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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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Roopak Majmudar

Roopak studied Computer Engineering and has an MBA and an MA in International Studies from the Wharton School. Roopak is the founder of 2 companies and been involved with numerous other startups, mostly of the failing variety. He is now the Chief Technical and Strategic Advisor to the Head of Engineering at Venmo. Roopak spends his spare time changing his son's diapers and taking his family on road trips. Roopak has been to over 70 countries and is looking forward to hitting the century mark in the next few years!



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Howie Ross

Howie Ross is Technology Director at O3. He oversees Development and IT and brings more that 12 years of experience working with a wide range of clients including GE, URBN brands such as Free People and BHLDN and full-service financial services firm Janney Montgomery Scott. He has extensive experience in the financial services and ecommerce industries. Howie is an adjunct professor for the graduate program at Philadelphia University and a frequent guest lecturer and speaker at coding bootcamps including the New York Code & Design Academy, conferences and meetups such as Agile Philly. He is also an organizer of CTO School Philly, a meetup for technology leaders. Howie holds a BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University and is a Certified Scrum Master.



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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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Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams has been marketing the nonprofit performing arts across the country for 25 years at Performing Arts Centers, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, and New York City Center where he served as Director of Marketing, before joining Erik Gensler at Capacity Interactive in 2013. He helped to grow some of New York’s most popular arts programs, including the Fall For Dance Festival and almost 30 New York City Center Encores! productions. Christopher has presented at DanceUSA, Tessitura, NAMPC, among others, and has guest lectured at Yale. Outside of the office, Christopher is a triathlete and marathoner, devoted balletomane, transit geek, infrastructure nerd, and classic cinema aficionado.



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TJ Nicolaides

TJ Nicolaides has been solving complex technical problems for over a decade. Whether it’s a flagship site redesign for towersperrin.com, an Android live-streaming app for 93.3 WMMR, or a secure API for an EMR SaaS startup, clients have depended on TJ to find ways to make it work. In his role at Think Company, TJ mentors a team of talented developers out of the company's Philadelphia East studio. TJ also enjoys coaching people who are starting out in the field and has taught introductory courses at University of the Arts and Girl Develop It.



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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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Deborah Tillett

Ms. Tillett is responsible for management and oversight of the City of Baltimore’s Technology and innovation center. In that role she provides the guidance, leadership and resources necessary for entrepreneurs to start, grow and succeed with their businesses. Prior to joining ETC, Ms. Tillett served as president and co-founder of Immersive 3D, LLC, a technology start-up in the Educational Technology space. From June 2009 to April 2010, Ms. Tillett was President and consultant for Kalypso Media USA, Inc., a subsidiary of a German-based computer game company, where she provided start-up guidance and strategic direction for its U.S. operation. Additionally, she ran her own business, Deborah Tillett Consulting, LLC, providing management, marketing, and media consulting for technology start-ups and growth-stage companies interested in global strategies. Ms. Tillett also worked as president and executive vice president from 2001-2008 for BreakAway Ltd., a gaming - technology software company, where she was responsible for the growth and oversight of its entertainment division. Ms. Tillett received a B.S. degree from Towson University in 1976 and a M.B.A. from Loyola Sellinger School in 2000. Ms. Tillett is currently on the Advisory Board for Morgan University’s EDAC, MICA University’s B/Can project, Advisory Board for Innovation Village and Keswick Community Health, as well as the Emeritus Chair, Board of Advisors for the College of Business and Economics at Towson University. Ms. Tillett was named the 2004, 2012 and 2016 Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record, received the 2005 and 2016 Brava Award, Smart Woman Magazine and was a 2006 Dean’s Recognition Award Distinguished Alumni, Towson University and was inducted into the Towson University Chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Deborah was also named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Computer Gaming in 2006. And most recently was named Daily Records 2017 Maryland Influencers.



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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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