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Delaware Innovation Week 2017

Delaware Innovation Week 2017 is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation. There’s something for everyone!

The 3rd annual Delaware Innovation Week is happening November 3 - 11.

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Track Conferences

Delaware 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.
  • The startup and business community conversation. Think: venture capital, startups, B2B, doing business with the banks.
  • 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.
  • Where leaders in healthcare, the sciences, economic development, public health and academia come together. Think: commercialized technology, creating connectivity, influencing policy.

Map of Events

What’s happening where.


James Hasenmayer

James Hasenmayer is a software engineering leader with expertise in designing, building, and deploying large scale distributed systems. James is co-lead of the Backend Infrastructure team at BlackRock, supporting the Aladdin platform. This team is responsible for developing core software infrastructure including the BlackRock Messaging System (BMS) and our internal compute farms, and focuses on ensuring a fully stable, scalable and cost efficient infrastructure across all the systems at BlackRock. He is currently focused on an initiative to migrate the Aladdin platform to run on a more scalable, cloud based architecture.

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Alex Brown

Alex Brown is the CEO of Textable. A local Delaware startup that provides texting for businesses. He is also a full stack engineer with a love for JavaScript. After graduating from the first class of Zip Code Wilmington, Alex went on to work at JP Morgan & Chase Co. While at JP Morgan, Alex continued to work on side projects including one that would eventually become Textable.

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Tariq Hook

Tariq is the Director of Education at Zip Code Wilmington and a veteran software engineer with over 15 years of industry experience in software development. He has also been a distinguished Java instructor for Temple University's MESA program since 2011.

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Supraja John

As part of Trellist’s Web Development Services, Supraja leads and contributes to IT and Application Development client projects. Supraja is an experienced front-end web developer who is also skilled in email, print, and web design, technical writing, and audio and video editing which allows her to play multiple roles on a single project for maximum efficiency. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware. Her other interests include reading, journaling, listening to podcasts, and cooking.

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Frank Lee

Frank is the Director of Technology at The Archer Group, a Digital Marketing agency based in Wilmington, Delaware. As the Director of Technology, Frank is responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as the long-term vision of the team. He brings a practical approach to software development at Archer, balancing the need to stay on the cutting edge of software with the needs of Archer’s clients.

Frank graduated from the University of Delaware in 2005 with a Masters’ degree in Computer Science. In his spare time you can find Frank at the Delaware Rock Gym.

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Mikaila Akeredolu

Mikaila is a Full-Stack Developer and alumni of Zip Code Wilmington. After completing coding boot camp, Mikaila was a Software Developer at Comcast. While volunteering at Delaware State University's App Academy, he discovered his passion for teaching. He later decided to combine his love for computer science and his passion for education and joined Zip Code as a Project Manager.

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Tarika Chawla

Speaker, Tech Blogger, Software Developer at Warner Bros Digital Labs Tarika has extensive experience architecting, developing and releasing native Android and iOS mobile apps based on business requirements and user design. She is passionate about using latest technologies and languages for creating innovative solutions at various hackathons. An active member of Android Philly Alliance, Girl Develop It and Philly Cocoaheads meetup in Philadelphia. She gives talks focused on Android and iOS Development to integration of numerous SDK’s such as Product Flavors, Google Firebase for push notifications, Firebase Analytics etc. Her team implemented an independent project “Connect the Dots” in Mozambique, Africa and she has a blog for the process of the implementation of the project : http://ycenter-connect-the-dots.blogspot.com/

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Carina Blair

Carina graduated from Wilmington University with a degree in Computer and Network Security in May 2016. During college she worked at the help desk at Wilmington University. She recently went through a coding program called Zip Code Wilmington which helped me develop programming skills. She currently work at Chatham FInancial as an Application Security Analyst.

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Delaware Innovation Week wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. Interested in getting involved? Check out our DIW17 Sponsorship Prospectus

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Chatham FinancialJPMorgan Chase & Co1313 InnovationBlackrock