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Philly Tech Week 2020

Philly Tech Week returns May 7-15, 2021. More details to come!

About Philly Tech Week

Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration that showcases technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Join us and get connected with some of the region’s most fascinating and edge-defining entrepreneurs, technologists, futurists, and change agents.

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Tracks

Philly Tech Week is organized into 7 different tracks: Software, Startup, Gaming, Medtech, Professional Development, Impact, and Arts. Search for events that match your interests by clicking on the track icons.

  • Where art and technology collide. Think: exhibitions, concerts, festivals, community initiatives, etc.
  • Where trends, strategies and the impact of esports, gamification and related efforts are discussed and defined. Think: Fortnite leagues, Overwatch tournaments, gamification strategy and more.
  • Cutting-edge technology, services, and solutions applied to medicine created to improve the quality of life. Think: teleheath, health wearables, precision medicine, and more.
  • Discussing topics that affect everyday citizens and the impact of technology on government and civil society. Think: diversity, equity, inclusion, education, immigration, etc.
  • Where professionals sharpen their skills, and organizations improve their support of employees. Learn a new skill, gain tools, and seek advice that can help your company. Think: workshops, trainings, consultations, etc.
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  • Where engineers, programmers, designers, developers and project managers come together. Think: coding, security, front and back-end development, and more.
  • Where entrepreneurs, early-employees, investors and customers look for trends in starting and launching growth companies. Think: venture capital, bootstrapping, marketing, entrepreneur stories, and more.

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Speakers

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

Aisha Bowe

Aisha Bowe is an aerospace engineer and the founder and CEO of STEMBoard.

STEMBoard creates smart systems and solutions for large-scale, U.S federal, and private sector clients. The company proactively identifies technical gaps and executes programs that lead to high-quality, cost-efficient solutions in data analytics, IT services and geospatial visualization.

STEMBoard also has an Education Directorate committed to closing the opportunity gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) among historically underrepresented youth worldwide. In June of 2020, STEMBoard officially launched LINGO, a STEM-based, teen coding kit designed by STEMBoard’s engineers. LINGO is a fun and engaging way for students to learn basic coding and engineering concepts at home or as part of a virtual camp or school program, junior high through the first two years of university.

Prior to founding STEMBoard, Aisha worked at NASA’s Ames Research Center where she focused on miniaturized satellites and aircraft trajectory optimization. Aisha holds a B.S.E in aerospace engineering and an M. Eng. in space systems engineering, from the University of Michigan. She has received numerous awards for her dedication to technical excellence and the principles of diversity and opportunity, including:

The 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Emerging Star Award NASA’s Engineering Honor Award



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Lauren Brockett

Lauren is the Director of the Community Lending Circles program through the Global Atlanta Innovation Hub at CARE USA. Driven to alleviate global poverty, Lauren has helped thousands of refugees, marginalized communities and entrepreneurs gain access to capital through her leadership in US micro finance, economic empowerment and HR/training consulting services at various NGOs including CARE, Friends of Refugees and Habitat for Humanity Int'l. Lauren is a West Indian immigrant from the UK and grew up in Northeast Atlanta. She studied Int'l Economics and Sociology at Emory University, is partially accredited by the Department of Justice as an Accredited Representative for Immigrants and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification.



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Stephanie Harris

Stephanie Harris is a back end software engineer at AWeber, where she builds software that enables customers to easily create awesome content for their emails. After earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, Stephanie transitioned into tech by joining the Fall 2015 cohort of the Rutgers Coding Bootcamp in New Brunswick, NJ. She was able to land an internship shortly after graduating, and eventually a fullstack engineering job before moving to AWeber in 2018.



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Shamique Thompson

Shamique Thompson is a front end software engineer at AWeber. Endlessly curious and relentlessly motivated, she has dedicated herself to being a master of all things software. A graduate of Brown University, Shamique decided to embark upon her journey to master the art of Software Engineering after receiving her certification from Penn's Coding Bootcamp.



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Alex Campbell

Alex Campbell is a full-stack software engineer at AWeber, working on everything from legacy PHP sites to automated Slack bots in Python. After getting his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science with a focus on artificial intelligence at Vassar College, he self-taught programming and was awarded the Developer Scholarship from Google to study Android app development at Udacity. Never a moment not in thought, you can find him pondering self-describing function names during the day, and pondering counters to mind-bending swing manipulations in the slasher game Mordhau at night.



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Ethan Lyon

Ethan is the Data Engineer at Seer Interactive — finding new ways of automating and leveraging machine learning to move Seer into the future of digital marketing.

Some fun projects include changing PPC ad sentiment to increase click-through-rate and identifying low quality sites on paid placements to save clients money.

Previously, he was an SEO Team Lead, where he focused on providing team members with guidance on strategy and tactical implementation.

His passion lies in using the newest, latest tools to automate process and create net new business opportunities for clients.

Outside of work he loves cooking, biking, yoga, climbing, fine cocktails and Taco Tuesday.



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Frank Lee

Dr. Frank Lee is the cofounder of the celebrated Drexel University Game Design Program and the creator of the Cira Centre video game series, which is the Guinness-certified world's largest video game.



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Barrie Litzky

Barrie E. Litzky received her Ph.D. in organizational sciences and psychology from Drexel University and taught for the past 18 years at Penn State Great Valley. At PSU, Barrie’s primary teaching responsibilities included business, ethics, and society; sustainability; diversity leadership; and career management. She established the Consortium for Sustainable Business Development at Penn State Great Valley, which operated from 2010 through 2013 and supported various faculty research projects, a campus lecture series, and a variety of student initiatives including service learning and field trips. Barrie created courses in sustainability and social entrepreneurship and led the effort to create a graduate certificate in Sustainable Management Practices. In September 2017, Barrie returned to Drexel as an associate professor of entrepreneurship in the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship. Excited to be at The Close School, Barrie is currently developing and teaching courses in social entrepreneurship and sustainability, resilience and failure, and mindfulness.



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Sponsors

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