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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!

Ken Rimple

Ken Rimple teaches, mentors and consults in JavaScript front-end platforms and has a long history of working on server-side technologies in Java and other languages. He has taught various official Spring and Maven courses for Chariot before building their AngularJs, Angular and React courses with his training practice team. He is a co-author of Spring Roo in Action from Manning, blogs about RxJS, Angular and other topics at https://chariotsolutions.com/blog, and has been a podcaster when the occasion suits, running both a former weekly DevNews podcast as well as the long-running Chariot TechCast. He is available on twitter at @RimpleOnTech, and his team's courses are available for on-site delivery at http://chariotsolutions.com/training.



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Ricky Solorzano

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of BioBots, Ricky Solorzano, built the prototype BioBots 3D bioprinter in his dorm room after he was frustrated by the high cost and inaccessibility of equipment. Ricky continues to lead the development of next generation products by uniting robotics, software, and biological engineering into one holistic experience that is allowing researchers around the world to take biology into 3D.



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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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Yasmine Mustafa

Yasmine Mustafa is a tech entrepreneur and community leader. Championing the underprivileged has been a core part of her identity since her family was rescued from the Persian Gulf War. After numerous immigration woes, she graduated summa cum laude with an Entrepreneurship degree from Temple University and subsequently founded her first startup, an affiliate marketing company helping writers monetize their content. After growing that company, she sold it to a prominent content marketing firm in Silicon Valley. Yasmine also started the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on providing affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software and web development. She sits on the board of Coded by Kids, a non-profit that helps inner city youth learn how to code. Once she received her naturalization status, she embarked on a six-month solo trek across South America which inspired Yasmine to found her latest venture, ROAR for Good, a safety wearable technology company aimed at diminishing attacks against women and addressing the underlying causes of violence. Yasmine was selected as one of the BBC's 100 Women of 2016 as well as Upstart 100's most dynamic people shaping business. She was also recognized as one of Philadelphia’s Top 20 Tech Disrupters for her work empowering women.



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Luis J. Olivieri

Luis Olivieri is the Director of GIS at Hopeworks ‘N Camden, a nonprofit that for over 17 years has used an advanced training curriculum, working with youth 14-23 to get back in school and find a safe pathway to their future.

He received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM) and also has a number of graduate courses and research experience from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

He has worked for 16 years as a professor in the areas of GIS, remote sensing, and GPS at different universities and colleges, including the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and Rowan University. While working at the University of Puerto Rico, he directed a program sponsored by NASA, recognized by the agency as one of their best education programs at the time. He worked as a researcher for the Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environment Research Institute, and has worked as a consultant for the private sector, and State and Federal agencies.

Passion, excitement and fulfillment are words that describe what Luis feels for his profession. When he is not enjoying his job or talking about it, he spends time in the company of his family, enjoying nature, hiking and kayaking through the creeks and rivers of southern Jersey. If you ask Luis to describe GIS in one sentence, he will tell you, “GIS is amazing technology and it is everywhere!”



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Rick Nucci

Rick has been an entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area since 1999. He's currently the co-founder & CEO of Guru, which helps companies centralize their collective knowledge. Prior to Guru Rick was the Founder and CTO of Boomi, which defined and led a new segment as the industry’s first cloud integration platform-as-a-service. Boomi was acquired by Dell in 2010, where Rick went on to run the Boomi business for Dell, helping grow the organization into the industry leader it is today.

Rick is currently the chair of Philly Startup Leaders, one of the most active entrepreneur groups in Philadelphia. He also an active blogger, and frequently speaks at industry events about startups, SaaS and cloud computing.



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Khai Tran

Khai Tran, a Vietnamese immigrant raised in Camden, NJ, is a serial entrepreneur involved in Camden’s Revitalization. He is the Founder of Owner’s Magazine, a digital publication for startups and entrepreneurs, CEO of Waterfront Ventures, an organization dedicated to bringing 100+ startups and businesses to Camden, and cofounder of Waterfront Lab, coworking space, innovation hub and community center providing businesses moving into Camden office and event space. Khai’s goal is to empower Camden students and residents with resources, jobs, and internships, and opportunities to grow.



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Cynthia Clay

Cynthia Clay is an entrepreneur, business leader, strategic thinker, speaker, writer, and passionate advocate for leaders and facilitators achieving their potential in the virtual workplace.

She began her consulting practice in 1992 after a career in human resources in the banking and healthcare industries. From those early days as an organization and management development consultant to the present, she remains passionate about developing strategies and practices that leverage technology and support engagement in the virtual classroom and the virtual workplace. In her role as the CEO/Founder of NetSpeed Learning Solutions, she strives to make learning experiences practical and hands-on. She doesn't linger in the theoretical, but moves to the behavioral. In the end, it’s not what you know—it’s what you do with that knowledge that makes a difference.



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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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