Philly Tech Week 2019 came to a close just last week on May 11. The eight days were filled with fun, education, and community, what more could you ask for? If you weren’t there, don’t worry. We have you covered with the best moments right here in this post (FOMO begone!)
He wasn’t on the guest list but needs no introduction. Gritty made an appearance at the Introduced by Technical.ly event and we’re all here for it. My only complaint is there was no background music to go with his dance routine.
Ugh. Stuck at a lame conference all day. #PTW19 #Intro19 pic.twitter.com/JH9va3DcFP
— Kristen Fitch (@switchfitch) May 9, 2019
BONUS: If you’ve ever wondered how Gritty came to be, the brains behind Gritty were revealed at Philly Tech Week right here.
Tech Week also included a good deal of inclusive events highlighting women and minorities in tech. They also shed light on digital inclusion for those households in Philadelphia without internet access. The HUE Tech Summit, Women in STEM Social, and Access For All: A Digital Inclusion Networking Happy Hour are just a few examples of this. This tweet was from the Women in Tech Soiree.
“This event is for celebrating women and other underrepresented people” @TiffanieStanard and is a major part of Philly Tech Week
Hearing from @BrigitteDaniel @daniellecohn and hundreds at the special 5th annual Women in Tech Soiree #PTW19 pic.twitter.com/1T4EH2cYJL
— Philly Tech Week (@PhillyTechWeek) May 7, 2019
I love this tweet about being a good corporate neighbor. This poster was featured at Introduced by Technical.ly. It’s all about listening, aligning, and giving back. Let’s face it. We all want the same thing. To make money, do good work, and hopefully, be a good person along the way! Like the poster says – 50% of consumers will buy products that reflect their values.
Best practices for intentionality in being a good corporate neighbor artistically summarized all in one place at #PTW19 #intro19 pic.twitter.com/9GmHRo7WdI
— Priya Ramanathan (@PriyasDanceFace) May 9, 2019
You can’t have tech week without a robot walking around, right? This is cool and all, but I’m still frightened that robots will soon take over the earth. During the week, you could find this robot at the Penn Center for Innovation.
The guest of honor for this morning’s @PhilaPACT @PennPCI event has arrived! Thanks @Ghost_Robotics for joining us at @PhillyTechWeek #PTW19 pic.twitter.com/eOies8IqwA
— Danielle Pinto (@danielle_pinto) May 8, 2019
And of course, there was a lot of fun to be had. Swipe through this series of photos and videos from the PTW19 Signature Event for some serious FOMO and dance move ideas to add to your archives.
If this all sounded fun to you, don’t miss the next Philly Tech Week! Next year will be the 10th anniversary, so it’s sure to be even bigger and better than Philly Tech Week 2019. Put it in your calendar now: May 1 to 9, 2020.