A full week of fun in Philly will be kicking off on Friday, May 3! Philly Tech Week 2019 is here, and we’re ready to breakdown everything you need to know. No matter who you are or what your career background is, there is something for everyone during tech week! Over 100 events and speakers are going to be jam-packed into the week, so we’ll let you know what you definitely do not want to miss.
Philly Tech Week 2019 Kickoff Festival – Friday, May 3
Looking for something to do after work or school on Friday? From 5 to 10 p.m., Linode on Arch Street will be holding the week’s kickoff festival. This event is free and open to anyone. Technologists and families alike can enjoy Philly Tech Week blended with First Friday festivities with art, games, local food, and a weeklong Tech Week scavenger hunt! Check out the complete details here.
Growing Your Business with Google – Tuesday, May 7
Momentum Digital has partnered with Technical.ly Philly to bring us this talk and networking event designed for small businesses! Growing Your Business with Google will teach small business owners how to gain leads and customers through Google. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and costs $25 (this includes food and drink). Don’t forget your business cards because you’ll have the opportunity to network with top industry leaders and entrepreneurs! See more details and register here.
Dev Conference: Presented by Technical.ly – Wednesday, May 8
If you’re a dev person, then this conference is for you. This is an all day conference featuring 12 speakers in three different rooms, each with an individual industry focus. The Leaders Room will feature talks on industry best practices, creating products, and Amazon Web Services. The Innovators Room will have topics on advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. The Experts Room will have talks on big data, a featured programming session, and how organizations should look at talent. Afterward, enjoy a happy hour at Landmark Americana! See the full list of talks and register here.
Building Diverse Tech Teams: An Evening of Lightning Talks – Thursday, May 9
This two-hour event will feature five speakers giving short “lightning” talks, and afterward, there will be a Q&A with the speakers. Chicktech Philly designed this event to focus on how and why to hire and retain diverse technical talent. The event starts at 5 p.m. and costs $10. Not only will this event be important for the future of inclusivity in tech, it will also benefit a good cause. All of the proceeds go toward funding Chicktech Philly’s high school program to provide local girls with supplies, transportation, and workshops! Register here.
2019 Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Derby & Arts Festival – Saturday, May 11
Close out an awesome week by attending this derby and arts festival! The festival is in its 13th year and celebrates human-powered transit, neighborhood artists, and local businesses in Kensington. There will be sculptures, artists selling their work, and food vendors. The best part is the event is free and family-friendly. All funds raised at the event will support neighborhood projects and revitalization. Learn more about the festival and register here.
While the five events listed above are awesome, you might be interested in something different. You can find a full list of the events on the Philly Tech Week 2019 website. Here, you can filter events by your interests like dev, creative, business, media, sciences, and more. We’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love!