It hardly feels like it, but we’re nearly two months removed from the third annual Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T. Now that the dust has settled, we’re taking a look back at some of the outcomes, and yes, already looking toward next year.
About 20,000 people attended, almost double last year, with nearly 200 partners and 105 events. Below the videos filmed throughout the week, you’ll find results from our attendee survey.
A special thank you to Philly CAM and Philly in Focus for livestreaming during the week, as well as hosting our Philly Tech Week 2013 channel. Take a walk down memory lane with us by checking out some of the videos from the week below:
- Pong on the Cira Centre during Philly Tech Week 2013 – video by Stephen Metzger and Carina Giamerese. Watch a ton of PONG videos here.
- Philly Tech Week 2013 Signature Event presented by AT&T and hosted by URBN – video by Philly in Focus: Pop-up Video
Videos recorded from Philly CAM’s live stream (find all videos on their Vimeo):
- The Grandest Game of Pong on the Planet
- Switch Philly 4: EdTech
- Blackout: Reinventing Black Media in the Digital Age
- The Future of Tech Transfer
- Getting Underserved And Minority Youth Access To STEM
- Ignite Youth Media
- Philly As The Social Entrepreneurship Hub
- Hive 76 Open House and Expo
- Comcast Cares Digital Resource Fair
- Innovations in Green Technology
Ninety-eight Philly Tech Week participants took our 2013 survey. Here are the results of that survey:
- 52 women and 46 men completed the survey.
- 37.5% of participants fell into the age range of 21-29. The next largest age group represented was 30-39 with 30.6%.
- 67.8% of participants found out about Philly Tech Week from Technical.ly Philly or phillytechweek.com. 43.3% of participants cited “word of mouth” as their source; 25.6% found out about the week from Facebook or Twitter.
- 24.5% of participants attended 3 events during the week, while 22.4% attended 1, and 13.3% attended 5.
- The most attended type of event was in the Design/Development track, with 55.9% of participants answering they had attended events in that track. The next most popular track was Arts/Creative (40.9%), with Investment/Entrepreneurship (35.5%) at a close third.
- 76.8% of participants answered that the quality of events during Philly Tech Week was best described as “Great programming, great speakers and networking experience. Would recommend to a friend.”
- 63.5% felt that Philly Tech Week “brought attention to Philly’s technology community nationally and locally” while 32.3% believed it brought attention to the tech community locally.
- 23.7% surveyed also attended the inaugural Philly Tech Week in 2011, while 45.4% attended in 2012.
- 72.2% reported that they were unable to attend all the events they had hoped to because there were too many events to attend.
- A narrative response revealed that many attendees loved Pong on the Cira Centre and enjoyed the variety of the events offered throughout the week. A common improvement noted was that the week should not occur simultaneously as the Philadelphia Science Festival.
Thanks again to everyone who came out to PTW2013. And don’t forget: we host monthly Meetups. Join us for our next event on 6/18 Geeks on a Train – Brooklyn Startup Demo Night.-30-
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