Philly Tech Week Signature Event illustrations: Mike Jackson - Technical.ly Philly

Creative

Apr. 15, 2014 1:18 pm

Philly Tech Week Signature Event illustrations: Mike Jackson

More than 1,200 people visited the Philly Tech Week Signature Event at the Comcast Center on Friday night. It was a massive party inside (and outside) the tallest building in the city. Here are some illustrations of the event.

More than 1,200 people visited the Philly Tech Week Signature Event at the Comcast Center on Friday night. It was a massive party inside (and outside) the tallest building in the city, both in its lobby and tents on the adjacent plaza.

As an illustrator, I attended a number of events this week to follow the people and the conversations, including Baseball Hack Day, Startup Design Exposed and Failfest. (Also find drawings from a Hive 76 event here and from Exhibiting Technology here.)

sigevent-jackson-cipher

The party was a microcosm of my week on the whole. I don’t consider myself a tech person, so I felt like a bit of an outsider to this community at first. But I ran into plenty of familiar faces, and met just as many new ones. I also ran into new familiar faces from previous events.

Conversation was particularly easy with anyone who spoke of doing what they do because, no matter what, they love it. I had that conversation a lot throughout last week and at the Signature Event.

ptwsigevent-jackson2

Advertisement

The tech community that I met this past week consists of people who root for each other — where each success is a shared one. I’m thrilled that I got to witness that again and again at each event I attended. So even though I don’t program anything, or build apps, or work in a startup, I’ve learned that I belong in the tech community in Philadelphia — because it’s not about what you make, it’s why you make it.

(Bonus points if you noticed that I used the Philly Tech Week colors for all the party drawings.)

ptwsigevent-jackson5

ptwsigevent-jackson-4

ptwsigevent-jackson3

ptwsigevent-jackson

People: Mike Jackson
Projects: Philly Tech Week
-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

Meet Philanimators, a group of creatives looking to grow the Philly animation scene

Here’s how you can expand visibility of Latinx artists on Wikipedia

Meet the engineered Lovesick virus that spreads kindness and empathy

SPONSORED

Philly

Why this dev planted roots at The Philadelphia Inquirer after starting her career abroad

Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

Senior Software Developer

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

PromptWorks

Senior React Native Engineer

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

PromptWorks

Software Engineer

Apply Now

How Philly Game Mechanics found new audiences with the Fringe Festival

How the Fringe Festival is using technology to engage audiences

Two Philly orgs will split $5M ‘art and tech’ fund from Knight Foundation

SPONSORED

Philly

Meet these 10 hiring companies at Super Meetup

Blue Bell, PA

Pinnacle 21

Senior Test Engineer

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Technical.ly Match

Web Manager

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

PromptWorks

Senior Software Engineer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!