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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!

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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Nadia Hewka

Nadia Hewka is a Senior Attorney in the Employment Unit of Community Legal Services (CLS). Nadia represents low-income workers in a wide variety of matters including wage and hour violations, discrimination claims, and Family Medical Leave Act violations. Nadia has developed specializations in representation of immigrant workers and particularly undocumented workers, the rights of people with criminal records, and tax issues affecting low wage workers. Prior to joining CLS, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Albert Snite of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.



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Antoinette Marie Johnson

Antoinette Marie Johnson is CEO and Founder of At Media, a creative agency with the mission to build better cities through the power of design. The firm has successfully impacted over 11M square feet across the Nation, by branding and marketing projects that transform the way we live, work and play. From interior design to websites, At Media is crafting some of our favorite restaurants, organizations and spaces that we interact with on a daily basis. With offices in Philadelphia and Baltimore, Antoinette's vibrant team is a group of non-traditional creatives with the desire to do purposeful, mission-driven work.



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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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Dave Cole

Dave is a Visual Producer on The Wall Street Journal's Emerging Media team. He works on the WSJ Snapchat Discover channel, in addition to assisting the team with special projects.

Dave is also a freelance multimedia journalist with work published in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, CNN, Pittsburgh Magazine, China Daily, and others.

Dave has previously worked on Comcast's relaunch of EveryBlock, and before that edited Onward State while a student at Penn State.



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Ricky Solorzano

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of BioBots, Ricky Solorzano, built the prototype BioBots 3D bioprinter in his dorm room after he was frustrated by the high cost and inaccessibility of equipment. Ricky continues to lead the development of next generation products by uniting robotics, software, and biological engineering into one holistic experience that is allowing researchers around the world to take biology into 3D.



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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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Tim Allen

Tim works at an IT Director at Wharton Research Data Services, which he joined in 2008, after working for local companies and starting a few of his own. Having started programming at age six, he is currently an organizer of the Philadelphia Python Users Group, DjangoCon US, and a member of the Python Software Foundation and Django Software Foundation. Tim is an avid hockey fan, was the first person to sell real world items for virtual microcurrency long before Bitcoin, and enjoys beating his head against brick walls (as demonstrated by his passion for coding, cycling in Philadelphia, and never-ending quest to get his cats to behave). A life-long Philadelphia resident, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 with an individualized major, "Computer Aided Information Acquisition".



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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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