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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!

Lisa Weinberger

Lisa Weinberger is founder and creative director of Masters Group Design, a Philadelphia based visual communication studio. For 24 years, MGD has worked with socially-minded organizations elevating their mission and message through strategic design and communication. Lisa has played an active role in the community including serving for many years as the volunteer director of The GOFF Program—an enrichment and education program for underserved youth in Philadelphia's lowest performing public schools. Her most recent side project was a collaboration with a biblical scholar to create a 100-day national letter-writing campaign intended for our leaders in Washington. 100 diverse scholars of religion were gathered from across the country to contribute one letter that underscores a critical American value expressed through his or her religious tradition. The unity project, American Values Religious Voices, can be viewed at valuesandvoices.com.



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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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Iyasu Watts

Worked 5+ year as a software developer and computer programming instructor at Temple University’s MESA program. He is currently working as a technical instructor at Zip Code Wilmington teaching Java.



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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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Genevieve Dion

Geneviève Dion is an award-winning designer with an extensive background in bespoke clothing and industrial design. Professor Dion’s research uses advanced manufacturing processes for the flexible production of mass-customizable textiles. Within this focus, her group investigates modular production of 3D knit fabrication for the development of seamlessly knitted electronic yarns into “Garment Devices”. Dion believes that design thinking and doing plays an important role at the onset of the scientific process and brings this unique approach to her multidisciplinary research laboratory.

Professor Dion is the director of the recently created Center for Functional Fabrics, leveraging transdisciplinary strengths in engineering, design and social sciences at Drexel University. She is the PI on the Integrated Design Research & Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing project sponsored by the Drexel Areas of Research Excellence initiative. Dion serves as Co-PI on two NSF funded projects, "PFI: BIC Wearable Smart Textiles Based on Programmable and Automated Knitting Technology for Biomedical and Sensor Actuation Applications" and, "A Design Framework for Programmable Manufacturing of Customized Knitted Materials". She has recently received funding from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative for “Diagnostic Design: Knitted Passive Probes” with Dr. Shu Yang, PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Dion also works on industry funded projects. Prior to joining Drexel University in 2007, the core of Geneviève’s work explored novelprocesses that allow the metamorphosis of planar materials into unique three-dimensional forms. Her collections were sold in prestigious stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, and her work on permanently pleated silk is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (2003) and the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco (2011).



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TJ Nicolaides

TJ Nicolaides has been solving complex technical problems for over a decade. Whether it’s a flagship site redesign for towersperrin.com, an Android live-streaming app for 93.3 WMMR, or a secure API for an EMR SaaS startup, clients have depended on TJ to find ways to make it work. In his role at Think Company, TJ mentors a team of talented developers out of the company's Philadelphia East studio. TJ also enjoys coaching people who are starting out in the field and has taught introductory courses at University of the Arts and Girl Develop It.



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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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Michelle Johnson

Michelle J. Johnson, Ph.D., is currently Assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a secondary appointment as an Assistant professor in Bioengineering and is a member of the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics graduate group. She has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis in mechatronics, robotics, and design, from Stanford University. She completed a NSF-NATO post-doctoral fellowship at the Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems Laboratory at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy. She directs the Rehabilitation Robotic Research and Design Laboratory located at the new Pennsylvania Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. The lab is affiliated with the GRASP Lab. The lab specializes in the design, development, and therapeutic use of novel, affordable, intelligent robotic assistants for rehabilitation. Dr. Johnson’s research currently focuses on using robotics to understand arm dysfunction and recovery after brain injury.



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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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