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Two.One.Five's Top Picks for Philly Tech Week

by Kristen Gillette
Don't know which Tech Week events to hit up? Two.One.Five makes suggestions.


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Did you survive this weekend’s tech fast? If you love technology, then you’ll be sure to head to some of the events that are a part of tech week.

We know it can be difficult to pick which events to hit up during Tech Week, but don’t worry, Two.One.Five has you covered. This year, Philadelphia Tech Week runs from April 23-28, and here’s our top five picks you won’t want to miss:

Startup Weekend: April 20-22 Hamilton Hall, UArts

This 54-hour intense event at the start of Tech week will focus on building a web or mobile application which could become the basis of a legitimate business over the course of the weekend. Expect to see fellow primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people working to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Cost: $89.

Behind the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Draft  April 23rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Apple Store 

Curious how the NFL draft works? This event will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the Eagle’s web team puts together web content such as its daily, live web-only video series and how its social media strategy and how it measures and meets online metrics of success like engagement, sponsorship pageviews and merchandising click-thru during the NFL draft which occurs during Philly Tech Week. Cost: Free with RSVP.

Blogging About Philadelphias Creative Spaces April 24th 6:00-8:00 pm, PhillyMOCA

Join Phrequency for a panel of journalists and bloggers (including George Miller from Jump Magazine and Eric Smith from Geekadelphia) discussing the challenges and triumphs of covering Philadelphia’s culture and creative spaces. Cost: Free with RSVP.

WordPress for Beginners & Intermediates April 25th 7:00-9:00 pm, Inquirer Building

Whether you’re new to WordPress or have some blogging experience, this event will be able to teach you something new. For beginners, it will go over everything you need to know to create a new blog such as creating posts and pages, working with images, videos, and documents, and how to moderate and edit comments and discussion as well as go over theme and plug-in management and user management. The discussion with be wrapped up with a WordPress Q & A. For Intermediate users, learn how to create themes and child themes or how to create your own plug-in. Cost: $10

The Future of iOS Gaming (Live Podcast Taping) April 26th, PhillyCam

Talkadelphia podcast hosts Gino Barrica and Kishwer Vikaas along with Yis Goodwin and Jeff Hsu of the iOS game Catball Eats It All and Cipher Prime, a Philadelphia-based game studio to film a live podcast in PhillyCam’s (Philadelphia Public Access Television) new studio. They will discuss the future of iOS gaming, so come and be a part of the live studio audience. Cost: Free with RSVP.

N3rd Street Gamer Party April 28th 7:00-11:59 pm, Devnuts (908a North 3rd Street, 19123)

Regardless of whether you’re a gamer or not, come out for N3rd’s (a group of gaming enthusiasts from Northern Liberties) for the neighborhood’s first gamer party, featuring a DJ, bar, dance floor and all your favorite 4 player games on various TVs around the studio. Cost: Free with RSVP.

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