Pecha Kucha Night â€“ Powered by ThoughtWorks
Pecha Kucha (in Japanese: ãƒšãƒãƒ£ã‚¯ãƒãƒ£ means chit-chat) is a snappy presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). This is a special Philly Tech Week edition of Pecha Kucha Night, that will bring together architects, technologists, artists and other cool Philadelphians to share work, talk about their ideas, failures, and successes.
Devised in 2003 by Klein-Dytham Architecture, Pecha Kucha Nights are now held in almost 800 cities around the world, now including Philadelphia! Pecha Kucha Nights
Speakers for this special edition Pecha Kucha Night include:
Bruce Duncan, Managing Director of Terasem Movement Foundation, which is well-known for developing humanoid robot Bina48.
Carla Gannis, Multidisciplinary Artist well known for her political emoji works.
Andrew McWilliams, London-born Hacker, Developer, and Artist currently living in Brooklyn.
Rajat Bhageria, Author and Entrepreneur best known for developing ThirdEye, an app for blind people that verbally says what is in front of them.
Tess Michaels, Founder of Soceana, which seeks to generate social good by creating a vibrant community of volunteers, nonprofits, philanthropists and corporations.
Sohaib Hashmi & Ricardo Solorzano, co founders of BioBots, a low cost, high resolution, 3D bioprinting machine revolutionizing the field of regenerative medicine.
Kent Rahman, Product and UX Designer who is uncomfortable without a beard, and self-described as if Einstein and George Clooney had a baby boy.
Evan Rutledge Borden, a functional programming enthusiast, bassist, standards advocate, beer geek, fermentation fanatic, flip flop cyclist and beard connoisseur.
Jon Gosier, At only 33 he has been named one of â€œThe New Faces of Black Leadershipâ€ according to TIME Magazine. A hometown Philly tech whiz, He is especially passionate about working at the intersection of technology and human rights and development.
Liz Maxwell, Activist, Artist and Creative Consultant currently working as the Chief Dot Connector for The United States Department of Arts and Culture.