girl Develop It.


Pecha Kucha Night – Powered by ThoughtWorks

Sat 4/18 8:20pm–11:59pm
Rogues Gallery Taproom, 11 S 21st St

Pecha Kucha (in Japanese: ペチャクチャ means chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called Pecha Kucha Nights. This is a special Philly Tech Week edition, will bring together architects, technologists, artists and other cool Philadelphians.


NextFab Open House

Sun 4/19 12:00pm–3:00pm
NextFab, 2025 Washington Ave

Visit NextFab for a tour and demonstration of all that goes on here. Each department will be prepared with demonstrations to give visitors an up-close look at the capabilities and possibilities available to NextFab members.


The Philly EdTech Expo

Sun 4/19 4:00pm–7:00pm
Oxford Mills, 100 W. Oxford Street

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.


Greater Philadelphia Youth Entrepreneurship Competition & Expo

Sun 4/19 5:00pm–8:00pm
Germantown Academy, 340 Morris Rd, Fort Washington, PA

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.


The Monger Games!

Sun 4/19 6:30pm–8:00pm
Di Bruno Bros. Franklin, 834 Chestnut Street corner of 9th and Sansom

For our second Monger Games, we've partnered up with the proudly self-proclaimed “geeks” of Geekadelphia with a “Food Science” theme. These gastronomic pairings and flavors just might make your mind melt!


Philly Robotics Expo

Mon 4/20 8:00am–3:00pm
Singh Nanotechnology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, 3205 Walnut Street

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!


Access Drive

Mon 4/20 - Fri 4/24 9:00am–5:00pm
Free Library of Philadelphia & Free Library Community Center Hot Spots

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!

City Council Candidate Lunch on Tech

Mon 4/20 11:30am–1:30pm
Benjamin's Desk, 1701 Walnut St

Several candidates for the May and November Philadelphia City Council elections will be on hand to share their policy view of tech and entrepreneurship and to field your questions. Join us for the discussion.


OpenAccessPHL Convening

Mon 4/20 3:30pm–5:30pm
Pipeline Philadelphia, 30 South 15th Street 15th Floor

Hear from change makers in Philadelphia and beyond speaking about the work they’re doing in their cities to cultivate the entrepreneurial ecosystem (both in and outside government) and how to sustain those efforts over a period of time.


Intellectual Property Issues: From Formation to Funding

Mon 4/20 5:00pm–7:00pm
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, 1600 Market Street Suite 3600

Hear from intellectual property professionals who will present the legal do's and don'ts, as well as answer questions about securing your IP rights. Come with questions and enjoy the refreshments and light food! This event is now full. Thank you for your interest.

Intro to SQL and Databases

Mon 4/20 5:30pm–7:00pm
Baiada Institute, 3220 Market St 3rd Floor #369

This workshop will be an intro to databases - some background and theory followed by live demos and exercises (**bring a laptop**). We will discuss the SQL language, differences between various database types, examples of good design and next steps for those looking to learn more. We will focus on traditional relational systems but also discuss NoSQL databases such as Mongo.


Tech Tales (@Arcweb)

Mon 4/20 6:00pm–9:00pm
Arcweb, 234 Market St. 5th Fl.

BuLogics is the hidden gem of the Philadelphia tech scene. Join us at Arcweb to hear talks by Far McKon and Gabe Torres and learn how we’re making Philly the epicenter of the Internet of Things.


Melissa Morris-Ivone — Finding the Loch Ness Monster: Uncovering My Dream Job in Tech

Mon 4/20 6:30pm–8:30pm
Kings Hall, 2 Kings Highway West, Haddonfield, NJ

Join us for a special presentation by Melissa Morris-Ivone. Melissa is a designer, a maker, and an all around nice girl who has recently developed an obsession with the startup world. After 10 years of working in the corporate, in-house environment, she escaped to what ended up being her dream career as the Design Overlord for tech startup, Curalate, the marketing suite for the visual web. In addition, Melissa has been a speaker at HOW Design Live and TedxPhoenixville.


PhillyR Meeting: Designing New Products Using Choice Models in R

Mon 4/20 6:30pm–9:30pm
3535 Market St. 16th floor conf room B

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.


Bootstrappers Breakfast with Alex Gizis of Connectify

Tue 4/21 8:00am–9:30am
Morris Cafe, 30 S. 17th St.

