A letter from the organizers In April 2011, the inaugural Philly Tech Week became
of collaborative partnerships in Philadelphia’s
a regional success story made possible by dozens technology community.
More than 4,000 people attended at least one of 65
events held throughout the city and surrounding
showcases and other events across a broad range technology
technology, startups, robotics, government
transparency, education, digital arts, video games, music and more.
Events held during Philly Tech Week had impact.
The programming of those events was represen-
by City Council. A major public-private partnership
tative of a growing economic and social force in Philadelphia: the inspired and savvy technologists
that are taking charge on issues like Philadelphia’s economy, digital divide issues and municipal government reform, as each relates to technology.
The week was officially endorsed and recognized launched an Open Data repository for the city and Councilman Bill Green unveiled a 10-point plan for improved government transparency through tech-
nology. Startups launched during the week, video games were unveiled and educators held the first Robotics Expo in the city.
With more than 50 press hits across newspapers, radio, television and blogs, the week also became an enormous opportunity for the partners involved in making it happen.
The week’s 35 sponsors and more than 50 event organizers were able to put their message and or-
ganizations in front of 30,000 unique visitors of Philly Tech Week web properties. They were in-
cluded in the 5,000 print publications distributed
in 50 retailers across the city. And they were able
to align with the 1,000 social media messages that spanned the event.
This year, April 23-28, 2012, Philly Tech Week will be
year’s event, it is expected that more events will and
with lessons learned from last year, the program-
ming will be made stronger and its impact greater. We hope to prove true this year’s theme: to make a better Philadelphia through technology. We hope you’ll be a part of it.
Sean Blanda, Brian James Kirk and Christopher Wink Philly Tech Week organizers Technically Philly co-founders
Photo Credit: Colin Lenton
2011 Philly Robotics Expo University City
Photo Credits: Rachel Playe Branding: Jarvus Innovations
Define What is Philly Tech Week? A week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia.
When will it take place? Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28, 2012
(Additional dates may be added)
Where is it happening? Various locations throughout the city and region.
What is this yearâ€™s theme? To make a better Philadelphia through technology.
Who is organizing it? PTW is organized by news site Technically Philly and includes events from organizations and individuals from throughout the region.
How can I get involved? You can get involved by organizing an event, hosting an event, or by sponsoring. The first point of contact is:
Sean Blanda firstname.lastname@example.org (215)-821-8745
IGDA Video Game Showcase University City
Philly Tech Week by the numbers
65 4K 50 35 30K
65 events across broad range of technology industries
More than 4,000 people attended events throughout the region
Featured in more than 50 stories in newspapers, radio, television and blogs
35 participating sponsors signed on for inaugural year
30,000 unique visits to PhillyTechWeek.com and TechnicallyPhilly.com during month of event as well as 1,000 social media mentions
OpenDataPhilly.org unveiling Old City
Notable highlights from the 2011 Philly Tech Week More than 120 people came to WHYY to see the launch of Open Data Philly. The site, developed by Azavea, is a central hub of many of the city’s data sets. Councilman Bill Green unveiled his 10-point Open Government Philadelphia initiative. IDGA showed off 15 local video game studios. During Switch Philly, five local startups demoed their products, all of which found new investor interest. At BarCamp NewsInnovation, journalists from all over gathered as hackers created tools from data sets on Open Data Philly, like a searchable database of Philadelphia property records. Put 5,000 Philly Tech Week print supplements into more than 50 retailers in the city Latest from the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster was shared. An open source development contest was launched. City Managing Director Rich Negrin pledged the 311 mobile app ‘within the next three months.’
The buzz about Philly Tech Week on Twitter
Live every week like it’s Philly Tech Week! @JPToto
CognisIT, VP of App Dev
Such an impressive array of
events happening during @phillytechweek YES PHILLY IS A GREAT TECH CITY! @gloriabell
Philly Startup Leaders organizer
Despite growing up in Philly I left over a decade ago due to a dead tech community. This week proves Philly Tech is alive and kicking ass. @rit
Database developer, 10Gen
#PhillyTechWeek, thanks for intro’ing me to some new peeps & ideas & reuniting me with others! @alexbthegirl
When was the last time you and your significant other had a meaningful conversation about the concept of data? Thanks #PhillyTechWeek!!! @joshdubin
City of Philadelphia, Office of Arts...
