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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

Our cornerstone Philly Tech Week events

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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!

Michele Mckeone

The Founder + CEO of Digitability, she launched a new model that fully prepares people with cognitive disabilities for our tech-driven and highly social workforce. Digitability develops a sense of empowerment and the ability to persevere; this is helping people with neurodiverse needs overcome existing social and attitudinal barriers to obtaining and sustaining employment.



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Adria Boutlin

A CHSP certified professional, Adria is the Program Assistant for the Information Systems & Technology department at the Camden Coalition. Prior to joining the Coalition, Adria was a trainee and intern at Hopeworks’n Camden, overcoming tremendous obstacles to achieve her current level of success. Her journey is described in the award-winning documentary Hope Works Here, which recently won first place at the Philadelphia Freedom Shorts Film Festival.



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Jessica Estepa

Jessica Estepa is the lead writer and editor for OnPolitics, USA TODAY's politics blog and newsletter, where her coverage runs the gamut from President Trump's tweets to interviewing pardoned turkeys of yesteryear. In past lives, she worked at National Geographic, E&E News and Roll Call. Other journalism things: She leads the Online News Association's Washington, D.C., group and is a fellow with the National Press Foundation. Non-journalism things: She sings constantly with the Capitol Hill Chorale and District Karaoke.



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Ruth Fasoldt

Ruth Fasoldt serves as the Director of External Affairs for Link, the most comprehensive, free public Wi-Fi network in the world. Ruth manages Intersection's public-private partnership with both the City of New York for LinkNYC and Philadelphia for LinkPHL, in addition to overseeing all community outreach and timely local partnerships to help make Link a welcome part of the community.

Ruth has spent the past eight years advocating for the importance of stakeholders input and understanding. Prior to joining Intersection, Ruth was the Business Development Manager for ACCA USA, the US headquarters of the world's largest accounting accreditation. Ruth was also the Director of Membership and Special Events for the Association for a Better New York (ABNY). Ruth holds a B.A. in History from Union College, and Masters degrees in History and Archives Management from Simmons College.



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Peter Locharernkul

Peter Locharernkul, a creative technologist, has been developing interactives for a variety of audience, ranging from museum exhibits to trade shows to experiential marketing events. Embraces the complex discipline of testing and overcoming the limitations of hardware devices and software platforms while continuing to deliver intuitive and compelling user experiences. His most recent projects have involved innovative augmented reality applications that pioneers the use of large scale 3D object tracking. An avid game developer, he has released dozens of online games for ESPN.com and MTV Games. He has implemented various activations for brands such as Reebok, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, ABC TV and Nabisco. Many of his projects are currently on display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the WWII Museum in New Orleans, the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles and the Kennedy Space Center.



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Hoon Oh

Hoon Oh(VP, Creative Director) is a maker who is interested in provoking how we think about existing things by combining layers of context and technology. He aims for design to inspire, challenge, but most importantly communicate thought objects, spaces and media.

He worked with clients like JetBlue, Verizon, Google and iRobot and is currently working with Comcast, PMA, Sunoco to bring more engaging communication with their audience through experiential marketing.



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Kevin Rocque

Head of Technology Transformation and Innovation in the Technology Solutions division of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, Kevin Rocque heads the Technology Transformation and Innovation team. In this role, Kevin’s responsibilities include defining technology strategy that is aligned to business strategy, driving transformational change in the delivery methodology; identifying technology innovation opportunities, and ensuring effective management of the application portfolio. Kevin has had several roles within Technology Solutions including leading: Retail Technology, Commercial Technology, Application Development, Architecture, Project Management Office, Quality Management and Vendor Management.

Prior to joining TD Bank in 2006, he worked at Staples, Inc. where he held various technology leadership positions and led the build out of the international e-commerce platform. Prior to that he spent several years in consulting where he served as a technical director and worked at IBM where he focused on the application of emerging technologies.

Kevin earned a B.S. in Physics with a minor in Computer Science from Boston College, and an M.S. in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Maryland at College Park where he focused on the application of parallel computing to weather and climate models.



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Mike McCoy

Mike McCoy is part of ConsenSys' Ecosystem Development strategies where he helps build the teams involved in growing the Ethereum protocol around the world. Currently Mike has helped build the campus recruitment model, supports a number of ConsenSys teams such as uPort, Grid+, Linnia, Blockchain for Social Impact and D.C. Labs in their strategy to create efficient blockchain projects.

Before coming to ConsenSys, Mike helped start a software development bootcamp in Philadelphia, PA called Launch Academy, as well as working in technical sales and recruiting for a number of years before jumping into the blockchain space.



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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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