Philly Tech Week, April 20th-27th, is organized by Technically Philly, a local news site for Philadelphia’s technology scene. Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia with over 80 events focusing on various tracks: Entrepreneurship/investment, Access/Policy, Design/Development, Media/ Transparency, Arts/Creative and General. The annual week of events is intended to grow the impact of this innovative region through programming focused on technology, collaboration and improving Philadelphia.
The City of Philadelphia including Office of Innovation and Technology, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and Philadelphia City Planning Commission have staff involved in some of the many events throughout the City.
OIT’s Chief Data Officer, Mark Headd, and Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics Co-Director, Jeff Friedman are both presenting at the Second Annual Node Philly 2013 Conference.
Clint Randall and Mark Wheeler of the City Planning Commission has organized an event on Digital Civic Engagement Tools.
The Keyspots organization is hosting several events around digital literacy and tech resources. An event list is available on the Keyspots Website.
The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics has collaborated with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative and GoodCompany Group to organize Philly as the Social Entrepreneurship Hub: A Lunchtime Series event.
These events are an excellent opportunity to connect with Philadelphia’s tech scene. A complete list of Philly Tech Week events can be found on the PTW Events Calendar.