Powering Creativity, Technology and Community
Monday April 22th, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3848 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
KEYSPOT, along with Drexel University and People’s Emergency Center will host a pop-up space at 3848 Lancaster Avenue that will bring together tech professionals, artists and entrepreneurs with neighborhood residents. The space will show new techpreneurs and artists everything the Lancaster Avenue corridor has to offer. KEYSPOT will feature a panel of leaders from the creative economy, and present real estate information on the Lancaster Avenue corridor.
Residents from the neighborhood will be introduced to technology and engaged through topics that are interesting to them, including music, video, and gaming. The space will be accented by the diversity that marks Lancaster Avenue. Bloggers and techpreneurs are invited to work from the space and engage local vendors featuring food, arts and more from the neighborhood.
All Hands on Technology: A Senior Learning Event
Wednesday April 24th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Presby’s Inspired Life, 2050 S. 58th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
You’re never, ever too old to learn. Explore your hobbies and interests online in a comfortable senior-focused learning environment. We will bring the electronic gadgets, helpful staff and Free Library Techmobile; you bring yourselves. This event is open to residents of Presby’s Inspired life as well as adults over the age of 55. Brought to you by Free Library of Philadelphia, People’s Emergency Center, Philadelphia FIGHT, and S.O.W.N.
Making Broadband Broader: Connecting Tech Communities to Bridge the Gap
Thursday April 25th, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, 35th & Spring Garden
What if we told you there is an untapped, local audience for your latest and greatest mobile app? The digitally under-served (read: people who have the mobile access, but may not know of existing tools) are an important and unrealized group here in Philadelphia.
This proposed “mash up” will bring together developers, entrepreneurs, data gurus, digital literacy trainers, and technology newbies for a dynamic roundtable discussion. Over breakfast you’ll hear directly from new technology users about their unique needs and challenges. We’ll also demo new civic apps that have the ability to empower individuals to organize and take action in their neighborhoods.
If that isn’t enough, this very inclusive conversation will take place at Drexel’s new community mansion – the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships at 35th & Spring Garden. You’ll get an inside look at this historical and architectural West Philly gem.
Comcast Cares Day Digital Resource Fair
Saturday April 27th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
School District of Philadelphia, 440 N Broad St, Atrium
Visit the Digital Resource Fair for one-on-one assistance and workshops for students and their families on various computer and online resources. Topics will be focused on how technology can help YOU including computer basics, job search assistance, online tools that help students and their families improve academic performance, financial literacy, etc. Learn how computers and the internet can be both useful and fun. Computers will be set up so that attendees can get hands-on experience. Co-sponsored by Comcast, KEYSPOT, and the School District of Philadelphia.