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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 will take place April 28 - May 6, 2017.

Never been to Philly Tech Week? Check out 2015’s recap video

Highlights

Our cornerstone Philly Tech Week events

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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!

Froilan Miranda

15+ years working as a software engineer and presentation layer developer, creating multi-platform applications and solutions. Currently Instructing and Researching at Zip Code Wilmington. Conducting classes regarding fundamentals of coding, practical application, design and testing. As well as, researching emerging technologies and methodologies in software development



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Cheryl Bettigole

Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH is the Director of Get Healthy Philly, the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She is a board certified family physician and has previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of Complete Care Health Network, a federally qualified community/migrant health center in southern New Jersey, and as the Clinical Director of City Health Center #10 in Northeast Philadelphia.

While with the city health centers in Philadelphia, she worked to improve services for patients of limited English proficiency and to implement chronic disease management programs. She is also a Past-President of the National Physicians Alliance, a multi-specialty group of physicians that works to improve health and well-being, and to ensure equitable, affordable, high quality health care for all people. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Jefferson Medical College, completed her residency in Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and completed her Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she received a Capstone award for her work on interpretation services in a public health clinic setting.



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Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell brings over 30 years of successful business operations, communications, event management, and entrepreneurial experience, to her roles as Co-Founder and Operations Director of The Women In Tech Summit and as an advisor to TechGirlz.

In addition to these roles, Gloria provides social media consulting services to businesses and non-profits. She is a frequent speaker on a multitude of social media and women in technology topics and is a guest lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Social Media Strategy at Drexel University.

Gloria is known as a strong advocate for women in technology, a passionate social media practitioner, entrepreneur, and volunteer. Demonstrating her commitment to the social media and entrepreneurial community, Gloria has served on the Chapter Board of Social Media Club Philadelphia and on the Philly StartUp Leaders Leadership Team as the Events Director. She has also served as a mentor for Lean Startup Machine and Startup Weekend, and as organizer of PodCamp Philly, PodCamp East and Content Camp.

When she is not working to build and grow the community of women in technology, learning more about writing code, studying the latest technology in the social media marketing space, or tweeting away as @gloriabell, she is behind the lens of her camera, in the kitchen baking, digging in her garden, or spending time with her sons or friends.



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Greg Ebbecke

Greg has spent the bulk of his career advocating for the unification of digital and traditional media planning under the umbrella of a single, data-driven marketing strategy. As Vice President, Business Intelligence, he is currently leading efforts to evaluate and optimize the flow of information as it relates to generating media intelligence. Drawing on nearly a decade of account management and planning experience across a variety of industries, Greg is driving innovation at Harmelin through the integration of account management, convergence of media buying models and the reimagining of other agency products and processes.

Greg currently holds a BS in Business Administration from Villanova University and a MBA with a concentration in Information Technology Management from Temple University. Outside of the office, he focuses his time on reinventing himself as a parent, an avid reader and (least successfully) as a golfer.



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Tim Quirino

Born in the Philippines, raised in New Jersey, and sharpened in Philadelphia, @timquirino designs products at Facebook while living in San Francisco.

From prison zombie, to the lead singer of a ska band, he has held many positions. Before working in Silicon Valley he led design efforts at P'unk Avenue, creating meaningful work for Duke University, University of the Arts, Moore College of Art & Design, and the City of Philadelphia. He was an adjunct professor at Drexel University, worked as a prison zombie at Eastern State Penitentiary, and co-founded Geekadelphia and The Philadelphia Geek Awards.



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Rakia Reynolds

Rakia Reynolds is the founder of Skai Blue Media, a multimedia public relations agency with an all-star roster of lifestyle, technology, non-profit and fashion clients. As a leader in the industry, she is highly sought after by companies to provide expertise in creative development, branding, marketing and business communications. Her path to entrepreneurship started with numerous creative ventures, including producing shows for MTV, TLC and Discovery Health Channel. She was a business major turned TV producer turned PR pro, and the twists and turns have made her into the media mogul and unstoppable trailblazer that she is today. She launched Skai Blue Media in 2008 with one employee, one client and the driving desire to form a PR agency that would break the mold and represent the future of public relations in the digital age. That firm has since grown tremendously to fourteen employees and more than thirty prominent clients. In addition to building her business and those of others, she actively participates in speaking engagements nationwide and has been able to share her knowledge of business and brand development on numerous stages, including those of TED, Tech808 DC, and Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network. She's worked as a guest editor for Marie Claire magazine, has been featured in publications including Essence, Lucky, and Uptown, and regularly contributes her expertise on entrepreneurship and leadership to outlets such as Elle, Forbes, Inc.com, Huffington Post, and Fortune. As an on-air brand expert for Serena Williams' line for HSN, Rakia works closely with Williams and her design team on messaging and social media integration for launches, special product roll-outs, and consumer engagement.

In addition to her full-time work in multimedia communications, she is a wife to her best friend and husband, Bram Reynolds, and mother of three amazing children.



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Dan Pickett

In 2012, Dan Pickett co-founded Launch Academy built around the premises of helping people become the best version of themselves, and giving the gift of loving your job. After helping over 500 people launch their careers in Software Engineering in Boston, the school has now set their eyes on contributing and making a difference in the Philadelphia tech community.



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Tarika Chawla

Tarika has two years of extensive experience architecting, developing and releasing native Android and iOS mobile apps based on business requirements and user design. She has experience collaborating with clients to understand their requirements and recommend design specifications based on their use case. Tarika has also attend hackathons to gain knowledge and share ideas and is an active member of Android and Cocoaheads meetup in Philadelphia. Tarika have given presentations from topics focused on Android and iOS Development to integration of numerous SDK’s such as Product Flavors, Google Firebase for push notifications, Firebase Analytics etc. and is passionate about using latest technologies for creating innovative solutions at various hackathons. Her team also implemented an independent project “Connect the Dots” in Mozambique, Africa. Here is a blog for the process of the implementation of the project : http://ycenter-connect-the-dots.blogspot.com/



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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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Civic Track
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Schuylkill Yards

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