This is your chance to play giant-sized Tetris on the side of the Cira Centre—plus normal-sized games from local developers like Cipher Prime.
City Council Hearing on the Creative Class Discussion: How are city-based tech endeavors, and other creative-based entrepreneurial efforts, doing? Thurs., April 3. 3pm. City Hall, Broad St. & Penn Square.
Arcade @ The Oval This is your chance to play giant-sized Tetris on the side of the Cira Centre—plus normal-sized games from local developers like Cipher Prime. Also: Yards beer garden! Sat., April 5. 7–10:30pm. The Oval, Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Tech Mix It Up: A Diversity Networking Affair As noted in Jean Jennings Bartik’s story, there’s never been a shortage of white dudes giving each other kudos in the tech biz. This mixer, bringing together tech folks of all races, genders, sexualities and physical abilities, gives that attitude a cheerful finger. Food, drink, music and ASL interpreters! Mon., April 7. 5–8pm. William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.
Femme & Fortune presents From Passion to Business Panel discussion and Q&A with three local female business owners. Tues., April 8. 5:30–7:30pm. The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut St.
Vintage Video Gaming The Hive 76 crew invites comers to play some classic home video console favorites. Tues., April 8. 6–10pm. Hive 76, 915 Spring Garden St., Suite 519.
Launch Event: Date My Apartment Get introduced to a new website that wants to hook up would-be apartment renters with test runs of their prospective spaces. Wed., April 9. 6–8pm. Benjamin’s Desk, 1701 Walnut St., 8th floor.
Net Neutrality is Dead... for Now Can the FCC still save us from a dystopic future of corporate-controlled bandwidth? Learn where we go next from a roundtable of local and national tech activists. Wed., April 9. 7:30–9pm. PhillyCAM, 699 Ranstead St.
The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth A nerd comedy throwdown hosted by Paul Triggiani and judged by the likes of author Anna Goldfarb and karaoke genius Skeletor. Thurs., April 10. 8–11pm. Urban Saloon, 2120 Fairmount Ave.
Launch Party: Rad Girls Meet this new organization of creative, empowered Philly women who seek to inspire others. Thurs., April 10. 7–10pm. Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.
Philly Tech Week Signature Event presented by A&T Big expo showcase of local tech! Cocktail reception in the Comcast Center lobby. Fri., April 11. 7–10pm. Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd.
Find the full event calendar at 2014.phillytechweek.com
In 1945, 20-year-old mathematician Betty Jean Jennings moved to Philly and started work on a secret military project: the first modern electronic computer. Now, in a fascinating posthumous memoir, the tech pioneer tells her own story.
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