Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

VRARA: Happy Hour

Join the VR/AR Association of Pittsburgh for a fun-filled evening hosted in the Duquesne Room at the Rivers Club. Food and appetizers will be provided, so come on down for VR and AR talk, mingling with VR/AR Members and enjoying some VR Experiences!

VRARA members receive free admission to this and other events. For information about membership (or if you are a member, to receive your discount code), please email pittsburgh@thevrara.com

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Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Growing Your Startup - Updating & Maintaining Financial Models

Financial modeling may not be the most exciting part of a business founders day, but it is critical to the longevity of an organization.

Updating and maintaining your model can help you strategically understand the ever changing financial landscape of your business. Can your organization support an additional hire next month? Should you be looking for additional investors? Or perhaps scaling back on a product that's not selling well? Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of utilizing your financial model as a living document to grow your business.

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Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

WIT: Rooftop Yoga

Hunched over your computer all day? Let's stretch it out, network + take some Reed & Co. health shots! Chill tunes by Kha'DJ. For women + gender non-comforming folx only. Limited mats available, plz bring your own if possible :) $5-10 donation.

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Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Build412 Tech: Technology Professionals Networking Night - July

A fun and relaxed evening of networking with a great group of friendly and interesting tech people (like yourself!) This is an awesome opportunity to meet other people involved in our city's amazing tech scene. It's free to attend, so bring your co-workers, bring your friends, and come on out, join us!

In addition to an already amazing group of innovative local tech professionals, we will also have some featured guests attending who will be there to network with you. Come out, have a drink, chat with them - they want to meet you!

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Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

Buc-coworking

What is Buc-Coworking? Pgh startups and freelancers who get together at PNC Park to work, connect, and catch a ballgame.

- Each person buys their own ticket (Club Seats) - currently available on Stubhub for as low as $35)

- We'll meet around 11am at Club 300 (has wifi) inside the Pittsburgh Baseballl Club.

- Game (vs Cardinals) starts at 12:35pm

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Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

TiE Talks: Featuring Ray Betler

Please join us to celebrate and hear Ray Betler share his reflections—both professional and personal—after an amazing 41 year career culminating with his retirement from Wabtec as their President & Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2019.

This is a unique TiE Pittsburgh event in that several of Ray's former colleagues have joined together to sponsor this celebration honoring their mentor and friend.

Modeled after TED Talks, TiE Talks feature eminent speakers who are thought leaders, serial entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists in our community.  The intent of a TiE Talk is to have the speaker share "Two Pearls of Wisdom" — one professional, and one personal — having reflected on their own life experiences, in under 20 minutes.  Unlike, TED Talks, the audience will have the unique opportunity to ask questions.  We expect the Q&A to also be a significant component of the event.

All the talks will be recorded in high definition and the video footage will be made publicly available on the web.  We expect that these forums will provide both the speaker and the audience to explore areas that largely remain unspoken and get lost through history.  Our hope is that TiE Talks will provide a platform to share the intimate trials and tribulations gained from decades of experience with our budding entrepreneurial community, and boost the impact of TiE Pittsburgh — not just locally but world-wide.

TiE Talks are held once every quarter and will also serve as a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and charter members.

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Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Nerd Nite PGH: July

Nerd Nite is a monthly lecture event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. It's often about science or technology, but by no means is it limited to such topics. And it's definitely entertaining. This will the third event since starting in Pittsburgh! If you like alcohol, learning about random and interesting things, and meeting other nerds this is for you! To facilitate mingling setup is with mostly long communal tables and we'll be running trivia to win free drinks! Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30. Got two speakers lined up but we need one more! If you have a topic you are passionate about and you’d like to be a speaker get in touch at pittsburgh@nerdnite.com! Speakers we have now are:

Lizzee Solomon - Lizzee Solomon is a visual artist and designer based in Pittsburgh, PA. New York City born, Chicago suburbs raised, Carnegie Mellon School of Art trained. She's also housebroken, is learning how to dance Salsa and speaks Spanish - Presenting: 'Cuba for Dummies'

And me! Your MC Rorry Brenner - When I'm not hosting Nerd Nites or climbing rocks, I work as a Robotics Research Scientist. Computer Science undergrad at CMU and couldn't figure out why robots were so blind so went off to USC to get a PhD in neuroscience - Presenting: 'Comptuer Vision, Artificial Neural Networks, and How the Brain can Inspire A.I.'

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Jul
27
8:00 AM08:00

WAICY 2019 - Audience

The World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth (WAICY) is a global competition challenging students to learn and use AI.

