Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

C&S: My Laptop's Little Cloud

The first half of this low-key talk is about how servers are run in the cloud with hypervisors like Xen. Our presenter will cover what hypervisors are and a brief historical persective on virtual machines. There will even be a slide or two about Kubernetes.

After that, we'll dig into the main topic: introducing our presenter's favorite operating system, QubesOS. The one Edward Snowden said "is the best OS available today". We'll discuss how to install it, its architecture, the philosophy behind its development, using QubesOS to browse the web, write code, chat with friends, etc, along with the benefits and drawbacks of using hypervisors for personal computing.
 

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Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

CF: Summer STEAM Family Day

Join us on Saturday, June 23rd for fun event to kick-off the new Neighborhood Learning Series at Community Forge. The event will include hands-on, interactive activities and workshops for youth and adults to explore science, technology, and the arts. 

Participants include:
Pitt Mobile Science Lab
The Citizen Science Lab
Rivers of Steel
GASP
Sustainability Pioneers
Duquesne Hacker Club
Assemble
Barrels to Beethoven
An Anniversary: The Queen's Gambit Chess Institute
Norilla

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Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

PEF: Entrepreneurship in the Arts!

Entrepreneurship connects with much more than traditional business alone.  What about with the arts?  With artists who play music?  With artists who dance?  With artists who draw, paint or otherwise design?  With artists who make and create with their hands?  They're not just artists - they're entrepreneurs, too.

Where does the art end and the business begin? At this event, we'll consider this question and other questions with people who wear both hats and who must live in both worlds on a daily basis. 

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Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: The Art of Negotiations

We negotiate daily in a variety of contexts: business, family, and social.  Negotiations serve several purposes: (1) establishing new or renewing old relationships; (2) changing behaviors and expectations; and (3) resolving conflict and disputes. How effectively we negotiate exerts important effects on the quality of life we live and how successful we are as entrepreneurs. Although negotiations are a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives, many of us know little about the strategy and psychology of effective negotiations. Why do we sometimes get our way, while other times we walk away feeling frustrated by our inability to achieve the agreement we desire? This talk will describe strategies for claiming and creating value through effective negotiation and conflict management.

Featuring

Taya R. Cohen, PhD
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & Theory
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

PYP Talks: Audrey Russo

veryone has been talking about the “tech boom” erupting in Pittsburgh over the past few years, but what does the “tech boom” entail and how does it affect you and the city of Pittsburgh? Why would Amazon want to have a second headquarters in Pittsburgh and why is Duolingo using billboards in Silicon Valley to persuade employees to move to Pittsburgh?

Our PYP Talks speaker Audrey Russo, President and CEO of PTC, will share the answers to these burning questions and more. Audrey Russo is recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh and has recently received the Women of Influence Award of 2018 while also has been featured as one of the Top Women in Tech in Pittsburgh. Join us this evening at the Rivers Club in Downtown Pittsburgh for what is bound to be an informative and educational talk.

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

MEG: Startup and 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, Steel City Startups 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
21
11:00 AM11:00

NSR: GROW Learning Workshop - Why Inclusion is Good for Business

Join New Sun Rising for our first of four GROW LearningWorkshops:

Why Inclusion is Good for Business

Facilitated by anu jain, Principle Consultant of Inclusant and Executive Director, Gender Equity Commision, Office of the Mayor William Peduto

Workshop discussions will include:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Cultural Competency
  • Tools for Assesment and Growth

Inclusant provides businesses and organzations with the tools and training necessary to expand diversity and promote equity and inclusion. Programs and initiaives provide leaders with the awareness, knowledge, and skills crucial for succesfully enagaging diverse constituents and scaling impact. Inclusant has experience across all sectors developing a deep understanding of diversity and inclusion challenges that represent important social issues. Inclusant develops strategies and solutions promoting inclusion by staying current with best practices and new research in diversity studies.

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Jun
21
8:00 AM08:00

IW Cafe Innovation: Leading Social Impact Startups

From improving health to reducing waste and more tech has the potential to address some of the world's biggest social challenges. Join us at Cafe Innovation on June 21 to learn about the Pittsburgh companies addressing these issues. This session will be a “how-to” and “why” from the panel of social impact experts.

