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Jan. 20, 2016 12:47 pm

Hey, Philly New Tech Meetup, you should get a bigger venue

The tech meetup is pretty dang popular.
Philly New Tech Meetup’s holiday gathering, December 2015.

Philly New Tech Meetup's holiday gathering, December 2015.

(Photo via Meetup)

Philly New Tech Meetup’s monthly demo night is Wednesday and they’re at capacity. As per usual.

You can try your hand at the waitlist, though. (We’re told that the event lets a few extra people in, as long as it’s OK with fire code.)

It’s a pretty great lineup — focused on the Internet of Things — featuring Zonoff and city-backed Nucleus, both of which recently returned from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Philly New Technology Meetup #21 – January 2016 – IoT

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016, 5:45 PM

Project Liberty Incubator (at the HQ of Philly.com)
801 Market Street, Suite 300 Philadelphia, PA

250 Technologists & Innovators Attending

Third Wednesday of the month, as always! In partnership with the IoT (Internet of Things) Meetup, we’re looking at what it takes to get all those devices, appliances, objects and wearables connected and talking to one another. The future is now. And some great demos, too. We’re excited to have Tom Luczak give his keynote, IoT is more than the “next…

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Launched about 18 months ago, Philly New Tech Meetup filled the void that the original Philly Tech Meetup left when it abruptly disappeared. Since then, the group, organized by entrepreneurs and tech service providers Mike Krupit, Brad Denenberg, Eamon Gallagher, Cory Donovan and Brittany Esser, has regularly filled up the Science Center’s Quorum space and sometimes other spots like WHYY and law firm Duane Morris. The events are generally free and regularly draw more than 200 RSVPs, more than the old Philly Tech Meetup used to draw.

Which is all to say that, if we’re using that as a barometer for the Philly tech scene, then it’s definitely grown.

“PNTM has become the first point of contact for many new people interested in our community,” said co-organizer Denenberg through a spokesman, “and since we frequently partner with other niche groups or Meetups to provide them greater exposure (Ed Tech; Women in Tech; IoT; etc.), it pains us to have to limit the number of attendees.”

He added: “We’re currently focused on adding a few more sponsors so that we can expand to larger venues where we can accommodate more attendees, and we hope to help support the overall tech ecosystem even more in 2016.”

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