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7/30: Wharton Web Conference featuring Felicia Day + more

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Hi folks, I'm one of the organizers of this conference. Hope you can make it out!

Wharton Web Conference featuring keynote by Felicia Day takes place on July 30

PHILADELPHIA - This July the Wharton Web Conference returns to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania's campus for its 6th year with a great lineup of sessions of interest to web professionals. This year’s conference features a keynote address by actress, writer, producer and web entrepreneur Felicia Day with early registration costing only $149.

Day's keynote kicks off a conference packed with 9 sessions across 3 tracks (Design, Development, Culture) about everything from designing for mobile devices to what the web can learn from cities. Sessions include:

  • Jonah Berger, “How Things Go Viral”
  • Robert Carlsen, “Doing Things With Data”
  • Anil Dash, “What the Web Can Learn from Cities”
  • Catherine Farman, “It’s 2013. Why Does Your Site Look Terrible On My Phone?”
  • Nathen Harvey, “DevOps: Transforming the Way You Think about IT”
  • Derek Featherstone, “Accessibility as a Design Tool”
  • Maura Johnston & David Jacobs, “Couch To Magazine: Micropublishing from the Ground Up”
  • Matt LeMay, “Big and Small Data”
  • Pam Selle, “Selecting a Web Framework”

The one-day conference is being held on Tuesday, July 30, in Jon M. Huntsman Hall at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Register before June 30 to qualify for early bird pricing and get the full day of speakers and sessions, plus breakfast, lunch and happy hour, for only $149.

Capacity is limited, so register today to save your spot!

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About the Wharton Web Conference

Wharton Web Conference from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania brings together programmers, designers, project managers, and other IT professionals in Higher Education who are concerned about improving the experience for their users.

Past speakers have included Steve Wozniak, Barry Schwartz and Don Norman.

Open to the public, we also welcome developers, designers, usability experts, social media enthusiasts, and interaction professionals to join us for learning, sharing, and networking.

About Felicia Day

Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, most recently guest starring on the CW show Supernatural, and completing a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka.

However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy-winning Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. She also created and stars in the hit web series The Guild, which is currently in its sixth season of production.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of more than 92,000 graduates.
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