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What you’ll learn at the Developers Conference on May 8

The annual gathering of technologists features tech talks and networking opportunities during Philly Tech Week 2024 presented by Comcast.

A session at the 2023 Developers Conference. (Torian Studios for

UPDATE: The Developers Conference is now sold out! Limited tickets remain for the Happy Hour and Super Meetup.

For engineers, designers and developers, it’s essential to keep your knowledge and skills up to date in order to compete in the software industry. With AI and other tools changing the way tech companies operate, it’s helpful to hear from experienced experts to stay ahead of the next wave of innovations.

You’ll have the opportunity to do just that on Wednesday, May 8, at the Developers Conference during Philly Tech Week 2024 presented by Comcast.

Every year, hosts a gathering of the brightest minds in the tech community for a day of tech talks, group discussions and interactive sessions featuring leaders from companies throughout the mid-Atlantic, and this year it’s taking place at the Comcast Technology Center in Center City from 1 to 6:30 p.m.

Registration closes on Friday, May 3, so check out the speakers and agenda below (subject to change) and grab your ticket today.

Register for the Developers Conference

1 p.m.

  • Arrival and Welcome

2 p.m.

  • State of Quantum Computing — Anthony Sigillito, QUIEST
  • Now that we are in Web 3, what should we build now? — Jaylen Sanders, Comcast
  • Evolution of Interactive Television — Leslie Chapman, Comcast

3 p.m.

  • Unlocking the Value of Proprietary Data with Artificial Intelligence — Alistair Gillespie and Patrick Neborg, Berkadia
  • The Immense Power of Design Sprints — Kristen Gallagher, Google
  • Incremental View Maintenance Is Coming For Our Jobs — Nick McAvoy, SaberStack

4 p.m.

  • What’s a WASI 101? Supporting Web Assembly, a new platform for Python development from CPython — Dawn Wages, Microsoft
  • How to build AI Assistants with OpenAI’s framework — Jason Michael Perry, Mindgrub
  • Communication Skills for Developers — Barry Wright (Noom, former Spotify)

5 p.m.

  • Happy Hour + Super Meetup at Pizzeria Salvy

A special thanks to our event sponsors:

  • Comcast — Philly Tech Week 2024 title sponsor
  • CubeSmart
  • Berkadia
  • Cloudinary
  • Fastmail
  • Innovation@Penn
  • Temple University Geography and Urban Studies
  • Chatham Financial
  • Vanguard

Philly Tech Week 2024 co-organizer 1Philadelphia will also be present to share info with attendees that day.

After the day’s sessions, stick around for a happy hour featuring the return of Super Meetup, a gathering of multiple local meetup groups along with hiring companies and networking opportunities. (Do you run a Meetup and want to be part of the pizza party? Let us know at

Groups attending Super Meetup include:

  • Code for Philly
  • PhillyJUG
  • PhillyPython
  • DataPhilly
  • Node.js
  • PhillyJS
  • Tech Happy Hours

Make sure you register here before Friday May 3 and we’ll see you there!

Register for the Developers Conference

Companies: Berkadia / 1Philadelphia / Code for Philly / Temple University Geography and Urban Studies / Chatham Financial / CubeSmart / Fastmail / Mindgrub / Vanguard / PANMA / Comcast / Microsoft / Temple University / University of Pennsylvania

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