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Third annual Philly Tech Week Presented by AT&T attendee totals

Now that we’ve closed the third annual Philly Tech Week Presented by AT&T, we immediately get the questions about IMPACT. Who came? What happened? What’s next? The short answer is nearly 20,000 people attended, almost double last year, with nearly 200 partners and 105 events. We’ll get survey results on this post as we get […]

Now that we’ve closed the third annual Philly Tech Week Presented by AT&T, we immediately get the questions about IMPACT.

Who came? What happened? What’s next? The short answer is nearly 20,000 people attended, almost double last year, with nearly 200 partners and 105 events.

We’ll get survey results on this post as we get those answers in, but we’ll start bringing things together here.

BIG HAPPENINGS?

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HOW MANY PEOPLE?

We easily met our goal of more than 15,000 attendees, even by this conservative estimate. In the spirit of transparency, we’ve included the attendance estimates for all the events below.

Pre-Tech Week

  1. Preview Event [4/3] — 150
  2. Meta Meetup of Meetups [4/16] — 100
  3. 13th annual Fox School IT Awards [4/16] — 200
  4. Philly PUG [4/16] — 100
  5. Select Greater Philadelphia International Reporters [4/16] — 30

Friday April 19

  1. Inaugural Philly Geek Brunch — 20
  2. Space Apps Reception — 60
  3. The Grandest Game of PONG — 2,500 (Terrace, Art Museum Steps, Parkway)

Saturday, April 20

  1. Philadelphia Area Computer Society Meeting – 30
  2. International Space Apps Challenge- 50
  3. Women in Tech Summit — 200
  4. Student Startup Summit — 150
  5. Hardware Freedom Day- 30
  6. TEDx TempleU — 100
  7. Pyramid STEM Cyber Play Day — 10
  8. Drink Philly Digital Arts Gallery — 75
  9. Philadelphia AppArcade at Science Carnival — 2,000 (Conservative portion of claimed 25,000 attendees at Science Carnival)

Sunday, April 21

  1. International Space Apps Challenge — 50
  2. Internet Fast Picnic & 2nd Annual Philly Foursquare Games at The Porch — 30
  3. Zapping Aliens and Saving the Universe While Drinking a Beer — 100

Monday, April 22

  1. Philly Tech Week Kick-Off Breakfast presented by AT&T– 80
  2. What You Need to Take Your Business Mobile — 40
  3. Philly Robotics Expo 2013 sponsored by Drexel University — 750
  4. Indy Hall & Nat Mechnics Blood Drive — 20
  5. Powering Creativity, Technology and Community — 150
  6. Innovations in Green Technology – Lunchtime Series — 50
  7. Everyone On Launch — 100
  8. Temple University Urban Apps + Maps Studio Open House — 30
  9. The Transformation of a Digital Incubator — 70
  10. 3D Printer / OpenSCAD modeling class — 50
  11. The Entrepreneurs Prenup — 50
  12. Blackout: Reinventing Black Media in the Digital Age — 200
  13. The Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia Networking & Tour of NextFab — 30
  14. Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic 6th Annual Demo Night — 300
  15. Scaling on AWS for the first 10 Million Users — 120

Tuesday, April 23

  1. Bootstrappers Breakfast — 40
  2. Node Philly 2013 — 130
  3. Getting Underserved and Minority Youth Access to STEM – Lunchtime Series — 75
  4. Villanova Pitch Day — 100
  5. Useful, Usable & Desirable: Designing for Users — 50
  6. PhillyForce Mini-Conference — 100
  7. Data Processing with Mechanical Turk — 50
  8. Living Responsively: Creating Websites that Work Across Devices — 30
  9. Combat Robotics Demo — 50
  10. CMS – Content Management Showdown — 50
  11. Apps: From Concept to App Store — 30
  12. Biomimicry & The Future of Sustainable Tech — 50
  13. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Diversity Cocktail Reception — 100
  14. Switch Philly: Edtech — 100
  15. Crowdfunding Happy Hour — 50
  16. To DB or not to DB? That is the Question — 50
  17. Digital News Media and Culture — 20
  18. “Geek Out” First Person Arts Story Slam — 120
  19. An Evening with MongoDB Philly — 100

