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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.


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
Location TBA

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.


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 5:00pm–12:00am
Varies Locations in Philadelphia, Box Office: 2401 Walnut Street

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



Fri 4/17 6:00pm–6:00pm
Benjamin's Desk, 1701 Walnut St 8th Floor

evoHaX is a hackathon organized by EvoXLabs with the theme of "Web Accessibility". Free and open to all schools located within the vicinity of Philadelphia.

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, 316 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.


The Rad Awards

Sat 4/18 7:00pm–10:30pm
The Dreaming Building, 618 N Front Street

The first annual Rad Awards is a celebration hosted by honoring women who inspire others in the fields of technology, media, culture and business.


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–8:30pm
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.


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 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!

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

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.


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
Location TBA

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.

PSLU Accelerator Showcase & Celebration

Tue 4/21 5:00pm–8:00pm
World Cafe Live Updstairs, 3025 Walnut Street

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.

Equity Compensation for Startups

Tue 4/21 5:30pm–7:00pm
Location TBA

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.


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.


Doing Business in the Cloud: A Two-Part Event

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

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.

GeoPhilly Balloon Mapping Launch

Wed 4/22 9:00am–12:00pm
Meeting @ riverside of Independence Seaport Museum, Penn's Landing, 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard 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.


Refurbish Computers for Philanthropy

Wed 4/22 10:00am–2:00pm
NTR, 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.


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.


Lunch&Learn: Workshop Your Business

Wed 4/22 12:00pm–3:30pm

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.



Wed 4/22 4:00pm–6:00pm

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.


PTW Scavenger Hunt: The Green Challenge

Wed 4/22 6:00pm–9:30pm
Washington Square Park, Walnut Street

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.)


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.


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.


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–12:30pm
PHMC, 1500 Market Street Suite 1500

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.


Dev Day Talks

Thu 4/23 1:00pm–7:00pm
PHMC, 1500 Market Street Suite 1500

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.


Innovate. Transform. Lead.

Thu 4/23 5:00pm–8:30pm
Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard

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.


Local Presence and Global Reach

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

Slice Communications and Philly media experts 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.


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.


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!"


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 19355

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.


FreeLTT with Mastbaum High School

Fri 4/24 10:00am–2:00pm
NTR, 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.