About this Event

For competition registration please go to: Registration page

The World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth (WAICY) is a global competition challenging students to learn and use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to solve real problems. The competition opens to students from age 4 to 20 from all around the world. Each year, the competition has a unique theme. In 2018, the theme was “How to Make the World Better with AI.”The WAICY aims to bring AI to students all around the world and spark creative, innovative, and artistic demonstrations of the technology that can make a positive change in the world.

This year, The final competition will be held on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at the Nova Place in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Jul
30
8:00 AM08:00

TiE: Founders Breakfast

We are excited to host our next Founders Breakfast event! We only have limited spots available for this event. Please register at your earliest convenience before the limited spots fill up (Members: Free; Non-members: $20)

NOTE: If you plan to attend, you must register to reserve your spot.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Hot breakfast at an elite club in downtown Pittsburgh!

  • Take away great insights and inspiring ideas from a 15 min Power Talk!

  • Network with similar stage peers

  • Make new connections, share ideas and uncover solutions

  • Be part of shaping this event series

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Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

PGH.AI: AI + Manufacturing: Lunchtime Talk + Tour with ARM

  • Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join PGH.AI for a visit to Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing's new headquarters at Hazelwood Green's Mill 19! This event invites participants to learn about AI's role in revolutionizing manufacturing, and showcase how ARM and its national consortium of over 200 members are accelerating the U.S. manufacturing renaissance with people and robots, together.


Agenda:

12:00-12:30pm: Doors open, lunch served by Community Kitchen
12:30-12:35pm: Welcome and introduction from PGH.AI
12:35-1:10pm: Presentations and discussion with ARM and partners
1:10-1:30pm: Q&A
1:30-2:00pm: Tour of ARM


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Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Startup Drinks Pittsburgh - September

#SUDPgh is headed to (location TBA) for the Autumn #SUDPgh event!


Join over a hundred regional founders, developers, designers, storytellers, and other startup leaders as we celebrate our wins, lament our loses, and discuss how we keep the momentum going for local startups! We'll also have some reps from key organizations, including the leading regional funders and accelerators. 

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Redchair PGH: Negotiation Workshop for Women

Research has shown that men tend to achieve better economic results in negotiation than women. This can impact salary, rates of promotion, resources needed to ‘get the job done’, etc. Redchair is hosting a hands-on negotiation workshop for mid-career female technology professionals to help them use proven negotiation skills and approaches and narrow the gender negotiation gap.

What to expect: This workshop will help participants articulate their value and negotiate effectively. Topics covered include:

  • Strategies for claiming and creating value in negotiations

  • How to effectively prepare for a negotiation

  • How to avoid common negotiation traps

  • Helpful phrases and questions to use in negotiations

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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Pitt Agile: Scrum Master as a Hat…not a Job Title

Join us in (controversial) exploration of an idea that the Scrum Guide supports and in practice many Scrum Teams are proving successful.

This will be highly interactive! And you will be well fed.

All too many companies focus on hiring a full-time person into a SM job title instead of allowing people to freely play what is a role. In our company our software developers or business operations people play this role.

We will share the way we’re going about it and what we’re learning. We promise you will leave having greater depth in understanding the Scrum Master being a management level role and the level of leadership required to influence Stakeholders toward greater results.

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

AIGA: Annual Community Meeting

Come one, come all! The Annual Community Meeting is an opportunity to engage with and hear from the Pittsburgh design community and the AIGA PIttsburgh Board of Directors. Help guide our existing programming, express new ideas, network with peers, and find opportunities to volunteer and get more involved with the chapter! This event is a great opportunity to learn more about how our chapter functions and see how the board makes decisions that affect member services and programming.

So join us at Left Field Meeting Space for some summer fun and creative camaraderie. We'll be getting together rain or shine. Many thanks to Smith Bros. for hosting us..

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Jul
16
8:30 AM08:30

Tech Legal Clinic: Legal Support for the Tech Community

In this free 60-minute session, Jason L. Ott & Derrick L. Maultsby Jr. will provide their insight regarding the most effective ways to protect intellectual property. The intellectual property of a company is typically the most important asset that company possesses. While some startups and companies are able to overcome legal hurdles surrounding their IP early in their development, many startups can experience significant negative consequences without legal direction and advisement at that stage, potentially resulting in stunted growth or ceasing operations altogether. This workshop includes a presentation and Q&A.

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Jul
11
4:30 PM16:30

IF: Watercooler Chats - Marketing with Purpose

Everyone knows they should be promoting their business or personal brand with advertising or social media, but do you know why? How do you decide what to say in your ad or social media post?

