I’m getting a lot of “let’s meet up during Philly Tech Week” requests so I am taking a tip from my good friend Tracey Welson-Rossman and writing a post with where I plan on being during #PTW16. Hint – here’s where you will find Tracey during #PTW16.
Every year it gets harder to choose between all of the amazing events happening during Philly Tech Week, but here is where you will find me from April 28th to May 7th. I hope to see you at one or more of these events or grabbing a quick bite in between some of them.
Thursday April 28th, I am kicking off #PTW16 with Through a Prism: Why Diversity Matters in Design and Tech
Friday April 29th will find me at Techniculture in the morning and the Philly Tech Week Kick-off Festival in the evening. I’m sending sacrifices to the weather gods for no rain for the gang at Technical.ly.
Saturday, April 30th I was hoping to go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Tech Tour, but it is sold out. *Insert sad face & lesson learned to sign up early here* So it looks like it will be my day to rest up before the craziness of the upcoming week.
Sunday, May 1st – Happy May Day! This day will be dedicated to family and getting ahead on work.
Monday, May 2nd brings an abbreviated version of Let’s Talk About Tech with my good friends at Slice Communications and then off to How Can Philly be the Capital of Gender Equality in Tech.
Tuesday, May 3rd is a full day starting off with Data Management for Non-Profits: Turning Information into Shareable Knowledge. I’m be a little late but the next stop will be Technical.ly’s Media Conference. I’m hoping I can make a quick stop at the Lesbians Who Tech Do Philly Tech Week Happy Hour before I head to the Rad Awards. (Yikes! Did I leave any time in that schedule to eat?)
Wednesday, May 4th – does anyone have a cloning machine I can borrow? If not, then it means I will be attending a few different events but probably not for the full time – The Future of Technology in Business, The Philly Startup Leaders Entrepreneur Expo and the 2nd Annual Women in Tech Soiree.
Thursday, May 5th is another need a cloning machine evening that will start with the merriment at the #PTW16 Cinco de Mayo Block Party. Then it is off to figure out how to be at From Philly to DC: Building Powerful Inclusive Tech Communities, FailFest, and an invitation-only networking event all at the same time. Most likely it will be a little while at each.
Friday, May 6th, after a week of insight and education, I’m looking forward to relaxing with some fun and friends at the PTW Signature Event.
Saturday, May 7th, #PTW16 wraps up with Techies Who Brunch (if room opens up on the waitlist) and The Hacktory’s Robot Universe Showdown.
There are also some TechGirlz and TechShopz in a Box events happening during the week so be sure to check them out for your middle school age girls! (Hint – YOU can run your own TechShopz in a Box)
Saturday May 30th – Intro to Video Production and MATLAB Motion Tracking
Saturday May 7th – Intro to Linux
It is going to be an AMAZING week!! What are you going to?
Looking forward to seeing everyone.