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Philly Tech Week 2018

Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone! The 8th annual Philly Tech Week took place April 27 through May 5, 2018.

The 9th Annual Philly Tech Week will take place May 3 - 11, 2019

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.

  • Where art and technology collide. Think: video games, digital art, community initiatives.
  • The strategy around technology coverage & promotion. Think: content marketing, digital marketing strategy, social networks.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Map of Events

What’s happening where

Speakers

Find out where these awesome speakers will be throughout the week!

Eric Bailey

Eric is a user experience designer who helps create straightforward solutions that address a person’s practical, physical, cognitive, and emotional needs using accessible, performant, device-agnostic technology. You can check out his work at ericwbailey.design.



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Cathy Beech

Cathy is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she is responsible for the Information Security Program, which includes cybersecurity, risk and compliance, threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and security awareness and training. She is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). She has extensive experience in various industries and currently serves on executive governing body forums on privacy and security. Cathy was a recipient of the 2017 Breakaway Leadership Award at the Global CISO Executive Summit.



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Josh Kopelman

Josh is a founding Partner at First Round Capital, a seed-stage technology venture fund. Josh has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization.

In 1992, while he was a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – and took it public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1996. Josh founded Half.com in July of 1999, and led it to become one of the largest sellers of used books, movies and music in the world. Half.com was acquired by eBay in July 2000 — and Josh remained with eBay for three years, running the Half.com business unit and growing eBay’s Media marketplace to almost half a billion dollars in annual gross merchandise sales. In late 2003 Josh helped to found TurnTide, an anti-spam company that created the world's first anti-spam router. TurnTide was acquired by Symantec just six months later.

Josh founded First Round Capital in 2004 to reinvent seed-stage investing. Since that time the firm has invested in over 300 emerging technology startups – becoming one of the most active venture capital firms in the country. Josh has consistently ranked on the Forbes “Midas List” of the top 100 tech investors. He has been named as one of the top ten ‘angel investors’ in the United States by Newsweek magazine, one of "Tech's New Kingmakers" by Business 2.0 magazine and a "Rising VC Star" by Fortune magazine. Josh also is the proud winner of a second place ribbon in the 2011 Nantucket Watermelon Eating competition.

Josh is an inventor on thirteen U.S. Patents for his work in Internet technology. In June 2000, he was awarded Ernst and Young’s prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for the Greater Philadelphia region.

Josh earned a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



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Beah Burger-Lenehan

Beah is the Co-Founder and President of Port. She stumbled into a career in tech while living in San Francisco. Beah landed at Google, initially as an Administrative Assistant (Beah knew nothing about tech). She worked her way up, eventually into the role of Product Manager. She left Google to lead the Product team at Ticketleap (acquired). When she's not working, Beah spends her time being the mom of a toddler and rooting for the Sixers (she probably trusted the process before you did).



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Sylvester Mobley

Sylvester Mobley is the founder and CEO of the youth tech education nonprofit, Coded by Kids. Through Coded by Kids, Sylvester works to increase access to tech education opportunities for those who are underserved, especially children of color and children who come from underserved communities. Sylvester’s mission is to ensure that every child has the support, resources, and opportunity to build the next Google, Microsoft or Facebook, regardless of what they look like or where they come from.

Because of the dominant role technology plays in our society, Sylvester believes that building a tech industry that is diverse, inclusive and equitable is one of the most pressing issues we face today.

Under his leadership, Coded by Kids has grown from an organization that served fewer than 15 children in one Philadelphia recreation center to serving more than 200 students per week in schools and community centers in three states. Sylvester has received awards for his work from several organizations including Philadelphia City Council, the Philadelphia Business Journal, The Philadelphia 76ers, Billy Penn, and Philadelphia Academies.

Sylvester got his start in technology while serving in the United States Air Force. He is a veteran of the war in Iraq, who served in three branches of the United States military over 12 years. Sylvester is also a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business.



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Ricardo Rivera

Ricardo Rivera is Creative Director and Co-founder of Klip Collective, an experiential art shop which integrates projection lighting and storytelling to create compelling experiences. Ricardo is a visual artist, filmmaker and a true pioneer of video projection mapping, having earned a United States patent for his technological breakthroughs in the medium. His work has been featured multiple times at the Sundance Film Festival, including the commissioned festival bumper in 2014. Rivera directed Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience at Longwood Gardens which attracted over 175,000 visitors in 2015. In the advertising world, brands including Nike, Target, NBC Sports and Adult Swim have sought his unique ability to use video projection art as a bridge between architecture, technology and storytelling. The common element in all of Ricardo’s work is groundbreaking creativity and technological innovation.



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Natalie Nagele

As co-founder and CEO, Natalie leads the direction, culture, and team happiness for Wildbit, makers of Beanstalk, Postmark and Conveyor. With 28 team members across 5 countries (15 cities) working on multi-million dollar products for developers, she’s proving that you can grow an extremely profitable business while focusing on shorter work days, an enjoyable work-from-anywhere environment, and staying small.



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Michael Tonge

Michael Tonge is a Brooklyn native, with a Sociology degree from Bucknell University. While still in school he conceived The Culture LP, formerly a blog that has evolved into a marketing consultancy for independent artists and galleries. Upon graduating, he and his partners started collaborating with local artists and creators. At the same time, Michael began his professional career as a corporate analyst for J.P. Morgan, before making the career switch to marketing and advertising. Developing grassroots events across the city coupled with a broad set of skills from the ad industry, has led to Michael’s latest role — Senior Marketing Manager, at the Brooklyn Museum. In December 2017 he also joined the NYC hub of the Global Shapers, a youth led venture in partnership with the World Economic Forum. Living and working in Brooklyn, New York — you’ll probably catch him at a local art show, or anywhere with good music, food and people. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @Mikey718_



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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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University City Science CenterRelay

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