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A Guide To Philly Tech Week

Whether you're a fanatic or merely a fledgling, you can always afford to brush up on your knowledge of technology. Get your crash course in all things innovative at the first annual Philly Tech Week, coming to our city this April. –Chelsea Karnash

What: The first Philly Tech Week, organized by tech news site Technically Philly, will be held this year. The week-long series of events will be held at various locations, including the official Philly Tech Week headquarters at WHYY, where Tech Week will also host a lunchtime speaker series and a Friday night event. Other event partners include the University City Science Center, Wharton, the Franklin Institute and Independents Hall (a co-working space not to be confused with Independence Hall). Events from organizations like magazine, the African American Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin Institute will be featured.

When: April 25-30, 2011

Why: Philly Tech Week's goal is to celebrate and grow technological innovations in the Philadelphia area.

Schedule of Events: Philly Tech Week has a variety of events planned in various genres, from a video game debut, to Tech Quizzo, to a blogger roundtable.

Monday, April 25
8 a.m., Kickoff Breakfast at Temple U. Center City
12 p.m., PhIJI Online Sports Journalist Roundtable, Temple U.
12 p.m., City Data Unveiling, WHYY
5:30 p.m., Philadelphia Content Strategy, Temple U. Center City
6 p.m., First Round Capital Open Office Hours, Mission Grill

Tuesday, April 26
9 a.m., Mongo Philly, Sheraton Society Hill
12 p.m., Brownbag Speaker Series, WHYY
2 p.m., Music Technology Research at Drexel, Bossone Research Center
6 p.m., Augmented Reality Check: Seeing the Future Now, Philadelphia Museum of Art
6 p.m., Office Space Printer Smash with The Hacktory, The Hacktory
6 p.m., CloudCamp Philly, TBA
6 p.m., Switch Philly, Huntsman Hall
7 p.m., Tek Lado Cosplay Contest, Locust Moon Comics

Wednesday, April 27
9 a.m., Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise, Sheraton Society Hill
12 p.m., Philadelphia 2035 Innovation, WHYY
5:30 p.m., The Future of Music, Cabaret of the Arts at University of the Arts
6 p.m., African Digital Media Gallery
6:30 p.m., Maiden Media's Social Media Bootcamp, Apple Store
7 p.m., An Introductions to the AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Sheraton Society Hill
7 p.m., IGDA Philadelphia Game Showcase, University City Science Center

Thursday, April 28
9 a.m., Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise, Sheraton Society Hill
12 p.m., Brownbag Speaker Series, WHYY
12:30 p.m., Technology & Innovation Policy in Philly, Ballard Spahr
2 p.m., Philly Robotics Expo, Drexel U.
6 p.m., Independents Hall Beer Pong Tournament & Philly Software Showcase, Indy Hall
7 p.m., Tech Quizzo, Grey Lodge
7:30 p.m., Chip Music Showcase presented by 8static and Third Generation, Mad Decent Mausoleum

Friday, April 29
12 p.m., Green Tech Showcase, WHYY
12 p.m., Rails Bootcamp Workshop, 101 W. Elm St.
7 p.m., Signature Event, WHYY

Saturday, April 30
9 a.m., BarCamp NewsInnovation, Temple U.
9 a.m., BCNI Open Gov Hackathon, Temple U.

For more information on Philly Tech Week or any of these events, please visit the Philly Tech Week website.

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