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Philly Tech Week 2017

Philly Tech Week 2017 is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone!

The 7th annual Philly Tech Week took place April 28 - May 6, 2017. Never been to Philly Tech Week? Check out 2015’s recap video

Save the Date! Philly Tech Week 2018 will happen April 27 through May 5.

Highlights

Our cornerstone Philly Tech Week events

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Track Conferences

Philly Tech Week is organized into 7 different tracks (Creative, Access, Dev, Civic, Business, Media and Sciences). You can search for events that match your interests by clicking on one of the track icons.

Technical.ly also organizes Conference Days focused around some of these tracks. Click on the “Get Conference Tickets” button to learn more.

  • The strategy around technology coverage & promotion. Think: content marketing, digital marketing strategy, social networks.
  • Where programmers, designers, developers and project managers come together. Think: coding, front and back-end development, and more.
  • The startup and business community conversation. Think: venture capital, startups, bootstrapping, entrepreneur stories.
  • Where leaders in healthcare, the sciences, economic development, public health and academia come together. Think: commercialized technology, creating connectivity, influencing policy.
  • Where art and technology collide. Think: video games, digital art, community initiatives.
  • Discussing diversity and education issues that affect everyday citizens. Think: digital divide, digital education.
  • The impact of technology on government and civil society. Think: digital media, civic hacking, open data.

Map of Events

What’s happening where

Speakers

Find out where these awesome speakers will be throughout the week!

Archna Sahay

Archna Sahay is an economic development and policy strategist with a background in finance. She is currently the Director of Entrepreneurial Investment at the City of Philadelphia's Commerce Department.



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Michelle Pujadas

Michelle specializes in developing strategic marketing and communications programs that deliver measurable results. With more than 30 years of hands-on experience, Michelle understands what it takes to build brand awareness and market leadership for both early stage and growth stage companies.

Since starting Zer0 to 5ive in 1999, Michelle has delivered award-winning marketing, strategy, design, and communications services to more than 150 startups and industry leaders, including Apple, Vigilant Biosciences, AuthenTec, Valencell, OraSure Technologies, Pearson, CloudMine, and Splice Machine, among others. Under her leadership, Zer0 to 5ive has won numerous awards, including the Silver Anvil Award (4X), the Big Apple Award (2X), and numerous Webby, Davey and Communicator Awards.

Michelle’s background includes a variety of high-profile positions, including Vice President of Marketing for Safeguard Scientifics, Senior Vice President at Ketchum, and numerous stints as an interim CMO where she has set go-to-market strategies for growth and positioned and packaged companies for acquisition. In 2013, Michelle was recognized as one of Philadelphia SmartCEO’s 25 Powerhouse Women Leaders.
Michelle holds a B.S. in Technical Writing and Editing from Carnegie Mellon University. She also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, where she commanded a unit during the first Gulf War.



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Jane Eisenstein

Jane Eisenstein is Senior Applications Developer for the Learning Lab. She has been developing software for the web since the 90’s. She is particularly interested in what makes software smart. In her free time, she practices mindfulness meditation and enjoys playing Sudoku, walking in nature and attending Philadelphia area tech meet ups.



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Patricia Cannon

Patricia A Cannon, MSM: Patty is the Director of Intergovernmental Relations and Special Projects at Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO), Executive Branch under Delaware’s Governor. She graduated with honors with a BS in Business Management and earned a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Healthcare Administration and a minor in Psychology from Wilmington University. Previously, Patty served as the Executive Director of Delaware’s Workforce Investment Board and the Director of Advocacy for the American Heart Association, serving the State of Delaware and Southeastern, Pennsylvania. She is an active member of Delaware BioScience Association, chair of their Membership and Benefits Committee and an active member of Delaware’s Assistive Technology Initiative Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Board for Easter Seals Assistive Technology Loan Program. Patty was born and raised in Delaware, traveling outside the US just once, as a volunteer in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Patty also enjoys teaching as an adjunct instructor at Delaware Technical Community College and hiking through Delaware’s beautiful parks.



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Don Coleman

Don Coleman is a software engineer who enjoys hacking with phones, Arduino and other hardware. As the Director of Consulting for Chariot Solutions he works with teams and clients to reinvent their existing technology and lay the groundwork for the future. Don is the co-author of Make: Bluetooth and Beginning NFC.



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Michelle Johnson

Michelle J. Johnson, Ph.D., is currently Assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a secondary appointment as an Assistant professor in Bioengineering and is a member of the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics graduate group. She has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis in mechatronics, robotics, and design, from Stanford University. She completed a NSF-NATO post-doctoral fellowship at the Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems Laboratory at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy. She directs the Rehabilitation Robotic Research and Design Laboratory located at the new Pennsylvania Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. The lab is affiliated with the GRASP Lab. The lab specializes in the design, development, and therapeutic use of novel, affordable, intelligent robotic assistants for rehabilitation. Dr. Johnson’s research currently focuses on using robotics to understand arm dysfunction and recovery after brain injury.



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Genevieve Dion

Geneviève Dion is an award-winning designer with an extensive background in bespoke clothing and industrial design. Professor Dion’s research uses advanced manufacturing processes for the flexible production of mass-customizable textiles. Within this focus, her group investigates modular production of 3D knit fabrication for the development of seamlessly knitted electronic yarns into “Garment Devices”. Dion believes that design thinking and doing plays an important role at the onset of the scientific process and brings this unique approach to her multidisciplinary research laboratory.

Professor Dion is the director of the recently created Center for Functional Fabrics, leveraging transdisciplinary strengths in engineering, design and social sciences at Drexel University. She is the PI on the Integrated Design Research & Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing project sponsored by the Drexel Areas of Research Excellence initiative. Dion serves as Co-PI on two NSF funded projects, "PFI: BIC Wearable Smart Textiles Based on Programmable and Automated Knitting Technology for Biomedical and Sensor Actuation Applications" and, "A Design Framework for Programmable Manufacturing of Customized Knitted Materials". She has recently received funding from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative for “Diagnostic Design: Knitted Passive Probes” with Dr. Shu Yang, PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Dion also works on industry funded projects. Prior to joining Drexel University in 2007, the core of Geneviève’s work explored novelprocesses that allow the metamorphosis of planar materials into unique three-dimensional forms. Her collections were sold in prestigious stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, and her work on permanently pleated silk is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (2003) and the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco (2011).



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Brian Peters

Brian Peters is a digital marketing strategist at Buffer, and is responsible for planning and executing on cutting edge digital strategies and tactics with a focus on social media. He also currently manages and co-hosts Buffer’s podcast, The Science of Social Media — an iTunes “top 10” in social media. He has spent several years in the digital marketing sphere and his passions extend outside of social media; in his spare time, Brian enjoys traveling and working remotely around the world with his wife, Katelyn.



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Sponsors

Philly Tech Week wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors. Opportunities are still available. Check out our Sponsorship Prospectus and email business@technical.ly for more info.

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