Whether you are a freelancer, growing small business, or an aspiring entrepreneur, we invite you to join us for an engaging and thought-provoking session on understanding what it means to market with a purpose and arm you with tips on taking your marketing efforts to the next level.

In this session we will challenge your thinking on how you engage with the public and the journey that your customers take from not knowing you exist to becoming your most loyal brand ambassador.

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Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Build412 Tech: Happy Hour - July

This is an awesome opportunity to meet other people involved in our city's amazing tech scene, talk about projects and socialize. Bring your co-workers, bring your friends and come on out and join us!

This is an open networking event, free of charge and a complimentary drink will be provided (thanks to Kingfly Spirits.)

It doesn't matter what your background is....'tech' is a broad definition and all are welcome. Our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds but share one thing in common...an interest in meeting other people who work in/around technology...developers, designers, executives, hiring managers, data analysts, sales/marketing leaders, project managers, local business owners, job seekers, entrepreneurs, startups, investors, etc.

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Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

grlpwrpgh Monthly Happy Hour

Back by popular demand, we are re-launching our monthly happy hours, which will take place on the second Wednesday of every month. This event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring a friend and come to connect & converse with ladies in the city.

This month, join us at Station in Bloomfield for small bites, delicious drinks and better conversation.

RSVP via Eventbrite link so we can gauge a headcount, and find the group of gals when you arrive!

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Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

DevSecHops-Pittsburgh: July Meetup

*After realizing that the 4th of July follows the 3rd of July, I decided to push the event back one week. Sorry for the confusion!*

Off the success of the first meetup, I figure we'd hold 002 at 11th Hour Brewing. I've never actually been but have heard great things.

June's meetup had around 15 attendees, spanned 5 hours, 2 bars, and many great conversations. I encourage all our members to bring a friend, colleague or anyone else interested in getting involved in the tech community in Pittsburgh.

There will be a tab open so the beers will be free for all DevSecHops members attending!

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Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

Startup Drinks Pittsburgh - July

SUD:PGH is headed to Brew Gentlemen's awesome, new outdoor space, 'BG Open Air' (right behind their main taproom) in Braddock for the Summer #SUDPgh event!

Join over a hundred regional founders, developers, designers, storytellers, and other startup leaders as we celebrate our wins, lament our loses, and discuss how we keep the momentum going for local startups! We'll also have some reps from key organizations, including the leading regional funders and accelerators.

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Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

C&S: Building Polkadot blockchain validators with Substrate

Run Your Own Polkadot Validator Workshop

Bitcoin has miners; Polkadot has validators. Validators use DOT tokens, instead of solving quadrillions of hash puzzles, in order to produce blocks and add to the blockchain. This reduces the amount of electricity required to generate a blockchain by numerous orders of magnitude compared to a proof-of-work scheme.

In this workshop, we will learn what DOTs are, how Polkadot's nominated proof-of-stake (NPoS) system works, and about the different kinds of roles in the Polkadot ecosystem (validators, nominators, collators, fishermen).

We will then set up our own validator node and connect to a local blockchain. We will experiment with validating and producing blocks, as well as nominating different validators with our DOTs.

If there is time, we can even set up your validator node to join the official Alexander testnet!

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Jul
9
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Spreadsheets for Entrepreneurs - What You Need to Know

As an entrepreneur, utlizing spreadsheet is non-negotiable, but where do you start?

Join us for a talk on the basics of spreadsheets for entrepreneurs. We will be diving into how to set up your first financial model utilizing formulas and sheets that talk to one another. Learn more about making assumptions on what your business or sales make look like in the future. We will be giving examples of a variety of sheets, and how to make them living documents to help you plan out your businesse's future.

Topics Covered

  • Basics of using spreadsheet for financial modeling

  • Examples of each document need (i.e. balance sheet)

  • Best practices for making modeling assumptions

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Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

C&S: City Scrapers Hack Night

The City Bureau City Scrapers open source project supports the Documenters program for documenting public events, such as school board meetings, City Hall meetings, police board meetings, etc. We are hoping to build a community in Pittsburgh that can start building and supporting scrapers within the platform for the Pennsylvania region.

City Scrapers is a risk-free python/Git learning environment, a way to build a platform for public engagement in Pittsburgh, and an environment designed to prioritize a more diverse coding space than most civic tech groups. Newcomers are always welcome, and folks of all skill sets are welcome.

City Scrapers will be hosted at Code for Pittsburgh's Wednesday Work Nights along side other working group projects.

