Philly Tech Week

Organized by Technically Philly

Mon: 4/25 | Tue: 4/26 | Wed: 4/27 | Thu: 4/28 | Fr: 4/29 | Sat: 4/30

About PTW events:

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MONDAY APRIL 25

Kickoff Breakfast — 8:00 AM

To launch Philly Tech Week, event organizers and sponsors are invited to a limited engagement of introductions, distribution and official call to action. Philly Tech Week programs will be first distributed here. APRIL 25, 8-9AM @ Temple University Center City Suite 420, 1515 Market Street Courtyard Entrance, Center City | Free with invitation

City Data Unveiling — 12:00 PM

Come join us to meet and learn more about OpenDataPhilly.org, a first-of-a-kind online catalog of data about our city. Throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond, a multitude of government agencies, nonprofit organizations and academic institutions have assembled data pertaining to their activities and the communities they serve. While these datasets contain valuable information, they exist in disparate formats and locations. OpenDataPhilly will provide better access to this plethora of Philadelphia-specific datasets through an easy-to-use online catalog. Learn about what is accessible and how you can use the data to inform the public about our region's trends and increase government accountability. The project is led by Azavea, which is creating the data catalog, with support from the City's Division of Technology, Technically Philly and WHYY. Light refreshments will be provided by Azavea. MONDAY APRIL 25 12-1PM @ WHYY, 6th and Race streets, Old City | FREE (light refreshments)

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PhlJI: online sports journalist roundtable — 12:00 PM

For the final event of the semester, PhIJI is assembling a panel of sports journalists from across the spectrum of Philadelphia online media. APRIL 25 12PM - 1PM @ Tuttleman Hall, 13th Street and Montgomery Avenue, North Philadelphia | FREE

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Philadelphia Content Strategy — 6:00 PM

We are a group of Content Strategy Practitioners in Philadelphia, who aim to exchange knowledge and expand understanding of the discipline of Content Strategy. Join us for our first meetup kicking off during Philly Tech Week. APRIL 25 6:00PM-7:30PM @ Temple University Center City, Rm. 222, 1515 Market St. | FREE

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First Round Capital Open — 6:00 PM

One of the greatest opportunities in college was Office Hours. Every professor held them and suddenly became accessible. We think the same opportunity for dialogue should exist for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. After taking Office Hours on the road and visiting over a dozen cities around the world - we're psyched to be bringing the event back home with our friends at Philly Tech Week. Whether you're a Philly native, or just visiting for the festivities, join us for a chat about a current startup, an idea for launching a new venture, or your interest in joining a startup. APRIL 25 6PM-8PM @ The Mission Grill, 1835 Arch Street, Center City | FREE

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Junto: Rethinking Shelter — 6:00 PM

The Shelter Junto is an exploration of how technology has enabled new ways of finding and building shelter. We will look at the future of cohousing, the emergence of technomads and any other alternative housing model we can fit in.Where we live has always been heavily influenced by societal norms, personal needs and material possibilities. Today's technology tools are helping to reshape habitation.If you haven't been, audience members are encouraged (and expected) to participate in the discussion. APRIL 25 6PM-8:30PM @ P'unk Ave 1168 E Passyunk Ave, South Philadelphia | FREE

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SuperFluid in Meatspace — 7:00 PM

Hosted by NextFab, in coordination with The Hacktory, this is a project-matchmaking event for folks interested in starting a project or business, and looking for collaborators: designers seeking programmers seeking fabricators seeking rainmakers. We hope Philly's numerous tech and creative communities will join us, and perhaps cross some boundaries to begin new initiatives. It will include a physical manifestation of the online superfluid system that facilitates bringing a team together without money. The event, and the beer, are free. Visit thesuperfluid.com for more. APRIL 25 7PM-9:30PM @ NextFab Studio, 3711 Market St, Ground Floor, University City, Philadelphia | FREE

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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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TUESDAY APRIL 26

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

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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

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What is Cloud Computing and why should nonprofits care? — 12:00 PM

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)

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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

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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

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Augmented Reality Check: Seeing the Future Now — 6:00 PM

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

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Office Space Printer Smash with The Hacktory — 6:00 PM

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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WEDNESDAY APRIL 27

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise — 8:00 AM

The 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference hasbecome the Mid-Atlantic's go to conference for developers, architects, andIT executives. Subjects as expansive and intricate as emerging technologyand Open Source require a dynamic forum. Organized by Chariot Solutions, this conference provides just that,with industry experts providing up-to-the-minute insight. APRIL 27 AND 28 8AM-5PM @ Sheraton Old City, One Dock Street, Society Hill | $365 with reservation at PhillyEmergingTech.com

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Philadelphia 2035 Innovation — 12:00 PM