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Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

PCSM: Customer Success: Engaging with Executives with Kristen Hayer

Join Jetpack Workflow and The Pittsburgh Customer Success Meetup at AlphaLab for a talk on engaging executives as part of your customer success plan! When quarterly reviews come around for your customers, you want to make sure your software is renewed – learn the best ways to engage with the executives that make the decision to keep your software implemented.

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Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

Ascender: Leveraging Today’s Tech for B2B Sales

s the sales process overwhelming you? Looking to simplify and grow your sales funnel? Join us for a special breakfast session on how you can leverage current technology to increase your sales. The goal of the session is to provide participants with an understanding of tools and technologies available to help B2B companies build awareness, generate new opportunities and close business.

Topics Covered

  • How do we build a contact list? – Sales Intelligence Software
  • How do we keep track of our database? – CRM
  • How do we reach prospective customers? – Email Marketing and Marketing Automation
  • What else can we do to be effective? – Sales Enablement and Sales Acceleration Technology
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Jun
19
8:00 AM08:00

2018 SBIR Road Tour: Pittsburgh

America's Largest Seed Fund is coming to Pittsburgh! The SBIR Road Tour stops at the William Pitt Union on June 19th.

Program managers from 11 agencies representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding, alongside tech entrepreneurs and PA innovation ecosystem members, will participate in this one-day event.

Learn all about the funding opportunities available through the SBIR/STTR programs, as well as resources available right here in Pennsylvania. Each attendee will have the rare opportunity to meet directly with decision-makers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about state sponsored innovation support infrastructure.

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Jun
18
5:00 PM17:00

The Corner: Idea TestLab

Have a cool idea that you want to turn into a business or see if it's viable? Your ultimate goal is to figure out, as quickly as possible, the right thing to create that customers want and will pay for. Before you can build anything, however, you must be able to 1) clearly articulate the problem/need that your customer has and 2) be able to find customers that have the problem.

Our FREE, 4-session Idea TestLab helps you get a better handle on what problem your customer really has, where they hang out, and what value you can provide that others can’t. Each two-hour workshop will feature guest speakers and interactive content to help you take your idea and get on the path to make it a reality.

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

MEG: Innovation in Real Estate

This event at the Pittsburgh Technology Council is Hosting by Ikos, Mighty, and ME Group.

The agenda for the event will consist of mostly networking and meeting others in the real estate industry with a short talk on the emerging technology, innovation, and trends in the Pittsburgh Real Estate Industry.

 

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

ANSYS: Leading Innovation with Diversity and Inclusion

Whether you are launching your new startup, looking to move up the corporate ladder or exploring new opportunities, developing modern leadership skills and fostering diversity in the workplace are critical to helping you take that next step on your career journey.

Join us for an evening of leadership insights, coaching and a celebration of innovation to inspire and direct your career development. Hear from a group of leaders as they share their insights on how diversity and inclusion have helped them succeed by building a winning team. The event will include a panel discussion covering topics to help you learn from the best with career advice you can apply today.

Speakers/Panel include: Jim Jen, AlphaLab; Alka Patel, CMU; James Jordan, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse; Sophia Berman, Trusst Lingerie; Josh Knauer, Former CEO, Rhiza; Anya Ryjkova, Argo AI; William Generett, Duquesne University

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Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

PLW: Acquire, Engage, Educate, and Empower Your Employees

Join us for an HR best practices event and a networking cocktail hour at the Heinz History Center!

Chase's 2018 Business Leaders Outlooks survey revealed the primary business concerns and expectations that executives have for 2018. While executives expressed record optimism for their businesses, our findings show that as companies prepare for growth, many also struggle with increasing their workforce to match this growth. Pam Lipp-Hendricks, head of Talent Management & Diversity at JPMorgan Chase, will provide valuable insights and answer questions related to the challenges many companies in every stage face - talent acquisition, retention and management.

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Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender SS: Sales Cures All - Mastering Sales Prospecting

Sales prospecting is the first vital step in the sales process. Acing sales prospecting can be very challenging for founders with a history of producing hero sales during the first stages of a startup. During this session, we will discuss how to create effective business scripts for cold calling/emailing, as well as other tactics useful for widening the top of the sales funnel.