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. We'll also be joined by Alex Gizis of Connectify to get a first-hand look at how a successful crowdfunding campaign can bring a bootstrapped project to life.


#OpenGov Hackathon

Tue 4/21 9:30am–5:30pm
Interstate General Media:, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Daily News, 801 Market Street #8

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association presents “Open Government,” a hackathon designed to spark creative solutions for increasing or improving access to government.


Funding your Tech: Being Bankable

Tue 4/21 10:00am–12:00pm
The Tactile Group, 109 South 13th Street Suite 3S

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

Tue 4/21 10:00am–6:30pm
Impact Hub, 1227 N. 4th Street Philadelphia PA, 19122

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.


Top IT Pros Awards Program

Tue 4/21 11:00am–2:30pm
Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel, 1800 Market Street Wyeth Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Philadelphia Business Journal and sponsors recognize area technology leaders at the third annual Top IT Pros awards. Featuring a panel discussing wearable technology.


Win, Win, Win! Social Media Contests that Create Engagement, Content and Impact

Tue 4/21 11:00am–12:00pm
City Year Philadelphia, 2221 Chestnut Street

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

Digital Equality For All: Navigating Net Neutrality and the Impact on Communities of Color

Tue 4/21 12:00pm–1:30pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street

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.


Pitch Day at Villanova University

Tue 4/21 12:00pm–5:00pm
Villanova University Connelly Center, 800 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA

Villanova Pitch Day 2015 will feature presentations from Villanova students participating in the sixth annual Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition, the Mobile Applications Course, and the Entrepreneurship Minor programs.


Business Workout - Mastermind Group

Tue 4/21 2:00pm–5:00pm
SeedPhilly, 1650 Arch Street Suite 1905

Trajectify Business Workout combines expert coaching with the benefits of support from others who face similar situations and challenges. The feedback, guidance and support from those who have recently been in that same situation is impactful.


The Cloud: Changing How Business Works

Tue 4/21 4:00pm–7:00pm
Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street 52nd Floor

A panel of speakers will present short presentations on the VOIP Phone systems, Cloud Servers, Tele-health, Legal 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.


PSLU Accelerator Showcase & Celebration

Tue 4/21 4:30pm–7:30pm
World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut Street

Wondering what can happen when we bring some of our brightest minds in the local startup community together for 90 days? At the PSLU Accelerator Showcase, 6 teams will take the stage to demo their startups to some of the community's most well-respected investors -- and their PSL peers. Join 100+ members of the startup community to show your support for 2015 PSLU Accelerator participants and celebrate the Philly startup community.


Equity Compensation for Startups

Tue 4/21 5:30pm–8:30pm
Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University, 3320 Market Street 3rd Floor

Join the students of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and an expert panel for a discussion of how and when startups should grant equity as compensation to employees, consultants, and contractors.


Intuitive Voting - A Panel on Designing the Future of Elections

Tue 4/21 5:30pm–7:00pm
Intuitive Company (Manayunk), 3 Rector Street

***REGISTRATION CLOSED - EVENT IS FULL*** Discuss and debate the future of voting in Philadelphia, with panelists from the City Commissioner's Office, Committee of 70, and Intuitive Company. Also learn about how Intuitive Company researched, designed, and prototyped Intuitive Voting, a competition-winning solution to support Philadelphia voters and election volunteers.

The Inclusive Technology & Entrepreneurship Movement

Tue 4/21 5:30pm–7:30pm
Pipeline Philly, 30 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 15th Floor

Calling all minority and women techies, techpreneurs, entrepreneurs and financiers to meet regularly and discuss their projects, companies, and share the latest news in the tech sector. Come to learn from others, come to share. No posing, no stunting, no cliques. Just trying to move the ball forward purposefully so that we do not miss out on the future, which is already here!!


Mogulette & GDI Philly Social Hour

Tue 4/21 6:00pm–8:30pm
Seer Interactive, 1028 N. 3rd Street

Girl Develop It Philly and Mogulette are joining forces to bring some of the most talented, savvy and passionate women in Philly together for a night of mixing, mingling and celebration. Join us over drinks and light fare for networking and getting to know more about members and programs from each of these amazing communities!


Return on IT: Measuring Success in Technology

Tue 4/21 6:00pm–8:30pm
Philly Tour Hub, 229 Arch Street

Businesses that don’t focus on technology often still rely on technology for their day-to-day operations. Learn how to measure the success of your technical investments in this presentation that focuses on effectively setting priorities, requirements, and goals.


