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Speed Mentoring with #techInColor - Philly Tech Week 2015

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At Philly Tech Week 2014 #techInColor brought a diverse set of Philly technologists together to help build new connections. At that event we asked the community, "What kinds of events do you want to see?" The #1 response was skill building.

Well, we heard you, Philly!

For Philly Tech Week 2015 we invite you come and meet a diverse set of techies and benefit from their expertise. You will connect with experts in the technology field to quickly pick up a new skill, find a solution to a nagging problem, or ask for advice on just about anything.

Enjoy an evening of speed mentoring with some of Philly's most diverse tech experts or join a group discussion and take a deeper dive on a topic that's important to you.

Grab a friend, grab a gnosh, and grab a drink, you are sure to learn something new and if you're not careful, you might just enjoy it.

Getting There

First Round Capital - 4040 Locust Street is accessible by SEPTA via the 40th & Market street Subway stop and several bus and trolley stops.

There is metered street parking available and garage parking in the general vicinity.


• Jeffrey Becker - Ask me anything about: .NET development, agile software development, and how to level up as a jr. developer.

• Tiffanie Stanard - Ask me anything about: Owning multiple companies, technology skills for various industries, product marketing campaigns, branding yourself and your company, developing corporate partnerships, becoming an expert in your field.

• Tracy Levesque - Ask me anything about: WordPress, web design and development, B Corps, Green Building and running a triple bottom line business.

• Zoe Rooney - Ask me anything about: Building websites, WordPress, Shopify, or running a small web development business.

• Brian Lyttle - Ask me anything about: Python and .NET, working remotely, consulting, or working with large companies.

• Ian Leibovici - Ask me anything about: Digital marketing strategy, UX/UI Design, Information architecture and Design Processes.

• Erin (Cricket) Reichenberger - Ask Me Anything About: Microbiome, metagenomics, bioinformatics​, and programming.

• Ann Burton - Ask me anything about: Interviewing, resumes, and career development.

• Michael Riley - Ask me anything about: Growing a successful business/startup.

• Shanice Graham - Ask me anything about: Digital Marketing Strategy, Online Marketing, and Analytics.

• Carlos Zuniga - Ask me anything about: WordPress Development, PHP Development, Internet Security.

• Colby Tecklin - Ask me anything about: Videophones, video communication, general networking, communication tools, and customer service.

• Liz Brown - Ask me anything about: Running a startup and user experience design.

• Josh Angotti - Ask me anything about: Product management.

• Corinne Warnshuis - Ask me anything about: Getting involved in the community and/or Leveling up your skills

• Amelia Longo - Ask me anything about: Being a non-technical person in tech, authentic networking, targeted outreach for diverse audiences, or gender and the workplace.

• Ingrid Geronimo - Ask me anything about: Requirements gathering, testing & quality assurance, and how to build your technical confidence.

Group Discussion Leaders

• Sarah Gray - My Expertise: Hunting for software development jobs, community resources, open source software development with Python and and web development with Rails.

• Elise Wei - My Expertise: Changing careers into software dev, SaaS, hiring, managing a team, being a new parent, getting involved in the community.

• TJ Nicolaides - My Expertise: Front end development / Javascript / teaching programming / CakePHP

• Michelle Rogers - My Expertise: Healthcare informatics - the intersection of health, people and information.

• Kevin Taylor - My Expertise: Project management, group collaboration, and workplace learning and performance improvement.

• Ani Vemprala - My Expertise: Launching a startup in Philly, building a tech/engineering team, interviewing at startups, your data & analytics challenges.

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4040 Locust St · Philadelphia, PA