Come get a preview of the innovations set forth in the Philadelphia2035 plan and share your own.In February, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission shared an initial draft of Philadelphia2035, the City's first long-range citywide physical-development plan completed in two generations. During this lunchtime series, Alan Urek, the Director of the commission's Strategic Planning and Policy Division, will talk about the plan's transformative ideas that will drive growth and foster positive change in the region's future.Join the dialog about what kind of city we want to be in 2035. What will it mean to be "connected" 25 years from now? APRIL 27 12-1PM @ WHYY, 6th and Race streets, Old City | FREE with reservation

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School 2.0 — 3:00 PM

Please join us at the Science Leadership Academy to learn about our vision for the future of education. You will hear from our renowned faculty, some of whom have spoken at TED Talks in New York and Philly as well as numerous other events. They'll discuss topics of 21st Century education, inquiry-driven, project-based learning, and how these values relate to the full and seamless integration of technology in the classroom. You will also have a chance to ask questions of our students and to see some examples of projects they've created, such as webpages, blogs, and digital films, which focus on every subject from history to biochemistry. There will be light refreshments provided and you are invited to meet and mingle with the presenters, students, and attendees both before and after the event. APRIL 27 3PM-4PM @ Science Leadership Academy, 55 North 22nd Street, Center City | FREE with reservation

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One Great Idea Philadelphia:Technology Priorities for 2011 and beyond — 6:00 PM

A panel discussion lead by PMN CEO Greg Osberg titled: One Great Idea for a Technologically Advanced Philadelphia: A Discussion With Our Best Industries on Ideas for Advancing Technology and Innovation in the Region. APRIL 27 6 PM - 8PM @ Philadelphia Media Network Headquarters, 400 N. Broad Street | FREE

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Artician Digital Media Gallery — 6:00 PM

Artician.com is hosting a digital media gallery in Philadelphia PA for PhillyTechWeek! Come out for a night of FREE drinks, and an awesome display of Philly's best digital art! Plus we will be raffling off an Apple iPad2! APRIL 27 6PM - 10PM @ 908 North Third St, Suite A, Northern Liberties | FREE

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Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation — 6:00 PM

Innovation does not start and end with bringing a breakthrough product or service to market. Opportunities and threats are shifting constantly, therefore to maintain and grow market share, a business must figure out a way to create and sustain a culture of innovation. This is a heck of a lot easier said than done for a company of any size and we're still far from mastering the art ourselves. However, one approach that has proved successful for us has been to tackle the really tough business problems — the one's that the competition doesn't dare go near. At this talk we'll share some of these challenges and how our culture of innovation enabled us to solve them through collaborative thinking, well-formulated business strategies, and some serious technical know-how. Come hear our Neat story. APRIL 27 6PM - 6:45PM @ The Neat Company, 1601 Market Street | FREE | RSVP by emailing mdantonio@neatco.com

The Future of Music — 6:30 PM

Music and technology have grown together like an unstoppable hybrid. Recording artists now have access to a wide array of digital recording software and digital instruments. This, of course, has revolutionized the way music is made. The entire industry has felt these tectonic shifts. Listeners obtain but don't necessarily buy, and there are limitations to the experience of digital files. Which way do we go from here? Acclaimed producer, musician, and singer RJD2 and Founding Publisher of two.one.five magazine Tayyib Smith will lead this discussion on future of music and technology. APRIL 27 6:30PM - 9PM @ University of the Arts: Arts Bank, 601 South Broad Street | FREE, Please RSVP to mrx@215mag.com

Maiden Media's Social Media Boot Camp — 7:00 PM

Our social media bootcamp is a session where we educate people on the advantages and disadvantages of various social networks, tools, etc. We focus on the importance of understanding the different networks and tools, as well as the need to create a consistent content strategy and game plan. People leaving this session should feel as though they've learned about how the networks can help them and what tools will enable them to utilize social media. APRIL 27 7PM-9PM @ Apple Store, 1607 Walnut Street | FREE, RSVP to DSchwartz@maidenmediagroup.com

An Introduction to AWS Elastic Beanstalk — 7:00 PM

Learn more about one of the newest Amazon Web Services (AWS) products: AWS Elastic Beanstalk from Brian White is the Director of Developer Resources for Amazon Web Services. APRIL 27 7PM-8:30PM @ Sheraton Society Hill, One Dock Street, Society Hill | FREE

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Building Twitter with Grails in 90 min. — 7:00 PM

Jeff Brown from Spring Source will be presenting for an evening meetup on the first day of the Philly Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference. This live coding session will demonstrate how the basics of Twitter can be built using Grails and Spring in less than 90 minutes. The fast paced and code-driven presentation will build a Twitter-like application from scratch using Grails and its rapid application development capability. APRIL 27 7PM - 9PM @ Sheraton Old City, One Dock Street, Society Hill | FREE