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Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Entre: Startup & Entrepreneur Networking

Our monthly events bring people together to openly discuss and share ideas with like-minded individuals. We welcome entrepreneurs of all types, start-ups of all sizes, industries and stages to join us in finding the inspiration, resources and friends that will make them successful.

Whether our members are just beginning to build a company, or are years into their venture, Entre aims to refer the best services available for helping them achieve their goals. We aim to work with sponsors and partners who share our vision in helping the start-up community grow and succeed.

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Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Sales for Startups: How to Tame Difficult Challenges

There are a handful of universal constants that determine the success of any organization. They include things like visionary leadership, product-market fit, competitive differentiation, and great people.

Sales, however, is ultimately what determines an organization’s success. Sales is the alpha and the omega; the beginning or the end of a business. Even the best organizations with the greatest people and first-class solutions will struggle to compete and grow without a sound sales strategy, a sales process that everyone understands and follows, and sales tools that ensure that sales runs at peak efficiency.

In this session, we’ll discuss what a fully functional sales effort looks like; then burrow into the issue that negatively impacts 63% of all sales. Finally, we’ll give tips on a key area to make your sales efforts better and do an exercise to help stimulate best practices in a common sales situation.

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Pittsburgh Technology Professionals Networking Night

Join us for the Build412 Technology Professionals Networking Night! (FREE)

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26 @6:00 PM

WHERE: SteelBridge Labs (Strip District), 2818 Smallman St, Pgh PA 15222

A fun and relaxed evening of networking with a great group of friendly and interesting tech people (like yourself!) This is an awesome opportunity to meet other people involved in our city's amazing tech scene. It's free to attend, so bring your co-workers, bring your friends, and come on out and join us!

In addition to an already amazing group of innovative local tech professionals, we will also have some featured guests attending who will be there to network with you. Come out, have a drink, chat with them - they want to meet you!

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Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

SVP Pittsburgh Full Circle Final Pitch

The Full Circle Impact Accelerator Program serves as an opportunity for the corporate and nonprofit sectors to connect and work collectively to increase the impact of nonprofit organizations in our region.

The SVP Full Circle Program curriculum leads nonprofit organizations through workshop that help to improve their financial sustainability and impact with the support of SVP Partners. The program concludes with our Final Pitch Event. This event provides a platform for nonprofit leaders to communicate their mission, impact, and organizational needs to a broader audience.

On June 26th, 2019 SVP Pittsburgh will host our Full Circle Final Pitch Event at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District. The Spring 2019 Cohort will compete for “Best Pitch” and “Audience Favorite” awards.

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Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

TiE Talk: Featuring Barrie Athol

TiE Pittsburgh is pleased to introduce our exciting new educational series: TiE Talks. Modeled after TED Talks, these talks will feature eminent speakers who are thought leaders, serial entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists in our community. The intent of a TiE Talk is to have the speaker share "Two Pearls of Wisdom" — one professional, and one personal — having reflected on their own life experiences, in under 20 minutes. Unlike, TED Talks, the audience will have the unique opportunity to ask questions. We expect the Q&A to also be a significant component of the event.

TiE Talks will be held once every quarter and will also serve as a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, thought leaders, charter members, etc. We will also showcase a couple of our newest member startup companies.

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Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

PGH.AI Launch Party

In December 2018, we introduced Pittsburgh AI as a nascent concept, driven by a sense of urgency and necessity for us to build a stronger AI community in Pittsburgh, and better equip our region to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 6 months and 6 events later, we've engaged with hundreds of people around Pittsburgh and gathered a growing team of leaders and partners. We're now excited to announce the official launch of PGH.AI, a community-led initiative dedicated to improving the accessibility, connectivity, and transparency of Pittsburgh’s rich artificial intelligence ecosystem.

Please join us for our launch party on Friday, June 21, at JLL, and look forward to:

  • Hearing what PGH.AI has planned for the future

  • Meeting people from across Pittsburgh's AI ecosystem

  • Complimentary food & drinks

  • Outdoor rooftop patio overlooking Market Square

  • Interactive demos from PGH.AI partners and sponsors

  • Fun activities, including a "robot petting zoo"

  • Music by Andy Chan

  • Solo performance debut by Ray Li (VR DJ from Veserium)

  • Special after-party

  • More surprises to come...

If you have a cool technology demo or interactive exhibit that we should consider featuring at our launch party, please email us at team@pgh.ai.

