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Philly Tech Week 2019

Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone! The 9th Annual Philly Tech Week took place May 3 - 11, 2019.

Save the Date! The 10 Year Anniversary of Philly Tech Week will take place: May 1-9, 2020.

Visit the 2020 site here & use the boxes to the right to start your #PTW20 prep!

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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

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Speakers

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

Stephen Babcock Technically

Stephen Babcock is the Assistant Editor for Technical.ly. Stephen Babcock began reporting for Technical.ly in Baltimore in 2014. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.



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Amira Idris

CEO and Founder of TheraV, formerly known as Vibrating Therapeutic Apparel (VTA), Amira Idris is a social entrepreneur with a passion for positively impacting lives. She has a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and design from the University of Delaware (UD) and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, with minors in biomechanical engineering, and bioelectrical engineering from UD. While pursing both her degrees, Idris was a full scholarship student-athlete for the UD women’s track and field division one team.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Idris came to the United States when she was nine years old. Even as a young child, she always wanted to be an engineer, and was fortunate to have had the opportunity, resources and support to pursue this dream in the United States. Her passion for social impact was influenced by her experiences in the United States and Nigeria. With her venture, TheraV, Idris combines her love for social entrepreneurship and engineering.

Venture: TheraV offers drug-free, wearable devices that use vibration therapy to help amputees and neuropathic pain suffers manage pain, so they can sleep better, feel better and live better, without the risk of drug dependence, or drug side effects.



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Todd Escalona

As a Solutions Architect Evangelist, Todd spends his time working directly with his customers and partners on a global basis, while listening to understand their goals and working backwards from there. He defines requirements, provides architectural guidance around specific use cases, and assists in designing applications and services that are scalable, reliable, and performant. Outside of speaking at public events and hosting hackathons, Todd’s interests spread across various technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and serverless event driven architectures.



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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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Christina Mattison

Christina Mattison is the founding President and CEO of Mattison Advisors, a philanthropy management firm offering innovative solutions to maximize your charitable giving, brand, engagement and impact through strategic philanthropy.

Prior to founding Mattison Advisors, Christina served as a senior vice president at Virtua Health Foundation and the Virtua Foundation Board. Christina secured philanthropic support for Virtua's programs and services raining millions for patient care, research and community initiatives. Christina's disciplined approach to philanthropy stems from over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, where she served in leadership and executives roles, gaining a high level of expertise in strategy, performance, fundraising and the business of giving.

Christina was named a Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award honoree in 2017 and is a member of the NJBiz Forty Under 40 class of 2016. She serves as a board member for Hopeworks 'N Camden, a nonprofit that focuses on education, technology and entrepreneurship to partner with young men and women as they identify and ear a sustainable future. Christina is a lead facilitator for the University of Pennsylvania DiverseForce on Boards program, a training curriculum focused on board leadership for mid-to-senior level professionals of color. Christina is also an active volunteer with the Junior Achievement of New Jersey's Women's Future Leadership Forum.

As President and CEO of Mattisons Advisors, Christina's objective is to serve as a strategic partner to bring your vision to life, helping you do well by doing good.



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Annemarie Dooling

Annemarie is the product lead for personalization at the Wall Street Journal, and leads News Corp's Global Newsletter Council. Prior to that, she was a strategist at Vox Media and a journalist at The Huffington Post, Salon and others, where she has always worked on remote teams.



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Caloua Lowe

Caloua Lowe, a Hopeworks alumni, recently joined SEER Interactive as an alumni and now works as a permanent contractor at storied digital marketing agency.

Caloua Lowe learned about Hopeworks through a friend. When she started the program, she was unemployed, living with an aunt, and had a desire for change and independence. Growing up, her home life was difficult as her mom struggled with a mental illness and her father was incarcerated. Caloua stepped into the role of caregiver and helped support her family during these difficult times. She made the decision to live with her aunt so that she could begin her own journey to stability. Her motivation for starting the training was to strengthen her knowledge and build experience in graphic design.

Caloua’s journey was even featured in Wired Magazine!



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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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VanguardCernerPower Home RemodelingElsevierMonetateTD Bank
Business Track
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EMSDCRelayVanguard Innovation StudioUniversity of PennsylvaniaSaul EwingPariveda Solutions
Media Track
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Harmelin Media
Creative Track
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Think Company
Civic Track
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Accenture
Sciences Track
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Temple UniversityUniversity of PennsylvaniaIndependence Blue Cross

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