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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!

Paulina Gallo

Paulina is currently a software developer at Webjunto that kicks ass and takes names. She is an integral process for the day-to-day beyond just helping to build Webjunto’s mobile and web apps. She provides insight to interns and teammates, is always in the know about the latest updates in technology and how to apply them to Webjunto’s current projects, and enjoys the challenge thinking of solutions in a different way and implementing those ideas.

Her interest in tech started at a young age with hardware in the form of breaking open Gameboys and troubleshooting computer issues. Though she originally she attended Albright College to study Biology, throughout her college journey she come to the realization that she can turn her long-term interest into a career. By combining digital media and art while studying technology she walked out of Albright College in 2015 as 1 of 3 women with a Computer Science Degree and the only woman that coupled it with a minor Digital Media.

Because of her craving for creativity, hybrid technologies is not only her only technical obsession, her latest interests are game development and connecting Raspberry Pis to interesting software. You’ll can catch her a giving a talk to either of these topics as well and many more. And when you do, be sure to always look for the easter egg in her slides, a shout out to her day 1 supporter, her cat Ozzy



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Froilan Miranda

15+ years working as a software engineer and presentation layer developer, creating multi-platform applications and solutions. Currently Instructing and Researching at Zip Code Wilmington. Conducting classes regarding fundamentals of coding, practical application, design and testing. As well as, researching emerging technologies and methodologies in software development



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Neil Dougherty

Neil leads the Social Business practice at Trellist, where he works with his staff of experts and various technology partners to provide robust service offerings and solutions that help clients harness the power of social networks in their marketing, sales and growth strategies.



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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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Revital Hirsch

Revital Hirsch is an Investor in Residence with Saul Ewing LLP and an Associate at local venture firm SCP Vitalife. Ms. Hirsch has substantial experience in evaluating business plans and investor presentations, reviewing and negotiating term sheets, and modeling the impact of various financing alternatives on capital structure and exit proceed distributions. As Saul Ewing Investor in Residence through the firm’s RAMP (Resources, Access and Mentoring Program) initiative, Revital provides emerging companies in technology and life sciences with business and venture financing guidance.



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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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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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Roger Dingledine

Roger Dingledine is President and co-founder of the Tor Project, a non-profit that writes software to keep people around the world safe on the Internet.

Roger is a leading researcher in anonymous communications and a frequent public speaker. He coordinates and mentors academic researchers working on Tor-related topics and helps plan the international Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). He has authored or co-authored over two dozen peer-review research papers on anonymous communications and privacy tools.

Among his achievements, Roger was chosen by the MIT Technology Review as one of its top 35 innovators under 35, he co-authored the Tor design paper that won a Usenix Security "Test of Time" award, and he has been recognized by Foreign Policy magazine as one of its top 100 global thinkers.

Roger graduated from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a Master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science as well as undergraduate degrees in computer science and mathematics.



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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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