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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

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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!

Sovanna Mam

Sovanna leads the development of VR products for Greenfish Labs, a digital media firm that is pioneering the emerging 360 virtual reality digital platform for brands and global events. Sovanna has executive produced ground-breaking 360 virtual reality marketing activations for events such as The Passion Live on FOX, World Youth Day in Krakow Poland, and most recently a unique Facebook 360 Live stream of opening day festivities for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Prior to co-founding Greenfish, Sovanna was a creative multimedia and content creator with over 20 years of experience including creating and co-exec producing reality TV shows for A&E and Discovery Networks. Sovanna holds a B.A. in Communications from Shippensburg State University.



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Frank Lee

Frank is the Director of Back End Development at The Archer Group, a Digital Marketing agency based in Wilmington, Delaware. As the Director of Back End Development, Frank is responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as the long-term vision of the team. He brings a practical approach to software development at Archer, balancing the need to stay on the cutting edge of software with the needs of Archer’s clients.

Frank graduated from the University of Delaware in 2005 with a Masters’ degree in Computer Science. In his spare time you can find Frank at the Delaware Rock Gym.



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Dave Cole

Dave is a Visual Producer on The Wall Street Journal's Emerging Media team. He works on the WSJ Snapchat Discover channel, in addition to assisting the team with special projects.

Dave is also a freelance multimedia journalist with work published in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, CNN, Pittsburgh Magazine, China Daily, and others.

Dave has previously worked on Comcast's relaunch of EveryBlock, and before that edited Onward State while a student at Penn State.



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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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Roee Adler

Roee Adler is the Head of Digital at WeWork, leading the company's digital technology products and strategy. Prior to WeWork, Roee was the Chief Product Officer at Soluto, where he ran product, marketing and business development, and led the team's launch at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2010 (where Soluto won the startup battlefield). Soluto was acquired by Asurion in 2013.

Roee started programming at the age of 10. After leading a software development group in the Israeli army for 5 years, he worked as a device driver developer for Envara (acquired by Intel, 2004). Since then, Roee has managed product design and development in several industries, including: water technology (Miya, Arison Group), location-based services (AeroScout, acquired by Stanley Black & Decker, 2012), and music (Neocraft, where Roee was co-founder).

Roee is married to Avital, a brain scientist. He holds a BA in Computer Science (summa cum laude) and an MBA in Finance from IDC Herzliya.

  • See more at: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/roee-adler#sthash.lVXR2Feu.dpuf


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Morgan Berman

After almost a decade in the non-profit world of women's health, Morgan cartwheeled head first in to the tech startup scene. She is the co-founder and CEO of MilkCrate, a company that helps companies engage their employees in social and environmental impact. Through her work with MilkCrate she has been honored by the UN Foundation as one of the Top Female Entrepreneurs to Watch, was selected by Forbes for the 30 Under 30 Pitch Summit, visited the White House to discuss clean energy policy, gave a TEDx talk on chasing dreams (actually, unicorns!), auditioned for Shark Tank, and won the Rad Girl Product of the Year Award for her design of MilkCrate. In hindsight, the journey makes perfect sense. After starting her first socially-minded enterprise at 16, Morgan has been featured extensively on local and national news outlets like the WHYY, the Philadelphia Business Journal, Boston Metro, Philadelphia Inquirer, NBC10, Forbes, Philadelphia Magazine's Be Well Blog, and others.

She is a passionate Philadelphian, chosen as a "Keeper" with Leadership Philadelphia and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper- two organizations that are helping cultivate thoughtful leadership for the future. Right now she's channeling that training into a new arts program at her local Rec Center (learn more here). Morgan started MilkCrate while earning her Masters in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University, the best serendipitous tech incubator on the planet. She is a novice SCUBA diver, and recently got another notch on her belt in Jiu Jitsu.



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Dave Ramirez

Dave Ramirez is an Application Development Specialist with Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health. He has over 6 years of experience developing websites and applications with a focus on client satisfaction and engaging user experiences. Other interests include guitars and pizza.



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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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