Tech Tales

Tue 4/21 6:00pm–9:00pm
BuLogics (East Falls), 4200 Ridge Avenue, 19129 First Floor

BuLogics is the hidden gem of the Philadelphia tech scene. Come to our sweet space in historic East Falls to hear talks by Far McKon and Gabe Torres, then stay for games and beer, and learn how we’re making Philly the epicenter of the Internet of Things.


Agile Requirements Management

Tue 4/21 6:30pm–8:30pm
Frontline Technologies, 1400 Atwater Drive Malvern PA

AgilePhilly meets both Downtown and in the Western Suburbs to discuss Scrum, Kanban, XP and Agile practices with local developers and managers.


LinkedIn Strategies: Creating a Profile that Shines and Gets Results!

Tue 4/21 6:30pm–8:00pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street Skyline Room | 4th Floor

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.


Philly Drupal Meetup featuring Tim Plunkett

Tue 4/21 6:30pm–9:00pm
Zivtech Headquarters, The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut St. Suite 1315

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.


ThoughtWorks on Software Quality: Everyone's Responsibility

Tue 4/21 6:30pm–9:00pm
Citycoho LLC, 2401 Walnut St

AutoTestPhilly is happy to present a ThoughtWorks discussion on software quality. ThoughtWorks works with clients all over the world, and Thoughtworkers Timothy Cochran and Dan Lockman will share experiences about introducing automated testing and working with teams to get everyone to care about quality.


Retro Gaming Night

Tue 4/21 7:00pm–11:00pm
Hive 76, 915 Spring Garden St

NES, Super NES, N64, Commodore64, Atari, Dreamcast, 3DO, plus tons of games, and more! The Hive76 vintage video gaming night is back again for Philly Tech Week 2015!!


Doing Business & Developing in the Cloud

Wed 4/22 8:00am–5:00pm
Pipeline Philly, The Graham Building 30 S 15th Street 15th Floor

Join a diverse gathering of Microsoft experts for a full-day session devoted to helping you better understand and leverage the Microsoft Cloud Platform in your business. Attend one or all of the sessions, which include: Cloud Legal Topics and Best Practices, a drill-down on Azure Media Services, and a host of other spotlight/”what’s new” sessions on other Azure capabilities. Enjoy a hand-on Azure experience Happy Hour and talk Cloud with Microsoft and Turnberry Solutions experts.


PTW Scavenger Hunt: The Green Challenge

Wed 4/22 8:00am–8:00pm
Across the city!, Philadelphia

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.)


Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Wed 4/22 8:30am–11:00am
University City Science Center, Quorum, 3711 Market Street Suite 800

Geared towards early stage entrepreneurs, this fast paced boot camp will feature experts ready to teach you the basics of starting a business.


GeoPhilly Balloon Mapping Launch

Wed 4/22 9:00am–12:00pm
Meeting @ Great Plaza, Penn's Landing, Great Plaza, Penn's Landing, 101 S Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA

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.


Cooking up Great User Experiences where Technology is the Key Ingredient

Wed 4/22 10:00am–11:00am
NorthPoint Digital, 1650 Market Street

While UX serves digital interactions that are simple, enjoyable and successful, Technology adds the punch and brings these designed interactions to life. Discover best practices for creating great user experiences and the role technology needs to play in informing these highly relevant and amplified user experiences.


Refurbish Computers for Philanthropy

Wed 4/22 10:00am–2:00pm
Nonprofit Technology Resources, 1524 Brandywine St.

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.


Sales and Marketing automation using mobile technology platform "MLeads"

Wed 4/22 10:30am–12:30pm
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 200 South Broad Street 7th Floor, DiBona Room

MLeads team invites you to join Manish Gorawala, award-winning Philadelphia based IT entrepreneur turned innovator, as he introduces you to the possibilities and demonstrates how to use mobile technology to overcome the challenges related to lead collection, lead research, lead follow-ups, statistics, ROI and team management to set your business on a path to success and more opportunities....


Lunch&Learn: Workshop Your Business

Wed 4/22 11:30am–2:30pm
University City Science Center, Quorum, 3711 Market Street Suite 800

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.


Cable Franchising, Why it Matters

Wed 4/22 12:00pm–2:00pm
PhillyCAM, 699 Ranstead Street, Philadelphia PA

Live from the TV studios of PhillyCAM, representatives from the Media Mobilizing Project, Indy Hall and local and national PEG access television station staffers will engage in a lively conversation about the upcoming renegotiation of the City’s cable franchise with Comcast.


