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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!

Kati Sipp

Kati Sipp is the Managing Director for the National Guestworkers Alliance. She is also the editor of the blog Hack the Union, which focuses on the intersections of work, organizing and technology. Prior to her work with NGA, she founded the Pennsylvania affiliate of Working Families, and spent nine years working for SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, serving as the statewide Political Director and Executive Vice President of the local. Kati began working with SEIU in California in 1997, where she was an internal organizer, working with classified school employees. She left California in 1999 to move back to the East Coast, and began work for the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, where she organized mothers who were affected by changes in the state’s welfare policy. After leaving PUP, she spent time as the director of the Jobs with Justice affiliate in Philadelphia, before going back to SEIU.



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Morris Levy

Morris Levy is co-founder and CEO of The Yard. Prior to cofounding The Yard, Morris managed a firm with more than 60 commercial properties, brokerage and several ground-up developments. Morris cut his teeth in the fashion industry, where he worked for 15 years before shifting into real estate. He is a native of Brooklyn, NY where he still lives today with his family and enjoys playing in his band, Men in My Head, in his spare time.



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David Hindin, MD

David Hindin, MD, is a writer, a Temple surgery resident, and an entrepreneur. He has a lifelong passion for creative pursuits, and is particularly interested in innovations within the medical world. David is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Invented Magazine, an iOS app startup (recently ranked #1 in Apple’s “What’s Hot”) that highlights the stories behind innovative medical and tech startups making an impact in the world. In addition to his M.D., David holds a Master’s in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship. He is currently working on a research project to assess the full breadth of innovation-based training throughout U.S.-based medical school, and is chronicling highlights in a new YouTube series, entitled “Why Your Doctor Should Daydream” which explores the importance of maintaining creativity within medical school. His channel can be found at youtube.com/davidhindin



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Don Coleman

Don Coleman is a software engineer who enjoys hacking with phones, Arduino and other hardware. As the Director of Consulting for Chariot Solutions he works with teams and clients to reinvent their existing technology and lay the groundwork for the future. Don is the co-author of Make: Bluetooth and Beginning NFC.



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Revital Hirsch

Revital Hirsch is an Investor in Residence with Saul Ewing LLP and an Associate at local venture firm SCP Vitalife. Ms. Hirsch has substantial experience in evaluating business plans and investor presentations, reviewing and negotiating term sheets, and modeling the impact of various financing alternatives on capital structure and exit proceed distributions. As Saul Ewing Investor in Residence through the firm’s RAMP (Resources, Access and Mentoring Program) initiative, Revital provides emerging companies in technology and life sciences with business and venture financing guidance.



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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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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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Danielle Cohn

Danielle Cohn is Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Engagement at Comcast. Danielle is a passionate connector curating and celebrating Comcast's many great programs in Philadelphia and across the nation that interact with, spark and support startups and entrepreneurship.



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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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Business Track
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Saul EwingThe Yard
Media Track
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Harmelin Media
Creative Track
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MICA
Civic Track
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Schuylkill Yards

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