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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!

Rachel Purcell

Rachel Purcell is a Senior Analyst at Capacity Interactive, where she works with clients such as La Jolla Playhouse, Apollo Theater, and Williamstown Theatre Festival on digital marketing campaign strategy and execution across platforms, including Facebook, Google, and YouTube. Google certified her as a "YouTube Guru," a title that she already identified with on a personal level. Prior to joining the team at Capacity Interactive, Rachel worked as a Project Manager at Manus+CO, a non-profit management consulting firm, where she assisted with oversight of the development, marketing, and operations for a number of arts nonprofits, including Southampton Arts Center, Playwrights of New York (PoNY) and the Arthur Miller Foundation. Rachel is also an occasional performer of and frequent spectator at Shakespearean theater.



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Sovanna Mam

Sovanna leads the development of VR products for Greenfish Labs, a digital media firm that is pioneering the emerging 360 virtual reality digital platform for brands and global events. Sovanna has executive produced ground-breaking 360 virtual reality marketing activations for events such as The Passion Live on FOX, World Youth Day in Krakow Poland, and most recently a unique Facebook 360 Live stream of opening day festivities for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Prior to co-founding Greenfish, Sovanna was a creative multimedia and content creator with over 20 years of experience including creating and co-exec producing reality TV shows for A&E and Discovery Networks. Sovanna holds a B.A. in Communications from Shippensburg State University.



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Nicholas Whitaker

Before joining Google in 2010, I spent the prior decade producing, directing, editing, and shooting videos and still images for news, commercial, entertainment and advocacy media. I was also a professor at Eugene Lang College - The New School for Liberal Arts, and Marymount Manhattan College, teaching courses in video production, new media and media theory. I earned my Bachelor or Arts in communications from The New School University with a focus in documentary filmmaking and media theory, and my Masters Degree from New York University where I specialized in political communication and new media. Today I teach journalists around the world how to use Google's tools for news.



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Dave Voyles

Dave is a construction worker turned Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and based out of Philadelphia, PA. His biggest passion is in working with students and startups across the country, to help get their projects off the ground. Dave's role has him speaking in front of audiences of all ages and technical backgrounds on a weekly basis. From that experience, he's learned to put on dynamic and engaging presentations which keep the audience involved in a dialogue, instead of being lectured to.



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Jake Stein

Jake is co-founder and CEO of Stitch. Previously, he was co-founder of RJMetrics, which was acquired by Magento in July 2016. Before RJMetrics, Jake worked in venture capital, started a landscaping business in high school, and was the 44th ranked table tennis player under 21 in New Jersey; achievements of which he is equally proud. He graduated from Wharton with high honors and a degree in entrepreneurship and finance.



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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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Sean Brown

Sean Brown is the founder and leader of the Advanced Applications Engineering team at Comcast. Founded in 2010 with the mission of making Xfinity TV mobile, the Advanced Applications Engineering team has developed popular apps such as Xfinity Stream, TV Go and the Emmy Award winning TV Remote on iOS, Android and many flavors of Web platforms.



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Primus Poppiti

Primus has over 25 years in Information Technology, with 20 years in Website Development, as well as 10 years of E-Commerce and Mobile App Development experience – all with an emphasis on customer-oriented solutions. He has extensive experience in guiding digital development teams and managing vendors for clients ranging from small startup companies to large corporations. At Trellist, Primus is a member of the digital leadership focused on pre-sales technical strategies through the operational execution in providing quality results.



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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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