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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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Lisa Weinberger

Lisa Weinberger is founder and creative director of Masters Group Design, a Philadelphia based visual communication studio. For 24 years, MGD has worked with socially-minded organizations elevating their mission and message through strategic design and communication. Lisa has played an active role in the community including serving for many years as the volunteer director of The GOFF Program—an enrichment and education program for underserved youth in Philadelphia's lowest performing public schools. Her most recent side project was a collaboration with a biblical scholar to create a 100-day national letter-writing campaign intended for our leaders in Washington. 100 diverse scholars of religion were gathered from across the country to contribute one letter that underscores a critical American value expressed through his or her religious tradition. The unity project, American Values Religious Voices, can be viewed at valuesandvoices.com.



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Deborah Tillett

Ms. Tillett is responsible for management and oversight of the City of Baltimore’s Technology and innovation center. In that role she provides the guidance, leadership and resources necessary for entrepreneurs to start, grow and succeed with their businesses. Prior to joining ETC, Ms. Tillett served as president and co-founder of Immersive 3D, LLC, a technology start-up in the Educational Technology space. From June 2009 to April 2010, Ms. Tillett was President and consultant for Kalypso Media USA, Inc., a subsidiary of a German-based computer game company, where she provided start-up guidance and strategic direction for its U.S. operation. Additionally, she ran her own business, Deborah Tillett Consulting, LLC, providing management, marketing, and media consulting for technology start-ups and growth-stage companies interested in global strategies. Ms. Tillett also worked as president and executive vice president from 2001-2008 for BreakAway Ltd., a gaming - technology software company, where she was responsible for the growth and oversight of its entertainment division. Ms. Tillett received a B.S. degree from Towson University in 1976 and a M.B.A. from Loyola Sellinger School in 2000. Ms. Tillett is currently on the Advisory Board for Morgan University’s EDAC, MICA University’s B/Can project, Advisory Board for Innovation Village and Keswick Community Health, as well as the Emeritus Chair, Board of Advisors for the College of Business and Economics at Towson University. Ms. Tillett was named the 2004, 2012 and 2016 Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record, received the 2005 and 2016 Brava Award, Smart Woman Magazine and was a 2006 Dean’s Recognition Award Distinguished Alumni, Towson University and was inducted into the Towson University Chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Deborah was also named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Computer Gaming in 2006. And most recently was named Daily Records 2017 Maryland Influencers.



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Gabriela Marcu

Gabriela Marcu, Assistant Professor, Information Science, College of Computing and Informatics Gabi’s research interests include human-computer interaction, health informatics, ubiquitous computing, action research, ethnography, user experience design, designing for social change, and organizational information systems. She specializes in designing, developing, and deploying collaborative systems through field studies. She recently defended her dissertation titled “Designing for collaborative reflection” which centers on the design of systems to support long-term coordination of health services. She has studied informal collaboration in behavioral and mental health services for children, and designed systems to encourage the use of data along with intuition for decision-making



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Jenny Kreizman

Jenny Kreizman is a Senior Analyst at Capacity Interactive, where she specializes in web tracking and analytics for clients such as the Goodman Theatre and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, helping organizations understand and use their website data to optimize site performance and inform marketing decisions. Prior to working with Capacity Interactive, Jenny worked on the marketing team at Carolina Performing Arts, where she was responsible for the organization’s digital initiatives. In her free time Jenny is a frequent museum attendee and armchair knitter.



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Bo Hee Kim

Bo is the Brand Development Producer at Vox Media, responsible for growing and relaunching the company's eight editorial brands. Prior to joining Vox Media, Bo was the product manager at Storify and Livefyre, developing tools for newsrooms. She is passionate about all things things journalism, having been a journalist and editor herself. She has an M.J. in digital media from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.



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Danielle Cohn

Danielle Cohn is Senior Director of Entrepreneurial Engagement at Comcast. Danielle is a passionate connector curating and celebrating Comcast's many great programs in Philadelphia and across the nation that interact with, spark and support startups and entrepreneurship.



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Howie Ross

Howie Ross is Technology Director at O3. He oversees Development and IT and brings more that 12 years of experience working with a wide range of clients including GE, URBN brands such as Free People and BHLDN and full-service financial services firm Janney Montgomery Scott. He has extensive experience in the financial services and ecommerce industries. Howie is an adjunct professor for the graduate program at Philadelphia University and a frequent guest lecturer and speaker at coding bootcamps including the New York Code & Design Academy, conferences and meetups such as Agile Philly. He is also an organizer of CTO School Philly, a meetup for technology leaders. Howie holds a BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University and is a Certified Scrum Master.



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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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