Full Schedule: Philly Tech Week 2012

The 2nd Annual Philly Tech Week runs through Saturday, April 28 and features over 70 events around town. NBC10 is proud to be a media partner.

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    Philly Tech Week

    Philly Tech Week 2012 promises to be bigger and better than last year's inaugural edition. With over 80 events scattered over the nine-day calendar, you'll be covered no matter your interests. Get the schedule of remaining events below, and head to phillytechweek.com to register (many events are free).

    Friday, April 27 

    • Lunchtime Series: Unity Videogame showcase 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 150 N 6th St, 19106

    Come play with locally made games and learn about how they're made. Location: WHYY

    • KEYSPOT: Solutions Session 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 3140 Market St., 19104

    Come ready to brainstorm with the region’s technology leaders to develop effective ways to further close the digital divide. Location: Drexel University Bossone Research Center, 3rd Fl Atrium (please visit www.phillyKEYSPOTS.org for more information).

    • Without Walls: Works from the muraLAB/Breadboard Residency 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 3600 Market St., 19104

    Without Walls: is a joint exhibition between Breadboard and MuraLAB that explores new directions in public art and technology. The exhibition is the result of six-month artist residency program where four local artists/artist teams were given access to the prototyping tools at NextFab Studio.

    • Hack Gallery Show 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Walnut Street, 19102

    HACK is an open call for technology-based projects. Inviting participation from designers and artist working for/ with hacker spaces / maker spaces. We are encouraging collaborative works for submission, but this is not a requirement. We are asking for a range of works: From 2D to 3D works, applications, wearable’s, installation, objects, and performances. Works from groups or individuals not associated with hacker / maker spaces will be considered for submission as well.

    • Signature Event 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1916 Race St, 19145

    A celebration of the Philadelphia technology community with all of Philly Tech Week's attendees, sponsors and organizers organized by Technically Philly. Location: Moore College of Art and Design

    • Games and Music 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm 401 S. Broad St, 19102

    Presentations and a dialog with the people creating amazing and groundbreaking games that integrate music into gameplay. This isn't about music for games, but rather games in which music is a core interactive element. Presenters include: Dain Saint, of Cipher Prime, a game developer in Philadelphia, whose successful game titles epitomize how significant this category can be, both creatively and commercially. Youngmoo Kim, an innovative researcher into the area of games and music at Drexel University and is creating compelling gameplay in the process. The presentations will be followed by a concert by chiptune artists. Location: Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall at UArts,

    • LOW LIVES 4 in Philadelphia 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm 2430 Coral Street, 19125

    little berlin and Mascher Space are partnering to present Low Lives 4 in Philadelphia – for two days little berlin gallery will be connected via livestream to co-presenting spaces all over the world. Viewers are encouraged to come and go as you please, or tune-in online, performances start roughly every 20 minutes. Location: little berlin

    Saturday, April 28


    • BarCamp News Innovation 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 2020 North 13th Street, 19122

    BarCamp NewsInnovation is an annual, one-day national unconference on journalism innovation and the future of news as explored by practitioners and friends. Location: Annenberg Hall, Temple University

    • Open Gov 'News' Hackathon 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 2020 North 13th Street, 19122

    Developers and subject matter experts build civic oriented tools using local data sets (event is held alongside BarCamp NewsInnovation). Location: Annenberg Hall, Temple University

    • Regional US Forum for Innovative Educators and Learners 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 4021 Parkside Ave, 19104

    School of the Future is proud to host the Regional US Forum for Innovative Educators and Learners, sponsored by Microsoft Partners in Learning. Join us to celebrate great teaching and learning. Help us honor educators, learners, and schools and showcase how technology can further educational transformation. Location: Microsoft School of the Future

    • TEDx Souderton High School 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 124 North Main Street, 18964

    A locally-organized TED conference. The internet has changed everything in a radical way. It has enabled collaboration over continents, toppled governments, gathered people in protest, made, knowledge freely accessible, empowered artists, musicians, scientists, entrepreneurs; and altered our perception of the world, as well as what it means to be human. Now what? What are the most pivotal ideas to our future. Location: Montgomery Theater

    • The Ruby Workshop 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 417 North 8th Street, 19123

    So you want to learn  Ruby? Maybe you're familiar with other languages. Maybe you've never written a line of code in your life. Maybe you just want to see what all the fuss is about. In this interactive session held at the VentureF0rth offices, you'll learn some of the basic principles and practices of writing software with Ruby. You'll work on a simple application that uses freely available, civic data. By the end of the session, you’ll have the opportunity to turn your code into a living, breathing, publicly accessible web app. Location: Venturef0rth

    • TechServ Genius Bar 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Race Street Residence Hall at 33rd & Race Streets, 19104

    Having tech troubles? Bring your uncooperative computer, smartphone, media player, or just your questions out to a community "Genius Bar"! This event is a free-of-charge technical diagnosis and advice-giving session hosted by the student geniuses of Drexel University TechServ. Both software and hardware related issues will be addressed, and though we can't guarantee a fix for every problem, you are sure to receive unbiased advice for the next step in solving it. The Community Genius Bar is sponsored by the Drexel Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center. For additional information please email techserv@drexel.edu.

    • Podcasting Workshop - TechGirlz 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 8000 Cherokee Street, 19118

    Have you been hearing about podcasting and wondering what exactly is a podcast? Do you have something to say and want to learn how to make your own podcast? Join us at SCH Academy to learn all about podcasting! You'll work with an all girl high school technology leader team to create, edit and produce your very own podcast from start to finish. We'll show you tools you can use to continue podcasting after the workshop. Location: Springside School

    • LOW LIVES 4 in Philadelphia 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2430 Coral Street, 19125

    little berlin and Mascher Space are partnering to present Low Lives 4 in Philadelphia – for two days little berlin gallery will be connected via livestream to co-presenting spaces all over the world. Viewers are encouraged to come and go as you please, or tune-in online, performances start roughly every 20 minutes.

    • Hack Gallery Show 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1519 Walnut Street, 19102

    HACK is an open call for technology-based projects. Inviting participation from designers and artist working for/ with hacker spaces / maker spaces. We are encouraging collaborative works for submission, but this is not a requirement. We are asking for a range of works: From 2D to 3D works, applications, wearable’s, installation, objects, and performances. Works from groups or individuals not associated with hacker / maker spaces will be considered for submission as well.

    • N3rd Street Gamer Party 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm 908a North 3rd Street, 19123

    N3rd Street Gamers, a group of gaming enthusiasts in Northern Liberties, is hosting the neighborhood’s first gamer party. The night will include a DJ, bar, dance floor and all your favorite 4 player games on various TVs around the studio. Whether your a gamer or not, come out and enjoy the party. Location: Devnuts