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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!

Melissa Kimble

Melissa Kimble is a New York City based Digital and Social Media Strategist and writer who believes in using social media for good through education and empowerment. Melissa also served as the Senior Social Media Manager for EBONY Magazine.



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Sekinah Brodie

Sekinah Brodie is a Marketing Assistant at Penji, a graphic design startup, where she excels in web development, design, and media. She is also an outspoken community leader and supports local business with everything from design and marketing, to community engagement and impact. As a graduate of Hopeworks ‘n Camden and Montclair State University, Sekinah strives to empower women and minorities with job opportunities, career development, and positive representation.



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Wilhem Alcivar

Wilhem is a self-described "well-rounded computer geek." Wilhem got their start in robotics as a young teen and continued to grow and excel in many areas of computer science and software development. While their main interests is in back end web technology, Wilhem revels in taking on challenges in any environment and continues to learn new technologies and stacks for the simple joy of programming and creating. Wilhem has been programming for the last 9 years of their life.



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Dana Wilson

Dana S. Wilson currently serves as Vice President of Customer Experience for Comcast Cable, the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. In this role, she is responsible for leading end-to- end improvement initiatives to transform the experience for Comcast customers. Dana previously served as Executive Director of Strategy & Operations where she led departmental strategic initiatives to drive customer-focus and high performance across products. During her tenure, Dana has led the delivery of Comcast’s Olympics experience for both the 2012 Summer and 2013Winter games. In addition, she led the integration of the NBC Sports Live Extra Olympics app on X1, providing Xfinity customers with 1,000 hours of live streaming coverage of the Sochi Winter Games. The innovative experience was the first of it’s kind in the industry and gave customers 500 extra hours of live event coverage on the set-top box. Dana started her career at Comcast as Senior Director of Product Planning and Delivery for Comcast Interactive Media, where she managed execution of the Xfinity product roadmap for online and mobile entertainment. Prior to joining Comcast in 2011, Dana acquired a wealth of knowledge from the management consulting, chemical, utility and municipal industries. Dana has worked for companies such as: Accenture, Rohm and Haas Company, Philadelphia Gas Works and City of Philadelphia where she gained her engineering experience and extensive knowledge in the areas of enterprise performance management, operational excellence, product development, customer service, and manufacturing. Dana S. Wilson is a graduate of Drexel University and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering. During her professional tenure, Dana has obtained a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification which reflects her expertise in leading and executing initiatives within an organization that are focused on driving high performance and customer service.



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Lindsay Tabas

Lindsay T is our Lady Engineer™. She began developing software in 2002 while studying engineering in college. She translates two languages: (1) people and psychology, with (2) engineers and technology. Thru her 15 year career, she has worked with over 100 startups and investors, as well as teams across Fortune 500 companies. She's in her 5th year of working full-time on her consulting practice where she focuses on getting entrepreneurs to sell the right product before investing too much building the wrong one.



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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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Jewell Parkinson

As the head of Human Resources for SAP North America, Jewell Parkinson provides HR leadership across the region for all board areas, and leads the HR Business Partner organization. In this trusted - advisor role, she provides consultation and delivery of solutions that ensure SAP’s people strategy and programs meet the needs of the region’s more than 1 9,000 employees.

Jewell joined SAP in 1997, and has spent the majority of her tenure as an HR Business Partner supporting sales, sales support, and corporate functions within the North America region. She has supported global business units within Global Customer Operations, including Business Networks, the office of the COO, and Corporate Strategy in the office of the CEO, providing leadership on various global strategic projects in the areas of global workforce productivity, organization design , and change management. She has a thorough understanding of the SAP business and the intricacies across multiple functional areas.

Prior to joining SAP, Jewell served as an HR consultant in organizational development at Arco Chemical Company.

Jewell earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from Millersville University of Pennsylvania in Millersville, Pennsylvania, and holds a master’s degree in human resources development from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Jewell support s organizations committed to improve people’s lives such as Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross House, Jack Academy, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.



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Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker is an entrepreneur and executive producer who recently joined WRG, a part of The Creative Engagement Group as the Operations Director for the US. With nearly two decades of producing experiences and content for Fortune 500 brands under her belt, Jennifer knows how to craft an authentic story, creating an emotional connection between brand and consumer using the power of technology and innovation.

Some of her most recent projects have included the Lexus LIT IS which was featured in Dua Lipa's 'Be the One' video, an AR experience for Intel and working on The Single's Project which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Multiplatform Storytelling.



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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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