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Events highlights for the week of May 4 – May 11, 2009

Every Monday morning, Technically Philly will preview the best free tech events in Philadelphia and the surrounding region

Can you be in ten different places at once on Tuesday to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
Sure you can.
While this week’s events are weighted on Tuesday when ten local tech organizations will celebrate the Mexican holiday, there’s some exciting things happening the rest of the week.
Don’t miss the city’s Chief Information Officer Allan Frank tonight at Refresh Philly. While we know has a few, uhm, design issues, take it easy on Mr. Frank. He has feelings too, you know.
Tuesday’s a mouthful. Say it with me now: PANMA, Philly ALT.NET, Philly PRSSA, Philly Net Tuesday, Ideablob, Philadelphia SPIN, Central New Jersey Drupal meetup, Philadelphia Standards Organization. Phew! That’s a lot of Philly (and a little bit of Jerz).
Tinker with the Hacktory‘s Open Hack! on Saturday or learn a little Cocoa with the launch of IndyHall-U. While we don’t normally include paid events on our calendar, Technically Philly is watching the launch IndyHall’s new education center.
All this week’s eventy-goodness, after the jump.
All events listed on the event calendar are free to attend. Be sure to check our complete calendar for more information, or follow us past the jump.
Monday, May 5: Refresh Philly has been trying to nab Philadelphia CIO Allan Frank for weeks, and kudos to their ability to do just that. Refresh organizer Roz Duffy tells Technically Philly that Frank is very interested in the meeting and has some progressive ideas for the city. He’ll be making an appearance tonight along with user experience practitioners Kellie Carter who’s garnered a PhD in human-computer interaction, and Dave Cooksey of PhillyCHI. 6 p.m., Center City. RSVP [view more events].
Tuesday, May 6: We have an inkling that most of the discussion Tuesday night� when ten organizations will host Cinco de Mayo festivities� will be less about technology and more about Corona.
That won’t keep 10 organizations from trying to keep things civil. Alex Hung, co-founder of New York’s ALT.NET user group wants to help get you started developing for the iPhone at Philly’s ALT.NET meetup. Philly PRSSA will attempt to Break Boundaries concerning social media and has able panelists to help do just that: Comcast’s Chief Blogger Scott McNulty, GlaxoSmithKline’s PR head honcho Michael McTique, Steve Lubetkin of Professional Podcasts and more. If that’s still not enough social media for you, Philly Net Tuesday will discuss nonprofits and Twitter. We’ll skip jokes about Twitter being a “nonprofit.” All evening, various locations. [view the complete listing on our calendar].
Saturday, May 9: The Hacktory throws down its normal Open Hack! event on Saturday after organizers there helped pack the house at Johnny Brenda’s for Ignite Philly 3 last weekend. 1 p.m. Fairmount. Details. [view more events]
Last, now that IndyHall has officially moved into new digs on Third and Church in Old City, its old space on Strawberry Street ain’t gonna collect dust. The old space has been turned into a dedicated events and education center and launches its first class on Saturday. Andy Mroczkowski of Neat Receipts (which just dropped a new Mac version of its document scanning solution) and organizer of PhillyCocoa will lead the Mac Programming Foundations Workshops on May 9 and 16. 1 p.m., Old City. Details. [view more events]

Companies: Net Tuesday Philly / PANMA / PhillyCHI / Indy Hall / Philadelphia Standards Organization

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