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Apr. 5, 2013 8:30 am

Philly Tech Week 2013 Access/Policy: Women in Tech Summit, FCC Commissioner talks and more

Preview some of the Access/Policy events that will occur during Philly Tech Week.

Students in the STEMnasium Program near Overbrook in West Philly. Photo by Julie Smith for Technically Philly.

In the weeks leading up to Philly Tech Week, we'll be highlighting events from each of our five tracks.

Play with robots. Learn about how black media leaders are grappling with the digital divide. Celebrate the women in tech community with a day full of workshops and talks.

That’s just a few of the events that are part of Access/Policy track of Philly Tech Week Presented by AT&T. The track is sponsored by Comcast Internet Essentials.

Check out some highlights below. Get the full calendar of Access/Policy track events here.

  • Women in Tech Summit [Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.] The second annual event, focused on empowering women in tech, will feature workshops and talks on UX, Cloud, Mobility, App Development, Security Social and Big Data.
  • Philly Robotics Expo 2013 sponsored by Drexel University [Monday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.] Organized by the RoboLancers, Central High School‘s robotics team, this student-focused event shows off robots built by students across the city.
  • Blackout: Reinventing Black Media in the Digital Age [Monday, April 22, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.] Hear from three African-American owned local media companies – Wilco Electronic Systems, the Philadelphia Tribune and 900AMWURD – and their struggles to stay relevant in light of the digital divide. Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will keynote.
  • Getting Underserved and Minority Youth Access to STEM [Tuesday, April 23, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.] Learn how four organizations (TechGirlz, NAVSEA, STEMasium, Urban Youth Racing School) are engaging underserved and minority youth in STEM.
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