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.
Mo Manklang, Chief of Operations, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, is a creative strategist focusing on cooperative solutions and network building. She has been convening people in the arts, nonprofit, social enterprise, and cooperative areas the past five years in Philadelphia. Mo is Board Vice President of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, a member of the Media and Marketing committee of the Kensington Community Food Co-op, a member of the Policy Committee of the Sustainable Business Network, and is cofounder of The Bechdel Test Fest, an annual festival highlighting women and transgender comedians in Philadelphia.
Stephanie Thome works for Azavea: a geospatial technology and data analytics company which focuses on projects that increase civic and social impact. There, she manages the Cicero product, which is a database of legislative districts and elected official contact information. In this capacity, Stephanie has assisted numerous nonprofits using technology to engage with their National, state, and local elected officials. Prior to joining Azavea in 2014, Stephanie worked at a nonprofit providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Erik Kivimäki is a Senior Standards Analyst at B Lab. Erik guides multinationals and Brazilian companies through the B Corporation Certification and GIIRS rating processes. Erik has a master’s degree in Sustainable Development from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and has previously worked in management consulting in the clean tech and oil and gas sectors.
Calling all technologists and founders in the Delaware Valley and beyond for the inaugural HUE Tech Summit, a diversity in tech event powered by the Tech Women Network. It will be the Delaware Valley’s first summit that is designed to educate, elevate, and empower women of color technologists and founders.
Hidden no more, it’s time for women of color in the region to come forth and shine. It will be a groundbreaking event during Philly Tech Week as hundreds of professional women, recent college graduates, and supporters are expected to be in attendance. The theme for the summit is “No More Hidden Figures” and the goal is to ensure that women of color are not left behind in the ever-changing tech world.
The opening keynote speech will be provided by Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Global Head of Women and Black Community Engagement for GOOGLE, and Co-Founder and CEO of the Women’s Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). The closing key, Dr. Sandra K. Johnson, one of the first African American women in the nation to receive a PH.D. in Electrical Engineering.
Coming to you for the second year in a row, O3 World is hosting Innovation Day, a three-hour string of lightning talks, live demos and interactions showcasing new and emerging technologies from Philadelphia’s top agencies and innovation labs on Friday, May 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during Philly Tech Week 2018 presented by Comcast.
Similar to last year, we’ll continue to discuss emerging technologies such as voice user interfaces, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and more! Participants will be sharing their real-life experiences with the technologies and demonstrate how they’ve used it to improve efficiencies and overall user experiences.
This year’s speakers include:
- Lisha Davis, Head of Innovation Studio, Vanguard
- Anatoly Polinsky, Director of Zeros and Ones, Chariot Solutions
- Brett Bagenstose, The Baron of Pixels, Neo-Pangea
- Mike Gadsby, Co-Founder and CXO, Lauren Slattery, Head of UX Strategy, and Dan Laufer, Developer of O3 World
- Todd Zielinski, Senior Director of Electrical Engineering, Bresslergroup
Vue.JS is a rapidly rising contender in the world of Single-Page Application frameworks. It borrows a bit of familiar template syntax from AngularJS, and comes with the performance of React. You’ll learn the basics of this framework in a 1/2 day session with Chariot’s front-end developer experts.
You’ll learn how Vue components are created, how to communicate between components, generate content with both templates and JSX, write tests against your components, integrate routing, and manage state in vuex and externally with Redux.
Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire is a volunteer-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, robots, crafts, tech, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.
This event is jointly hosted by Temple and Villanova. The workshop will be on July 20th starting at 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM. There will be a lunch break and tours of the Villanova CAVE – An Immersive Experience. Attendees should bring a laptop and power cord to the event as many of the lectures provide opportunities to utilize software and other platforms commonly used in healthcare analytics.
Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate students in Computer Science, Health Informatics, Public Health, Engineering, Nursing, and Allied Health
Key topcis for the day include:
- AI and Machine Learning
- MySQL Workbench and Basic SQL Queries
- Workflow and Resource Management Strategies
- APIs and FHIR for SQL Based EMRs
The Fox Fall Connection is the premier networking event to promote your organization and discover a diverse source of talent exclusively from our business school. Network with MBA/MS and Fox undergraduate students from 17 business majors to fill your full-time opportunities and various internships.
Interact with top employers who are interested in recruiting Temple MIS students.
To participate in the career fair:
See the companies attending here. New employers are being added regularly!
Please note: Students MUST register to attend and will not be permitted to just show up on the day of the fair.
CHAIN 76 is coming Oct 11-12 to Philadelphia, PA!
A blockchain conference and workshop will be held in Center City Philadelphia on October 11th and 12th focusing on pharmaceuticals, supply chain and blockchain. ➡ https://chain76.org/ ⬅
This is the FIRST Blockchain conference in Philadelphia relating to supply chain in the pharmaceutical industry. The event host, William Entriken, is the lead author of the blockchain standard for non-fungible tokens (Ethereum ERC-721). Ernst & Young, Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, etc. will be attending the conference.
Also, the participants will walk away with actual blockchain development experience. Everybody in the room will deploy a smart contract!
Sponsors: Perkins Coie, Penn Blockchain Club, Temple University Supply Chain Association
NET/WORK Suburbs is back for year three! #networkburbs18
NET/WORK is a technology job fair showcasing vibrant companies seeking talent and talented people seeking work. Nothing stiff or stuffy about it. The companies at NET/WORK are psyched to show off their company culture—and get to know you outside of your resume.
Take this opportunity to network and find job opportunities with companies in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond.
Thanks to Turn5 for hosting the 3rd annual NET/WORK Suburbs!
- Look fancy and get a professional headshot taken for your LinkedIn profile.
- Have your resume reviewed and hear feedback/edits for making sure you stand out!