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April 25, 2017

Seventh Philly Tech Week to feature 105 events

Weeklong celebration of technology, innovation returns

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

The seventh annual Philly Tech Week will run from Friday, April 28, through Saturday, May 6. Philly's weeklong celebration of technology and innovation will feature 105 events across the city this year.

The number of things to do has decreased from last year, as a way to focus on quality over quantity.

Events are categorized into seven different tracks (creative, access, development, civic, business and media), with some falling into numerous groups. Events can also be searched by date.

Below we've chosen five highlights of Philly Tech Week 2017 to check out.

Out to Launch

The newest, most innovative products in Philly will debut on May 1 at the new Museum of the American Revolution. Attendees will quickly learn about each product while lunching and can add on a timed tour of the museum before or after the event if they wish.

As a bonus, there will be an after party at WeWork's 1601 Market Street location from 5:30-7 p.m. Attendees can mingle with startups GamePlan, Stimulus and City Chew, while enjoying free beer, cocktails and light bites. There will be treats from MomPops, Insomnia Cookies, Veda, &Pizza, Waffles & Wedges and more vendors. RSVP for the after party here.

Monday, May 1
Noon to 2 p.m. | $10-$22 per person
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third St.

From Consumer to Creator: How Black Communities Can Transform Technology Consumption Into Economic Power

This panel at the Free Library of Philadelphia will examine how underrepresented minority communities can best transition from being the highest consumers of technology to being creators of technology.

Wednesday, May 3
Noon to 2 p.m. | Free with RSVP
Free Library's Parkway Central branch
1901 Vine St.

Philly Tech Week Block Party

Play video games on the Jumbotron TV at The Schmidt's Commons. More than 60 of the city's best game developers will present their products for attendees to play.

Thursday, May 4
4-8 p.m. | Free with RSVP
The Schmidt's Commons
1001 N. Second St.


Grab a beer and settle in for a few laughs and plenty of inspiration. A variety of speakers will share stories of their past failures and what they've learned from them.

Thursday, May 4
5:30-8 p.m. | $20 per person
WeWork Northern Liberties
1010 N. Hancock St.

Philly Mapathon

The Philly Mapathon is part of the larger Missing Maps project, a collaborative effort between the American Red Cross, British Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières-UK and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team to map areas of the world in need.

Volunteer your time to trace roads and buildings on a satellite image basemap to help doctors and organizations reach vulnerable communities.

Thursday, May 4
5-9 p.m. | Free with RSVP
990 Spring Garden St., Fifth floor

If those don't suit your interests, there is plenty more to do during Philly Tech Week. Events include workshops to improve skills, discussions on technology's future and friendly competitions.

Philly Tech Week 2017

Friday, April 28 through Saturday, May 6
Various locations