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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


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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.

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What’s happening where


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

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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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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Pavel Veller

Pavel Veller serves as EPAM’s CTO, Digital Engagement Practice, where he brings nearly 20 years of diverse experience building and releasing complex software systems and digital products using Java, C#, Ruby, JavaScript and more. Over the course of his 13-year career at EPAM, Mr. Veller has successfully led large global teams on end-to-end implementations for leading consumer products, hospitality, retail and healthcare companies. A few highlights of his work include building customer engagement, eCommerce and customer support bots with Microsoft, Amazon Alexa and AWS Lambda; integrating, customizing and extending digital products, such as Adobe AEM and Marketing Cloud, SAP Hybris, Sitecore, SDL Tridion/Web, Salesforce, for companies in North America and Europe; and migrating a large, complex loyalty system off of a DB2 mainframe and onto a modern Java-based micro/macro-services architecture.

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Tariq Hook

Tariq is a veteran software engineer with over 15 years of industry experience in software development. He has also been a distinguished Java instructor for Temple University's MESA program since 2011.

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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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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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Mac Nagaswami

Mac Nagaswami is the Co-Founder and CEO of Carvertise - a media company that specializes in car advertising. Since its founding in the Horn Program of Entrepreneurship in 2014, Carvertise has had 300% year-over-year revenue growth and has created a driver network of over 200,000 drivers across 48 states. Working alongside partners such as Crayola, Lyft, Empire Today and Buffalo Wild Wings, Carvertise has launched over 200 major advertising campaigns across the nation. Carvertise was named DIW's 2015 Tech Startup of the Year and has been covered by major press outlets including Forbes, Inc Magazine, and WHYY

Mac Nagaswami is the recent recipient of Delaware SBA’s 2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award as well as the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Rising Star Award. He currently sits on the Board of Governors for the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors for TeenSHARP. In his free time, Mac actively volunteers with pro-entrepreneurship initiatives such as the Delaware Youth Leadership Network (DYLN) and University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship. Mac is an alum of Sanford School and graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors of Science in Finance.

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Eliza Pollack

In her role on the Innovation Management team, Eliza oversees a portfolio of initiatives that increase the City’s internal capacity for innovation, creative problem solving, and cross-sector engagement. Her core work involves managing the Innovation Lab, Innovation Academy and Innovation Fund; and leading Innovation Consulting, a program that leverages specially trained City employees to provide internal consulting services for internal and external stakeholders seeking to address challenges in new ways. Prior to joining the City, Eliza worked at Project HOME; she attended the University of Virginia, where she studied history and religious studies, and pursued a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. When she’s not innovating, Eliza can be found exploring new restaurants in Philly with her husband and rescue pit bull, Brew.

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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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Archer GroupSaul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLPSAPVanguard Innovation Studio
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Think Company
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University City Science CenterRelay

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