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10 Philly Tech Week community events you won’t want to miss

Festivals, conferences and socials — oh my! Here's the inside scoop on events run by community members to support during Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast.

Round up your squad and register for these cool #PTW19 events!

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With over 75 events on the Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast community calendar — and more to come — my schedule is chock-full of #PTW19 activities, and yours should be, too.

Choosing which events to attend will be a tough call with so many juicy options and only one week to catch them all. In an effort to help you decide, we made this list of 10 community events that you won’t want to miss.

Pull out your calendar and get ready to save these dates; descriptions come from the event organizers themselves:

  • The 2019 HUE Tech Summit (May 3) will educate, elevate, and empower women of color technologists and techpreneurs in the Delaware Valley and beyond.
  • The Franklin Institute’s Science Carnival on the Parkway (May 4) will include demos, engaging experiments, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for the entire family. Stop by the Philly Tech Week tent to explore the basics of JavaScript coding to remix the classic video game, Pong.
  • At Startup Training & Technical Rapid Prototyping (May 5), the founders of Y-Center and OpenForge share best practices in turning your idea into an actionable business.
  • Lessons from the Tech Community: Developing Novel Revenue Streams for Nonprofits (May 6) will explore lessons that nonprofits and startups can learn from each other, and offer resources to help nonprofits can scale, create alternative revenue streams, and establish funding structures.
  • The Philadelphia School District is encouraging tech professionals to attend the Student Technology Showcase (May 6) to offer local students feedback on their projects before a state competition.
  • This year’s Women in Tech Soiree: Special Anniversary Edition (May 7) will be celebrating five years of bringing together talented, savvy, and passionate women for an evening of knowledge sharing over celebratory cocktails.
  • RiskSec 2019 (May 8) will provide insights from thought leaders across various industries, focusing on the most significant issues that CISOs and other security professionals face every day. Learn about new approaches to security, discover the latest technology and interact with the best in the business.
  • The Yard and The Positivity Charge are joining forces to bring you an evening of relaxation and good vibes to boost your productivity in Positivity + Productivity: Rooftop Yoga + Networking @ The Yard (May 9).
  • Innovation Day 2019 (May 10) will be packed with lightning talks, live demos, and interactions showcasing emerging technologies from Philly’s top agencies and innovation labs.
  • The 2019 Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Derby & Arts Festival (May 11) will enter its 13th year celebrating human-powered transit, neighborhood artists, and local businesses in Kensington.
See full calendar

Of course, I have to mention the goodies that we have been working on for Technical.ly’s staple events. Tons of updates have been shared, but here’s a roundup of the latest:


I suggest queuing up your group texts and starting the conversation now. The time has come to figure out your plan of attack for the big week.

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