Philly Tech Week: the inaugual roundup of coverage, lessons and highlights

The inaugural Philly Tech Week, made official by City Council, has come and gone.

All told, my fellow Technically Philly co-founders and PTW co-organizers helped bring together 65 events, from more than 50 groups that attracted more than 3,000 people (we’re still tallying) in the first six day-event that we first suggested in the summer, confirmed in November but did get moving until February.

So, as is my custom, I wanted to gather together what happened, the thoughts from others and my take aways so we can do even better next year.

OUTCOMES

Introducing the One Great Idea panel on April 27, 2011 as part of Philly Tech Week, behind me City Councilman Bill Green, Ben Franklin Technology Partners CEO RoseAnn Rosenthal, flanked by Steve Tang and Greg Osberg. Photo by Yusuf Muhammad/Phrequency.com

MEDIA COVERAGE

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Popular culture blog Geekadelphia previewed a handful of our more geeky events:

Specific Events:

Some of my favorite #phillytechweek tweets:

  • @phillytechweek this month and #mw2011 last month i have a new sense of drive and feel rejuvenated mentally. @jimshreds
  • Live every week like it’s Philly Tech Week! @JPToto
  • Such an impressive array of events happening during @phillytechweek http://bit.ly/eYr YES PHILLY IS A GREAT TECH CITY! @gloriabell
  • 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
  • #PhillyTechWeek, thanks for intro’ing me to some new peeps & ideas & reuniting me with others! @alexbthegirl
  • The anticipation for @phillytechweek almost has me shaking. It might also be the coffee. @alexknowshtml
  • App by @atogle + @mertonium helps find street art in Philly; for Philly Tech week using the city’s open data catalog http://bit.ly/ivpSbX @timoreilly
  • @TechnicallyPHL great conference this week. Philly needed it! @VaughnKing
  • Philly WP Happy Hour was a huge success! Met lots of new attendees interested in our group @williamsba
  • When was the last time you and your significant other had a meaningful conversation about the concept of data? Thanks #PhillyTechWeek!!! @joshdubin
  • @TechnicallyPHL Thanks so much for the NRT post. I was about to recycle my old laptop, but now I’ll donate!  @errrica
  • Woo tech conferences #phillytechweek, #wasted @sarahsolfails
  • Reading the tweets and wishing I was at #phillytechweek @mertonium
  • Every week should be a @PhillyTechWeek @alexknowshtml
  • I’d say #phillytechweek was a huge success, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year. @hoyboy
  • Loved meeting so many tech savvy people in one room. @RichNegrin
  • When you put bodies together in a room, it doesn’t immediately solve anything, but puts things in motion in a powerful way. @KelaniNichole
  • Mad props to the boys at @TechnicallyPHL for making it rain awesome all last week. #phillytechweek @mheadd
  • A Gchat from Far McKon: “Great job on tech week. I’m excited as I was when I moved here in ’08,” says Far McKon, who moved from Rochester, N.Y.
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  • http://www.ericsmithrocks.com Eric

    So proud. <3