Wednesday, April 24

  1. Live Event: Managing Mobility in the BYOD Era  Little Moves Make a Big Difference — 30
  2.  Little Moves Make a Big Difference — 30
  3. The Innovation Quotient (IQ): 7 Sparks To Your Company’s Innovation Success — 60
  4. Getting Technical with Online Media — 75
  5. Balloon Mapping Workshop — 30
  6. Build your first Mobile App with HTML5, jQuery, PhoneGap and a BaaS Apigee — 40
  7. All Hands On Technology: A Senior Learning Event — 75
  8. Product Prototyping in 60 Minutes — 75
  9. Philly as the Social Entrepreneurship Hub – Lunchtime Series — 120
  10.  2013 Wharton Business Plan Competition (WBPC) Venture Finals — 150
  11. Open Hack Night at Hive76 — 50
  12. Philly.com Presents A/S/L: Love and Tech — 50
  13. Digital Civic Engagement Tools: Are Planning Officials Talking to Anyone New? — 50
  14. Philly Startup Leaders & Philly Founded Entrepreneur Expo — 600
  15.  Technically Challenged — 50
  16.  Build Guild Happy Hour — 30
  17. “Developing Philly” World Premiere — 50
  18. The Grandest Game of Pong on the Planet (Day 2) — 2,000
  19. CaveCast 006: Turntablism — 75

Thursday, April 25

  1. Philly TechBreakfast: Inaugural — 150
  2. Entrepreneurs Opti-Match — 50
  3. Breakfast with Software Industry Veteran, Tim Buckley — 50
  4. Making Broadband Broader: Connecting tech communities to bridge the gap — 75
  5. Build your first Mobile App with HTML5, jQuery, PhoneGap and a BaaS Apigee — 40
  6.  The Future of Tech Transfer – Lunchtime Series — 40
  7.  Ready, Set, UPstart: Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit at Penn — 250
  8.  2nd Annual Startup 101 — 50
  9. Music Hack Night at Hive76 — 30
  10. A Very Spatial Happy Hour — 60
  11. How Data Can Help Your Social Good Success Story — 75
  12. Building iOS Mobile Apps 101 — 50
  13.  I-SITE & PhillyCHI Present: Tech + Design Quizzo — 150
  14. “Left To Your One Device” Contest Reception — 150
  15.  Increase your “Brandwidth”: Self-marketing in the Digital Age — 50
  16.  Can Health Tech Help Us? “Escape Fire” Screening — 50
  17.  Philly Give & Get Charity Auction — 100
  18. Startup Pitch Night — 75
  19. Philadelphia WordPress Meetup Workshop — 50
  20. Ignite Philly Youth Media — 50

Friday, April 26

  1. Digital Inclusion Beyond the Internet — 50
  2.  Customers in Focus: Warby Parker Keynote with Chamber of Commerce — 150
  3.  Games and Gamification in Marketing and Management – Lunchtime Series — 50
  4.  Entrepreneurship & Investment in Philadelphia with Ben Franklin Technology Partners/SEP — 200
  5.  Educator Forum @ School of the Future — 75
  6. Mobile, Marketing and Ecommerce Trends Hosted By URBN — 300
  7.  Philly Tech Week Signature Event presented by AT&T and hosted by URBN — 1,000
  8.  PTW 2013 Signature Event Afterparty — 100
  9. The Art of Fashion and Technology — 75
  10. Startup Weekend: Day 1 — 150

Saturday, April 27

  • Startup Weekend: Day 2 — 150
  •  BarCamp NewsInnovation and News Hackathon — 150
  • Content Camp — 30
  •  Comcast Cares Day Digital Resource Fair — 300
  • TechServ Community Genius Bar — 100
  •  The Ruby Workshop — 50
  •  Hive76 Ultimate Open House and Expo — 30
  •  HACK Philly 2.0 — 75
  • N3rd Street Gamer Party — 150
  • Make & Toss: Light graffiti and cocktails at 3rd Ward — 200

Sunday, April 28

  •  Future of Music with ?uestlove — 200
Companies: AT&T, Technical.ly
Projects: Philly Tech Week
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