Author:
SAMANTHA WITTCHEN
Date:
MARCH 31, 2015

Pendulum painterPhilly Tech Week 2015 is fast approaching, and with it comes myriad events focused on showcasing Philly’s vibrant tech scene and the people and organizations working to keep it that way.  For the uninitiated, Philly Tech Week represents a great opportunity to sample what Philly’s tech community has to offer and find out what’s happening in our own backyard.

Philly Tech Week begins April 17th and presents a jam-packed eight days of events that draws tens of thousands of participants from all over the region.  DM+D and several partner organizations are participating this year, and below we present of a round-up events that you won’t want to miss.  Get the skinny, and come say hi!


DM+D EVENTS:

Arcade @ Dilworth
Friday, April 17th | 6 to 9 p.m. | Dilworth Plaza

Come visit DM+D, The Hacktory, NextFab, and other great Philadelphia maker spaces at the “Maker Corner” on Dilworth Plaza. Make art and explore math with a giant 8’ spirograph and get messy with a pendulum painter. Free and family friendly.

Philly Tech Week Signature Event
Friday, April 24th | 7:30 to 10 p.m. | Comcast Lobby

Cocktail reception meets tech-expo. We’ll be showing off some of the best projects, products and ideas DM+D Partners The Hacktory and Public Workshop have been working on over the past year.


THE HACKTORY EVENTS:

TechExpo
Sunday, April 18th | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Northeast Regional Branch of the Free Library

The Hacktory will be leading activities, such as kaleidoscope making, creating computer art jewelry, and building a banana piano with the Makey Makey. Free and family friendly.


NEXTFAB EVENTS:

Open House and Demo
Sunday, April 19th | 12 to 3 p.m. | NextFab

Come visit NextFab for an extended tour and demonstration of the modern fabrication capabilities available to NextFab members. The laser department, electronics department, woodshop and others will have demos ready to show visitors what can be made with access to these machines, education on how to use them, and a touch of creativity.

Stories from the Trenches
Tuesday, April 21st | 6 to 8 p.m. | NextFab

Gather for an evening of networking and discussion as we hear from two local hardware-based startups and a member of Ben Franklin Technology Partners about the process of raising capital for a product. There will be networking opportunities before and after the talks.


For more information about Philly Tech Week 2015, as well as a full line-up of events, visit the Philly Tech Week website.