It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, we’re not talking winter holidays – this Friday kicks off Philly Tech Week 2017 and the Delphic crew is fired up to take to the streets and bring some fresh ideas and perspectives back to the hive. From dev talks to celebrations of women in tech to our own event at our Manayunk HQ, here’s where you can find #TeamDelphic during the seventh annual Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast.
See all the Innovation that Philadelphia’s tech scene has to offer. One stop at a time.
Friday, April 28th 5-10PM
eCity will be hosting a panel discussion among education marketing experts to discuss how technology is being used to personalize and enhance their students’ experience. Their panelists hold senior positions in marketing, admissions, and alumni relations at schools such as Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Peddie School.
Monday, May 1st 5-7PM
Come learn about the experiences of four Girl Develop It members who went on to make successful career changes into technology. They’ll share methods, insights, and advice to help you plan your own transition into tech. Then, stay for a happy hour to mingle with our panelists and meet fellow aspiring career changers and GDI members. Bonus: one of the panelists is Delphic’s own Business Analyst, Laura Oxenfeld.
Monday, May 1st 6-8:30PM
Too often, the breathless coverage of how a new app or piece of technology or software will change our lives misses the real impact of technology on economic and social problems that have long plagued us. This event will focus on the often overlooked social impact of technology as an economic equalizer for disadvantaged populations, as a vehicle for social change, and as a tool for disrupting long-standing social inequality. Featuring product demonstrations and a panel on the social impact of technology, this event promises to change how you think about tech, and about how you think about changing the world.
Monday, May 1st 6-9PM
Employers in Greater Philadelphia have created 25,000 net new tech jobs since the early 2000s – equivalent to 25% of total net employment growth in the region during that span. Tech is positioned to be a major engine of sustained job growth in our economy, but firms report difficulty finding candidates with the needed skills and credentials to fill many positions. Join the Economy League during Philly Tech Week on May 2 as we release an in-depth analysis of the region’s IT workforce and present a strategic framework for expanding and deepening the tech talent pool in Greater Philadelphia.
Tuesday, May 2nd 8-10AM
Explore trends in the digital space with The Future of Digital Marketing. Live streaming, chat bots, virtual and augmented reality and the growing spread of fake news are all changing the landscape that marketers have to navigate. At this #PTW17 event, explore the practical how-to’s and applications of some of these trends and how to still be an authentic voice amidst the noise.
Tuesday, May 2nd 10AM-7PM
Join CloudMine for a panel discussion highlighting how Philadelphia’s health and technology organizations are collaborating to improve value-based care, offering a 360-degree view into the patient journey. The group will include local leaders from CHOP, Comcast, HealthShare Exchange, IBX, Merck’s ILUM, and Thomas Jefferson. A $5 registration fee will benefit TechGirlz, a non-profit organization empowering middle school girls to explore diverse careers in technology.
Tuesday, May 2nd 12-1:30PM
As we become more data-driven in all areas of business, we often either set ourselves against the unstoppable juggernaut of metrics, or just roll over and become dashboard lead aesthetic automatons. But there is another way. Creative Director Chris Vasquez will discuss AWeber’s ongoing experience involving data in the design processes and how the philosophy of treating metrics as a tool—not an omniscient oracle—has transformed this tech company’s design thinking.
Tuesday, May 2nd 4-5PM
This year’s #techInColor is presented in partnership with EvoXLabs who will partner with a local hospital to purchase assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. Money raised from the event will be donated to EvoXLabs, an initiative dedicated to bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities.
Tuesday, May 2nd 6-9PM
PhillyCHI’s 11th Annual Design Slam is a collaborative event in user experience design where participants compete in teams to develop the best design solution for a challenge faced by a local organization. This is a great opportunity to meet and work side-by-side with designers, strategists, and passionate user experience practitioners from all backgrounds. Fun fact: Delphic Digital is an annual sponsor of PhillyCHI.
Tuesday, May 2nd 6-9PM
Buffer’s own digital marketing strategist, Brian Peters, will be sharing his lessons learned for growing followers on all of our platforms, strengthening engagement and driving sign-ups, and leading you through the steps to do the same for your brand!
Tuesday, May 2nd 6-8:30PM
You probably think you know who your customer is, but what about who your customer isn’t? AWeber’s Director of Product, Joe Cotellese, discusses why weeding out those people who aren’t your target persona may be one of the most important things you can do to build a better product.
Tuesday, May 2nd 7:30-8:15PM
The aim of this talk is to help you escape the religious and philosophical debates, put you in the driver’s seat of your organization’s objectives and/or your career goals, and move things forward to make positive change for you and your organization.
Tuesday, May 2nd 7:30-8:30PM
In celebration of Philly Tech Week 2017, Rad Girls is hosting our third annual Rad Awards, an awards ceremony and party honoring local women leaders who inspire in the fields of technology, media, culture and business.
Tuesday, May 2nd 7-11PM
Whether you’re new to programming or you want to sharpen your skills, the Dev Workshops are perfect for you. They will be focused around today’s most used languages and programs for those at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Wednesday, May 3rd 10AM-2PM
At MaassMedia we’ll review effective tactics to develop Data Visualizations — especially when speaking with executives. Conduct case studies, understand what pitfalls to avoid and test your own skills with short examples.
Wednesday, May 3rd 10AM-12PM
The 3rd Annual Women In Tech Soiree serves the purpose of highlighting and celebrating the supportive places, spaces and programs of technology and innovation for and within women and diverse underrepresented tech communities in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, May 3rd 5-8:30PM
In 2017, marketing is more “data-driven” than ever. But are marketers looking at the right data? Many have become accustom to looking at certain metrics — e.g., impressions, clicks, conversions, cost-per-lead — assuming they’re meaningful. But, just how meaningful are they?
Wednesday, May 3rd 6-9PM
Whether nonprofit, for profit, or somewhere in between, Philly’s social entrepreneurs are engaging with technology to make the City of Brotherly Love a better place. Join experts from some of the area’s top social impact organizations to learn how they are using technology to streamline their organizations, reach under served populations, and engage with new audiences.
Wednesday, May 3rd 6-8:30PM
Quite possibly the event we’re most looking forward to (granted, we may be a tiny bit biased): On Thursday, May 4th, Delphic Digital invites you to join us as we celebrate Philly Tech Week with a journey into how the Delphic marketing team pairs modern analytics and careful user-centered design to create testing strategies that you can use to improve engagement with your desired audience.
As Yoda once said, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” With our combined strength, we can end disruptive user journeys and bring optimal digital experiences to the galaxy. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Thursday, May the Fourth Be with You, 6-8PM
Innovation Day is a 3 hour string of labs lightning talks, live demos, and interaction that showcases new and emerging technologies from some of Philadelphia’s top agencies and innovation labs. From Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Conversational UI to hardware and robots, this event will provide participants real case studies in innovative experiments and provide an opportunity to interact with each project.
Friday, May 5th 9AM-12PM
Join us at the annual Philly Tech Week Signature Event presented by Comcast, a cocktail reception meets an interactive local technology expo and party. And yes, there will be an open bar. This is a celebration of the broad Philadelphia technology community with all of Philly Tech Week’s attendees, sponsors, partners and event organizers.
Friday, May 5th 6:30-10PM
And there you have it! To say we’re excited to mix and mingle with the Philly Tech community this week may be a bit of an understatement. In fact, to help any PTW newbies get into the spirit, a few experienced Delphies shared a few of their best PTW Survival Tips. Happy Tech Week!