Please note that this is a 21+ event, and that we are asking for a $10 admission fee to help us cover some of the costs. We also welcome additional donations from anyone who is kindly willing to support our nonprofit mission. PGH.AI values creating safe, inclusive, and welcoming environments, and offers most programs free of charge for attendees from all backgrounds. If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please email us at team@pgh.ai.

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Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

PEF: AI For Good: Local And Global Partnerships For Advancing Responsible AI

With its long history artificial intelligence (AI) research and testing, Pittsburgh is among a handful of cities around the world that are best poised to proactively tackle the challenges of the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" and ensure that emerging technologies are developed for society's benefit and sustainability. As a testament to that opportunity, Pittsburgh has engaged in a growing range of local to global partnerships, ranging from the Pittsburgh Innovation District to the UN's AI for Good initiative. This event will feature the experiences, insights, and recommendations of cross-sector experts who spoke at the UN's third annual AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland on May 28-31.

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Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

Mix It Up w/ Academy PGH

Interested in learning more about our code academy? Looking to hire some coders for your company, or considering applying for a future session? Look no further. Come meet and mingle with Academy students and instructors past and present, as well as others in the tech and tech-adjacent fields. Food and drinks will be provided. Come mix it up!

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Jun
20
8:00 AM08:00

IW: Cafe Innovation: Using Storytelling to Strengthen Your Brand and Connect with Customers

Storytelling and anecdote sharing are important ways to engage customers and build an audience. Join us on June 20 as we discuss best practices. Come away with strategies to strengthen your brand and connect with customers.

Panelists:
- Deborah Todd, University of Pittsburgh
- Abby Loughrey, Owner's Manual
- Chris Fletcher, RC21X

Moderated by: Alessandra Hartkopf, Communications Coordinator, Innovation Works


Date: Thursday, June 20th
Time: 8:00 AM coffee and light breakfast
8:30 AM Event begins
9:30 AM Event ends

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Jun
14
7:00 AM07:00

CWE: Pivoting In Mid-Air: Implementing Alternative Routes to Success

  • James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University Shadyside Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come hear the CEO of a new aviation company present the challenges of launching a new business, developing early traction, recruiting a rockstar team, and keeping the faith. She’ll discuss the great gift of customer discovery and how networks and the kindness of strangers have been critical to Fly Louie’s early success. Also, how one can begin to solve a big problem with limited resources – from launch with a simple Squarespace site and no inventory – to a year-round route without a single plane.

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Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

WIT: Rooftop Yoga

Hunched over your computer all day? Let's stretch it out, network + take some Reed & Co. health shots! Chill tunes by Kha'DJ. For women + gender non-comforming folx only. Limited mats available, plz bring your own if possible :) $5-10 donation.


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Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

AIGA: Design Book Club Session #2

Design Book Club is an opportunity for creatives to learn about a new topic through reading and discussion with fellow creatives. Just like any other book club, Design Book Club will select readings on design topics such as advertising, UX/UI, design thinking, freelance, and more. After the allotted reading time, the group will meet up for in depth discussion. Readings will include books and articles.

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

Forward Cities Conference 2019

Forward Cities conferences deepen connections, strengthen opportunities for collaboration, and advance our understanding and commitment to inclusive innovation and shared prosperity in our communities.

Our annual conference attracts 200+ leaders from over forty cities from around the world. It is an unparalleled, high energy opportunity to make new connections and foster existing friendships within a robust learning environment. Every session is designed to provoke and provide practical ideas to advance inclusive innovation in the community. Tours integrated into the experience allows opportunities to see cutting edge ideas in action and to explore the host city. This year's conference will be in Pittsburgh, PA June 12-14, 2019.

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Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Predicting Your Sales by Creating a Process

There are a handful of universal constants that determine the success of any organization. They include things like visionary leadership, product-market fit, competitive differentiation, and great people.

Sales, however, is ultimately what determines an organization’s success.Sales is the alpha and the omega; the beginning or the end of a business. Even the best organizations with the greatest people and first-class solutions will struggle to compete and grow without a sound sales strategy, a sales process that everyone understands and follows, and sales tools that ensure that sales runs at peak efficiency.

When all three – strategy, process, and operations – are developed and managed as a whole, sales becomes a much more predictable part of any business.

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Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

PGH TECHFEST: Storytellers 2019

Pittsburgh TechFest is a one-day event on Saturday, June 8, 2019 where software development professionals from Southwestern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas will get together to talk and learn about perfecting our craft.

Topics will include coding, tools, agile, project management, etc. All development disciplines (devs, testers, PMs, DBAs, BAs etc.) and all development stacks (Ruby, Java, .Net, JavaScript, Python, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.) are welcome! 

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