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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!

Bon Ku

Bon Ku, MD, MPP is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician and the founder and director of JeffDESIGN, a first-of-its-kind program in a medical school that teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges. Bon has spoken widely on the intersection of health and design thinking (TEDx, South by Southwest, Mayo Clinic Transform, Stanford Medicine X, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) and serves on the Design and Health Leadership Group at the American Institute of Architects. In 2016, he received the Health Care Innovators Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal. Dr. Ku holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, MD from Penn State and a bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.



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Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee is Senior Technical Project Manager for the Learning Lab. A native of the Philadelphia area, Joe started at The Wharton School in 2008. His role and responsibilities have changed over the past 7 years, taking on a more senior position as a project manager and application developer. He recently arrived at the Lab with almost 10 years in higher education, excited to apply his knowledge and experience to help Wharton faculty change the way they approach their pedagogical goals and instruct their students. Known for his infectious laugh and amiable personality, Joe lives in the city, where he spends his spare time running several fantasy professional sports leagues and honing his skills as a connoisseur of sandwiches.



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Tony Abraham

Tony Abraham is Technically Media's special projects reporter, where he regularly writes for Generocity. He's a former reporter for Technical.ly in Delaware and Philly and a Philly News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year."



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Brian Peters

Brian Peters is a digital marketing strategist at Buffer, and is responsible for planning and executing on cutting edge digital strategies and tactics with a focus on social media. He also currently manages and co-hosts Buffer’s podcast, The Science of Social Media — an iTunes “top 10” in social media. He has spent several years in the digital marketing sphere and his passions extend outside of social media; in his spare time, Brian enjoys traveling and working remotely around the world with his wife, Katelyn.



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Victor Yocco

Victor is a Research Director at EY Intuitive. Victor writes and speaks on the application of psychology to design, and topics related to user research. Victor is the author of Design for the Mind, a book on the application of psychology to design, and numerous articles for A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, UX Booth, and many other publications.

Now celebrating three years of sobriety, Victor also writes and speaks about tech's culture promoting alcohol use. He has written on this topic for Model View Culture and Technical.ly Philly. You can follow Victor on Twitter @victoryocco or connect with him on LinkedIn.



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Howie Ross

Howie is the Director of Engineering at Linode overseeing Product Development. He has been leading teams and building products for 15 years. He has worked at startups, agencies, and financial services companies building websites, apps, e-commerce systems, and more recently cloud computing platforms. Howie is also a guest lecturer and speaker at Thomas Jefferson University, coding bootcamps, and conferences. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University and is a Certified Scrum Master. Howie used to organize meetups, sit on philanthropic boards and have hobbies like brewing beer. Now, he’s very happily the father of twin 1-year-old boys and is very into coffee.



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Dave Voyles

Dave is a construction worker turned Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and based out of Philadelphia, PA. His biggest passion is in working with students and startups across the country, to help get their projects off the ground. Dave's role has him speaking in front of audiences of all ages and technical backgrounds on a weekly basis. From that experience, he's learned to put on dynamic and engaging presentations which keep the audience involved in a dialogue, instead of being lectured to.



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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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Schuylkill Yards

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