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Here’s where to find Baltimore at Philly Tech Week 2023

From Charm City to the City of Brotherly Love, Baltimore's tech community is stepping up to showcase its latest innovations and ideas at Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast.

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The drive from Baltimore to Philly typically takes around one hour and 50 minutes, while the train journey can wrap in just over an hour and ten minutes. Whether you opt to reduce your carbon footprint by carpooling or taking the train, there are plenty of opportunities to connect at the numerous events our team and community members organized, both in-person and virtually, for Philly Tech Week 2023 presented by Comcast (#PTW23).

Yo Gotti’s “Steppers” lyrics — “Callin’ all the steppers to the front, get ready for the show” — should resonate with Baltimore’s tech community (or at least this reporter) as prepares to make its mark between May 4 and 13. The event has attracted an impressive lineup of speakers, panelists and attendees from Baltimore, all eager to showcase their latest innovations and insights. 

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This year’s calendar is jam-packed with opportunities for everyone to join and unite at 40+ events, including our “Nerd Met Gala”. These constituent events individually and collectively embody PTW’s mission to assemble and unite individuals who use pioneering tools and methods to create a better future.

With a mix of established firms and up-and-coming startups, Baltimore’s tech scene is poised to bring its A-game and meet that mission at one of 2023’s premiere tech events (if we do say so ourselves). Get ready to see what they have in store as they step up to the plate at #PTW23.

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What to expect from Baltimore attendees

Several notable figures from the Baltimore region are confirmed to speak at the Builders Conference on May 11. Among them is Rebecca Rosenberg, the CEO of ReBokeh whose myriad accomplishments landed the assistive technology company on our 2023 RealLIST Startups roster. She’s set to join Hafeezah Muhammad, the CEO of fellow health-focused Baltimore RealLIST company Youme, on a panel discussing experiences among RealLIST Startups leaders and the new age of tech company growth it represents.  

Tammi Thomas of TEDCO will also take the stage to discuss what the innovation economy means for everyone else. Her talk, titled “THRIVING,” aims to illuminate how the tech industry can benefit people from all walks of life.

Mike Ravenscroft, managing director of the Maryland Momentum Fund, will participate in a panel titled “How are Tech Economies Growing Now: RealLIST Connectors.” The discussion will explore how institutions, services and infrastructure are changing to keep up with the constantly evolving tech industry.

Tracy Curry, HR director for Fearless, will speak on the “Growing Diverse Tech Teams: Case Studies” panel. This session will address the longstanding issue of diversity in tech roles and offer actionable takeaways for teams looking to progress in this area.

COO John Foster, also from Fearless, will appear in the “Every Voice, Every Vote: Tech, Policy, and Activism” session. The conversation will explore how innovation is regulated at the national and local levels, as well as how tech leaders can shape important issues.

All in all, Baltimore’s tech community is well-represented at Philly Tech Week, and attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from the experiences of these accomplished Baltimoreans. 

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