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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!

John Cardone

John is the Founder and Principal of the design consultancy Being Design Inc. where he helps organizations ensure that their systems serve people, and not the other way around. He is particularly interested in how we can use human-centered design systems thinking to solve society's most challenging problems. 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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Sovanna Mam

Sovanna leads the development of VR products for Greenfish Labs, a digital media firm that is pioneering the emerging 360 virtual reality digital platform for brands and global events. Sovanna has executive produced ground-breaking 360 virtual reality marketing activations for events such as The Passion Live on FOX, World Youth Day in Krakow Poland, and most recently a unique Facebook 360 Live stream of opening day festivities for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Prior to co-founding Greenfish, Sovanna was a creative multimedia and content creator with over 20 years of experience including creating and co-exec producing reality TV shows for A&E and Discovery Networks. Sovanna holds a B.A. in Communications from Shippensburg State University.



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Yasmine Mustafa

Yasmine Mustafa is a tech entrepreneur and community leader. Championing the underprivileged has been a core part of her identity since her family was rescued from the Persian Gulf War. After numerous immigration woes, she graduated summa cum laude with an Entrepreneurship degree from Temple University and subsequently founded her first startup, an affiliate marketing company helping writers monetize their content. After growing that company, she sold it to a prominent content marketing firm in Silicon Valley. Yasmine also started the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on providing affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software and web development. She sits on the board of Coded by Kids, a non-profit that helps inner city youth learn how to code. Once she received her naturalization status, she embarked on a six-month solo trek across South America which inspired Yasmine to found her latest venture, ROAR for Good, a safety wearable technology company aimed at diminishing attacks against women and addressing the underlying causes of violence. Yasmine was selected as one of the BBC's 100 Women of 2016 as well as Upstart 100's most dynamic people shaping business. She was also recognized as one of Philadelphia’s Top 20 Tech Disrupters for her work empowering women.



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Primus Poppiti

Primus has over 25 years in Information Technology, with 20 years in Website Development, as well as 10 years of E-Commerce and Mobile App Development experience – all with an emphasis on customer-oriented solutions. He has extensive experience in guiding digital development teams and managing vendors for clients ranging from small startup companies to large corporations. At Trellist, Primus is a member of the digital leadership focused on pre-sales technical strategies through the operational execution in providing quality results.



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Dave Cole

Dave is a Visual Producer on The Wall Street Journal's Emerging Media team. He works on the WSJ Snapchat Discover channel, in addition to assisting the team with special projects.

Dave is also a freelance multimedia journalist with work published in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, CNN, Pittsburgh Magazine, China Daily, and others.

Dave has previously worked on Comcast's relaunch of EveryBlock, and before that edited Onward State while a student at Penn State.



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Jane Eisenstein

Jane Eisenstein is Senior Applications Developer for the Learning Lab. She has been developing software for the web since the 90’s. She is particularly interested in what makes software smart. In her free time, she practices mindfulness meditation and enjoys playing Sudoku, walking in nature and attending Philadelphia area tech meet ups.



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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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Aradhya Malhotra

Arad Malhotra, 26 is an award winning technology Social Entrepreneur with a passion to create, lead and advise disruptive early stage startup companies that create meaningful impact. Arad is a globally recognized industry expert in educational games and is the co-founder of Skyless Game Studios, an organization that uses the power of video games as an active learning medium to drive social impact through engagement.

Skyless collaborates with organizations with a social mission to design games that educate people about issues of global concern such as healthcare awareness, open governance, autism etc. One of their highlighted projects 'Follow The Money' is a customizable video game simulation that governments and corporations can use for international anti-corruption and anti-money laundering training.

As a part of his many initiatives, Arad has been featured in various international publications including Forbes, VentureBeat, Huffington Post, Washington Street Journal etc, and has been invited to speak at multiple local, national and international forums including the United Nations Conference of State Parties (Panama, 2013), Forbes 30 under 30 summit (USA,2014/15), the International Anti-Corruption Conference (Malaysia, 2015), University of Pennsylvania Wharton, St. Joseph's University etc.

In 2015, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognized Arad's original contributions and granted him a special category work visa (O-1) reserved for "Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement" (http://1.usa.gov/1Kw25Yg).

Recently Arad was featured on the global Forbes 30 under 30 list (2016) for Games and is the only person of Indian origin in this category. (www.forbes.com/pictures/mlg45eiffm/aradhya-malhotra-25/)



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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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