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The 2011 Philly Tech Week calendar: Friday

Excited, Philadelphia? Tonight we celebrate Philadelphia’s technology community at our Signature Event, where there will be an open bar, delicious food and a keynote from Rich Negrin, Managing Director of the City Of Philadelphia, about the future of online transparency and technology-infused good government initiatives in city government. Attending will be all of Philly Tech Week’s […]


Excited, Philadelphia? Tonight we celebrate Philadelphia’s technology community at our Signature Event, where there will be an open bar, delicious food and a keynote from Rich Negrin, Managing Director of the City Of Philadelphia, about the future of online transparency and technology-infused good government initiatives in city government.
Attending will be all of Philly Tech Week’s sponsors, event organizers and Technically Philly community members, making it the largest and most diverse gathering of the city’s technology community. It’s not too late to get your tickets at Ticketleap.
Also happening today: an all-star web developer panel at Comcast Interactive Media and a showcase of the best of Philly’s green technology.
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.

standards>next Philadelphia: Web Standards and the Enterprise — 9:00 AM

Comcast Interactive Media and Opera Software are very excited to invite you to participate in a day exploring HTML5, CSS3, SVG and other emerging technologies. APRIL 29 9AM – 4:30 PM @ The Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd | FREE | RSVP HERE

Green Tech Showcase — 12:00 PM

On Arbor Day, during the final of the brownbag lunchtime speaker series at Philly Tech Week headquarters WHYY in Old City, five groups will present their environmentally-focused innovations in Philadelphia. APRIL 29 12-1PM @ WHYY, 6th and Race streets, Old City | FREE with reservation at PhillyTechWeek.com | RSVP HERE

Rails Bootcamp Workshop — 12:00 PM

Been meaning to try Rails? Not sure where to start? This is the class for you. APRIL 29 12PM-4PM @ 101 West Elm Street, Conshohocken | $50 | RSVP HERE

Signature Event — 6:30 PM

To celebrate the first ever Philly Tech Week, come out to WHYY for a gala event, where technology community leaders will be honored, notable regional leaders will speak to the importance of innovation and, yes, there will be an open bar. Taking place at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY, more than 200 technology community leaders will attend the Philly Tech Week Signature event. Attending will be all of Philly Tech Week’s sponsors, event organizers and Technically Philly community members, making it the largest and most diverse gathering of the city’s technology community. On hand will be representatives from the city government, the city’s entrepreneurial community, IT professionals, startups and online media workers. We have several notable keynote speakers tentatively scheduled. APRIL 29 6:30-10PM @ WHYY, 6th and Race streets, Old City | $20 with reservation (open bar, limited appetizers) at PhillyTechWeek.com | RSVP HERE

PhillyR Meeting — 7:00 PM

Network science is a family of statistical methods used to describe and analyze graphical structures. There are two primary packages for doing this analysis in R: igraph and Statnet. Drew Conway, PhD candidate from NYU’s Department of Politics, we discuss how to use these R packages to perform network analysis. APRIL 29 7PM – 9PM, 3535 Market St. 16th Floor Conference Room B | FREE | RSVP HERE

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 | RSVP HERE

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