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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 will take place April 28 - May 6, 2017.

Never been to Philly Tech Week? Check out 2015’s recap video

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!

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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Paul Immediato

Over 25 years of enterprise technology and application experience puts Paul among the leading IT strategists and consultants in the region. His track record of successful technical project execution has benefited clients in financial services, consumer goods, automotive, health care and life sciences industries. Paul also develops best practices for Project Management at Trellist.



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Victor Yocco

Victor is a Research Director at EY Intuitive. Victor writes and speaks on the application of psychology to design, and topics related to user research. Victor is the author of Design for the Mind, a book on the application of psychology to design, and numerous articles for A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, UX Booth, and many other publications.

Now celebrating three years of sobriety, Victor also writes and speaks about tech's culture promoting alcohol use. He has written on this topic for Model View Culture and Technical.ly Philly. You can follow Victor on Twitter @victoryocco or connect with him on LinkedIn.



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Erik Gensler

Erik Gensler is the President of Capacity Interactive, a digital marketing consulting firm for the cultural sector whose clients include the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New City Ballet. CI is proud to work with several Philadelphia arts organizations including the Academy of Natural Sciences, The Arden Theatre, and Opera Philadelphia, among others. Erik founded Digital Marketing Boot Camp for the Arts, the only conference 100% focused on digital marketing for arts and cultural organizations. Erik speaks regularly about digital marketing at conferences and universities and is a top-rated speaker. He has guest lectured at Yale, Columbia, and NYU, and has been featured on the Carnegie Mellon Arts & Technology podcast series and webinars. Erik began his career at Marakon Associates, an international management consulting firm then found his way to the arts, working with Roundabout Theatre Company and at New York City Opera. Erik holds a dual degree in Economics and Communication from Northwestern University.



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Frank Lee

Frank is the Director of Back End Development at The Archer Group, a Digital Marketing agency based in Wilmington, Delaware. As the Director of Back End Development, Frank is responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as the long-term vision of the team. He brings a practical approach to software development at Archer, balancing the need to stay on the cutting edge of software with the needs of Archer’s clients.

Frank graduated from the University of Delaware in 2005 with a Masters’ degree in Computer Science. In his spare time you can find Frank at the Delaware Rock Gym.



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Courtney Christian

Courtney is currently a software developer at Webjunto, but her journey was not a typical one. After changing her career to tech by becoming a Digital Service Fellow, she obtained an internship at local dev shop. Working as an intern at Jarvus further ignited her interest in software development. While working at Apple, she set out to increase her skills and to find a dev shop that included people that looked like her. That's when she met Webjunto and never looked back.

Courtney loves serving the community, organizing, curly hair, and her dog Hunter. You can normally find her in Webjunto's HQs early mornings or late nights with Hunter. And when not there, you can find her hosting/attending brunch, dancing at Drake night, or attending/hosting a curly hair event. Courtney is a Philadelphia native that travels often but knows that home is where the tech lives.



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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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Amanda Li

Amanda is a Tech Lead and Software Engineer at Venmo, a popular U.S. socially-enabled mobile payment service used between friends, family, and select businesses. She is passionate about building applications that help people - user and transaction management portals, real-time automatic fraud detection and prevention, and has most recently helped to scale customer support and fraud management capabilities by rewriting a legacy internal tool, using Django / Python / React.js.

Amanda’s diverse background includes working for a startup and a global investment banking firm. She earned a BS in Information Science, Systems and Technology from Cornell University, and Gold and Silver medals as a member of the USA Premier Women’s Dragonboat Team at the International Dragonboat Federation’s last World Championships in Canada.



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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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