We’re All About Philly Tech Week, and You Should Be Too.

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This year’s Philly Tech Week is shaping up to be a hit, and we couldn’t be more excited about getting involved. In addition to sponsoring and attending some innovative workshops, we’ll be throwing an epic party to celebrate. And did we mention the giant game of Tetris that’s going down ON our building?

Yeah, we’re pretty stoked. And you should be, too, because you’re invited to participate! Keep reading to find out what we’ll be up to during #PTW14 and how you can join us.

Dev Day

When: Saturday, April 5th from 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Where: Jon M. Huntsman Hall at UPenn, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Admission: $50/session + $5 optional happy hour. RSVP to attend.

Whether you’re an advanced developer or just starting out, there’s a 50onRed sponsored Dev Day workshop that can teach you a thing or two about coding. Brush up on AngularJS, Node.js, SQL, HTML & CSS, responsive web design, or iOS app development. After lunch, you’ll get tips that’ll make your resume stand out from the rest, followed by lightning talks and ice cream. At the end of the day, you’ll head upstairs for drinks and networking with a skyline view of the city.

Learn more about Dev Track Day

Cira Centre Tetris

When: Friday, April 4th from 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Admission: Free. Enter the lottery to play and RSVP to attend.

Last year, Philly Tech Week pulled off a record-breaking game of Pong played from the Art Museum steps using none other than our Cira Centre HQ as the game display. This year, they’re doing it again from Eakins Oval with a gigantic game of Tetris. At the event, Yard’s Brewery will be serving up local craft beers alongside 10+ Philly food trucks and live music from Animal Style, Chipocrite, and Cheap Dinosaurs.

Learn more about Cira Centre Tetris

Philly Tech Week Signature Event

When: Friday, April 11th from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Comcast Center, 1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Admission: $30. Buy tickets.

If you like networking and open bars, you’re gonna have a good time at the Philly Tech Week Signature Event. Check out local tech demos and meet PTW14 attendees, organizers, and sponsors. While you’re there, stop by our table for free 50onRed swag.

Learn more about the Philly Tech Week Signature Event

Philly Tech Week Brewery Bash

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Yards Brewing Company, 901 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Admission: Free. RSVP to attend.

50onRed is teaming up with other local tech companies to host a PTW14 after party you won’t want to miss. Kick back and mingle with tech-savvy partiers at Philly’s own Yard’s brewery. Play a few rounds of pool or shuffleboard with new friends, or show off your dance moves while our live DJ does his thing. Brewery tours will be available as well as beer, wine, and finger foods.

Learn more about the Philly Tech Week Brewery Bash

Bonus: Node Philly sponsored by Leadnomics (our sister company)

When: April 8th and 9th
Where: University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Admission: $5 – $40. Buy tickets.

Leadnomics is co-sponsoring a 2-day event all about Node.js, featuring a talk by their in-house programmer, Tom Shawver.

We won’t even attempt to top the summary on the official event page, quoted below:

Yo! We’re back again for our third annual conference bringing you some of the most influential tech-stars to rap about Node, hack around, lead some workshops and in general have an all-out ill time.

This year we will be featuring hands-on workshops hosted by MongoDB and StrongLoop, followed by an early evening speaker series with some of the most prominent talent in the Node community leading up to a dope party that will be hard to forget.

Learn more about Node Philly

What part of Philly Tech Week are you most excited about? Go ahead and gush in the comments.