Third Wednesday of the month, as always!
This month we will be featuring lightning demos from nine technology and development consulting companies born and grown in the Philadelphia region. Each will highlight an innovative product, website, app, or technology that they've built for a client. Big and small, city and suburb, open source and Microsoft - you will see it all.
This is a great opportunity to learn a lot about what Philly tech talent can do.
5:45 Networking and food
6:15 Welcome and sponsors
6:25 Liberty Fox Technologies
6:35 Q&A Round 1
6:45 Chariot Solutions
6:50 P'unk Ave
6:55 O3 World
7:00 Q&A Round 2
7:10 Arcweb Technologies
7:15 SparkNET Technologies
7:20 Eastern Standard
7:25 Q&A Round 3
7:35 Community discussion followed by Networking
7:45 Happy Hour at Han Dynasty
Sponsored by Duane Morris, EisnerAmper, goEmerchant, Blackstone LaunchPad, Temple University, TriNet, Chariot Solutions.
PromptWorks - Jason Garber, @PromptWorks
PromptWorks develops customized web and mobile web applications for remarkable companies - ranging from startups to Fortune 50 - looking to improve the quality and polish of the software they use to interact with their customers. We help clients understand what’s possible, and our flexibility and insight saves them money. Demo: Thrive's talent relationship management (TRM) platform is built to drive network development and collaboration, streamline workflow and produce consistently better hiring decisions.
Liberty Fox Technologies - Bill Evans
Liberty Fox is a fast-growing technology consulting firm conducting business in the Philadelphia Metro Area. We have only ever had one mission: To not only be a technology service, but to be a true partner of our clients; servicing their every need and helping them to grow in this ever expanding technological world while maintaining only the highest quality of service. Demo: We will be speaking to our capacity to develop disparate systems integrations and workflow management portals. Additionally, we will showcase a project we are currently active in called FlixFling. FlixFling is a media streaming service that has branched out into mobile devices, smart TVs, Roku, Xbox and more. It is developed as a HTML5 single page application (SPA) and is powered by Microsoft Azure and Drupal CMS.
Zivtech/Probo - Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg, @Zivtech
Founded in 2008, is a Philadelphia web design and web development shop. We love open source because it helps us do amazing things for our clients and gives them the freedom to innovate and grow. Zivtech works with healthcare, pharmaceuticals, education, publishing, government, startups, and non-profits. Demo: Probo.CI is a continuous integration tool for web development projects. Probo.CI creates test environments for each new feature as your team develops so that everyone (QA or UAT testers, project managers, developers) can see and interact with development changes earlier and more frequently throughout development without waiting for an environment update.
Chariot Solutions - Steve Smith, @chariotsolution
We help companies both large and small improve their businesses through the intelligent, strategic and practical application of technology. Whether your company is using Java, Scala, Hadoop, iOS or Android, Chariot’s consultants can help you consistently succeed on your software development projects. Demo: Our client came to us because their iOS applications were experiencing stability and performance issues. Chariot Solutions rebuilt the apps from the ground up in order to provide a stable, performant application that can be easily built upon as new features are required….all this while adapting to changing requirements along the way.
P'unk Ave - Geoff DIMasi & Jimmy Harrison, @punkave
We are a social impact design studio. We use strategy, design, and technology to solve problems and explore new opportunities for people and organizations making a positive impact in fields like urbanism, health & wellness, arts & culture, education, and the environment. Demo: The Campus Philly Career Accelerator is a tool we designed and built in partnership with Campus Philly to further their mission of retaining and engaging college students in the opportunities that Philadelphia has to offer. Helping to someone find their first internship or job makes a huge impact on connecting people to the region.
O3 World - Howie Ross, @O3world
O3 World is a digital product design and development agency. We handle the full life cycle of the digital product process, from positioning and roadmapping, to design and development, through analysis, ongoing iteration, and support. We partner with businesses looking to build innovative, revenue-generating solutions in the digital space. Demo: For our first Labs project, the O3 World team set out to make the first few minutes in the office a little more pleasant using custom-built iOS and Android apps, iBeacons, and a Raspberry Pi.
Arcweb Technologies - Chris Cera, @Arcweb
Arcweb Technologies is a digital product development company focused on the finance and healthcare industries, and our mission is to build products people love. Demo: Penn Medicine partnered with Arcweb Technologies to address one of the most important issues in personal health today: how to fulfill the wishes of a dying person that cannot advocate for themselves. The OurDirectives product is a mobile web application designed to help patients and families with the process of completing an advance health care directive.
SparkNET Technologies - Jonathon Beschen, @SmarterSoftware
SparkNET uses technology-based solutions to help resolve broad-based business issues. Since 2007, we’ve provided Fortune 500 companies, as well as middle tier, multinational, and startups with technology and business solutions that have dramatically grown their bottom line. Our client-centric model is designed to allow us to immerse ourselves in our clients’ world to ensure our solutions match their business objectives at a price point that makes sense for them. Demo: Facecrunch is A/B advertising platform which uses scientifically proven facial analysis to find the best face for any given industry. For the advertiser, it’s an image recommendation engine A/B testing tool that can increase click through by up to 30%. This technology has broad applications which are only beginning to become apparent.
Eastern Standard - Jim Keller, @jimkellerES
Formed by the merger of an esteemed branding agency and an award-winning web development firm, Eastern Standard brings together a team of experienced specialists in branding strategy, creative design, and web development. We work with a diverse group of major corporations, nonprofit organizations, and prestigious universities, including Temple University, Yale, The Philly POPS, and Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Demo: Temple University wanted to bring their admissions viewbook - typically a substantial print publication - online in a way that would be interactive, informative, and ultimately engaging for prospective students. Eastern Standard was put to task on the design and development of what would become "Next Stop", Temple's new digital experience.
Hiring? Looking for a job? Promoting an event? Need to ask for help? Share your 30-second (not sales-oriented) announcement at our community meetup.
At least two companies present each month after our guest speaker. Apply here to demo at Philly New Tech Meetup.