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No matter where you live, you won’t want to miss Philly Tech Week 2023. Here’s why

The 13th annual, weeklong celebration of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation will be held May 4 to 13. Expect more not-to-miss programming than ever before.

Hanging out at Philly Tech Week 2022's Signature Event. (Photo by Dominique Nichole)
Mark your calendars: Philly Tech Week 2023 is on its way.

In 2022, Technical.ly brought back Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast in a hybrid, yet still connective format with pre-pandemic flair. This year, we’d venture to say it’s going to be one of our biggest and most impactful annual celebrations of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation to date.

We say this because we’re concentrating what were once smaller, focused efforts to gather our community in various geographies throughout the year to now be a robust, high-impact opportunity to bring the Technical.ly community at large together, annually, at Philly Tech Week — and it’s all starting this year. What this will mean for attendees is more not-to-miss programming throughout the week that is also highly relevant to fans across all of our markets.

It’s all happening May 4 to 13, 2023. Here are the preliminary details:

The Technical.ly Developers Conference and Technical.ly’s company-building conference will both return, along with our interactive networking reception, Signature Event. The Developers Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 10, at HealthVerity’s offices in Center City, and will host in-depth sessions with industry leaders on real-world case studies to help software development hopefuls, experts and teams level up in their careers (plus, there’s happy hour).

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A glimpse at Dev Conf 2022. (Photo by Dominique Nichole)

The conference formerly known as Introduced has now has a new name — Technical.ly’s Builders Conference — but will bring the same half day of engaging programming on a range of topics including entrepreneurship support, diversity in hiring, company storytelling and more. This new name is a nod to the company culture builders and tech ecosystem builders that Technical.ly’s work brings together. Thus, it’ll be a convergence of our community of technologists, entrepreneurs and other innovators in Philadelphia and beyond.

Join the fun on Thursday, May 11, at the beautiful home of our title sponsor, the Comcast Technology Center, then stick around for our Signature Event to network with representatives from our hiring sponsor companies, as well as the who’s who in all of Philly tech.

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Dev Conf 2022 presenters and attendees. (Photo by Dominique Nichole)

In addition to our returning events, the NET/WORK jobs fair will join the PTW roster for the first time in 2023 — and be hosted for the first time in person since winter 2020. Showcasing vibrant companies seeking talent as well as talented technologists seeking work, NET/WORK will take place on Tuesday, May 9, and round out three days of engaging events set to attract attendees from both near and far.

Key NET/WORK 2023 sponsors that will be tabling IRL at the event include Comcast, Kleer, Berkadia, Power Home Remodeling, University of Pennsylvania and Wawa; you can also catch many of these companies at our Dev or Builders conferences. Come interact with companies actively hiring and building talent pipelines for future roles, and do so in a relaxed setting. Registration details are coming, so stay tuned!

NET/WORK DC 2018. (Technical.ly file photo)

Community events will begin on Thursday, May 4, and finish on Saturday, May 13, ranging from professional development and networking to artistic and creative displays and exhibitions. The Freshwave (FRSHWV) Teen Music + Tech Festival on May 4 at the University City Science Center will serve as the kickoff event for PTW 2023, and will bring young creators, engineers, artists and thinkers together with the tech and entrepreneurship community, all with the goal of closing the knowledge gap and spurring opportunity for these future leaders.

The City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce’s Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative will partner with community organizations throughout the week to support its mission of boosting access to tech career opportunities for Black and brown Philadelphians. Thanks to their support, Dev Conf 2023 will once again be free and accessible to anyone from our community in an effort to support a diverse technical workforce. Other #PTW2023 community event partners include the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), LaunchCode, Estenda, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Hopeworks and WURD.

Keep an eye on the Philly Tech Week website and sign up for the regular newsletter for community events and other key announcements leading up to PTW.

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Technical.ly’s Philly Tech Week planning team will also be hosting two virtual conversations on our community Slack for organizations with questions or comments about community event involvement. If you’d like to participate, plan to join on either Wednesday, March 15, or Wednesday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m.

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Companies: Berkadia / Kleer and Membersy / Wawa / HealthVerity / Comcast / Technical.ly

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