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See you at PTW23, Delaware

Hop on SEPTA Regional Rail or log onto Zoom to be part of the 13th annual Philly Tech Week.

Philly is just a train ride away. (SEPTA Wilmington map via Shutterstock)
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Philly Tech Week 2023 presented by Comcast officially starts next week, with over 40 tech-related events. has been organizing this regional event for 13 years now, and it’s evolved over those years — including, of course, a couple of scaled-back editions due to COVID-19.

Last year we brought back a few in-person events, and in 2023, Philly Tech Week is back in its full glory. If you’ve never been, know that PTW is a great way to network with other Greater Philadelphia technologists, entrepreneurs, professionals and creatives. Most events are a short walk from a SEPTA rail station, so you can hop on a train in Wilmington or Newark for less than $15 round trip and no parking headaches.

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Here are 10 PTW events worth checking out, either in person or virtually:

In-person events

Builders Conference — Comcast Technology Center, 1800 Arch St. (SEPTA stop: Suburban Station)

  • Thursday May 11 — Formerly known as Introduced, Builders Con is a full-day event for tech ecosystem builders, with a focus on the innovation economy, growth and inclusion. Panels and talks include “The New Rules of the Innovation Economy,” “Everyone is (Still) Hiring Everywhere: High Growth Companies Storytell” and “Remote Work, Employee Engagement and Avoiding Burnout Hell.” (Tickets)

PTW Signature Event — Comcast Technology Center, 1800 Arch St. (SEPTA stop: Suburban Station)

  • Thursday, May 11 — Directly after Builders Con, the Signature Event is the week’s biggest party and networking event, with hundreds of potential connections from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond — and featuring Delaware’s Futures First Gaming(Tickets)

Developer’s Conference — HealthVerity, 1818 Market St. (SEPTA stop: Suburban Station)

  • Wednesday, May 10:’s 11th Developers Con is an afternoon of group discussions with some of the mid-Atlantic’s top industry leaders, followed by a networking happy hour where you can meet hiring companies and connect with other technologists in the region. (Tickets)

NET/WORK — Perpay, 2400 Market St. (SEPTA stop: 30th Street Station)

  • Tuesday, May 9: NET/WORK,’s tech job fair, returns in person for the first time since February 2020. Bring your resume for review and talk with regional hiring companies including Comcast, Perpay, TechElevator and Wawa. Professional development workshops, a new headshot and a networking happy hour are included. (Tickets)

Diversitech 2023 — Rivers Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. (SEPTA stop: 30th Street Station and Market-Frankford Line to Spring Garden Station)

  • Wednesday, May 3 to Friday, May 5: PTW starts off with Diversitech, a three-day celebration of East Coast tech, creativity, entrepreneurship and diversity. The event is packed with panels and speakers, an expo floor, happy hours and after parties, all at Rivers Casino. (Tickets)

FRSHWV Teen Tech & Music Festival — University City Science Center, 3675 Market St. (SEPTA stop: 30th Street Station)

  • Thursday, May 4 to Friday, May 5: Bring the middle through high school kid(s) in your life to Philly for a youth-centered event inspired by SXSW, TED Talks and Comic Con, featuring music, gaming and education. (Tickets)

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Virtual events

Can’t make it up to Philly or spare a full day? Check out these PTW virtual events:

Lessons from a Tencent Recruiter (ex-Google, TikTok): Job Hunting Support

  • Thursday, May 4: A Q&A-based discussion for tech jobseekers led by Traven Teng, International talent acquisition lead at Tencent. (Register)

Virtual Connections: Harnessing the Power of Virtual Reality for Improved Therapeutic Interventions 

  • Monday, May 8: This one-hour virtual event focuses on medical virtual reality and its therapeutic uses. (Register)

Lessons from a SWE turned Product Manager (Startup & Big Tech experience)

  • Monday, May 8: A discussion for product managers led by Katie Wu, a senior product manager at Nabr and Ex-SWE at Bloomberg. (Register)

Eurasian-American Innovation Technology Commercialization Roundtables

  • Tuesday, May 9: One-hour discussions of innovation technology commercialization in the United States and Eurasia, with presentations from Eurasian and American companies. (Register)

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