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Access 2014 Track Day

Thursday, April 10

Volunteer a few hours with others in the Philly Tech Week community to help local nonprofits and citizens learn computer skills like resume building, word processing and more during our our Commit Day of Service pledge. Visit to make a pledge to serve Philadelphia nonprofits with your digital savvy.

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Track Day Events

  • Exploring Civic Volunteering with Technology: Kickoff for Commit Service Pledge

    We'll kick-off Commit, our year-long technology service pledge at this morning event. Volunteer a few hours with others in the Philly Tech Week community to help local nonprofits and citizens learn computer skills like resume building, word processing and more.

    Thursday, April 10, 7:00am–9:00am
  • A Parent’s Guide to Learning in the Digital Age

    The Parent's Guide to Learning in the Digital Age is a day-long institute focused on providing knowledge and digital resources to empower parents who work in our public schools.

    Thursday, April 10, 8:00am–1:00pm
  • Black Out II: Crowdfunding - How to Fund Your Big, Bold Ideas

    Do you have a great new business idea but no money to start it? If so, you can't afford to miss WURD's interactive panel discussion on Crowdfunding, the hottest way to raise money to turn your dream into reality.

    Thursday, April 10, 8:00am–10:00am
  • Navigating the news: Re-inventing Philadelphia's largest multilingual news website for a wider audience

    Building a successful news website requires much attention to detail. Join AL DÍA for a panel discussion to get a behind-the-scenes look into the process, challenges, and solutions for building a large-scale, responsive, news website in Spanish and English.

    Thursday, April 10, 4:00pm–6:00pm
  • ReThink Philly EdTech

    Six EdTech leaders will each give a 10 minute talk about a powerful idea, experience, or project with the intent of making the audience think more deeply ('rethink') about a topic in educational technology.

    Thursday, April 10, 5:30pm–7:30pm
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  • Jeff Friedman

    Jeff Friedman

    Currently, Jeff Friedman is the Co-Director of the recently launched Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, an in-house civic idea incubator that pilots experimental projects in the civic space. Previously, Jeff was the Manager of Civic Innovation & Participation in the Mayor’s Office. Jeff has led various initiatives to make City government (and urban governance generally) more open, participatory, transparent, entrepreneurial and innovative. He co-founded the OpenAccessPhilly, a government-initiated movement of people working at the intersection of civic participation, technology, entrepreneurialism and innovation. Previously, Jeff was Chief of Staff to the Chief Technology Officer in the Division of Technology, and Deputy Director of Performance Management and Project Manager for Philly311 implementation for the Managing Director’s Office. Prior to joining City government, Jeff consulted to state, local and county governments across the nation. Jeff earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Temple University.

  • Brigitte Daniel

    Brigitte Daniel

    Brigitte Daniel works for the cable company in town. No, not Comcast. It’s Wilco Electronics, a Fort Washington, PA-based provider of cable TV, high-speed Internet and other services started by her father in 1977. The company is focused on serving low-income communities and serves as the primary cable and Internet provider for Philadelphia Housing Authority homes.

    In her role as Executive Vice President at Wilco, Daniel has been at the forefront of bridging the digital divide ever since joining the company after law school at Georgetown University. She helped create the Freedom Rings partnership that targeted 100,000 residents with information on the importance of broadband connectivity and provided countless others with training at city computer centers.

  • Issa Rae

    Issa Rae

    With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae’s content has garnered over 20 million views and close to 150,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” Issa Rae has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds and numerous others. She developed a TV series with Shonda Rhimes for ABC and is currently developing a half-hour comedy for HBO with Larry Wilmore. Rae is also slated to release a book of essays with Simon & Schuster in 2014.