How Using Technology Can Prepare Adult Learners for the Workforce

Wed 4/22 12:00pm–2:00pm
Mayor's Commission on Literacy at the Central Branch/Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street Ground Floor, Room 26

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.


Best Practices for Selecting the Right Web Experience Management Platform

Wed 4/22 2:00pm–3:00pm
NorthPoint Digital, 1650 Market Street

Today, Web Experience Management (WEM) has become more than just a tool to handle information and deliver static marketing sites; it can provide a platform for building more complex digital solutions. Learn how to select the right WEM platform to meet your organization's business, user, and technology goals and deliver a personalized and great digital experience.



Wed 4/22 3:00pm–5:00pm
University City Science Center, Quorum, 3711 Market Street Suite 800

In this off-the-cuff, unfiltered and unapologetic event, we’ll hear from a variety of speakers about their past failure(s) and what they’ve learned along the way.


The Digital and Mobile Future: a Fireside Chat with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Wed 4/22 4:30pm–5:30pm
Wharton School of Business, Huntsman Hall, Room 265, 3730 Walnut Street

In this “fireside chat" moderated by Wharton professor Kevin Werbach, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will discuss important initiatives shaping technology and entrepreneurial opportunities, including wireless innovation, open Internet protections, and education technology.


Creative Learning

Wed 4/22 5:00pm–8:00pm
String Theory School, 1600 Vine Street

Join us, along with enterprising filmmakers, educators, and content creators for a Two Session panel discussion on best New Media products and best practices for adapting professional production work into to teaching tools.


Philly Viz Wars 2015

Wed 4/22 5:00pm–8:00pm
Saint Joseph's University, 5600 City Avenue Haub School of Business

Acumen Analytics, Digital Analytics Assoc.., & Philly Tableau User Group welcome Viz Wars Philadelphia! April 22nd 2015 @ Saint Joseph's University Come to Compete! Come to Learn or just Come to Watch!


Take a Tour of AngularJS

Wed 4/22 6:00pm–8:00pm
Chariot Solutions, 515 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington

What's this JavaScript framework everyone's been talking about? Join Chariot's Ken Rimple as he takes you on a tour of modern JavaScript development with AngularJS. He'll discuss the reasons Angular exists, why it's taken over the developer community by storm, and where it is heading next.


Her Ideas, Her PHL

Wed 4/22 6:30pm–8:00pm
Impact Hub Philly, 1227 N 4th Street

Her stories & her ideas for Her Philadelphia. Share your stories, experiences, and ideas for Philadelphia. Social Changher is a digital storytelling venture for women and girls. Creating space to amplify the voices of women using a digital platform for civic engagement. Lead by Natalie Nixon, Director of Strategic Design MBA, Philadelphia University at the Impact Hub Philly.


LiveNote Nights: Denève

Wed 4/22 6:30pm–7:30pm
The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

Grab some friends and come to the Kimmel Center for LiveNote™ Nights. Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève leads the third LiveNote™ Nights concert on Wednesday, April 22, in a program of excerpts from Prokofiev’s indelible 20th-century interpretation of the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet.


Supercharge Your Small Business with Technology

Wed 4/22 6:30pm–8:00pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street Skyline Room | 4th Floor

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.


PSL Entrepreneur Expo

Wed 4/22 7:00pm–10:00pm
The 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd Street

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.


Dev Day Intro Workshops

Thu 4/23 8:00am–12:00pm
PHMC, 1500 Market Street East Tower, Lower Mezzanine

Whether you're new to programming or wanting to sharpen your skills, the Dev Day Intro Workshops are perfect for you. Workshops will be focused around today's most used languages and programs and taught by local experts.


Philadelphia TechBreakfast

Thu 4/23 8:00am–9:30am
LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, 3220 Market Street #220

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share/learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.


Google Partners Digital Breakfast (FREE Breakfast!)

Thu 4/23 10:30am–12:30pm
Impact Hub, 1227 N 4th St

We're co-hosting an exclusive Google event on April 23, 2015, and you're invited. It's a great opportunity to learn from a Google expert about how to grow your business. We'll provide breakfast, all we need is your company. Learn about Internet advertising/PPC from Google experts as well as Adam Lundquist - the CEO of Nerds Do It Better.