Reading the tweets and wishing I was at #phillytechweek @mertonium
Code for America Fellow
I’d say #phillytechweek was a huge success, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year. @hoyboy
President, Happy Cog (web development)
Loved meeting so many tech savvy people in one room. @RichNegrin
City of Philadelphia Managing Director
@TechnicallyPHL great conference this week. Philly needed it!
“When you put bodies together in a room, it doesn’t immediately solve anything, but puts things in motion in a powerful way.
Social Media practioner
“Every week should be a @PhillyTechWeek” @alexknowshtml
Co-founder, Indy Hall
Freelance content strategist
“Mad props to the boys at @TechnicallyPHL for making it rain awesome all last week. #phillytechweek” @mheadd
Voxeo, developer (communications)
Philly Tech Week print publication
Philadelphia Business Journal coverage
Big stories published in traditional and new media PHILLY TECH WEEK ON TAP FOR THIS WEEK Cover of the Inquirer business section
PHILLY TECH WEEK STARTS TODAY Daily News feature spread
PHILLY TECH WEEK: A FIRST EVER WEEK LONG CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION IN PHILADELPHIA IS SET FOR APRIL 25-30 uwishunu, the events blog from GPTMC
A Guide To Philly Tech Week
PHILLY TECH WEEK PROMISES A PRINTER-SMASHING GOOD TIME
Flying Kite preview
PHILLY OPEN SOURCE PRIZE OFFERS GEEK TREASURE
A WEEK FOR TECHNOLOGY, PHILLY’S FUTURE
Philly Deals: Inquirer
Flying Kite review
GEEKS AHOY! TECH WEEK BEGINS IN PHILLY
BE PROUD CITIZENS, PHILLY TECH WEEK IS COMING
Tek Lado, Hispanic tech blog highlights
THE GEEKS GET GEARED UP TO GO AT IT FOR PHILLY TECH WEEK
Philadelphia Business Journal
Future of Music event Center City
What do we gotz from sponsors?
testimonials What our partners say about PTW and Technically Philly “Philly Tech Week is an
“Technically Philly is the heart and
outstanding week to focus on our
soul of entrepreneurship in the re-
technology community in
Philadelphia. It’s something that we at the Chamber of Commerce are very
proud to be associated with.”
President & CEO, University City Science Center
Rob Wonderling President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia
“Technically Philly provides an inter-
Chamber of Commerce
section for industries that are loosely aware of each other.”
“The team did an outstanding job of organizing, executing and supporting
the Philly Tech Week event.”
Co-founder, Independents Hall
“[Their] targeted audience of the
Founder and President, Azavea
tech-affluent in Philly was the perfect outlet to increase our brands’
“They’re working really hard to shed
presence in our home town. The expo-
this image that Philly is not a great
sure we received was responsible for
place from a technology perspective.
3 new incoming clients in less than a
It’s been wonderful to work them.”
President, Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs
co-founder & President, Jarvus Innovations
“Sponsoring Philly Tech Week was a
“Technically Philly’s coverage and my
great opportunity for Reed Technology
weekly sponsorship has brought me
to help the technology community in
new consulting clients.”
Philadelphia. We were able to connect with a wonderful and diverse group of
Founder, Caffeine Fish
“The leadership of Technically Philly
CIO & VP Commercial Solutions,
has brought together the cutting edge
thinkers in this city.” Chris Bartlett
Executive Director, The William Way Community Center
Signature Event Old City
audience Who attends PTW events and reads Technically Philly? Gender Male: 62% Female: 38%
Age 35-49: 34% 18-34: 32%
Race Caucasian: 78% African American: 10% Asian: 8% Hispanic: 4%
Income $100k+: 40% $60-100k: 24% $30-60k: 21%
College: 47% Graduate School: 25% Data from Quantcast.com, 2011
Professions venture capital firms and investors, startup company workers and founders, database programmers, information technology experts, enterprise leaders, network analysts, web designers, web developers, digital artists, agile developers, government officials, content strategists and journalists, augmented reality experts, geospatial analysts, green technology workers and experts, musicians, web services developers, nonprofit leaders, cloud computing workers and experts, policy-makers, social media workers and experts, video game developers, robotics workers and experts, engineers, hacker/makers, graphic designers, content management system experts, educators, built environment developers, service providers.
Internal mailing list and attendee list data
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