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Less than 25 event slots are available on the Philly Tech Week 2020 presented by Comcast community calendar. If you plan on organizing an event for the 10th annual celebration, the time to submit event details is now!
The application closes this Sunday, March 1, at 11:59 pm.
After March 1, the application will become a waitlist, allowing members of the tech and innovation community to express interest in organizing an event — if a slot becomes available. Once a slot opens up, you will receive a message with next steps.
Although there’s still a little time for folks to get involved in this grand week, our second community Slack chat revealed that numerous technologists, founders and community leaders are working hard to finalize their programming and share updates with the public — including us here at Technical.ly.
Let’s start with Technical.ly produced events:
- Friday, May 1: The PTW20 Kickoff Festival returns to Old City! This is our second call to support the arts and we are creating an experience where attendees will get to explore the intersection of art and tech.
- Monday, May 4: The Technical.ly Developers Conference will be a day of workshops and talks for beginner- to advanced-level programmers.
- Thursday, May 7: Introduced by Technical.ly 2020 returns to Convene CityView for a one-day experience introducing you to the ideas and people that build better companies.
- Friday, May 8: The PTW20 Signature Event will be Philly’s Nerd Met Gala! Bring your friend — and your pup (weather permitting) — to the quirkiest closing party in all of the land. And yes, there will be free wine and beer.
Here are the #PTW20 community events shared in the chat:
Friday, May 1:
- The HUE Tech Summit powered by the Tech Women Network, will gather women of color technologists and techpreneurs across the nation. The summit designed to educate, elevate and empower women. The theme for the 2020 summit is “Galvanize.”
- Cypher City Spotlight, where tech and music collide, is back to showcase high-profile recordings artists and music industry panelists.
Saturday, May 2:
- Techies Who Brunch, also organized by the Tech Women Network, is centered around women and wellness will create a space where attendees can learn and share about best practices to maintain balance and live a healthy lifestyle while working in tech.
Sunday, May 3:
- Check out the Ziprisk Cybersecurity Awareness Training to learn, what cybersecurity is, why it’s important to protect your business against a cyber attack, key steps required to protect your business from hackers, and more!
Monday, May 4:
- The Beauty In Technology Summit will have panels and speakers covering branding, workforce development, HR and recruiting, diversity and inclusion, and coding in the beauty industry.
- Eurasian-American Technology & Entrepreneurship Conference & RANIT Opening Sessions will include roundtables focused on entrepreneurial innovation systems in U.S. and Eurasia, Eurasian-American innovation technology, university research & commercialization roundtable, and more.
- ChickTech is organizing How FemTech is Transforming Women’s Health — an event that will discuss the importance of “femtech” as it relates to healthcare for women, how technology is improving healthcare (both physical and mental) for women and more.
- Campus Philly is organizing Find IT in Philly. This two-day experience is for out-of-region higher education leaders during Philly Tech Week. These leaders advise college students majoring in tech fields, and they’ll be introduced to regional employers and experience Philadelphia’s high quality of life.
- The Datcher Group is organizing Building a Diverse Workforce in Cybersecurity. At this event you will join a panel of leaders in tech and cybersecurity from Datcher Group and other companies as they discuss the benefits of building a diverse cybersecurity team and the challenges faced by companies.
- eCity Interactive will organize Design Sprints: Boldly Explore Solutions to High-Stakes Problems — a workshop that will involve group exercises in which participants will be broken up into teams to solve a business problem via a mini design sprint challenge, which will be facilitated by eCity team members.
Tuesday, May 5:
- Join OpenForge at Startup Training: Mobile Applications & Rapid Prototyping for a hands-on workshop in which they will guide you and your team through the process of rapidly prototyping your mobile application into an MVP, creating a proof of concept, preparing for development, and marketing your application to reach your target users and making a lasting impact in the community.
- Philly CocoaHeads + GDG Philadelphia are organizing Android meets iOS, which will include lightning talks from both the Android and iOS side covering beginner to advanced topics.
- The Philadelphia Technology and Aging Group meets monthly to discuss technology developments to support older adults and promote aging in place. Smart Beds, Homes and Robots: Emerging Tech Opportunities for Aging will include a lineup of speakers from industry, academia and health care systems providing an overview of emerging trends and a discussion.
Wednesday, May 6:
- Discover the innovative energy flowing through Philadelphia and meet the companies behind some of the greatest tech our city has to offer at Philly Startup Leaders Presents: Entrepreneur Expo 2020! This is a free and family-friendly event.
- Drexel Alumni in Tech Kickoff Reception, will launch Drexel University’s Alumni in Tech professional affinity group. The volunteer-led group will allow alumni to meet one another, make valuable connections, and stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in tech.
- Philadelphia Area Tech Association is organizing CMS Philly, a digital content management event brought to you from the organizers of past Drupaldelphia and WordCamp Philly events. This event is for people and businesses who want to build their own websites. It also provides professional development for both WordPress and Drupal enthusiasts, creators, maintainers, designers, developers and strategists.
- PhillyForce presents Mid-Atlantic Dreamin’, a community-led conference for professionals with a passion for the Salesforce platform. The event is focused on deep technical content for experienced developers, configurators and architects on the platform.
- The Collective Success Network is organizing Higher Ed in the Age of Entrepreneurship including a panel focused on how the next generation can get the benefits of higher ed while also taking the plunge into entrepreneurship and prospering in the growing gig economy.
Saturday, May 9
- Streamline is organizing BIM: The Future of Construction. At this free open-house event, curated micro-presentations will guide participants through the entire design-bid-build-operate process, highlighting practical real-world use cases for BIM. Virtual and augmented reality, generative design, and cloud-based collaboration tools will be on display for attendees to interact with.
You can find more details about these events and registration information on the community calendar. If you have questions or concerns, start a conversation with the events team and we’d be happy to help!-30-
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