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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!

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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Luis J. Olivieri

Luis Olivieri is the Director of GIS at Hopeworks ‘N Camden, a nonprofit that for over 17 years has used an advanced training curriculum, working with youth 14-23 to get back in school and find a safe pathway to their future.

He received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM) and also has a number of graduate courses and research experience from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

He has worked for 16 years as a professor in the areas of GIS, remote sensing, and GPS at different universities and colleges, including the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and Rowan University. While working at the University of Puerto Rico, he directed a program sponsored by NASA, recognized by the agency as one of their best education programs at the time. He worked as a researcher for the Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environment Research Institute, and has worked as a consultant for the private sector, and State and Federal agencies.

Passion, excitement and fulfillment are words that describe what Luis feels for his profession. When he is not enjoying his job or talking about it, he spends time in the company of his family, enjoying nature, hiking and kayaking through the creeks and rivers of southern Jersey. If you ask Luis to describe GIS in one sentence, he will tell you, “GIS is amazing technology and it is everywhere!”



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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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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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Alex Khorram

Mr. Khorram is responsible for vision, strategy, product, sales, and day-to-day operations for machineQ.

MachineQ is Comcast’s new service that leverages the latest in sensor, network, and software technologies to gather, transmit, and create actionable intelligence from the physical world.

Mr. Khorram has been financing and operating tech and communications companies over a 20-year period. He began his career working for a telecommunications start-up, ATX, that was a pioneer in the rapidly growing local exchange market in 1997, and subsequently went public via an acquisition by CoreComm Ltd.

Mr. Khorram led ATX’s product team that built an integrated T1 business in the US and led NTL’s (the largest cable company in Europe and CoreComm’s sister company) launch of a similar product in the UK. Later, as SVP of Corporate and Business Development, he took the newly re-capitalized business public, led interconnect negotiations with the RBOCs, re-capitalized over $1b in debt and other obligations, and worked closely with Leucadia National Corp. on a Chapter-11 turnaround that resulted into a 2x equity multiple in less than 18 months. Subsequently, Mr. Khorram co-founded GPX Enterprises, a private equity firm that invested over $100m in telecom and real estate opportunities, and co-founded, financed, and operated Clearband wireless broadband, Cliqsearch, a social search engine, and Whims, a messaging platform hailed by Fast Company and TechCrunch as the “Instagram for Words.”

Mr. Khorram earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MBA from London Business School, and is a graduate of Gettysburg College.



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David Ginzberg

David Ginzberg is a civic hacker with a professional background in finance, cyber security, and technical education. He is a technical instructor at Zip Code Wilmington where he teaches the art of really awful software-related puns. He received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Delaware with a major in Computer Science and minor in Cognitive Science. He is a StartingBloc Fellow, the inventor of GinzCoin®: The Best Cryptocurrency To Never Exist™, and Co-Founder/Organizer of Open Data Delaware.



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Wil Reynolds

Wil likes helping people and businesses grow. A former teacher with a knack for advising, he’s been helping Fortune 500 companies develop SEO strategies since 1999. Seeing the need for an agency that does good by its team, clients and community, Wil started Seer Interactive in 2002 as a one-man operation out of his living room. Today, Seer is home to over 100 employees across Philadelphia and San Diego.


As Seer’s Director of Digital Strategy, Wil develops strategies and innovations to help clients build traffic and make money. His methods have shaped the search industry worldwide, and he speaks regularly at marketing conferences across the globe. In his free time, Wil hangs out with his wife Nora, son Rio and pup Coltrane. He also serves Philadelphia’s homeless and runaway youth at Covenant House, where he participates in a yearly sleep out.



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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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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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