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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!

Mark D. Kuhn

Mark Kuhn is the CEO of Oat Foundry — an agency of Mechanical Engineers that design and build cool stuff for brands and companies. His fascination with invention began with his creation of an automated kite flying spool in 5th Grade. Since then, Mark has worked for two Fortune 100 Companies and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory while obtaining a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University (honored as a Drexel Forty under Forty in 2017).



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Robert Moore

Robert J. Moore is the head of Magento Analytics at Magento Commerce and the Chairman of Stitch. He was previously co-founder and CEO of RJMetrics, a SaaS business intelligence company with the mission of inspiring and empowering data-driven people. RJMetrics was acquired by Magento Commerce in 2016.

Moore's writing about technology, startups, and data has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and numerous other publications.

Outside of the tech scene, Moore is an improv comedy performer at Philly Improv Theater and a Trustee of the Glassboro Education Foundation, a nonprofit committed to supporting educational innovation in his hometown school district.



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John Cardone

John is human-centered designer, digital strategist, and educator. He is the Founder and Principal of Being Design Inc. a design and innovation consultancy that helps socially conscious brands in crease their impact in a digitally integrated world. He is particularly interested in how we can use design and education to create positive social change. John is passionate about urbanism, social impact, and the future of education. He believes all design should be human-centered, and that nothing is beyond scrutiny.

Prior to founding Being Design, John taught a course on urbanism at Syracuse University, made public art, and studied Arts and Education in Dakar, Senegal.



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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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Danielle Cohn

Danielle Cohn is Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Engagement at Comcast. Danielle is a passionate connector curating and celebrating Comcast's many great programs in Philadelphia and across the nation that interact with, spark and support startups and entrepreneurship.



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Dan Barcus

Dan Barcus is Vice President, eCommerce for Comcast NBC Universal, working in the Cable division.  Dan has been with Comcast six years and is currently leading merchandising & sales for xfinity.com and business.comcast.com.  Prior to this role, Dan held a variety of roles in Acquisition marketing strategy, testing & segmentation, direct marketing strategy (Comcast #12 sender of mail in US), and ran the marketing plan for Xfinity Home - the fastest growing home security business in the US.

Before joining Comcast, Dan held a variety of roles in the banking and credit card industry - leading efforts to acquire new customers and increase share of wallet through existing customer upsell.  Dan began his career with General Electric and is a graduate of a two-year GE leadership program — Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP).

Dan is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and earned an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.  He also serves on the board of Inheritance of Hope – an outstanding 501c3 charity serving young families where a parent has a terminal diagnosis. Dan lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife and four children. 



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Patricia Cannon

Patricia A Cannon, MSM: Patty is the Director of Intergovernmental Relations and Special Projects at Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO), Executive Branch under Delaware’s Governor. She graduated with honors with a BS in Business Management and earned a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Healthcare Administration and a minor in Psychology from Wilmington University. Previously, Patty served as the Executive Director of Delaware’s Workforce Investment Board and the Director of Advocacy for the American Heart Association, serving the State of Delaware and Southeastern, Pennsylvania. She is an active member of Delaware BioScience Association, chair of their Membership and Benefits Committee and an active member of Delaware’s Assistive Technology Initiative Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Board for Easter Seals Assistive Technology Loan Program. Patty was born and raised in Delaware, traveling outside the US just once, as a volunteer in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Patty also enjoys teaching as an adjunct instructor at Delaware Technical Community College and hiking through Delaware’s beautiful parks.



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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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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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