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Learn from the experts at the Technical.ly Developers Conference on May 10

Check out tech talks and networking opportunities at this professional development event during Philly Tech Week 2023 presented by Comcast.

Sessions at the 2022 Developers Conference. (Photo by Sam Markowitz)

The best way to increase your skills is to learn from those with experience, and the Technical.ly Developers Conference on May 10 will be packed with folks excited to share their knowledge.

Part of the 13th annual Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast, the Developers Conference is taking place at HealthVerity’s Center City office from 2 to 7 p.m. Expect tech talks and sessions on the latest trends until 5 p.m., followed by the Super Meetup happy hour bringing together several local technical meetup groups for networking, food and drinks.

Check out the full agenda below, and register by Monday, May 8 using code “thxphila” at checkout to attend for free, courtesy of the Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative from the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce. There will be no day-of registration, so get your tickets before it’s too late!

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2 p.m.

  • Event opens

2:10 to 3 p.m.

  • Building a New Kiosk at Wawa Scale
    • Alex Brown, Wawa Backend Engineering Leader
    • Young Hong, Wawa Sr. Director of IT Business Solutions
  • Designing for AI in a Digital Product
    • Tim Quirino, Threads.com Head of Brand
  • Lessons from Google’s UX Research Team
    • Kristen Gallagher, Google
  • Velocity: How to Go Fast and Not Break Things
    • Nico Westerdale, Accelerator CTO Managing Partner
  • Navigating Technical Leadership at a Consultancy
    • TJ Famodu, Fearless Director of Engineering

3:10 to 4 p.m.

  • How Comcast Improves the Customer Experience with AI/ML
    • Ferhan Ture, Comcast Technical Fellow (Applied AI)
  • Miracles in Anarchy: Adventures in Open Source Development:
    • Timothy Allen, Wharton Research Data Principal Engineer
  • Creating an AI-Powered Chatbot with Python and OpenAI’s GPT API
    • Tariq Hook, Code Differently Lead Innovator & Cofounder
  • Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
    • Ashley Griffin, HealthVerity Engineering Manager
  • Building a Career as an IC
    • Rebecca Stark, Crossbeam Staff Engineer

4:10 to 5 p.m.

  • Rebranding the Department of “NO”!
    • Diane Tracy, Vanguard Senior Delivery Manager
    • Joe DiAngelo, Vanguard Senior Security Architect
  • Creating Software Ecosystems with Distributed Microservices
    • Gary Mumford, Berkadia Chief Technology Officer
    • Patrick Neborg, Berkadia VP of Data Architecture
  • Platform engineering: The Good, Bad and Ugly
    • Josh Kodroff, Pulumi Corp Sr Solutions Architect
  • How to Prepare for AI Regulations
    • Andrew Gamino-Cheong, Trustible CTO & Cofounder
  • Navigating Engineering Growth
    • Patrick O’Brien, HealthVerity VP of Engineering

5 to 7 p.m.

A special thanks to our event sponsors. Find these companies at the event tabling and speaking throughout the day:

And a big shoutout to event supporter Most Diverse Tech Hub (City of PHL Commerce Department). With the City’s support, we can give free access to this conference to help support our larger goal of a more diverse tech workforce.

This event is bound to be a highlight of the week, convening some of the brightest and best in the local tech scene and beyond to discuss the present and future of software and engineering. You won’t want to miss it!

Get tickets to the Developers Conference

Companies: Berkadia / Temple University Geography and Urban Studies / International SOS / CubeSmart / Code Differently / Wawa / Fearless / Vanguard / Crossbeam / HealthVerity / PANMA / Comcast / Google / Temple University / Wharton School
Series: PHL: Most Diverse Tech Hub

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