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Jun
8
to Jun 10

Hustle Her Way Summit 2018

Hustle HER Way is a one of kind experience for dynamic women with an entrepreneurial spirit. It is a summit specially crafted for the visionaries, the creatives and the fearless. The goal of this event is  to provide ambitious entrepreneurial women with the tools and resources they need to be successful in pursuit of their aspirations.  The event not only aims to provide actionable content in the form of workshops but provides attendees with a unique opportunity to build a powerful network. This is the event where women come together to share, collaborate and grow. The 2016 and 2017 summits both sold out and received rave reviews from attendees. The 2018 summit is rapidly approaching and early bird tickets sales begin January 15, 2018.  What's new this year?

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Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Tech Happy Hour PGH

This event is free to attend and will be a great opportunity to meet fellow members, talk about projects and socialize :-)

We'll have FREE BEER courtesy of Yuengling and Miller/Coors. (limited quantities, first come, first served)

Plus:
1/2 Price Pizza / $3 Sam Adams Seasonal
$2 Tacos 5pm-10pm
Wine Night 5pm-midnight

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Jun
6
4:00 PM16:00

UpPrize: Great Ideas Competition Community Showcase

All great solutions start with an idea! UpPrize's inaugural Great Ideas Competition asked individuals, nonprofits, and companies to submit their early-stage ideas for impacting the nonprofit sector and/or the lives of vulnerable populations in southwestern PA. 

Join us to recognize and celebrate the UpPrize Great Ideas finalists, a community of social innovators helping our region.

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Jun
5
5:00 PM17:00

TE: Intro to Programming for Absolute Beginners - Pittsburgh

Join us for an Intro to Programming workshop facilitated by Tech Elevator Instructor Tom Medvitz.

Participants will work through an exercises that provides a gentle introduction to programming using JavaScript to build their own soundboard. Walk away with code you actually write and begin to understand what it is that a software developer does.

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May
31
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender Builder S: PR for Startups - An Awareness Workshop

At it’s core, PR is storytelling. In this workshop, we will be exploring how to find an angle, approach PR as a reporter, and nail press releases on your first try. We’ll also dive into what not to do and common mistakes our speaker, Saul Markowitz, has seen during his 20+ year career running Markowitz Communications. The event will be a chance for the audience to ask questions about their own PR struggles and learn the four golden rules of PR.

Featuring:

Saul Markowitz, President of Markowitz Communications

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May
24
5:30 PM17:30

IIM: PGH Lab 3.0 Civic Innovation Panel

Join us at the next Inclusive Innovation Meetup!

The third cycle of PGH Lab is winding down and you can join us to learn about how local entrepreneurs and city employees have been collaborating for the past few months on addressing urban challenges. The third cycle of PGH Lab brought together solutions to improve city operations including network monitoring, composting, language access, community Wi-Fi, employee communications tool among others. The Director of Social Enterprise at Idea Foundry, Nicole Muise-Kielkucki will be joining us as a panel moderator to highlight civic innovation happening in Pittsburgh.

The event will culminate the third cycle of the PGH Lab program featuring the following startups: Cropolis, Global Wordsmiths, Meta Mesh Wireless Communities, Netbeez, Qlicket, Steel City Soils, and Zensors. Learn how these startups used government as their platform for innovation!
 

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May
24
12:00 PM12:00

A26: Financial Planning for Freelancers & Consultants

Save the date! Alloy 26 is hosting a lunch and learn on Thursday, May 24th from 12:00PM - 12:45PM that will focus on “Financial Planning for Freelancers & Consultants”. The event aims to teach strategies that will allow you to plan for future retirement, create wealth, and save on taxes. More information will be released later on the event - but in the meantime, be sure to follow Alloy 26’s social channels (Twitter, Facebook) to stay on top of the news! 
 

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May
21
6:30 PM18:30

AIGA: Mentor Mashup Wrap-up Party

The second session of AIGA Pittsburgh's Mentor Mashup program is underway. It provides our design community with opportunities to meet, collaborate, and learn from each other over a 10 week period. During the kick-off event in March, each Mashup of 3 to 5 people discussed their goals and outlined a plan for what they wanted to accomplish together. On Monday, May 21, we’re hosting a celebration of their achievements and personal growth. Each Mashup will take the stage to share their story with other program participants and the broader design community. It's a chance for you to learn about the program experience while showing support for your professional peers who've participated in this session.

This event is free to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. Presentations will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

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May
17
6:15 PM18:15

PCSM: Managing Feedback - How to not Drown in a sea of Requests

Feedback is critically important to your company's growth! If you're anything like our company, you've got feedback coming out of your ears.

