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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!

Aditi Sriram

Aditi joined ConsenSys in 2017 from the Chamber of Digital Commerce where she focused on blockchain policy and business development around furthering the adoption of blockchain technology. Given her 3+ years of experience in the blockchain space, she leads Academy’s strategic partnerships and is dedicated to growing the Ethereum ecosystem.



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Amanda Levisnon

Amanda is the cofounder and COO of NeedsList, the first marketplace for humanitarian aid that connects the supply, volunteer, and funding needs of NGOs with donors anywhere who can help. Prior to founding NeedsList, Amanda was Founder and Principal of ThirdSpace, a consultancy working at the intersection of human-centered design and social change with startups, government agencies, nonprofits, and some of the largest NGOs in the world, including Catholic Relief Services and the US Fund for UNICEF. Prior to ThirdSpace, Amanda was Director of Operations and Policy Programs at Hope Street Group, a think tank and nonprofit dedicated to increasing economic opportunity for all Americans. She is the cofounder of VOZ: Workers’ Rights Education Project in Portland, Oregon.



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Deesha Dyer

Deesha Dyer is a speaker, writer, Creative Event and Strategy consultant, and most notably known as the former Obama Administration Social Secretary. The Philadelphia native became a White House intern at the age of 30 and completed a seven-year tenure there that honed her expertise in event coordination, logistics, protocol, and statecraft. Her storied career is unconventional at best, with themes of reinvention, drive, and a commitment to community service integrated throughout.

An award-winning event producer, Deesha has been featured in national media outlets including TIME, The New York Times, Marie Claire, Essence, Vogue, Refinery29, Forbes, The Root andWashington Post. A charismatic speaker with unbridled optimism, she now shares her message of hope, hard work and living life on your own terms with audiences across the country, while running her private consulting firm.



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Ryan Riess

Ryan Riess is currently a marketing director at The Hershey Company working on the company’s social and earned media content strategy. Previous to this role, he served as senior manager on the Reese’s brand where he played an integral role in the brand’s $200M of growth since joining the team in October of 2015. With successful campaigns including #AllTreesAreBeautiful, #Cupfusion, and

Cupspiracy, Ryan and the Reese’s team took the brand to new heights with an innovative marketing

model which harnessed the over-the- top brand love of the Reese’s brand’s loyal fan base. Ryan has also worked on developing Reese’s global equity, launched Hershey’s entrance into the Spreads category and developed shopper marketing capabilities within the Convenience class of trade. Ryan holds a BA from Harvard College and both an M.Ed. and M.B.A from University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He resides in Palmyra, PA with his wife Gina and his two children, Zoe and Max.



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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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Jumoke Dada

Considered a visionary by many, Jumoke K. Dada is a technologist, consultant, and the founder of the Tech Women Network. Dada holds a B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences and Real Estate certification from Temple University. She is also a certified Scrum Master. Her technical experience includes working as an application developer, business/ systems analyst, quality assurance tester, and technical project manager. As the principal of Signature RED, she provides tech consulting services and creates tools and resources for women interested in careers in technology. Over the years she hast hosted several educational events and workshops including Building iOS Mobile Apps, Rails Girls, Techies Who Brunch (Philadelphia, London and Cape Town), and the inaugural HUE Tech Talk. Dada has been recognized in the media for her innovative ideas, leadership skills, hard work ethic, and community involvement. In addition to her work with growing the Tech Women Network globally, she is a diversity in tech contributing writer for Forbes.com. To learn more about her work, her words, or her world, visit dadaverse.org.



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Veniece Newton

Veniece Newton, is a true entrepreneur of today who has been connecting people and products through her relationship building for more than a decade. In her early years, while working in promotions and marketing in the music industry for Arista Records in NYC she learned the importance of people and how they connect the dots. Eventually, she developed an entrepreneurial spirit that could not be denied. Her innovative and unparalleled ability to harness the power of relationship building has given her tremendous respect in the business community. Always ahead of the curve, 15 years ago she founded an online fashion/lifestyle television in which she oversaw a production team of 30 from Hong Kong, Alaska, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City. While travelling the world, she interviewed A list celebrities, cover red carpets for many high-profile events. The years of varied experiences, allowed her to eventually find her way to what she truly loved, and that is being involved in the community. As a natural connector, she is a member of several committees and enjoys consulting others with their business ventures. She serves as the Diversity Liaison for the Philadelphia International Airport in which she works specifically to improve workforce while pursuing an Executive MBA at the Fox Temple School of Business. However, one of her strong passions lies in working with youth. She not only has a flair for business and connecting people, but she also has a heart of gold. For the past 10 years, she has devoted her time to empowering the next generation of leaders. She is a panel member for the District Attorney’s Youth Aid Panel and the Founder of Community Angel Foundation; a nonprofit organization that gives back by encouraging, empowering and educating our youth to be future leaders through 4 pillars focusing on volunteerism, education, career and culture. Everything Veniece involves herself with, always includes giving back. It wasn’t no different when she made it to the "Final Four" during the Camden Catalyst startup competition for her innovative idea of ENGAGEathon! And it wasn't farfetched in knowing that her startup would involve community engagement. ENGAGEathon is a customizable software platform that tracks and promotes community engagement, outreach and social impact which will be used by corporations, school districts and organizations. Veniece has a mission to bring our communities together in a positive and effective way; and she will not stop until her mission is complete. Her latest project, Cypher City is a nationwide livestreaming cypher competition in which the public votes through all social media platforms. Cypher City is a very exciting because it allows Veniece to acknowledge the importance of diversity & inclusion and provides a platform for aspiring lyricists to express themselves through words. Veniece is a woman of today and an inspiration for many to believe in yourself and have hope for all.



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Kevin Hanley

Kevin Hanley has spent the majority of his career leading multi-channel digital marketing strategies for brands and institutions, stressing the importance of the convergence between marketing and technology to create memorable customer experiences.

Since 2015, Kevin has been an integral part of managing the digital marketing strategy for Hero Digital's clients, ensuring effective execution and accurate analysis of marketing campaigns, which allows clients to iterate, and improve. His keen intuition allows the agency to offer digital marketing services that support and enhance the total customer experience. Kevin has written articles and guest posted on multiple marketing technology blogs including ChiefMartec.com and has spoken at digital industry events dating back to 2004.



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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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