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The annual series of events serves as an open house for Delaware’s burgeoning innovation community through conferences, games and demonstrations.
Researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. Others take a more optimistic approach, aiming to coalesce a community of entrepreneurs and technologists who might harness this rapid change.
That’s why you see cities all over the globe are preparing for the workforces of the future with this new reality in mind. You see the same groundwork being laid here in Delaware, a region with a celebrated legacy of innovation that was built by a history and foundation of mechanical, textile and manufacturing industries. Delaware has joined other surging startup and tech communities across the country by making technology and innovation accessible and a top priority.
The rally charging the city’s technology and startup communities each year is Delaware Innovation Week, an annual open calendar of events that serves as a showcase for the city’s brightest to discuss, demonstrate, play and inspire.
Delaware Innovation Week 2017, which is the third annual, will run from Friday, November 3 through Saturday, November 11, 2017.
The event series is slated to bring a spirited energy to the city with more than 3,000 attendees, 30 curated events and 25 partners. Delaware Innovation Week is a community effort, led by local tech news network Technical.ly. Technical.ly works to grow local technology communities by connecting organizations and people through news and events. Additionally, by providing expert programming and tools which improve recruitment, marketing, community cultivation and economic development, Technical.ly has been a driving force in building the narrative of Delaware’s bustling technology scene.
“Delaware Innovation Week’ is an annual chance for you to discover what’s happening year-round here in entrepreneurship and technology,” said Christopher Wink, the Publisher of Technical.ly, which produces Delaware Innovation Week. “Our goal is to bring together the broadest cross-section of local leaders and bring new faces to the conversation.”
The independently produced #DIW17 events are categorized into seven tracks including Access, Business, Civic, Creative, Media, Dev (short for web and product development) and new this year, Sciences.
More than 25 organizations participate with their own independently-organized events on the community calendar, including panels, parties and conferences with influential speakers, including a selection of anchor programming hosted by Technical.ly.
Highlighted events during the week include:
Doing Business With The Banks (Tues. Nov. 7, 2017) This program will have large, small, private and public banks involved in sharing the best ways to do business with them. You will hear about the requirements involved as well as the importance of cyber security and what it takes to win a contract or bid. — This is organized by Technical.ly.
Technical.ly Introduced: A curated B2B event (Tues. Nov. 7, 2017) Get the opportunity to meet some of these large businesses and pitch your product or service to the decision makers in purchasing departments at large corporations. — This is organized by Technical.ly.
Business Happy Hour (Tues. Nov. 7, 2017) Take advantage of this Business Conference Happy Hour and network with new and established businesses alike.
Dev Workshops (Weds. Nov. 8, 2017) Whether you’re new to programming or wanting to sharpen your skills, the Dev Workshops are perfect for you. Workshops will be focused around today’s most used languages and programs. — This is organized by Technical.ly.
Dev Talks (Weds. Nov. 8, 2017) Spend the afternoon with your dev team getting inspired with a series of high-level presentations. Either case-study or demo format, speakers will present talks focused around today’s trending problem solving tools and innovative solutions. — This is organized by Technical.ly.
Dev Happy Hour (Weds. Nov. 8, 2017) Whether you’ve been heads down at work all day or had your gears turning at the DIW17 Dev Conference, use this opportunity to unwind and meet some new interesting people. — This is organized by Technical.ly.
Innovation Celebration (Thur. Nov. 9, 2017) Let’s celebrate another successful week and listen as we announce the winners of the 3rd annual Delaware Innovation Awards honoring standout performances in tech and innovation in the First State. — This is organized by Technical.ly.
ABOUT DELAWARE INNOVATION WEEK
Delaware Innovation Week is an annual open calendar of events celebrating technology and innovation in the Delaware region. Delaware Innovation Week is organized by Technical.ly, a news network that reports on technology in local communities. Technical.ly publishes in Delaware, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C.. Delaware Innovation Week was first held in November 2015.