In this presentation we will cover:

How do you store it?
What do you do with it?
Who do you give it to?
How do you give it to them?
What about CSAT?
How do you run an NPS?
How do you use feedback to empower customers and generate referrals?

And feedback is your best tool for creating a business case for a change - don't ignore it! Use it to empower your team and customers.

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

THH: Pittsburgh Technology Professionals Networking Night

Please join us for Pittsburgh Technology Professionals Networking Night! 

We’d love for you to join us in an amazing space, with complimentary beer, wine and snacks! This event will take place at the The Foundry at 41st building (Lower Lawrenceville) 4107 Willow Street, on Thursday, May 17th @ 6pm.

But wait, there’s more ...in addition to you (our already amazing group of smart, friendly, and interesting local tech professionals) we have some featured guests attending who are offering up their unique expertise and experience for you to connect with!

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

SCS: Startup and Entrepreneur Networking

Steel City Startups is the fastest growing community in Pittsburgh for entrepreneurs, artists, creators, and innovators.

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, Steel City Startups 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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May
17
8:00 AM08:00

IW: Caffeinated Innovation - Working with Market Influencers

oin Innovation Works at Caffeinated Innovation on Friday, May 17th to learn how to put the power of market influencers to work for your brand.

We'll discuss how to identify the right influencers to resonate with your customers, how to attract influencers to work with your brand and how to prepare for life after they've boosted your company.

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May
16
5:30 PM17:30

PghQA - Hands on: Building Quality Assurance into the Agile Process

Joint event with PittAgile:

QA should be an integral part of an Agile team’s work and yet too many organizations have QA as an add on step. As Agile team members, how can WE promote the inclusion of quality early on?

This meet up is intended to be a learning experience to identify techniques, practices and processes that help ensure quality outcomes are reached. To do this, your will team and participate in a case study of a project. Your team’s goal will be to define the activities to be done to promote software quality in the Agile process and attendant ceremonies. Your team will be given a facilitator to present the case study, moderate the group discussion, and focus the group on actionable recommendations.
 

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May
15
5:30 PM17:30

ATD: How to Give Feedback the Right Way

Feedback is an important tool for managers to train and develop their direct reports. However, most managers do not like to give feedback, and most employees feel that they don’t receive enough and useful feedback. Alexander will address key steps to create a feedback process that serves the needs of employees and their companies. In his practitioner-focused and hands-on talk, he will demonstrate how to abandon the “feedback sandwich” in favor of effective feedback procedures, use feedback as a training and development tool, and ensure that feedback is tied to a company’s goals. He will further discuss how to ensure that a feedback culture does not evolve into a toxic culture of criticism.

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May
15
5:00 PM17:00

ELA: Podcasting 101 - Sip and Learn

Come join us in learning what podcasting is all about. Learn how to generate a podcast idea to help engage with your audience and market your business.This will be an exciting and inspiring event by two professional podcasters and public speakers. Both people presenting have podcasts on ITunes currently and are reaching listeners all over the world. Rocco has a business podcast “It’s Work”, while Melissa has a self-help podcast called “Happiness Potential”.

-Learn how to craft your podcast idea into a massively successful podcast that people love subscribing and tuning into every week.

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May
15
11:45 AM11:45

PVCA: Awards Lunch

It is our privilege to honor four remarkable entrepreneurs at the 24th annual PVCA Awards Luncheon on May 15th. Please join us as we recognize their extraordinary contributions to innovation and the region's entrepreneurial vitality, as we celebrate their individual achievements as pioneering business leaders.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron Bianchini - Avere, Spinnaker, Scalable Networks, FORE & Innovation Works

Impact Award
Marc Malandro - Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (Formerly of the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute)

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May
14
6:30 PM18:30

C&S Fishbowl

Discuss recent events of the software world with C&S.

The evening starts with five chairs at the center of the room. With four of the chairs immediately filled by our starter panel, the fifth chair is up for grabs by any audience member. When discussion starts, audience members will rotate in, panel members will rotate out.

Our moderator will collect some of the latest software stories from Hacker News, Lobsters, Reddit, TechCrunch, and more. They will then lead a discussion on those topics with our rotating panel.

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

SCS: Startup and Entrepreneur Networking

  • 720 East Lacock Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15212 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Steel City Startups is the fastest growing community in Pittsburgh for entrepreneurs, artists, creators, and innovators.

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, Steel City Startups 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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