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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!

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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Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell brings over 30 years of successful business operations, communications, event management, and entrepreneurial experience, to her roles as Co-Founder and Operations Director of The Women In Tech Summit and as an advisor to TechGirlz.

In addition to these roles, Gloria provides social media consulting services to businesses and non-profits. She is a frequent speaker on a multitude of social media and women in technology topics and is a guest lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Social Media Strategy at Drexel University.

Gloria is known as a strong advocate for women in technology, a passionate social media practitioner, entrepreneur, and volunteer. Demonstrating her commitment to the social media and entrepreneurial community, Gloria has served on the Chapter Board of Social Media Club Philadelphia and on the Philly StartUp Leaders Leadership Team as the Events Director. She has also served as a mentor for Lean Startup Machine and Startup Weekend, and as organizer of PodCamp Philly, PodCamp East and Content Camp.

When she is not working to build and grow the community of women in technology, learning more about writing code, studying the latest technology in the social media marketing space, or tweeting away as @gloriabell, she is behind the lens of her camera, in the kitchen baking, digging in her garden, or spending time with her sons or friends.



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James E. Connell Jr., PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D

Dr. Connell has his doctorate in school psychology, is a nationally certified school psychologist, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Connell’s former appointment was in the University of Pennsylvania’s (Penn) School of Medicine with a secondary appointment in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Center for Autism Research (CAR). Prior to Penn, he was an assistant professor at Temple University.  While his research interests are varied, one main theme has emerged over the years: Identifying the variables that influence adult behavior change in community settings. To this end, he has researched and extensively studied models of community-based consultation and their relative effectiveness on program implementation.

He continues this theme with research projects focused on the widespread dissemination of evidence-based interventions in schools and community settings. Many autism support educational programs share core components in their curricular design while diverging on staff competency, training, and support. His goal is to add to the dissemination and implementation literature of efficacious programs for individuals diagnosed with autism by evaluating and reporting those core components and their relative effects on individual outcomes. Dr. Connell is now at Drexel University, and Research Fellow and Director of the Clinical Core in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.



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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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Juliana Reyes Technically

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.



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Tarika Chawla

Tarika has two years of extensive experience architecting, developing and releasing native Android and iOS mobile apps based on business requirements and user design. She has experience collaborating with clients to understand their requirements and recommend design specifications based on their use case. Tarika has also attend hackathons to gain knowledge and share ideas and is an active member of Android and Cocoaheads meetup in Philadelphia. Tarika have given presentations from topics focused on Android and iOS Development to integration of numerous SDK’s such as Product Flavors, Google Firebase for push notifications, Firebase Analytics etc. and is passionate about using latest technologies for creating innovative solutions at various hackathons. Her team also implemented an independent project “Connect the Dots” in Mozambique, Africa. Here is a blog for the process of the implementation of the project : http://ycenter-connect-the-dots.blogspot.com/



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Kylee Acker

Kylee Acker is the Experience Manager at Launch Academy Philadelphia. A Launch Academy alumna herself, she previously worked in the non-profit world until she discovered that her interest in technology and design could be used in service of the work she already enjoyed doing. After attending Launch Academy in Boston she moved back to Philadelphia to work as a Front-end Engineer and UX strategist at P’unk Avenue. When Launch Academy decided to put down roots here she jumped at the chance to join the Philadelphia team where she now works everyday to support and build a community of Software Developers and life-long learners.​​​​​​



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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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