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

Mont Brown

Mont Brown has devoted his life is to provide personalized attention and mentoring youth in the inner- city communities through music, art, and creative expression. He continues to support our youth in formulating impactful ways that encourages them. His accomplishments are driven by his childhood experiences growing up in South West Philadelphia. He believes in the power of unity and uses his story to inspire and help the youth going through similar challenges in their lives. He is an example that regardless of your surroundings you are still capable of living out your dreams. Mont’s primary goal was to have one day of no violence within his (South West) community and he has achieved that with his "Stop the Violence Kickback" four years in a row, with his annual KickBack Festival which gives local up and coming music artist a platform to display their talent. He values the importance of sharing ideas, talents, resources, and time in order to help youth and creative individuals reach their full potential. He has been given the title of The South West Ambassador by Senator Anthony Williams and also named one of BME’s (Black Male Engagement) Community leaders of 2015. Currently, Mont sits on the Board for Mothers in Charge with founder Ms. Dorothy, has a monthly “Brunch with the Elderly Event” at the senior case home in South West and stands as the treasurer and one of youngest board members of Philadelphia Mayor Kenney African American Commission. Mont Brown leads by example that you cannot judge a book by its cover; he is bridging the gap between community and cool-ness.

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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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Eloise Young

Eloise N. Young was named Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Services in April 2016 after serving as the Chief Information Officer of the Philadelphia Gas Works for nine years. In her current role Young is responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of a robust, repeatable and participatory corporate strategic planning process. Prior to her appointment as CIO, she served in a number of positions in PGW’s Information Services Department including Director of Technical Strategy and Support, Manager of Systems Services, System Administrator, DBA, and developer.

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Cathy Beech

Cathy is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she is responsible for the Information Security Program, which includes cybersecurity, risk and compliance, threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and security awareness and training. She is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). She has extensive experience in various industries and currently serves on executive governing body forums on privacy and security. Cathy was a recipient of the 2017 Breakaway Leadership Award at the Global CISO Executive Summit.

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Sam Glasberg

Sam graduated from Wingate University (she knows you’ve never heard of it) with a degree in Marketing and often refers to herself as “Cupid”, but for your career. She loves diet coke, coffee, and socializing. When she’s not on the quest to find Stitch’s next team member, you can find her spending her free time with her husband, which usually involves enjoying the Philly food scene, going to the movies, or training for some race (she’s completed two tough mudders).

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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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Ellen Hwang

Ellen is responsible for managing and leading the development and implementation of the City’s first smart city strategy for the City of Philadelphia’s SmartCityPHL initiative. She is driving the creation of the City’s first smart city roadmap that will provide guidance on how the city will build its next generation and future technology infrastructure. This work includes the establishment of: a project prioritization model; investment strategies; a collaborative governance model; diverse cross-departmental and cross-sector relationships; flexible standards for interoperable technology adoption and data integration; and stronger community and university partnerships to spur research and innovation in service delivery, economic development, environmental stewardship, and digital inclusion. She supports the work of the innovation strategy portfolio which is aimed in increasing internal capacity for innovation in municipal government. As a Temple University alum, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Master of Science degree in City and Regional Planning.

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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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