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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!

Tom Sprows

Tom has been a software developer in the Philadelphia area and has been working with software for over 30 years, when his parents bought him a Commodore 64 when he was nine years old.

He’s currently a software engineering manager at HomeNet, a COX Automotive company. Prior to HomeNet, Tom worked at companies such as Project Management Institute and Susquehanna International Institute. He also founded his own consultancy, Sprows Solutions LLC. His roles have spanned from building websites, architecting applications and databases, leading teams and providing expert architecture advice.

Tom’s work has been featured on Mashable.com, Killerstartups.com, GeekSugar.com, AllFacebook.com and SocialMediaExaminer.com



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Matt Kull

Matt Kull is co-founder and CEO of RevZilla, an ecommerce company based in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. RevZilla was founded in 2007 by a core team of riders whose sole goal was bringing the best possible shopping experience to motorbiking enthusiast.

Matt is a technologist at heart. Prior to RevZilla, Matt held various developer roles at WebLink and GlaxoSmithKline. Matt holds a degree in Computer Science from Lock Haven University.



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Alex Khorram

Mr. Khorram is responsible for vision, strategy, product, sales, and day-to-day operations for machineQ.

MachineQ is Comcast’s new service that leverages the latest in sensor, network, and software technologies to gather, transmit, and create actionable intelligence from the physical world.

Mr. Khorram has been financing and operating tech and communications companies over a 20-year period. He began his career working for a telecommunications start-up, ATX, that was a pioneer in the rapidly growing local exchange market in 1997, and subsequently went public via an acquisition by CoreComm Ltd.

Mr. Khorram led ATX’s product team that built an integrated T1 business in the US and led NTL’s (the largest cable company in Europe and CoreComm’s sister company) launch of a similar product in the UK. Later, as SVP of Corporate and Business Development, he took the newly re-capitalized business public, led interconnect negotiations with the RBOCs, re-capitalized over $1b in debt and other obligations, and worked closely with Leucadia National Corp. on a Chapter-11 turnaround that resulted into a 2x equity multiple in less than 18 months. Subsequently, Mr. Khorram co-founded GPX Enterprises, a private equity firm that invested over $100m in telecom and real estate opportunities, and co-founded, financed, and operated Clearband wireless broadband, Cliqsearch, a social search engine, and Whims, a messaging platform hailed by Fast Company and TechCrunch as the “Instagram for Words.”

Mr. Khorram earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MBA from London Business School, and is a graduate of Gettysburg College.



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Sean Brown

Sean Brown is the founder and leader of the Advanced Applications Engineering team at Comcast. Founded in 2010 with the mission of making Xfinity TV mobile, the Advanced Applications Engineering team has developed popular apps such as Xfinity Stream, TV Go and the Emmy Award winning TV Remote on iOS, Android and many flavors of Web platforms.



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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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Neil Dougherty

Neil leads the Social Business practice at Trellist, where he works with his staff of experts and various technology partners to provide robust service offerings and solutions that help clients harness the power of social networks in their marketing, sales and growth strategies.



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Iyasu Watts

Worked 5+ year as a software developer and computer programming instructor at Temple University’s MESA program. He is currently working as a technical instructor at Zip Code Wilmington teaching Java.



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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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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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