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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!

Adina Halter

Adina Halter is Chief Technologist for Accessibility at Comcast where she ensures the accessibility of all Comcast products from web, to mobile apps, set top box applications, smart-home applications and other internet-of- things offerings. Adina started her career out of college as a 3D animator before moving into print design and then web design and development. She has since expanded into the mobile and internet-of- things technology space. She is also a cross-product tech innovator in the use of artificial intelligence. Adina is an advocate for product development that delights users with differing disabilities and maintains an open-source repository of accessible coding solutions. She is a member of the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative Education and Outreach working group and tweets, instructs, and speaks on coding, accessibility, and women-in- tech issues. Adina also serves as co-lead for the Comcast MyAbilities Employee Resource Group, which empowers employees with disabilities and equips their allies across the company. In the last year, she has helped to double membership to over 1,000 members.



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Rebecca Etter

Rebecca Etter is the Senior Manager of Innovation at Acelerada, a division of Bimbo Bakeries USA, where she is designing an innovation roadmap in the bread & baked goods categories. Rebecca’s innovation experience extends into the snack and wine categories, where she worked in ideation and commercialization at KRAVE Pure Foods/The Hershey Company and Diageo.

Prior to traditional roles in innovation Rebecca spent several years on the agency side (Raison Pure, Interbrand and Landor Associates) supporting strategic development for her clients; and three years at Conde Nast Publications as a travel and photo editor for Cookie Magazine.

Rebecca has a B.A in Communications from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Professional Studies in Branding from the School of the Visual Arts in New York.



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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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Stephanie Humphrey

Tech-Life Expert Stephanie Humphrey merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to show everyday people how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be. Stephanie is driven by the sole purpose of connecting people, particularly those underrepresented in technology, with the tech know-how to transform their worlds.

Stephanie is proud to say that she has realized her dream of becoming a nationally syndicated media personality as the current technology contributor to ‘The Harry Show’, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. She also recently reached another national goal when she became a contributor to Good Morning America. Stephanie was a frequent guest on NewsOne with Roland Martin on TV One and has also contributed her tech-life expertise to other national media outlets including Al-Jazeera America, HuffPostLive, TheGrio.com, and BlackEnterprise.com. She is an on-air tech contributor to Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia (WTXF) where she’s delivered tech news since 2012. Stephanie was also the technology writer for EBONY.com and a contributor to EBONY magazine, where she provided readers with the latest in apps, gadgets, and social media. She was the originator of the popular “Tech2Go” column on TheRoot.com, and spent two years as the spokesperson for HP, Inc. on the QVC shopping channel. And Stephanie uses social media to help hundreds of people understand tech basics with her weekly 60-Second Tech Break on Instagram & Twitter (@TechLifeSteph). Clips of some of Stephanie’s work can be viewed on her YouTube channel.
Helping students is the passion that drives Stephanie, and she has channeled this motivation into a seminar called ‘Til Death Do You Tweet’. The seminar, tailored to either students or parents, helps them understand the potential negative consequences of online behavior - especially through social media - and gives helpful advice on how young people can maintain a positive reputation in cyberspace. Stephanie is inspired by an innate curiosity to know why things work and an entrepreneurial spirit, which was the spark that started her on her present journey into tech-life media. Her expertise is built upon more than a decade as a Senior Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin and engineering degrees from Florida A&M University and the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, Stephanie serves as the Vice President for the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Drifters, Inc. and has served twice as a Big Sister in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. For booking inquiries, please email techlifestephanie@gmail.com



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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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Valeisha Butterfield-Jones

Valeisha Butterfield-Jones is the Global Head of Women and Black Engagement for Google and the co­founder and CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN).

A well-rounded business leader, Valeisha has a deep passion for diversity and inclusion. The evidence is in her portfolio of work, spanning two decades of driving social responsibility campaigns and community engagement programs for corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Valeisha’s accomplishments have been recognized by Forbes, Glamour, Marie Claire, and Essence.

Valeisha is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and a North Carolina native, but now splits time between New York City and Los Angeles. She’s married and the mother of two sons.



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Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

Billimarie Lubiano Robinson is an interdisciplinary artist, developer, and activist. With over ten years experience as a designer and web developer, she is dedicated to building and maintaining inclusive tech solutions through an abolitionist lens.



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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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