Coding with the Community: A conversation on Open Source

Thu 4/23 1:00pm–3:00pm
Pipeline - The Graham Building, 30 S 15th Street 15th Floor

Hear from tech professionals working at organizations utilizing Open Source. How can companies benefit from using open source? What role does it play in professional growth? Should every startup leverage the open source community? Discuss, learn, share thoughts.


Dev Day Talks

Thu 4/23 1:00pm–7:00pm
PHMC, 1500 Market Street East Tower, Lower Mezzanine

Join us for an afternoon of high-level dev talks focused around problem solving and innovative solutions. You'll hear from over 15 dev experts talking about real world scenarios and the tools they're using.


Organize your events using mobile technology "MLeads"

Thu 4/23 2:00pm–4:30pm
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 200 South Broad Street 7th Floor, DiBona Room

MLeads team invites you to join Manish Gorawala, award-winning Philadelphia based IT entrepreneur turned innovator, as he introduces you to the possibilities and demonstrates how to use do-it-yourself mobile technology to overcome the challenges related to organizing the events so simple at the same time making it effective and efficient ...


Local Presence and Global Reach

Thu 4/23 5:00pm–7:00pm
Slice Communications, 111 Independence Mall East Suite 340

Slice Communications and Philly marketing experts from Curalate, MTM LinguaSoft and the World Trade Center Greater Philadelphia will help you cut through the clutter and get your local story the attention you deserve on a global scale by integrating public relations and social media initiatives.


Speed Date with Think Brownstone

Thu 4/23 5:00pm–8:00pm
Think Brownstone Philadelphia Studio, 111 South 15th Street Mezzanine

Want a chance to ask questions about developer or UX/UI designer opportunities? Have you been curious about applying for a job at Think Brownstone, but you're not sure what role would be right for you? Come out to our "speed dating" event!


Authoring Tools Workshop - Articulate Storyline

Thu 4/23 5:30pm–8:30pm
Harrisburg University Center City Location, 111 South Independence Mall East Hussian School of Art - Use 5th Street Entrance

Join the Learning Technologies Group of ATD Philadelphia for a hands-on, down and dirty look at Articulate Storyline – the most popular E-Learning Development Tool on the market today. The Association for Talent Development is the professional development organization for those working in the Learning, Talent, and Professional Development space. The second in our series of authoring tools workshops this year, we’ll open up and look under the cover of Articulate Storyline in this session. Developed as a standalone program, it gives users an e-leanringtool that isn’t dependent on PowerPoint,, yet is as easy to learn. We’ll look at samples of E-Learning Developed using Storyline, show off its key features, spark your curiosity to learn, and help you build a plan for beginning to create e-learning using this powerful tool. Please come with a laptop and download a free trial version of Storyline at You can also join us remotely if you can’t make it down town though'll you'll miss the networking! Instructions & information will be emailed to you after registering. If you have issues accessing the platform the day off email We also encourage you to come with either existing samples of e-learning, ILT courses you may want to turn into e-learning or just ideas to use and we’ll help you sketch out a path to creating awesome e-learning from what you bring. Food, Refreshments, & Networking will be included. Register at


Philly KEYSPOT: Digital Divide Hacks for the Tech Industry

Thu 4/23 5:30pm–7:30pm
Innovation Lab in the Municipal Services Building, 1401 JFK Blvd 16th Floor, Rooms C&D

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.


INNOVATE. TRANSFORM. LEAD. Using business incubators to accelerate innovative products, technologies, and strategies to market

Thu 4/23 6:00pm–9:00pm
Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard

What do small, fast-moving technology companies have in common with large, multi-billion dollar enterprises SAP, Comcast, Independence Blue Cross, and Exelon? 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. Seating is limited. Register early!


Let Me Explain LIVE

Thu 4/23 6:00pm–8:00pm
Impact Hub, 1227 N 4th Street

Let Me Explain is a series focused on real entrepreneurial stories told Live. Our show shares these stories and the lessons behind them. Hosted by Jamila Payne, each show starts with a theme that the storyteller uses a starting point to explain the untold truths of what it really means to build a business. This shows theme "My Money is Funny."


TangenT: RedAct

Thu 4/23 6:00pm–7:00pm
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S Broad Street

On Thursday, April 23 from 6-7pm, in the Plaza at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, InLiquid presents TangenT: RedAct, a multifaceted art event incorporating elements of performance, video, installation, and digital art throughout multiple locations in the space.


