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In the 2.5 years since Generocity joined the Technically Media family, we’ve been actively involved in Philly Tech Week, from moderating panels to hosting our own bootcamps.
The annual celebration of all things innovation in Philadelphia returns for its eighth year next Friday, April 27, though Saturday, May 5, and there are plenty of events among the full 100 for social impact professionals to join the action.
To inform your plan of attack, here’s our shortlist for impact-tinged #PTW18 events.
The state of social impact
- Introduced by Technical.ly — Technical.ly’s new “one-day conference that will incorporate programming, demos, networking and personalized connections,” including an Impact track curated by Generocity. Learn more here. (Thursday, May 3)
- What’s Next in Nonprofit Tech — “In this session, panelists will discuss tech that can help them better manage their donors, connect constituents to public resources, and develop data visualizations.” (Wednesday, May 2)
- Framing Philly’s Social Impact Scene: Where Business, Nonprofit, & Philly Meet — “Join experts from some of the area’s top social impact organizations to learn how they are using technology to streamline their organizations, reach underserved populations, and engage with new audiences.” (Wednesday, May 2)
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- Accessibility Hackathon — “In this one-day marathon of creative problem solving, participants will join Occupational Therapists, Adaptive Tech Professionals, and technical experts to help solve real-world problems encountered by disabled residents of Inglis House.” (Saturday, April 28)
- Thinking Universa11y: Make Tech for Everyone — “A demonstration + presentation + discussion on assistive technology for users with physical or mental limitations.” (Sunday, April 29)
- The Biggest Obstacle to Using Technology to Achieve Human Service Outcomes — “This session is a conversation for human service workers who do the hands-on support of vulnerable individuals, individuals who want to use their technology to empower others, families of individuals with disabilities, individuals with disabilities and human service managers.” (Tuesday, May 1)
Tech for social change
- Tech in the Commons: Bring AR and VR to Our Neighborhoods — Generocity’s signature PTW event, a “bootcamp series aimed at introducing mission orgs to best practices in better connecting with audiences.” Learn more here. (Monday, April 30)
- Tech for Social Impact Brunch with UPenn’s hack4impact — “Hack4Impact collaborates with nonprofits and other socially responsible organizations to develop software that meets important social and humanitarian needs.” (Saturday, April 28)
- OpenStreetMap Workshop — “Government agencies, nonprofit organizations, private companies, and civic tech groups alike use OpenStreetMap for projects. At this workshop, you’ll get an introduction to OpenStreetMap — what it is, how it works, and how you can use the map for your own projects.” (Monday, April 30)
- 2018 Philly Mapathon — “Join us for this free event where your contributions will go directly to nonprofits to be used for navigation, planning, and disaster response.” (Thursday, May 3)
- Innovation for Social Change: A Venture Cafe Experience — “Innovation for Social Change will focus on the people invested in movements and will take a deep dive into the ideas and businesses developing scalable, systems-changing solutions.” (Monday, April 30)
- Civic Engagement Launchpad 2018: Work Day — “Bringing together Philadelphians from all over the city, coders and non-coders alike, we’ll put our heads together to create and discuss project ideas. Some of the best ideas come from those closest to the civic challenge — that means you!” (Saturday, April 28)
- Fostering collaboration between civic-minded professionals and municipal government —The Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation “will discuss the team’s digital and non-digital service improvement work at the City of Philadelphia.” (Monday, April 30)
Diversity in tech
- Coded by Kids’ CTO Roundtable: Rethinking the vision for education in Philadelphia to drive growth in the local tech industry — “Attendees will leave this roundtable with ideas on the policy and program changes necessary to develop diverse tech talent in the Philadelphia region.” (Tuesday, May 1)
- HUE — A Tech Summit for Women of Color — “Delaware Valley’s first summit that is designed to educate, elevate, and empower women of color technologists and founders.” (Friday, May 4)
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