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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!

Matt Kull

Matt Kull is co-founder and CEO of RevZilla, an ecommerce company based in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. RevZilla was founded in 2007 by a core team of riders whose sole goal was bringing the best possible shopping experience to motorbiking enthusiast.

Matt is a technologist at heart. Prior to RevZilla, Matt held various developer roles at WebLink and GlaxoSmithKline. Matt holds a degree in Computer Science from Lock Haven University.



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Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams has been marketing the nonprofit performing arts across the country for 25 years at Performing Arts Centers, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, and New York City Center where he served as Director of Marketing, before joining Erik Gensler at Capacity Interactive in 2013. He helped to grow some of New York’s most popular arts programs, including the Fall For Dance Festival and almost 30 New York City Center Encores! productions. Christopher has presented at DanceUSA, Tessitura, NAMPC, among others, and has guest lectured at Yale. Outside of the office, Christopher is a triathlete and marathoner, devoted balletomane, transit geek, infrastructure nerd, and classic cinema aficionado.



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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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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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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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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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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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Brian Peters

Brian Peters is a digital marketing strategist at Buffer, and is responsible for planning and executing on cutting edge digital strategies and tactics with a focus on social media. He also currently manages and co-hosts Buffer’s podcast, The Science of Social Media — an iTunes “top 10” in social media. He has spent several years in the digital marketing sphere and his passions extend outside of social media; in his spare time, Brian enjoys traveling and working remotely around the world with his wife, Katelyn.



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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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