Fast & Free DIY Websites

Thu 4/23 6:30pm–8:00pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street Ground Floor Tech Lab

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

Thu 4/23 6:30pm–9:30pm
Dave & Busters, 325 N Columbus Blvd - Join us in "The Showroom"

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!"



Thu 4/23 7:00pm–11:00pm
Hive 76, 915 Spring Garden St

We’ll have guitars, amps, synthesizers, sequencers, oscilloscopes, speakers, fuzzboxes, tremolo pedals, signal generators, oscillators, speakers, drum machines, pickups, karaoke machines and probably alot more – all made at Hive76.


The N3rd Street Squares

Thu 4/23 8:00pm–10:00pm
National Mechanics, 22 S 3RD ST

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.



Fri 4/24 8:30am–5:00pm
The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley, 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA

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.


MeasureOps Digital Analytics Training Bootcamp

Fri 4/24 9:00am–6:00pm
MaassMedia, LLC, 1819 John F Kennedy Blvd Suite 430

MeasureOps is a one-day coding bootcamp designed to introduce and teach the science of digital analytics through a hands-on approach taught by two instructors who have been in the digital analytics industry for more than 10 years.


FreeLTT with Mastbaum High School

Fri 4/24 10:00am–2:00pm
Nonprofit Technology Resources, 1524 Brandywine St.

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.


Electronic Music Workshop with BEEP

Fri 4/24 2:00pm–3:30pm
Temple University, 1809 N 13th St (at W. Montgomery Ave.) Tuttleman Learning Center Room 107

Join the Boyer Electroacoustic Ensemble Project (BEEP) at Temple University for a hands-on workshop lead by Dr. Adam Vidiksis exploring methods for using computers and emerging digital technology for realtime music performance.


Museums and 3D Technology

Fri 4/24 4:30pm–7:00pm
URBN Center, Drexel University, 3501 Market Street

Find out how museums like the Metropolitan, the Smithsonian and others are using 3D printing in their programming. See a demonstration of 3D scanning and printing.

Ben Jenkins "6 Days of Thunder" Tour, Lecture & Workshop

Sat 4/25 10:30am–12:00am
Pipeline Philadelphia, 30 S 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 15th Floor

What leads to a really satisfying career? Ben has a suggestion — “Live Slow. Make Fast.” AIGA Philadelphia and Pipeline Philly welcome Ben Jenkins for the final stop of the “6 Days of Thunder” Tour. This Spring, Ben will drive up the East Coast, hitting 6 AIGA chapters in 6 days, concluding with a workshop and lecture here in Philly on Saturday, April 25th. Ben Jenkins is a designer of graphics, brands, and products. He is also the founder of O​neFastBuffalo,​ INDIG, W​arstic Bat Co,​ Onefastco, Treadsmith, Western Son, and numerous other brands. The “Live Slow, Make Fast” lecture begins at 10:30am with Ben talking about how he has kept his company, OneFastBuffalo, thriving. He’ll expand on how to encourage creative people to make things they love and delight clients through surprising collaborations. Following the lecture is the “Designtrepreneur” Workshop where Ben will give you his roadmap of how to build ideas into successful brands.This class is for designers, artists, makers, aspiring entrepreneurs, anyone who is stuck in the garage, and those can't seem to get into second gear. Leave with a roadmap to personal fulfillment, and some homework (Sorry). While the lecture is free, the workshop does cost a fee, but does include a notebook and boxed lunch.


#PHLMade Demo Day

Sat 4/25 12:00pm–3:00pm
City Coho, 2401 Walnut Street

Do you love food, tech, design, media, and/or manufacturing? Are you an entrepreneur looking to network? An early adopting consumer of new technolgies? An early-stage investor looking for qualified startups? A student seeking the coolest jobs and internships?


Mashed Media Awards

Sat 4/25 6:00pm–8:00pm
Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA

The 2nd Annual Mashed Media Awards celebrates the best in youth voice, creativity and vision in a Gala Awards event recognizing the best in youth media in Philadelphia from video to photography, music to spoken word and features features media screenings and live performances.


Bauhaus Curved-Crease Sculpture Workshop

Sat 4/25 7:00pm–8:00pm
Little Berlin, 2430 Coral St

Mike Tanis will lead a workshop on a paper-folding technique to make curved-crease sculptures. He'll bring some examples and demonstrate the basic folding techniques to make hyperbolic paraboloids that connect together to create a larger formation.