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April 08, 2015

Fun, food, friends combine for Philly Tech Week

The event tracks you should actually follow

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Philly Tech Week gathers the city's best for a week of events.

When Philly Tech Week blasts into town with a week of events Friday, April 17, techies from all over the city will join up for 143 different get-togethers. From conferences and discussion panels to networking parties and hackathons, PTW is loaded with experiences for every level of tech savvy through Saturday, April 25.

The week, created by Technically Philly, is organized into daylong "tracks." That is, six of the days have a specific theme so that those interested can attend a day of curated events. The tracks include Creative, Access, Civic, Media, Business and Dev [develop]. 

However, with the plethora of events PTW has going on, it seems there are a lot of other ways attendees could experience the week, too. To that end, we've created our own tracks for foodies, social butterflies and more. Enjoy!

For Women in Tech

Events that are just for women, female-focused or led by women. 

4th Annual Philly Women in Tech Summit

Industry professionals gather to inspire each other and hear NBC10's Renee Chenault-Fattah.
Saturday, April 18
8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. | Waitlist available

Women in Tech Leadership: What Glass Ceiling?

A panel discussion on women's leadership in the tech world.
Monday, April 20
6-9 p.m. | $10

Girl Develop It Philly Rise & Shine

Chat with Girl Develop It members over tea or coffee.
Tuesday, April 21
7-9 a.m. | Pay as you go

Her Ideas, Her PHL

Social Changher discusses current problems facing Philadelphia women.
Wednesday, April 22
6:30-8 p.m. | Free admission

#100BusinessGirls Let's Do Brunch!

Majella Mark, founder and CEO of, speaks over brunch.
Saturday, April 25
2-4 p.m. | $10

For Food & Drink Lovers

Events where you can get a bite to eat or get your (professional) drink on.

Fuel Up for Philly Tech Week

Prepare yourself for the week ahead with a free coffee and networking.
Friday, April 17
8-10 a.m. | Free admission

Philly Startup Crawl

Twelve tech companies will open their doors and their kegs.
Friday, April 17
4-8 p.m. | Free admission

Bootstrappers Breakfast

Alex Gizis of Connectify will chat about crowdfunding while you chow down.
Tuesday, April 21
8-9:30 a.m. | Pay as you go

Cracking the Code

A panel chats about the future of tech in the food and beverage industry, featuring food by Caviar.
Tuesday, April 21
2-5 p.m. | $15-50

Philadelphia TechBreakfast

A monthly meet-up of techies, developers, designers and more chat over bagels and coffee.
Tuesday, April 23
8-9:30 a.m. | Free admission

For Social Butterflies

Network to your heart's content and make new friends in the industry.

Innovation Mapped Party

Celebrate the spaces that lead Philadelphia's booming innovation economy.
Sunday, April 19
4:30-6:30 p.m. | Free admission

PAMA Networking Happy Hour

Philadelphia's chapter of the American Marketing Association gathers area marketers and visitors.
Tuesday, April 21
6:30-8:30 p.m. | $20 for non-members, $10 for members

Business Conference Day Happy Hour

End the day mingling with entrepreneurs and members of startups. 
Wednesday, April 22
5-7 p.m. | $5

Speed Mentoring with #techInColor

Build new connections with diverse techies and learn new skills at the speed of light.
Thursday, April 23
6-9 p.m. | Free admission

Philly Tech Week Signature Event

End the week of fun with a cocktail reception and an interactive expo.
Friday, April 24
7:30-10 p.m. | $40

For Life-long Learners

Try everything from 3D printing to handling personal social media.

A Web Designer's Guide to the Real World

Find out what they didn't teach you in school from real-world designers
Friday, April 17
5-7 p.m. | Free admission

3D Print Me Philly

Get a 3D mini figurine of yourself made by NRI 3DLab Philadelphia. Seriously. 
Monday, April 20 through Saturday, April 25
9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free admission

Access Drive

Get an email address, learn how to connect with friends online and more.
Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24
Times and locations vary

How Using Technology Can Prepare Adult Learners for the Workforce

Learn how to be a tech tutor, teaching adult learners how to use technology on a volunteer basis.
Wednesday, April 22
Noon-2 p.m. | Free Admission

Fast & Free DIY Websites

Get tips on using Google Sites and Blogger for your personal use or small business.
Thursday, April 23
6:30-8 p.m. | Free admission

For Just Having Fun

Philly Tech Week is great for learning, but it's also a lot of plain good fun.

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

Join discussions and screenings on films by international and local filmmakers.
Friday, April 17 through Saturday, April 25
Times and locations vary

Arcade @ Dilworth Park

Live music and performances, an App Arcade, a Maker Corner and more fill out this event.
Friday, April 17
6-9 p.m. | Free admission
This event has been postponed to Saturday, April 18 due to rain.


Hear from successful entrepreneurs about their biggest fails.
Wednesday, April 22
3-5 p.m. | $10

PTW Scavenger Hunt: The Green Challenge

Dash around the city using your smartphone to find clues in this Earth Day celebration.
Wednesday, April 22
8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Free admission

The N3rd Street Squares

WebLinc hosts a game show inspired by the classic program "Hollywood Squares."
Thursday, April 23
8-10 p.m. | Free admission