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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

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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!

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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Dennis Becton

Dennis Becton is a Senior Architect Manager at the Vanguard Group, leading a team responsible for bringing contemporary software development practices to a development staff of 1000+, with an end-state goal of enabling Vanguard to deliver business value at startup speed. A firm believer in the statement ‘if you are not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem’, Dennis is a self-described accidental leader whose passion for software development led him to where he is today. His team has been responsible for modernizing Vanguard’s software development tooling and practices, as well as enabling Continuous Delivery in a highly regulated environment. While always innovating on our current software development stack, the team is also working to promote Lean Enterprise thinking across the company.



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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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Tim Quirino

Born in the Philippines, raised in New Jersey, and sharpened in Philadelphia, @timquirino designs products at Facebook while living in San Francisco.

From prison zombie, to the lead singer of a ska band, he has held many positions. Before working in Silicon Valley he led design efforts at P'unk Avenue, creating meaningful work for Duke University, University of the Arts, Moore College of Art & Design, and the City of Philadelphia. He was an adjunct professor at Drexel University, worked as a prison zombie at Eastern State Penitentiary, and co-founded Geekadelphia and The Philadelphia Geek Awards.



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Neil Dougherty

Neil leads the Social Business practice at Trellist, where he works with his staff of experts and various technology partners to provide robust service offerings and solutions that help clients harness the power of social networks in their marketing, sales and growth strategies.



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Khai Tran

Khai Tran, a Vietnamese immigrant raised in Camden, NJ, is a serial entrepreneur involved in Camden’s Revitalization. He is the Founder of Owner’s Magazine, a digital publication for startups and entrepreneurs, CEO of Waterfront Ventures, an organization dedicated to bringing 100+ startups and businesses to Camden, and cofounder of Waterfront Lab, coworking space, innovation hub and community center providing businesses moving into Camden office and event space. Khai’s goal is to empower Camden students and residents with resources, jobs, and internships, and opportunities to grow.



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Andrew Cohen

After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008, Dr. Cohen worked as a postdoctoral research associate funded by the Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative, developing new multi-target tracking techniques to quantify the role that deficiencies in axonal organelle transport play in neurodegenerative disease. Before joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel in 2012, Dr. Cohen was an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Cohen is currently the principal investigator on a five-year research project funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health through an Innovations in Biomedical Computation initiative, developing new approaches to quantifying the development of clones of stem cells. He is also a co-principal investigator on a five-year research project funded by the National Institute on Aging, using new approaches to image sequence processing and multi-target tracking along with algorithmic information theory to quantify the impacts of aging on clones of neural stem cells together with the vessels that make up their vascular niche. In the spring of 2012, Dr. Cohen was awarded a Human Frontiers Science Program collaborative research grant. This program is funded by the G8 governments. Dr. Cohen is a co-principal investigator on this research, developing new techniques to quantify the dynamic properties of hematopoietic stem cells and their role in the immune system.

Dr. Cohen was previously employed as a software design engineer in the operating systems group at Microsoft where he designed systems software for high performance graphics and networking; as a microprocessor product engineer at Intel Corp.; and as a software engineer at Maptrails Inc. where he designed GIS software for portable devices. Dr. Cohen is a member of the IEEE.



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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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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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