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Allow us to reintroduce ourselves: PTW24 is back with a new partnership aimed at equitable impact

Philadelphia’s convergence of tech, transformation and equity returns for another year May 3-11.

Philadelphia skyline at golden hour (Mark Henninger/Imagic Digital)

As I scrolled through IG a few days ago, I read something that made me stop and reflect. To paraphrase, it said, “I’ve changed so much in the last few years, I need to reintroduce myself to myself.”

That really resonated with me, and I think holds some lessons for our larger community.

Our city has endured a season of change and is beginning a new chapter. In the last few years, I’ve witnessed a significant shift in the way we think about the role of technology in creating equitable communities.

In my role as CEO of Coded by Kids and Executive Director of 1Philadelphia, I’ve had the privilege of working with existing and emerging leaders citywide that are invigorated by this moment in our history.

There’s a palpable energy and commitment to leveraging technology as a tool for building a better Philadelphia.

A smiling woman in a white shirt.

Danae Mobley (Courtesy Coded by Kids)

This shift was a driving force for the new partnership between Technical.ly and 1Philadelphia for Philly Tech Week 2024 presented by Comcast — one of the country’s longest-running tech and innovation festivals. As we return for the 14th year, it has been our intention to “open our doors,” planning even more robust programming with new organizing partners to showcase the true depth and breadth of talent in our city.

Every year, PTW provides an opportunity to reintroduce ourselves to all of the great work happening in our local ecosystem. And while this will be a reminder for some, we hope that for many this year will be an entryway into opportunities that they didn’t know existed in our own backyard.

We know that the best version of tech looks like Philadelphia and we want to make sure to move beyond events to make sure underrepresented communities land jobs, launch businesses and build careers in the tech sector. This reminder is the fuel we need to continue working toward the greater vision of making Philadelphia an epicenter for equitable tech and innovation.

Philly Tech Week has long included events from dozens of groups focused on entrepreneurship and technology, and that remains true. This year, we’ve made sure to wrap in (50+!) events that speak to the future of work and how diverse communities can be at the forefront of what’s to come.

This year, more than ever, we are leaning into change that creates a more inclusive way forward.

It’s an understatement to say I’m excited for what’s to come.

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Companies: 1Philadelphia / Comcast

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