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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!

Dennis Becton

Dennis Becton is a Senior Architect Manager at the Vanguard Group, leading a team responsible for bringing contemporary software development practices to a development staff of 1000+, with an end-state goal of enabling Vanguard to deliver business value at startup speed. A firm believer in the statement ‘if you are not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem’, Dennis is a self-described accidental leader whose passion for software development led him to where he is today. His team has been responsible for modernizing Vanguard’s software development tooling and practices, as well as enabling Continuous Delivery in a highly regulated environment. While always innovating on our current software development stack, the team is also working to promote Lean Enterprise thinking across the company.



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Jake Stein

Jake is co-founder and CEO of Stitch. Previously, he was co-founder of RJMetrics, which was acquired by Magento in July 2016. Before RJMetrics, Jake worked in venture capital, started a landscaping business in high school, and was the 44th ranked table tennis player under 21 in New Jersey; achievements of which he is equally proud. He graduated from Wharton with high honors and a degree in entrepreneurship and finance.



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Greg Ebbecke

Greg has spent the bulk of his career advocating for the unification of digital and traditional media planning under the umbrella of a single, data-driven marketing strategy. As Vice President, Business Intelligence, he is currently leading efforts to evaluate and optimize the flow of information as it relates to generating media intelligence. Drawing on nearly a decade of account management and planning experience across a variety of industries, Greg is driving innovation at Harmelin through the integration of account management, convergence of media buying models and the reimagining of other agency products and processes.

Greg currently holds a BS in Business Administration from Villanova University and a MBA with a concentration in Information Technology Management from Temple University. Outside of the office, he focuses his time on reinventing himself as a parent, an avid reader and (least successfully) as a golfer.



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Ricky Solorzano

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of BioBots, Ricky Solorzano, built the prototype BioBots 3D bioprinter in his dorm room after he was frustrated by the high cost and inaccessibility of equipment. Ricky continues to lead the development of next generation products by uniting robotics, software, and biological engineering into one holistic experience that is allowing researchers around the world to take biology into 3D.



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Danielle Cohn

Danielle Cohn is Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Engagement at Comcast. Danielle is a passionate connector curating and celebrating Comcast's many great programs in Philadelphia and across the nation that interact with, spark and support startups and entrepreneurship.



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Rakia Reynolds

Rakia Reynolds is the founder of Skai Blue Media, a multimedia public relations agency with an all-star roster of lifestyle, technology, non-profit and fashion clients. As a leader in the industry, she is highly sought after by companies to provide expertise in creative development, branding, marketing and business communications. Her path to entrepreneurship started with numerous creative ventures, including producing shows for MTV, TLC and Discovery Health Channel. She was a business major turned TV producer turned PR pro, and the twists and turns have made her into the media mogul and unstoppable trailblazer that she is today. She launched Skai Blue Media in 2008 with one employee, one client and the driving desire to form a PR agency that would break the mold and represent the future of public relations in the digital age. That firm has since grown tremendously to fourteen employees and more than thirty prominent clients. In addition to building her business and those of others, she actively participates in speaking engagements nationwide and has been able to share her knowledge of business and brand development on numerous stages, including those of TED, Tech808 DC, and Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network. She's worked as a guest editor for Marie Claire magazine, has been featured in publications including Essence, Lucky, and Uptown, and regularly contributes her expertise on entrepreneurship and leadership to outlets such as Elle, Forbes, Inc.com, Huffington Post, and Fortune. As an on-air brand expert for Serena Williams' line for HSN, Rakia works closely with Williams and her design team on messaging and social media integration for launches, special product roll-outs, and consumer engagement.

In addition to her full-time work in multimedia communications, she is a wife to her best friend and husband, Bram Reynolds, and mother of three amazing children.



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Danny Harvith

Director of Business Development for Jarvus Innovations

Co-Captain of Team N3rd Street



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Chris Peck

Chris is a Solutions Consultant with Progress Software specializing in Digital Experience Management. Over the course his career, he has worked to bridge the divide between technical execution and marketing goals with projects including volume print and mailing, large scale data collection and processing, web development, mobile development, and systems integration. In his current role, he connects clients with the different technologies and products needed to drive and measure customer engagement across channels.



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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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Business Track
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Saul EwingThe Yard
Media Track
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Harmelin Media
Creative Track
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MICA
Civic Track
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Schuylkill Yards

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