Startups

Events highlights for the week of May 18 – May 26, 2009

Ready to take a road trip to a magical city that will give you easy access to multimillionaires, let you hook up with people to start the next great independent gaming studio and allow you to listen to a VP at AT&T talk about mobile media? Well, save your SEPTA tokens, as Philly provides all […]

Ready to take a road trip to a magical city that will give you easy access to multimillionaires, let you hook up with people to start the next great independent gaming studio and allow you to listen to a VP at AT&T talk about mobile media?
Well, save your SEPTA tokens, as Philly provides all of that and more this week.
First up is First Round Capitol’s office hours at the World Cafe Live. The event is an informal gathering to discuss all things startup with one of the region’s most well known venture capital firms and is modeled after a college professor’s office hours. If you are up for a short walk, stroll on over to the Cira Center afterward to PANMA’s Mobile Monday. There, listen to a panel stacked with talent discuss Mobile Marketing and Advertising.
If mobile isn’t your thing, make sure you can knock back a few brews with Phillyrb, the city’s Rails user group. We hear if you buy them a few they’ll talk about regular expression syntax for hours.
Continuing University City’s status as center of the tech event universe this week, PANMA is getting together at the Science Center to talk about SEO in 2009, which, we assume, does not involve the <blink> tag.
And lastly, Philly’s game developers are getting together at the Comcast Center to introduce themselves and talk about the future of the group.
All events listed on the event calendar are free to attend. Be sure to check our complete calendar for more information, or follow us past the jump.
Monday, May 18th: Conshohocken-based First Round Capitol is holding “office hours,” a casual gathering geared toward would-be CEOs who are curious about entrepreneurship. If you have even thought starting your own business, we suggest you hop on the El and meet a group who knows startups as well as any other. Plus, First Round brags that they had 50-60 attendees at the other cities they tried this event, so lets show them some hometown love at World Cafe Live. And, while you are there, compliment them on their awesome Christmas card. 3 p.m. University City. RSVP. [view more events]
Monday, May 18th: The registration page says it’s sold out, but we’d be willing to bet that a few of the 350 registrants don’t show up to Mobile Monday. If you are into mobile try to sneak in the Cira Center, as PhindMe’s CEO and a VP at AT&T will be on a panel discussing mobile marking and advertising. Even if you couldn’t care less about marketing, there will be a table for job seekers to talk with hiring companies. Wow, companies hiring people is so 2008. 5:30 p.m. University City. RSVP. [view more events]
Monday, May 18th: Formally Philly on Rails, Phillyrb is having a social gathering at T.A. Flannery’s Saloon. Grab a few beers and get acquainted with your fellow Web app developers in a relaxed atmosphere and talk about … well I seem to have misplaced my “Beginning Ruby” book that I never read. 6:00 p.m. Center City West. RSVP. [view more events]
Wednesday, May 20th: No one quite knows how Google’s magic algorithm works, but one thing is for sure: the tactics that worked two years ago probably could use some updating. Join PANMA and SEO expert Wil Reynolds for a talk about the new ways to bump up your page rank. Oh, and did we mention that the event (like every one on TP’s calendar) is free, yet pizza will be served? 6:30 p.m. University City. RSVP. [view more events]
Saturday, May 26th: Those who managed to make it out to Ignite saw Chris Jurney’s fascinating presentation about video game AI. We can only hope that Saturday’s meeting is half as cool as the region’s game developers get together at the Comcast Building. The event looks to be mostly a social one, containing introductions and discussing on the future schedule of the group. With the aforementioned Ignite presentation as well as Joystiq’s HQ in Fishtown, Philly could start to make some noise in the video game sphere. 2:00 p.m. Center City West. RSVP. [view more events]
Every Monday morning, Technically Philly will preview the best free tech events in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. See others here. Check our comprehensive events calendar here.

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