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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!

Alex Khorram

Mr. Khorram is responsible for vision, strategy, product, sales, and day-to-day operations for machineQ.

MachineQ is Comcast’s new service that leverages the latest in sensor, network, and software technologies to gather, transmit, and create actionable intelligence from the physical world.

Mr. Khorram has been financing and operating tech and communications companies over a 20-year period. He began his career working for a telecommunications start-up, ATX, that was a pioneer in the rapidly growing local exchange market in 1997, and subsequently went public via an acquisition by CoreComm Ltd.

Mr. Khorram led ATX’s product team that built an integrated T1 business in the US and led NTL’s (the largest cable company in Europe and CoreComm’s sister company) launch of a similar product in the UK. Later, as SVP of Corporate and Business Development, he took the newly re-capitalized business public, led interconnect negotiations with the RBOCs, re-capitalized over $1b in debt and other obligations, and worked closely with Leucadia National Corp. on a Chapter-11 turnaround that resulted into a 2x equity multiple in less than 18 months. Subsequently, Mr. Khorram co-founded GPX Enterprises, a private equity firm that invested over $100m in telecom and real estate opportunities, and co-founded, financed, and operated Clearband wireless broadband, Cliqsearch, a social search engine, and Whims, a messaging platform hailed by Fast Company and TechCrunch as the “Instagram for Words.”

Mr. Khorram earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MBA from London Business School, and is a graduate of Gettysburg College.



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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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Nadia Hewka

Nadia Hewka is a Senior Attorney in the Employment Unit of Community Legal Services (CLS). Nadia represents low-income workers in a wide variety of matters including wage and hour violations, discrimination claims, and Family Medical Leave Act violations. Nadia has developed specializations in representation of immigrant workers and particularly undocumented workers, the rights of people with criminal records, and tax issues affecting low wage workers. Prior to joining CLS, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Albert Snite of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.



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Jenny Kreizman

Jenny Kreizman is a Senior Analyst at Capacity Interactive, where she specializes in web tracking and analytics for clients such as the Goodman Theatre and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, helping organizations understand and use their website data to optimize site performance and inform marketing decisions. Prior to working with Capacity Interactive, Jenny worked on the marketing team at Carolina Performing Arts, where she was responsible for the organization’s digital initiatives. In her free time Jenny is a frequent museum attendee and armchair knitter.



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Morris Levy

Morris Levy is co-founder and CEO of The Yard. Prior to cofounding The Yard, Morris managed a firm with more than 60 commercial properties, brokerage and several ground-up developments. Morris cut his teeth in the fashion industry, where he worked for 15 years before shifting into real estate. He is a native of Brooklyn, NY where he still lives today with his family and enjoys playing in his band, Men in My Head, in his spare time.



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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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Robert Moore

Robert J. Moore is the head of Magento Analytics at Magento Commerce and the Chairman of Stitch. He was previously co-founder and CEO of RJMetrics, a SaaS business intelligence company with the mission of inspiring and empowering data-driven people. RJMetrics was acquired by Magento Commerce in 2016.

Moore's writing about technology, startups, and data has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and numerous other publications.

Outside of the tech scene, Moore is an improv comedy performer at Philly Improv Theater and a Trustee of the Glassboro Education Foundation, a nonprofit committed to supporting educational innovation in his hometown school district.



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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

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