TechThrive 2023 is a 5-month series of facilitated virtual discussions centered around opportunities and challenges that influence success within the Central PA tech ecosystem. Whether you are an independent contractor, an entry-level technologist, a middle manager, the CEO or somewhere in between, all are welcome. While those who are able to attend all 5 sessions will reap the greatest benefits from the experience, those who know ahead of time that they will have to miss a session or two are still welcome.

Special thank you to our volunteer co-facilitators Jessica Gutierrez and Todd Spahr with cyberconIQ.


Participants will be expected to purchase a copy of the book Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene Brown prior to the first virtual meeting on Thursday, 6/22/2023 and complete reading assignments prior to each monthly discussion.


TechThrive discussions will center around the following questions:

How can we cultivate braver, more daring leaders within the technology community in Central PA? How can we embed the value of courage in our culture?


TechThrive virtual sessions will be held on the 4th Thursday of every month from 12 – 1 pm for a total of 5 months.

Thursday, 6/22/2023 from 12pm – 1pm (PRE-SESSION READING: Introduction)

Thursday, 7/27/2023 from 12pm – 1pm (PRE-SESSION READING: Part 1: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Section 1, pages 1-43)

Thursday, 8/24/2023 from 12pm – 1pm (PRE-SESSION READING: Part 1: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Sections 2-3, pages 44-117)

Thursday, 9/28/2023 from 12pm – 1pm (PRE-SESSION READING: Part 1: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Section 4-5, and Part 2: Living Into Our Values, pages 118-217)

Thursday, 10/26/2023 from 12pm – 1pm (PRE-SESSION READING: Part 3: Braving Trust and Part 4: Learning to Rise, pages 219-272)


As TechThrive is a 100% discussion-oriented virtual series, the size of the group is limited to no more than 20 people.

Registration for this TechThrive cohort has closed. Next TechThrive cohort begins 1/2024 – check back here soon for more details!