Welcome to Philly Tech Week 2017 presented by Comcast

Our yearly event series kicks off tonight. Here's why it's more important than ever to celebrate the regional tech community.

Technically Media staffers strike a pose at NET/WORK Philly 2017 at the Fillmore Philadelphia.

(Photo by Justin Durner)

In these cantankerous times, I find myself searching for inspiration.

Maybe it’s the middle-schoolers making tech projects that put my 13-year-old self to shame. Or maybe it’s the career-changers fighting through squalls of uncertainty and self-doubt. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s a startup that’s tackling something real, something life-improving, something more than just another way to target ads.

That’s why Philly Tech Week 2017 presented by Comcast matters: It’s a little care package of people in our city doing amazing things. It’s a dose of inspiration — a reminder that you, too, can build a future to be proud of.

Over the next week-plus we at Techincal.ly encourage you to get out and see what the Philly tech community is all about. We cover it, day in, day out, but trust me: There’s no better way to see what’s going on.

You wanna know what Philly’s good at and where it can improve? Philly Tech Week.

You wanna challenge yourself to learn a new skill? Philly Tech Week.

You wanna make a connection that could advance your career in meaningful ways? Philly Tech Week.

This magazine is a jumping-off point for making the most of #PTW17. There’s a lot of great information packed in these pages, but the inspiration happens when you go out and really engage with one (or more!) of the week’s 100 expertly curated events. Get the week started right by joining the Innovation Crawl kickoff from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, a tour of tech and maker spots around the city. Follow along with us on Snapchat (@technicallym). And don’t forget to sign up for text alerts for secret events and special deals: text PTW17 to 797979.


Good luck and let us know how it goes.


Editor-in-Chief Zack Seward and the entire Technical.ly team

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