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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!

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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Christopher Wink Technically

Christopher Wink is the cofounder of Technical.ly, the network of local technology news sites, and one of the organizers of Philly Tech Week.



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Antoinette Marie Johnson

Antoinette Marie Johnson is CEO and Founder of At Media, a creative agency with the mission to build better cities through the power of design. The firm has successfully impacted over 11M square feet across the Nation, by branding and marketing projects that transform the way we live, work and play. From interior design to websites, At Media is crafting some of our favorite restaurants, organizations and spaces that we interact with on a daily basis. With offices in Philadelphia and Baltimore, Antoinette's vibrant team is a group of non-traditional creatives with the desire to do purposeful, mission-driven work.



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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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Jumoke Dada

Jumoke K. Dada, Principal and Founder, Signature RED and Tech Women Network

Jumoke Dada is best described as a techie and visionary whose sweet spot lies at the intersection on innovation, entrepreneurship, goodwill and girl power.

Dada holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences and real estate certification from Temple University. She is also a certified Scrum Master. Her corporate technical experience includes work as an application developer, business and systems analyst, quality assurance tester, and technical project manager. As the principal of Signature RED, she offers tech consulting services to companies and creates tools and resources for women interested in careers in technology. In 2017, she created the Tech Women Network - an online, searchable platform and community for women with technical skills.

Over the years, she has hosted several educational events and workshops including Building iOS Mobile Apps, Rails Girls, Techies Who Brunch, and the HUE Tech Summit for women of color in tech. Dada is a public speaker with a growing passion to empower women and girls especially those with interests in STEM fields. In the summer, she gives back through her non-profit Signature Red Cares whose main program, Project ALOE, gives care packages and advice to college-bound girls. Dada has been recognized in several media outlets for her innovative ideas, leadership skills and community involvement. Additionally, she is a contributing writer for ForbesWomen where she covers diversity in tech.

To learn more about her work, visit dadaverse.org or follow @jumokedada on Twitter.



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Gabriela Marcu

Gabriela Marcu, Assistant Professor, Information Science, College of Computing and Informatics Gabi’s research interests include human-computer interaction, health informatics, ubiquitous computing, action research, ethnography, user experience design, designing for social change, and organizational information systems. She specializes in designing, developing, and deploying collaborative systems through field studies. She recently defended her dissertation titled “Designing for collaborative reflection” which centers on the design of systems to support long-term coordination of health services. She has studied informal collaboration in behavioral and mental health services for children, and designed systems to encourage the use of data along with intuition for decision-making



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Bo Hee Kim

Bo is the Brand Development Producer at Vox Media, responsible for growing and relaunching the company's eight editorial brands. Prior to joining Vox Media, Bo was the product manager at Storify and Livefyre, developing tools for newsrooms. She is passionate about all things things journalism, having been a journalist and editor herself. She has an M.J. in digital media from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.



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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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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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