Philadelphia has a thriving technology community, and Wharton Computing staff members are engaged participates. From hosting and speaking at various user group meetings to planning and holding a cross school web conference, Wharton Computing staff is involved with a variety of events every month.
Techfast is a series of presentations by Wharton Computing staff members designed to keep Wharton faculty and staff members informed about technology trends – both on campus and off. Previous topics include Immersive Video and Security.
The Wharton Web Conference brings together programmers, designers, project managers, and other IT professionals in Higher Education who are concerned about improving the user experience for three days of intensive learning. Wharton Computing staff members, along with other University colleagues, plan, coordinate, and execute this conference every year.
Philly Tech Week, organized by Technically Philly, highlighted the tech and innovation that is happening right here in Philadelphia. Wharton was happy to host Switch Philly a rapid fire presentation where five Philadelphia based companies had seven minutes to talk about their products and services.
The Philadelphia ColdFusion User Group meets every month at Wharton’s Huntsman Hall. Many of Wharton Computing’s internally developed tools leverage ColdFusion and this is a small way for us to give back to the community.
HigherEdCamp Philly is an “un-conference,” the participants create the schedule and lead sessions. HigherEdCamp Philly was organized by members of Wharton Computing to connect technology workers at higher education with each other. 2011′s event took place in Huntsman Hall and included sessions on iPads, organizing Social Media, and more.
Philly Merge Conference, a yearly one-day conference for Developer-Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur-Developers, aims to enhance the technology and entrepreneurial cultures in the Philadelphia area. Co-founded by a Wharton Computing staff member, the inaugural conference took place in Huntsman Hall.
PANMA (The Philadelphia Area New Media Association) brings together people and companies involved in digital development with a variety of events. Wharton hosts many of PANMA’s classroom based events in Huntsman Hall.
TEDxPhiladelphiaED is a half day “brain spa” featuring a dynamic program designed to be put to use in the classroom by educators. Part of the TEDx program, TEDxPhiladelphiaED focuses exclusively on education. Wharton Computing hosted the first TEDxPhiladelphiaED in Huntsman Hall on June 25th, 2011.
BarCamp Philly, an un-conference, highlights Philadelphia’s creative community. In 2011 a large number of entrepreneurs, web workers, artists, and generally creative people met in Huntsman Hall to teach and learn from each other about a variety of subjects.
EdCamp Philly, an un-conference dedicated to K-12 education issues, was held in Huntsman Hall in 2011. Many educators came together and discussed a wide variety of topics.