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IGDA Philadelphia Game Showcase — 7:00 PM

The game industry is one of the fastest growing tech sectors in the Greater Philadelphia area. In the last year more than 15 new studios have set up shop in the here. The IGDA Philadelphia Game Showcase allows local game developers to show off their newest games and lets you, the public, see what games are being made right here in Philly. Studios will be showing off both completed games and games that are still in development. Come play some awesome games and meet the amazing local talent! APRIL 27 7PM-9PM @ The University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, University City | FREE, donations accepted

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Agile Philly Round Table on sustainable development — 7:00 PM

Agile Philly Roundtable on sustainable development. The round table panelists will be: Eduardo Jezierski (CTO of InSTEDD)
Linda Rising (co-author of Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing
New Ideas and the author of Patterns Handbook: Best Practices) In collaboration with her husband, Karl Rehmer, she is currently
researching and writing about patterns for sustainable development for communities in need.

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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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Tech Quizzo — 8:00 PM

Come to one of Philadelphia's coolest bars, for four rounds of trivia on the gadgets, games and technologies of the day and all the fun stuff they replaced. Great beer and food too. APRIL 28 8-10 PM @ Grey Lodge, 6235 Frankford Avenue, Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia | FREE

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TapOverflow: The After Party — 8:30 PM

Join Philly's Hottest Tech Companies as they host an ETE after party at Triumph Brewing Co.

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THURSDAY APRIL 28

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise — 8:00 AM

The 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference hasbecome the Mid-Atlantic's go to conference for developers, architects, andIT executives. Subjects as expansive and intricate as emerging technology and Open Source require a dynamic forum. Organized by Chariot Solutions, this conference provides just that,with industry experts providing up-to-the-minute insight. APRIL 27 AND 28 8AM-5PM @ Sheraton Old City, One Dock Street, Society Hill | $365 with reservation at PhillyEmergingTech.com

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Challenges and Innovations in Nonprofit Web Design — 12:00 PM

Happy Cog President Greg Hoy will moderate a panel discussion with local nonprofit technology leaders discussing the unique challenges and opportunities found in planning, creating, and launching nonprofit web initiatives. Web projects can be extremely complex. Accomplishing them within the context of a nonprofit organization can provide a unique set of challenges, as well as opportunities. APRIL 28 12 PM - 1PM @ 150 N. 6th Street | FREE

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Technology and Innovation Policy in Philly — 12:30 PM

Please join the Philly Thinkers Forum and Technically Philly for a special Philly Tech Week event. In April, our monthly forum will focus on the future of technology and innovation in Philadelphia, as well as the laws and regulations that make or could make Philly a high-tech leader. APRIL 28 12:30 - 1:30 @ Ballard Spahr, 1735 Market St. | FREE

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Philly Robotics Expo — 2:00 PM

Central High School's Robolancers will unveil the newest and most exciting advances in the field of robotics at the 1st Annual Philly Robotics Expo at Drexel University. You don't have to be a science geek to have a blast playing with real robots and learning from the Philadelphia businesspeople, engineers and students who are transforming science fiction into science reality! Kids, parents and professionals can all be a part of this exciting look into Philadelphia robotics. Adults and children of all ages are invited to attend our hands-on workshops on topics ranging from autonomous programming to real robot driving lessons. Proceeds from the 1st Annual Philly Robotics Expo will benefit robotics and engineering programs in the City of Philadelphia. The event is a part of Philly Tech Week and the Philadelphia Science Festival. Food will be served. APRIL 28 2PM - 8PM @ Drexel Recreation Center, 3301 Market Street | FREE

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Wordpress Meetup Happy Hour — 5:00 PM

Come out and hang with the Philadelphia WordPress Meetup group during happy hour at National Mechanics! This event is meant to be a meet and greet for anyone interested in learning more about our group and WordPress in general. APRIL 28 5PM - 7PM @ National Mechanics Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant, 22 South 3rd Street | FREE

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Campus Philly Crawl: Film and Media Arts — 5:00 PM

In partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Campus Philly invites students, interested in exploring Philadelphia's film industry, to participate in the Campus Philly Crawl: Film and Media. On Thursday, April 28, 2011, film and media companies in Old City will open their doors to students for group tours and an opportunity to network with regional leaders in the industry.

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Creative ways to compensate startup staff — 5:30 PM

Are you trying to increase your retention rate in this tough economy? Join us to learn how to compensate your employees during these tough economic times through leveraging technology. The event is presented by the African American Chamber of Commerce and CognisIT. APRIL 28 5:30-7:30PM @ CLEAR; 4327 Main Street, Manayunk

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PACT VC/Entrepreneur Event — 5:30 PM

A panel of experienced venture capitalists and strategic investors will discuss what attributes investors look for in a prospective company. Come out and enjoy industry-related content followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while networking with your peers. One Logan Square, 26th Floor, Philadelphia.

