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Delaware Innovation Week 2016

Delaware Innovation Week 2016 is Technical.ly’s second annual week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening November 11-19, 2016.

There are still sponsorship opportunities available! Check out Technical.ly’s DIW16 Sponsorship Prospectus and email Vincent Better with questions!

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Track Conferences

Baltimore Innovation Week is organized into 8 different tracks (Creative, Access, Dev, Civic, Business, Media and Sciences). You can search for events that match your interests by clicking on one of the track icons

Technical.ly also organizes Conference Days focused around some of these tracks. Click on the “Get Conference Tickets” button to learn more.

  • Where programmers, designers, developers and project managers come together. Think: coding, front and back-end development, and more.
  • Discussing diversity and education issues that affect everyday citizens. Think: digital divide, digital education.
  • The strategy around technology coverage & promotion. Think: content marketing, digital marketing strategy, social networks.
  • Where art and technology collide. Think: video games, digital art, community initiatives.
  • The impact of technology on government and civil society. Think: digital media, civic hacking, open data.
  • The startup and business community conversation. Think: venture capital, startups, bootstrapping, entrepreneur stories.
  • Where leaders in healthcare, the sciences, economic development, public health and academia come together. Think: commercialized technology, creating connectivity, influencing policy.

Map of Events

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Speakers

Jim Lennon

With a Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® peer review rating, Jim focuses on patent and other intellectual property (IP) matters, and frequently represents challengers in pharmaceutical patent (ANDA) litigation. Starting in the Manhattan office of a preeminent IP law firm in 2001 and moving to Delaware in 2004, Jim's legal career focused on securing and enforcing patent and other IP rights and defending those wrongfully accused of infringement, in cases across the United States, with an emphasis in Delaware.



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Jordan Gonzalez

Senior Finance Major at the University of Delaware. Jordan has been involved in the university’s Entrepreneurship Program, learning about the Lean Startup Method, for the last 4 years. Before working on GeoSwap, co-founded an engineering help website The Practice Set.



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Steve Boerner

Steve is the Co-Creator of HeliumIQ, an intelligent, social directory of business and entrepreneurial resources. Steve is also President of Hatch House Ventures, a growing network of startup accelerators in partnership with higher education with locations in Bethlehem, PA, University of Delaware, and Rowan University. In early 2017, HeliumIQ (now in beta testing) will be released across the State of Delaware, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Shortly after, Hatch House Ventures will relocate their headquarters to Wilmington, DE in Summer, 2017.

Steve is an Adjunct Professor of Practice at University of Delaware’s Horn School of Entrepreneurship, is the Hatch House Director at Rowan University, and an avid public speaker on numerous topics around entrepreneurship. His life’s work is focused on regional economic development through the impacts his companies have on the next generation of startups and small businesses.



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Revital Hirsch

Revital Hirsch is an Investor in Residence with Saul Ewing LLP with more than a decade’s experience in life sciences venture capital investing. Ms. Hirsch has substantial experience in evaluating business plans and investor presentations, reviewing and negotiating term sheets, and modeling the impact of various financing alternatives on capital structure and exit proceed distributions. As Saul Ewing Investor in Residence through the firm’s RAMP (Resources, Access and Mentoring Program) initiative, Revital provides emerging companies in technology and life sciences with business and venture financing guidance.



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Shilpa Jindal

Shilpa Jindal is a Software Developer by heart. She fell in love with coding in the eighth grade when she wrote her first computer program in Basic language. It was quite similar to her favorite subject math, and she decided to major in Computer Science in High School, Grad College and followed this with a Masters in Computer Applications. During her 11+ years of full stack development in various companies, she has mentored a lot of new engineers to write quality code. When she is not coding, she is reading about latest tech innovations or researching new places to visit. She loves traveling and learning new things.



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Le'Rhone Walker

Le'Rhone oversees the HTML5 experts, JavaScript engineers, and content management pros that make up Archer's Front End Development team. Le`Rhone keeps up with emerging technologies and ensures his team delivers work that meets the high standards of the award-winning agency.

Le'Rhone's decade of experience in both design and business helps Archer support client goals while creating innovative, buzz-worthy digital experiences. He has applied this knowledge for clients such as Wawa Foods, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase, DuPont, March of Dimes and BarclayCard US.



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Chris Hoffman

Chris Hoffman is an engineer at Chatham Financial and contributor to several open source projects including Ansible and Hashicorp’s Vault. He currently focuses on advancing Chatham’s platform by integrating open source technologies and promoting DevOps practices. Chris has also helped to build out the logging, monitoring and messaging tiers of Chatham’s stack.



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Jocelyn Harper

Jocelyn Harper is a software developer by way of Southern Delaware. She realized her love for programming after Kelsey Murphy, a Zip Code Wilmington graduate, urged her to look into the program. It was there that spurred her interest and passion for cloud based services and strengthening her full stack skillset. When Jocelyn is not programming, she is looking into bringing better resources into Wilmington to make STEM programs more accessible to women and more specifically women of color. You can also find her playing League of Legends, and watching anime - most notably - Sailor Moon when time allows.



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Delaware Innovation Week 2016 Presented by
Dev Track
Track Presented by
Chatham Financial
Business Track
Track Presented by
Saul Ewing