ABOUT DRAGONHACKS 2019
DragonHacks 2019 is the best 24 hour hardware-focused hackathon event hosted by Drexel University IEEE in 2019 in the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business. DragonHacks 2019 is bringing in the brightest minds of the world’s best schools to spend 24 hours to create ground breaking new products from scratch!
We will have more than enough East coast exclusive food and caffeine to energize hungry and excited hackers. With over $10,000 in prizes this year, your sleepless efforts will be rewarded!
Hacking begins at 2 PM Saturday April 20th right after the 1 PM opening ceremony and ends at 2 PM Sunday April 21st. You must submit your project on Devpost. In order to be eligible for prizes, you also must participate on the Sunday judging.
This year’s kickoff aims to blend the best of PTW19 with a 27-year-old tradition of arts and culture in Philadelphia known as First Friday where galleries traditionally open their doors and the sidewalks fill with people looking to see the newest collections.
Meet technologists, artists and entrepreneurs alike through this neighborhood-wide, one-night activation.
MAJOR KEY ALERT: Our pals in the cloud, Linode, will open up their gorgeous space at 3rd and Arch streets to be the official host for the Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast Kickoff Festival in Old City!
Looking for art to hang in your office or home, and support the local creative community at the same time? Join our “Buy local art” challenge and help us reach the goal of $10,000 of local art purchased by the tech community during Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast.
We are creating a beautiful map of the PTW19 Kickoff Festival footprint featuring the companies and organizations that wish to be open and a part of the event by being represented on the map as a location open for some period of time to the public between 5 to 10 p.m. that first Friday night in May.
Are you a startup founder starting your journey in the world of entrepreneurship? Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a successful product? If you’ve answered YES and have the passion to carry your product from Idea to reality – then this half-day workshop is for you and your team!
Join us for this 6 hour, hands-on workshop as the founders of Ycenter and OpenForge guide you through best practices in turning your idea into an actionable business. We’ll guide founders on best practices, procedures, tools, and exercises that will allow you to enter the market quicker and more effectively.
This workshop is for both solo founders and teams; as the presenters will also guide founders in how to create effective teams, establish processes for communication, and best practices for guiding productive meetings. This workshop includes:
* Understanding Entrepreneurship
* Complex Problem breakdown & LEAN Canvas
* Turning Problems into Market Opportunity
* Creating Rapid Digital Prototypes
* Working with cross-functional teams (Design, Development, and Business)
* Prioritizing Features & Feature Pyramid Exercise
* Utilizing SaaS Technologies to Increase Speed To Market
* Understanding Software & Technology Costs
* Best Practices in Product Development
Join us during Philly Tech Week for a workshop that will help you identify the right digital marketing channels to drive loyalty and revenue for your business.
We will discuss how to manage and enhance SEO, build the right content and leverage it across channels, and create actionable insights that impact your sales and marketing strategy.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- The value of each digital marketing channel
- Elements of an effective channel strategy
- How to personalize your channel strategy to target your audience
- The skills and technologies you need to execute a successful channel strategy
About your workshop leaders:
Christine Williams is the Head of Marketing at DirectLync based in Newtown, PA. DirectLync is a SaaS-based company that launched a digital marketing and sales platform in early 2019. The launch included a complete digital channel strategy and new brand identity.
Sierra Carter Gordon is the Marketing Manager at Smak Parlour. Smak Parlour is a retail store based in Old City, Philadelphia. In 2018, they leveraged new digital marketing channels which increased site traffic by 600%.
Involved in healthtech or biotech in the Philly community? Looking to learn more? Join Group K Diagnostics for a networking reception to meet fellow colleagues and learn more!
Framing Philly’s Social Impact Scene: Where Business, Nonprofit, & Philly Meet is back for the third year!
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 underserved populations, and engage with new audiences.
The City of Philadelphia’s is excited to introduce GeoJawn 2019 – the annual open house event showcasing multiple demonstrations, presentations, and discussions on the innovative geospatial and data driven solutions the City has developed in the past year. At GeoJawn, attendees will discover the City’s newest geospatial and data access applications, immerse themselves in technical discussions of our geospatial based programming and development technology, and explore innovative analysis used to derive solutions to Philadelphia’s problems. The City is proud to offer open and transparent access to our tech, projects, and solutions and is excited to host this year’s GeoJawn in conjunction with Philly Tech Week 2019 Presented by Comcast.
In terms of healthcare technology, focus on the clinical trial and life-science industries, as a fertile market for technology innovators, is severely lacking. The Clinical Innovators Forum is an event which seeks to educate the community on this exciting sector of healthcare technology. Modeled after our Clinical Innovators Summit, the forum will allow those interested, to be exposed to current leaders, organizers, and managers in the clinical space. Participants will learn about the current technology ecosystem, as well as some of the processes that are desperately in need of more digitally ergonomic assistance.
The event will begin with a thirty-minute networking period, where refreshments will be provided to attendees. It will be followed by two, ten minute, presentations on the structure of human clinical trials and how they operate and are governed. Finally, the event will end with a thirty minute panel discussion featuring clinical trial managers, sponsors and coordinators, conversing with each other and attendees, about the challenges being faced in the industry, and how technology can be applied to remedy such challenges. After the panel discussion, time will be available for further networking and socializing.
Whether you’re new to programming or wanting to sharpen your skills, Philly Tech Week’s Dev Conference is perfect for you.
Join us for an afternoon of mixed-level dev talks focused around problem solving and innovative solutions. We will have dev experts talking about real world scenarios and the tools they’re using. There will be lightening presentations in four different rooms where attendees can choose their own agenda for the day and hear from the talks and speakers they are interested in learning about.
Dev Conference details, speakers and topics will be announced soon!
Following Dev Conference, join us at our Dev Happy Hour to mingle with the local tech community!
Chicktech Philly is excited to host Building Diverse Tech Teams: An Evening of Lightning Talks as part of Philly Tech Week! Join local technologists and executives for an evening of networking and lightning talks focused on how and why to hire and retain diverse technical talent.