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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!

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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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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Roee Adler

Roee Adler is the Head of Digital at WeWork, leading the company's digital technology products and strategy. Prior to WeWork, Roee was the Chief Product Officer at Soluto, where he ran product, marketing and business development, and led the team's launch at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2010 (where Soluto won the startup battlefield). Soluto was acquired by Asurion in 2013.

Roee started programming at the age of 10. After leading a software development group in the Israeli army for 5 years, he worked as a device driver developer for Envara (acquired by Intel, 2004). Since then, Roee has managed product design and development in several industries, including: water technology (Miya, Arison Group), location-based services (AeroScout, acquired by Stanley Black & Decker, 2012), and music (Neocraft, where Roee was co-founder).

Roee is married to Avital, a brain scientist. He holds a BA in Computer Science (summa cum laude) and an MBA in Finance from IDC Herzliya.

  • See more at: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/roee-adler#sthash.lVXR2Feu.dpuf


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Natalie Nixon

Natalie W. Nixon, PhD is a design strategist and a hybrid thinker. She applies her diverse background in anthropology, fashion, service design and dance to change lives through ideas. In her consultancy, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC she helps organizations design smarter processes and systems, build strategy, and develop leaders by teaching and applying the strategic design process. Natalie is the Founding Director of the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University and is a published author: the editor of Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences and Beyond and a regular contributor to INC.com online magazine on creativity and design thinking.

Her public speaking invitations have included the Business Innovation Factory, 360 Possibles (Saint Malo, France), Creative Mornings, TEDx Philadelphia, The Copenhagen Institute for Interactive Design, The European Innovation Academy (Nice, France), SEB Bank (Tallinn,Estonia), FUSE and the Mayo Clinic's Transform conference.

She serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Art Commission, the Arts & Business Council of Philadelphia, CultureWorks of Greater Philadelphia, and the Alumni Association of Vassar College.

Natalie earned her BA (Honors: Cum Laude) from Vassar College with a double major in Anthropology and Africana Studies; an MS in Global Textile Marketing from Philadelphia University (USA), Shenkar College (Israel) & Reutlingen University (Germany); and a PhD in Design Management from the University of Westminster, London.



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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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Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell brings over 30 years of successful business operations, communications, event management, and entrepreneurial experience, to her roles as Co-Founder and Operations Director of The Women In Tech Summit and as an advisor to TechGirlz.

In addition to these roles, Gloria provides social media consulting services to businesses and non-profits. She is a frequent speaker on a multitude of social media and women in technology topics and is a guest lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Social Media Strategy at Drexel University.

Gloria is known as a strong advocate for women in technology, a passionate social media practitioner, entrepreneur, and volunteer. Demonstrating her commitment to the social media and entrepreneurial community, Gloria has served on the Chapter Board of Social Media Club Philadelphia and on the Philly StartUp Leaders Leadership Team as the Events Director. She has also served as a mentor for Lean Startup Machine and Startup Weekend, and as organizer of PodCamp Philly, PodCamp East and Content Camp.

When she is not working to build and grow the community of women in technology, learning more about writing code, studying the latest technology in the social media marketing space, or tweeting away as @gloriabell, she is behind the lens of her camera, in the kitchen baking, digging in her garden, or spending time with her sons or friends.



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Cynthia Clay

Cynthia Clay is an entrepreneur, business leader, strategic thinker, speaker, writer, and passionate advocate for leaders and facilitators achieving their potential in the virtual workplace.

She began her consulting practice in 1992 after a career in human resources in the banking and healthcare industries. From those early days as an organization and management development consultant to the present, she remains passionate about developing strategies and practices that leverage technology and support engagement in the virtual classroom and the virtual workplace. In her role as the CEO/Founder of NetSpeed Learning Solutions, she strives to make learning experiences practical and hands-on. She doesn't linger in the theoretical, but moves to the behavioral. In the end, it’s not what you know—it’s what you do with that knowledge that makes a difference.



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Courtney Christian

Courtney is currently a software developer at Webjunto, but her journey was not a typical one. After changing her career to tech by becoming a Digital Service Fellow, she obtained an internship at local dev shop. Working as an intern at Jarvus further ignited her interest in software development. While working at Apple, she set out to increase her skills and to find a dev shop that included people that looked like her. That's when she met Webjunto and never looked back.

Courtney loves serving the community, organizing, curly hair, and her dog Hunter. You can normally find her in Webjunto's HQs early mornings or late nights with Hunter. And when not there, you can find her hosting/attending brunch, dancing at Drake night, or attending/hosting a curly hair event. Courtney is a Philadelphia native that travels often but knows that home is where the tech lives.



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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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