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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!

Gail Ball

Gail is a fintech executive who has had a long career leading tech teams at global financial services firms. Building and overseeing a broad swath of entrepreneurial groups, she has held decision-making posts at nearly every seat around the financial services table—banking executive, regulator, service provider, and board member—in both for-profit and social-impact markets. Among her many areas of expertise: financial services, portfolio development, financial analysis, and information tech.

Gail most recently served as a C-suite member of The Bancorp Bank, the innovative banking solution provider for the most recognizable names in digital banking. She also filled other executive roles at PNC Bank, Chase and Capital One, and NCO Financial Systems. In addition, Gail headed the Payments Studies Group at the Richmond Fed and served as Board Member and Risk Committee Chair at Kompanion, one of Central Asia’s largest microfinance institutions. She started out at Mellon Bank in corporate development, identifying and leading M&A transactions.

Gail has a BS Economics, Finance and Statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (‘79). She is a member of multiple entrepreneurial, venture, and financial interest groups, including Venture Capital Group, On Startups, Innovation in Payments, and Global Financial Markets.



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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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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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Bon Ku

Bon Ku, MD, MPP is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician and the founder and director of JeffDESIGN, a first-of-its-kind program in a medical school that teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges. Bon has spoken widely on the intersection of health and design thinking (TEDx, South by Southwest, Mayo Clinic Transform, Stanford Medicine X, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) and serves on the Design and Health Leadership Group at the American Institute of Architects. In 2016, he received the Health Care Innovators Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal. Dr. Ku holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, MD from Penn State and a bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.



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Pat Woods

Pat Woods is the Communications Lead at Code for Philly and a Production Systems Analyst at Taylor & Francis Publishing.

In his day job, Pat and his team use technology to help find solutions for the Taylor & Francis Journals Production Department. This often manifests itself by mediating communication problems across systems.

As the Communications Lead of Code for Philly Pat works to spread the gospel of civic technology through the lens of his local brigade. He is a strong proponent of thinking globally, but hacking locally. Pat loves connecting with new people in the thriving Philly tech community. He gets his greatest joy out of seeing people come together, coalescing around the unique skill sets of each member involved, and tackling a problems to help their community.

When he’s not working on Code for Philly projects, Pat can usually be found riding one of his bikes, volunteering at Neighborhood Bike Works, taking photos or pretending that he knows how to play his guitar.



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Danielle Cohn

Danielle Cohn is Senior 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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Mark D. Kuhn

Mark Kuhn is the CEO of Oat Foundry — an agency of Mechanical Engineers that design and build cool stuff for brands and companies. His fascination with invention began with his creation of an automated kite flying spool in 5th Grade. Since then, Mark has worked for two Fortune 100 Companies and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory while obtaining a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University (honored as a Drexel Forty under Forty in 2017).



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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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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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