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City Streets: Race Through History – The 1st Youth-Designed Technology Race in Philly


For City Streets: Philadelphia, local students will produce apps & wearable tech to race across the city during Philly Tech Week 2015.

 Tweet about race using hashtag: #CityStreetsPTW15 and #PTW15

Teams of two will wear engineered tracking devices and use a coded app to race to historic “freedom” landmarks across Philadelphia on April 25th. (exact route is a SECRET – appx 4 miles long you uncover and follow with clues like Amazing Race).

Special prizes will be awarded to the winners during the post-race celebration at Pipeline Philly, The Graham Building, 30 S 15th St, 15th floor.

1st place – Samsung Chromebook
2nd place – Kindle Fire
3rd place – Skullcandy earphones

** 50% off Early Bird – 2-person Team – before April 15th

Details: For more information please visit: Creativetechworks.org

– Start Time: Participants MUST arrive by 8:15am sharp (Guests/Family 8:30am)

– Start Location: 15th and Cecil B. Moore Ave
(Rear of Beech Interplex Parking Lot)

City Streets™ Race Proceeds
All race proceeds will be fully tax deductible and benefit continuation of the Creative Tech Works Design Studio™ , hosted by Beech Community Services. To make donations, please send checks to CTWDS @ Beech, c/o Beech Community Services, 1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121.

The event is endorsed by the City of Philadelphia and AT&T is a presenting sponsor

Creative Tech Works ( @CTWGroup )– founders of City Streets Race, provide students ages 14-21 with a “cognitive apprenticeship” immersion in technology and micro-engineering design teams.

Heineken Green Room: Philly Tech Week ’14 Recap

As part of the 4th Annual Philly Tech Week at Sigma Sound Studios, the dynamic night featured interviews and presentations surrounding the theme of “The Future of Music & Technology” with the soundtrack provided by DJ Phsh from Illvibe Collective and DJ MICK who spun sets before in-between, and after the presentations.

Highlights included an insightful interview and audience Q&A with Kyle “KP” Reilly (Dat-Piff) by Philly Radio Station WXPN host and personality Bruce Warren, a presentation from MyChannel – the Philadelphia based content-sharing website on which users can create and share their customized channels and independently promote their brand, and an in-depth discussion hosted by media personality Quincy “Q-Deezy” Harris with Grouchy Greg from AllHipHop.com – a top internet destination for all things related to Hip-Hop culture.

Be sure to check your inbox because Heineken Green Room has a full slate of entertainment coming up this Spring and Summer.

The 3rd Annual Philly Tech Week kicks off

We’ve officially entered into the third year of Philly Tech Week as of Monday, April 22, 2013. For those of you who don’t know, PTW is the brainchild of local technology news network, Technical.ly. Join in on the celebration of technology and innovation in the Philadelphia region by attending any of the incredible events going on all week long. Over 10,000 people attended 80 events last year, and they are expecting an even bigger number this year.

You can look at the full event schedule here.

Below are two events that you should definitely make time for:

1. The Mayors Digital Inclusion Meeting

Friday, April 26th

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Philadelphia Navy Yark/SEP Building

100 Innovation Ctr

2:30 pm – 4 pm

Free entry

The Office of Mayor Michael A. Nutter will host a conversation about the importance of diversity in the technology development sector. As the demographics of tech consumers changes, the economy will be dependent on corporate America learning how to develop content and products targeted at the new majority. Therefore, there is a void for technology as it relates to minority creators. The economy needs diverse influencers in age and race in the technology field to provide innovative content similar to the influence on music, sports, movies, and other fields.

2. WXPN and Little Giant Media present The intersection of Music and Technology 

Sunday, April 28th

Underground Arts

1200 Callowhill St.

5 pm



End Philly Tech Week with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Bruce Warren, of WXPN, as they lead a discussion on the future of music and technology, followed by an hour long Q+A.  Guests can also enjoy presentations from Rapgenius.com, Soulspazm Digital, theFUTURE.fm and live performances by POW POW, Khari Mateen and Lush Life.

Keeping the party going will be DJs Dave Pianka, of Making Time, and DJ Phsh.


Philly Tech Week: A Week Long Celebration of Technology and Innovation

Philly Tech Week is back for 2013.   The annual week full of events is back with the goal of  growwin the impact of programming focused on technology, collaboration and improving Philadelphia.

The week-long convention includes summits on Women in TechnologyReinventing Black Media in the Digital Age and Innovations in Green Technology. One of the highlight events will be the  KEYSPOTS‘ “Powering Creativity, Technology and Community” forum on inspiring new techprenuers.

It all takes place April 20 – 27. Visit phillytechweek.com to stay updated on events and purchase tickets.

What Is Philly Tech Week?

Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia. The annual week of events is intended to grow the impact of this innovative region through programming focused on technology, collaboration and improving Philadelphia.

Last year, Philly Tech Week 2012 had impact:

  • 10,000+ attendees
  • 88 events
  • 60+ partners
  • 40+ sponsors
  • 300,000+ web impressions
  • 5,000 print publications distributed
  • 5,000+ Twitter mentions
  • 30 legacy media hits
  • 45 blog hits

When Is It?

Philly Tech Week 2013 takes place April 20 to April 27.

What Is This Year’s Event Theme?

Making a better Philadelphia through technology.

Who Is Behind This?

Philly Tech Week is being organized by Technically Philly, a news site that covers the people who use technology to make Philadelphia a better place to live.


Philly Tech Week 2013