More than 200 ideas came from more than 80 community members during a Philly Tech Week open planning session at VentureF0rth Wednesday. The fourth annual event series will take place next year, April 4-12.
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General ideas, like certain new speakers are being taken into planning. Here are some of the specific event ideas that were presented:
- Creative: an interactive dance performance event that would utilize the tunnels beneath Broad Street and include mobile app and wearable tech components.
- Civic: a forum to hear an update on the Open Data initiative paired with a release of new data; an event that explores how Philadelphia’s transportation system affects the technology ecosystem here.
- Access: events highlighting youth maker spaces, disability/accessibility services, and Internet access issues more broadly; an education summit
- Business: an entrepreneurship event focused on why local businesses have stayed in Philly and why those that have left decided to move elsewhere featuring venture capitalists, startups and recruiters
- Media: update the Mural Arts tour mobile app and use it as a vehicle to market Philadelphia as an arts capital.
- Dev: highlight the N3rd Street corridor of startups and tech businesses in the Old City district.
We were excited to hear some suggested ideas that we already have in motion, including a Philly Tech Week mobile app, live streaming events, a large outdoor celebration with food trucks and more.
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