Breadboard/NextFab Open House & InLiquid.org Site Launch — 6:00 PM

Join InLiquid, Breadboard, and NextFab Studio to celebrate InLiquid's new website launch, and to check out the incredible resources of NextFab Studio. Everyone in the extended InLiquid community is invited!

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Independents Hall Beer Pong Tournament & Philly Software Showcase — 6:00 PM

The Made in Philly Software Showcase will put our locally made software on display during Philly Tech Week. Taking over a wing of IndyHall during the party Thursday night we'll have tables set up and local vendors ready to demo Philly Made Software including games on the various mobile consoles (iOS, Android, NintendoDS), utility apps, emergency response training tools and more. APRIL 28th 6PM-9PM @ IndyHall, 20 North 3rd Street Unit 201, Old City | FREE

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Chip Music Showcase presented by 8static and Third Generation — 7:30 PM

The official chip concert of PTW is a multisensory showcase for some of the city's finest original sounds and sites created using old video game hardware and other non-traditional technology. Celebrate our growing scene with a killer Philly-centric lineup featuring an0va (mathy Game Boy madness), Chipocrite (catchy, epic Game Boy compositions) and Cheap Dinosaurs (truly amazing rock gods that also happen to be accompanied by a Game Boy), plus VBLANK on live visuals. Get there early for the pre-show panel/presentation! Presented by 8static, Third Generation and PhilaMOCA. APRIL 28 7:30PM-11:30PM @ N 12th St & Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 | $8, $5 with RVSP here http://bit.ly/hZHYi3

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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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FRIDAY APRIL 29

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

Are you ready for a free day of Open web and standards-oriented talks and discussion with local, national and internationally recognized speakers? Do you want to lend your own voice to the day? Then you won't want to miss Standards.Next Philadelphia!
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. There is an emphasis on large-scale application and site development and management, but the topic coverage is in step with what Web designers and developers need to know today about how to manage the increasingly complex demands that emerging tech places upon us. APRIL 29 9AM - 4:30 PM @ The Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd | FREE

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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. (1) Christine Knapp, formerly of PennFuture, will discuss the Navy Yard-located Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy Efficient Buildings, one of three Energy Innovation Hubs the U.S. Dept of Energy has funded throughout the United States with goals of improved energy efficiency and operability, reduced carbon emission, stimulation of private investment and quality job creation. (2) The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and Azavea will unveil PhillyTreeMap, a website that enables organizations and the public to collaboratively build and map an inventory of the Philadelphia urban forest. (3) Micah Gold-Markel, the CEO of Solar States, will discuss the technology behind and immediate lessons from the company's first major commercial installation on top of the Crane Arts Building in Kensington (4) A representative of the Mark Group will show off their proprietary technology that marries high speed thermal imaging with satellites to create heat maps of energy loss from homes, while driving by in an equipped vehicle. APRIL 29 12-1PM @ WHYY, 6th and Race streets, Old City | FREE with reservation at PhillyTechWeek.com

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Rails Bootcamp Workshop — 12:00 PM

Been meaning to try Rails? Not sure where to start? This is the class for you. We'll start by going over the basics about rails, help you get it installed, and work with you on creating your first views and models. This session will start with lecture material then transition to general hack time so people can get their individual questions answered. Definitely bring your laptop so you can work along with the class! APRIL 29 12PM-4PM @ 101 West Elm Street, Conshohocken | $50

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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

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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

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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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SATURDAY APRIL 30

BarCamp NewsInnovation — 9:00 AM

BarCamp NewsInnovation Philadelphia, an annual, free, one-day national unconference on journalism innovation and the future of news as explored by practitioners and friends. The goal is to share best practices, actionable steps and clear take aways on editorial and business innovation in journalism, news and information. APRIL 30 9AM-6PM @ Temple University Annenberg Hall, 13th and Diamond streets, North Philadelphia | FREE with reservation (lunch provided) at BCNIPhilly.com

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BCNI Open Gov Hackathon organized by Tropo — 9:00 AM

Held at the same time in the same building as BCNI, coders and designers will build tools, applications and visualizations using newly cataloged City of Philadelphia agency data and information to make government services for efficient and transparent. Prizes include an all-expenses-paid trip to noted hacker conference GlueCon. APRIL 30 9AM-6PM @ Temple University Annenberg Hall, 13th and Diamond streets, North Philadelphia | FREE with reservation (lunch provided) at BCNIPhilly.com

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Code Retreat Philadelphia — 10:00 AM

Programmers honing their craft together. What better way to close Philly Tech Week?

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