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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!

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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Vidur Bhatnagar

Vidur S. Bhatnagar is the Founder & CEO at Keriton - a breast milk management & lactation analytics company launched in 2016. An MS in Robotics candidate at the University of Pennsylvania (on LOA), Vidur was earlier the youngest product owner, employee of the year and an international fellow at SAP (2013-2015). He has a deep passion for solving real-life process orchestration problems and with a background in computer science and an MBA in HR & MIS, Vidur has worked on several enterprise grade solutions - from building augmented reality platforms to writing algorithms to optimize in-memory database platforms.



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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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Wil Reynolds

Wil likes helping people and businesses grow. A former teacher with a knack for advising, he’s been helping Fortune 500 companies develop SEO strategies since 1999. Seeing the need for an agency that does good by its team, clients and community, Wil started Seer Interactive in 2002 as a one-man operation out of his living room. Today, Seer is home to over 100 employees across Philadelphia and San Diego.


As Seer’s Director of Digital Strategy, Wil develops strategies and innovations to help clients build traffic and make money. His methods have shaped the search industry worldwide, and he speaks regularly at marketing conferences across the globe. In his free time, Wil hangs out with his wife Nora, son Rio and pup Coltrane. He also serves Philadelphia’s homeless and runaway youth at Covenant House, where he participates in a yearly sleep out.



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Brian Peters

Brian Peters is a digital marketing strategist at Buffer, and is responsible for planning and executing on cutting edge digital strategies and tactics with a focus on social media. He also currently manages and co-hosts Buffer’s podcast, The Science of Social Media — an iTunes “top 10” in social media. He has spent several years in the digital marketing sphere and his passions extend outside of social media; in his spare time, Brian enjoys traveling and working remotely around the world with his wife, Katelyn.



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Kylee Acker

Kylee Acker is the Experience Manager at Launch Academy Philadelphia. A Launch Academy alumna herself, she previously worked in the non-profit world until she discovered that her interest in technology and design could be used in service of the work she already enjoyed doing. After attending Launch Academy in Boston she moved back to Philadelphia to work as a Front-end Engineer and UX strategist at P’unk Avenue. When Launch Academy decided to put down roots here she jumped at the chance to join the Philadelphia team where she now works everyday to support and build a community of Software Developers and life-long learners.​​​​​​



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Victor Yocco

Victor is a Research Director at EY Intuitive. Victor writes and speaks on the application of psychology to design, and topics related to user research. Victor is the author of Design for the Mind, a book on the application of psychology to design, and numerous articles for A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, UX Booth, and many other publications.

Now celebrating three years of sobriety, Victor also writes and speaks about tech's culture promoting alcohol use. He has written on this topic for Model View Culture and Technical.ly Philly. You can follow Victor on Twitter @victoryocco or connect with him on LinkedIn.



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Courtney Christian

Courtney is currently a software developer at Webjunto, but her journey was not a typical one. After changing her career to tech by becoming a Digital Service Fellow, she obtained an internship at local dev shop. Working as an intern at Jarvus further ignited her interest in software development. While working at Apple, she set out to increase her skills and to find a dev shop that included people that looked like her. That's when she met Webjunto and never looked back.

Courtney loves serving the community, organizing, curly hair, and her dog Hunter. You can normally find her in Webjunto's HQs early mornings or late nights with Hunter. And when not there, you can find her hosting/attending brunch, dancing at Drake night, or attending/hosting a curly hair event. Courtney is a Philadelphia native that travels often but knows that home is where the tech lives.



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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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