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Dev Talks

Join us for an afternoon of high-level dev talks focused around today's trending problem solving tools and innovative solutions. Dev experts will tell you about some of their own real world scenarios and the tools and languages they're using.

We will have four rooms with different focuses in each room. Whether you want to hear a talk about back-end, front-end, cleaning code or you have been dying to listen a speaker we have, you will have the opportunity to choose your own schedule throughout the day and do it all. Check out our rooms below:

  • AI & Machine learning
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  • Big Ideas
  • Leadership and Soft skills

Agenda (Subject to change)

  • 2:00 PM - Registration & Networking
  • 2:45 PM - Welcoming Remarks
  • 3:00 PM - Program Begins
  • 4:30 PM - BREAK
  • 5:00 PM - Program Resumes
  • 6:00 PM - Program Ends

Check back for a full list of topics and speakers!

Click here for more details topic descriptions!

AI & Machine learning speaking topics:

3:00PM A.I. & You: Discovering Opportunity in the Forest with Timothy Wenhold, Chief Innovation Officer at Power Home Remodeling Group
3:30PM - Product Design with Fraser Stirling, SVP Digital Home, Devices & AI at Comcast Cable
4:00PM - Natural Language-First Systems: To Be Or Not To Be with Pavel Veller, CTO, Digital Engagement Practice at EPAM
5:00PM - Machine Learning for Healthcare with Riley Wong , Machine Learning Researcher at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
5:30PM - The digital transformation of Industrial Services with Emrah Ercan, Director of Digital strategy at SUEZ - Water Technologies & Solutions

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency speaking topics:

3:00PM - Blockchain Opportunities in Healthcare with Christophe DeMaskey, Software Engineering Lead, Precision Medicine at Elsevier
3:30PM - Balancing privacy and auditability in blockchain applications with Brett Hemenway Falk, Research Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science at University of Pennsylvania
4:00PM - The Blockchain Revolution: How Blockchain Technology is Transforming the Economy and the World with John Hargrave, Publisher of Bitcoin Market Journal
5:00PM - Blockchain: Beyond the Buzzword with Daniel Wharton, VP of Engineering at Amino Payments
5:30PM - Ethereum's Competitive Advantage, Technical Use Cases and How To Become a Blockchain Developer Through ConsenSys Academy! with Mike McCoy, Ecosystem Development/Campus Engagement Lead & Aditi Sriram, Business Analyst at ConsenSys

Big Ideas speaking topics:

3:00PM - Accountable To Each Other: Processing Massive Amounts of Data in Pursuit of Transparency with Dan Berry, Head of Integrated Solutions at Nuix
3:30PM - The Rise of the Citizen "Developer" with Kevin Rocque, Head of Technology Transformation and Innovation in the Technology Solutions division at TD Bank
4:00PM - Utilizing Social Justice Best Practices in Developer Spaces with Billimarie Lubiano Robinson, Senior Instructor, Coded by Kids
5:00PM - Building Fantastic Applications for the Slack Platform with Scott Landau, Partner Engineer at Slack.
5:30PM - The Future of Cloud Applications with Erica Windisch, Co-founder and CTO at IOpipe

Leadership & Soft Skills topics:

3:00PM - Creating an environment to advance your career with Brenna Quinn, Senior Vice President of Solution Lifecycle Management at Cerner Corporation.
3:30PM - Don’t Wait Until the Product’s “Ready": The Unavoidable Market Part of Product-Market Fit with Lindsay Tabas at Lady Engineer™
4:00PM - Practical Tips for Successful Communication With a Remote Team with Natalie Nagele, Co-founder and CEO, Wildbit
5:00PM - Form Follows Function: A UX Designer's Perspective of Cross-Functional Team Building with Liz Brown, Co-CEO and Head of Design, Webjunto
5:30PM - Disruptive Innovation-THINK…Unlock Your Innovation Predictors to Achieve the Advantage that Matters! with Damian D. "Skipper" Pitts, Founder/CEO at FlexRight Solutions™

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Following this event, we will host a Dev Happy Hour to give you the chance to mingle with the Philadelphia tech community!

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  • Liz Brown

    Liz Brown

    Liz is a proud generalist committed to utilizing her interdisciplinary skillset as an urban

  • Timothy Wenhold

    Timothy Wenhold

    Timothy Wenhold is equal parts entrepreneur technologist. Wenhold turned down a scholarship to

  • Brenna Quinn

    Brenna Quinn

    Brenna is the Senior Vice President of Solution Lifecycle Management at Cerner Corporation. Brenna

  • Scott Landau

    Scott Landau

    Scott Landau is a member of the Partner Engineering team at Slack with the goal of making

  • Kevin Rocque

    Kevin Rocque

    Head of Technology Transformation and Innovation in the Technology Solutions division of TD Bank,

  • John Hargrave

    John Hargrave

    John Hargrave is the publisher of Bitcoin Market Journal (www.bitcoinmarketjournal.com), which

  • Pavel Veller

    Pavel Veller

    Pavel Veller serves as EPAM’s CTO, Digital Engagement Practice, where he brings nearly 20 years of

  • Riley Wong

    Riley Wong

    Riley Wong conducts machine learning and data science research at UPenn’s School of Medicine. They

  • Natalie Nagele

    Natalie Nagele

    As co-founder and CEO, Natalie leads the direction, culture, and team happiness for Wildbit,

  • Fraser Stirling

    Fraser Stirling

    Since joining Comcast’s Technology & Product (T+P) Team in 2014, Fraser has been on the

  • Daniel Wharton

    Daniel Wharton

    As Amino’s VP of Engineering, Daniel leads the overarching strategy for the processing and

  • Mike McCoy

    Mike McCoy

    Mike McCoy is part of ConsenSys' Ecosystem Development strategies where he helps build the teams

  • Aditi Sriram

    Aditi Sriram

    Aditi joined ConsenSys in 2017 from the Chamber of Digital Commerce where she focused on blockchain

  • Emrah Ercan

    Emrah Ercan

    Emrah Ercan is the director of digital strategy & innovation at Suez Water Technologies and a

  • Christoph DeMaskey

    Christoph DeMaskey

    Christoph is a Software Engineering Lead at Elsevier in Precision Medicine. He is passionate

  • Dan Berry

    Dan Berry

    Dan Berry is the Head of Integrated Solutions at Nuix . Dan has over 15 years of experience as an

  • Lindsay Tabas

    Lindsay Tabas

    Lindsay T is our Lady Engineer™. She began developing software in 2002 while studying engineering

  • Erica Windisch

    Erica Windisch

    Erica is CTO & Founder at IOpipe where she is building tools to help developers of serverless

  • Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

    Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

    Billimarie Lubiano Robinson is an interdisciplinary artist, developer, and activist.

  • Damian D. "Skipper" Pitts

    Damian D. "Skipper" Pitts

    Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts, PhD is a U.S. Marine turned business owner and the

  • Brett Hemenway Falk

    Brett Hemenway Falk

    Brett Hemenway Falk is research assistant professor in the Computer and Information Science at


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