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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!

Howie Ross

Howie is the Director of Engineering at Linode overseeing Product Development. He has been leading teams and building products for 15 years. He has worked at startups, agencies, and financial services companies building websites, apps, e-commerce systems, and more recently cloud computing platforms. Howie is also a guest lecturer and speaker at Thomas Jefferson University, coding bootcamps, and conferences. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University and is a Certified Scrum Master. Howie used to organize meetups, sit on philanthropic boards and have hobbies like brewing beer. Now, he’s very happily the father of twin 1-year-old boys and is very into coffee.



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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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Froilan Miranda

15+ years working as a software engineer and presentation layer developer, creating multi-platform applications and solutions. Currently Instructing and Researching at Zip Code Wilmington. Conducting classes regarding fundamentals of coding, practical application, design and testing. As well as, researching emerging technologies and methodologies in software development



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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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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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Tony Abraham

Tony Abraham is Technically Media's special projects reporter, where he regularly writes for Generocity. He's a former reporter for Technical.ly in Delaware and Philly and a Philly News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year."



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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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Paul Immediato

Over 25 years of enterprise technology and application experience puts Paul among the leading IT strategists and consultants in the region. His track record of successful technical project execution has benefited clients in financial services, consumer goods, automotive, health care and life sciences industries. Paul also develops best practices for Project Management at Trellist.



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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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