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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!

Howie Ross

Howie Ross is Technology Director at O3. He oversees Development and IT and brings more that 12 years of experience working with a wide range of clients including GE, URBN brands such as Free People and BHLDN and full-service financial services firm Janney Montgomery Scott. He has extensive experience in the financial services and ecommerce industries. Howie is an adjunct professor for the graduate program at Philadelphia University and a frequent guest lecturer and speaker at coding bootcamps including the New York Code & Design Academy, conferences and meetups such as Agile Philly. He is also an organizer of CTO School Philly, a meetup for technology leaders. Howie holds a BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University and is a Certified Scrum Master.



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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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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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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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Yasmine Mustafa

Yasmine Mustafa is a tech entrepreneur and community leader. Championing the underprivileged has been a core part of her identity since her family was rescued from the Persian Gulf War. After numerous immigration woes, she graduated summa cum laude with an Entrepreneurship degree from Temple University and subsequently founded her first startup, an affiliate marketing company helping writers monetize their content. After growing that company, she sold it to a prominent content marketing firm in Silicon Valley. Yasmine also started the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on providing affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software and web development. She sits on the board of Coded by Kids, a non-profit that helps inner city youth learn how to code. Once she received her naturalization status, she embarked on a six-month solo trek across South America which inspired Yasmine to found her latest venture, ROAR for Good, a safety wearable technology company aimed at diminishing attacks against women and addressing the underlying causes of violence. Yasmine was selected as one of the BBC's 100 Women of 2016 as well as Upstart 100's most dynamic people shaping business. She was also recognized as one of Philadelphia’s Top 20 Tech Disrupters for her work empowering women.



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Annie Heckenberger

Annie has more than two decades of advertising, branding, marketing and PR agency experience, more than half of that time she's spent crafting social campaigns for some of the biggest brands around. She's currently VP, Group Director of Brand Communications Strategy at Digitas Health, where she shapes ideas and campaigns that get people talking, tweeting, snapping, sharing, publishing, and taking action. Last year, Annie was tapped as Digital and Social Director for the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, working in partnership with the DNCC. Her digital work on behalf of the Host Committee is archived in the Library of Congress. Annie believes that the best marketing is integrated, viral is not a style but a social phenomenon, and that everyone should work in an agency for at least a year.



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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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Lawrence Mishel

Lawrence Mishel came to the Economic Policy Institute in 1987 as EPI’s first research director and later became vice president and then president (since 2002). He has played a significant role in building EPI’s research capabilities and reputation. He has written and spoken widely on the economy and economic policy as it affects middle- and low-income families. He is principal author of The State of Working America (published even-numbered year since 1988), which provides a comprehensive overview of the U.S. labor market and living standards. He also leads EPI’s education research program.
Prior to joining EPI, Mishel worked as an economist for various unions and taught at Cornell’s Industrial and Labor Relations School. Mishel has a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



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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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