Kicked off yesterday, Philly Tech Week features a pair of events about the cloud, including one for nonprofits, the future of music technology, the much hyped Printer Smash, the second installment of Switch Philly and plenty more.
After the jump, get a list of every PTW event today. For the entire schedule, head on over to http://PhillyTechWeek.com/events and be sure to follow @PhillyTechWeek on Twitter.
Mongo Philly — 9:00 AM
Mongo Philly is a one-day conference dedicated to MongoDB, the leading open source, non-relational database. The conference will feature sessions on schema design, indexing, administration, replication, sharding, and more. The event is sponsored by 10gen, the company that develops and supports the database. APRIL 26 9AM-6PM @ Sheraton Society Hill, One Dock Street, Society Hill | $100
Data and Journalism Training — 9:00 AM
The event features the Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project (MPIP), the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Alfred Lubrano and Dylan Purcell, and Sabrina Rubin Erdley of Rolling Stone. We’ll see a presentation from MPIP (http://mpip.temple.edu/), which is a gigantic collection of data concerning the Greater Philadelphia region. The MPIP folks will teach everyone how to use their MetroPhilaMapper, so journalists can find specific information, create maps and craft strongly-supported journalism. 9AM – 12:30 PM @ Gladfelter Hall 336, 1115 W. Berks St. | FREE
An explanation and overview of cloud computing that makes sense to nonprofit leaders. We will explore the various types of cloud computing and the advantages it can offer for nonprofit organizations. We will also review the benefits and risks of moving to the cloud. APRIL 26 12-1PM @ WHYY, 6th and Race streets, Old City | FREE (light refreshments)
Music Technology Research @ Drexel — 2:00 PM
At MET-lab, we are building new tools for creating, understanding, and interacting with music. The event will feature a series of short presentations by current MET-lab members followed by an open house with hands-on demos of our current projects. Featured projects include dancing and piano-playing robots, an electronically-transformed acoustic piano and new iPhone and iPad musical instruments. APRIL 26 2PM – 5PM @ Bossone Research Center at Drexel University Mitchell Auditorium (1st floor) and Room 405 (4th floor), 3120 Market St, University City | FREE
Freedom Rings Kickoff — 3:00 PM
Freedom Rings is a consortium of public and private partners dedicated to increasing internet access and literacy to low-income Philadelphians. Free computer use, internet access and training will be offered through Freedom Rings Computing Centers and Training Programs that will being to be rolled out. This event will offer more details and specifics about the initiative, with leadership from the City of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Council. APRIL 26 3PM – 4PM @ 1233 Locust Street | FREE
Tech Talent Expo — 4:00 PM
Are you seeking technical talent? Or are you an underemployed, unemployed Technical Talent in the Philadelphia area seeking employment? Then come to PSL’s Tech Talent Expo. APRIL 26 4PM – 6PM @ University Science Center, Fuller Conference Rooms (8th Floor), 3711 Market Street, University City | FREE
What is Augmented Reality and what will an augmented future look like? Learn more from panel of experts that includes cutting-edge artists, software developers, gaming specialists, sociologists and social historians. Following the panel discussion, attendees will reassemble outdoors for an interactive demonstration and virtual art tour that blurs the line between the real and the virtual. Augmented Reality, or AR, uses free smart phone apps that overlay 3-D images and information on top of real-time screen visuals as seen through the smart phone camera lens. The walking tour and demonstration will include site-specific AR content developed by artists to interact with locations and landmarks along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. APRIL 26 6PM-8PM @ Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Van Pelt Auditorium, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | FREE
Finally, a chance to take your aggression out on that @#*^% printer! Join us in helping our sponsor Nonprofit Technology Resources creatively disassemble some printers for recycling. There will be various implements of destruction on hand, and we may throw some off the roof! BYOB (BYOP optional). Participants are welcome to dress as their favorite character from Office Space. APRIL 26 6PM – 8PM @ Nonprofit Technology Resources, 1524 Brandywine Street, Spring Garden | FREE
CloudCamp Philly — 6:00 PM
CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate. APRIL 26 6PM – 9PM @ National Mechanics Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant, 22 South 3rd Street
Switch Philly — 6:00 PM
Switch Philly is a ticketed tech startup demo event, during which five Philadelphia-area companies give seven-minute demos to investors, community members and others. The products have to be visual, consumer facing and relevant. The Philadelphia startup community deserves more national and regional attention for its innovation and here is an opportunity to see some of the best from a growing entrepreneurial scene. APRIL 26 6-7:30PM @ Wharton Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, University City | $10 with reservation at SwitchPhilly.com
Philadelphia FileMaker Developer Group — 6:00 PM
We’re tremendously excited to report that John Sindelar of SeedCode and Jesse Barnum of 360Works will join us to talk about two products, Zulu and DocuBin.
Girls Geek Dinner — 6:30 PM
Girl Geek Dinners Philadelphia is excited to announce its first gathering to take place during Philly Tech Week on April 26, 2011. Socializing and networking will begin at 6:30 with opening remarks and our speaker starting at 7:00. Join GGD PHL at Triumph Brewing Company in Old City and meet fellow geek girls in the community. APRIL 26 6:30PM @ Triumph Brewing Company, 117 Chestnut Street | $5
WordPress for Beginners — 7:00 PM
As part of Philly Tech Week (http://phillytechweek.com) the Philadelphia WordPress Organizers, Brad and Doug, will be holding a special WordPress for Beginners workshop! This class is for new users to learn how to use WordPress from top to bottom. APRIL 26 7PM – 9PM @ Future Media Concepts 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 220
Hive76 Open House — 8:00 PM
Come visit our workspace for a special, extended set of Open House hours for Philly Tech Week. APRIL 25-30 8PM – 10PM, Hive76, 915 Spring Garden St. | FREE
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