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PGH Tech Meetup Newsletter

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June 20, 2012


 TechVibe Radio Features cellpig, Brightpocket and Pittsburgh Airport

Be sure to tune in to TechVibe Radio this Saturday at noon on FM News Talk 104.7.

  • cellpig has a new case for your iPhone that includes 1 year of damage protection. It’s even made right here in SWPA.
  • Brightpocket combines a powerful personal inventory manager with an optional on-demand storage service through a new smart phone app.
  • The Pittsburgh International Airport plays a vital role in growing our tech ecosystem. Learn about all of this and more!

Smart Energy Use Workshop Set for June 21

Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Champions for Sustainability (C4S) business network, in partnership with the C4S Air Quality Series Planning Committee, will host “Smart Energy Use for a Healthier Business Climate and Clean Air,” at Phipps Conservatory from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Registration for the event is $45 for Sustainable Pittsburgh/C4S members and $55 for non-members. It is free to all Green Workplace Challenge participants. Students receive a special rate. More details, including registration, are available at­. For questions, individuals may contact Matthew Mehalik, Sustainable Pittsburgh Program Manager, at (412) 258-6644 or[/url]­.

Pgh Tech MeetupPitch Fest! 2012 Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM (location TBD).

Pgh Tech Meetup will be hosting the first annual Pitch Fest! in a few weeks. There will be two kinds of pitches:

  • Company Pitches- Prepare a 5 minute presentation which can include PowerPoint. Presenters will receive feedback on pitching skills and the idea from a panel of experts and the audience.
  • Practice Pitches (can pitch a company, idea, or anything you like) – Prepare a 90 second elevator pitch. Presenters will receive feedback on pitching skills and tips to help improve the pitch.

It's free to attend and to pitch - but Pgh Tech is requesting a donation of $10 from pitching companies and $5 from those doing practice pitches. This money will go to providing food for the event and gifts for our panel. If interested in either, please contact Marta Dalton[/url] ( to register.

ONE WHIRL Yoga Fest Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Point State Park

WHIRL Magazine will be hosting the first annual ONE WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo which will feature a sunrise to sunset day of yoga classes and workshops. Classes will range from restorative to power yoga, Zumba to drum circles, energy and body workshops, and healthy lifestyle seminars.

Tickets are $75 for a full-day pass, including three workshops and a commemorative T-shirt. Individual workshops are $30-$55, plus a $15 general admission fee. A $10 student ticket is also available. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 15 and are available through ShowClix­, WHIRL Magazine, and partner yoga studios including, South Hills Power Yoga, Schoolhouse Yoga, Moonglow Yoga, Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh, Bikram Yoga Pittsburgh, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, BYS Yoga, and FitWell Studios.

For more information about the ONE WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo please contact Julia Weiskopf, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at[/url] or at 412/431-7888.


Storing Passwords Securely
In light of a spree of major sites that were hacked this week, here is a primer on good practices when storing passwords. By Patrick Mylund Nielsen

How To Do A Startup On The Side And Not Lose Your Family
Working on a project outside of your full-time job can improve your skills and possibly turn into something more. Here's a firsthand account of how Eric Farkas made this happen.

The Art of Raising Seed: You’re Either Hot, Or You Make Your Own Heat
Fundraising is an all or nothing endeavor. Written by Darius “Bubs” Monsef, who is founder & CEO of the new design marketplace CreativeMarket.


Vote for Pittsburgh’s Top Creative Tech Innovator!

The DATA (Design, Art and Technology Awards) People’s Choice Awards have arrived! For the first time ever, you, the people, can cast your vote for Pittsburgh’s coolest creative tech project. Click the link below to show your love for your favorite projects — and come out to the event next Thursday to vote live at the biggest creative tech party of the year, the 2012 Design, Art and Technology Awards and Interactive Exhibition!
To like your favorite projects on Facebook, visit:­
To join the Art + Technology Initiative group, visit:­


 Pgh Tech Meetup is preparing TWO big initiatives:

  • Mentor Program - To help connect Meetup members so that you can learn one-on-one from each other. There's a wealth of experiences in the group, so let's put them to work! Please take the VERY brief (there's only 4 required questions) survey­ to let us know if you're interested!
  • Tech Connection - With over 350 members, there is definitely someone in the group that is connected to someone you'd like to know. Pgh Tech would like to help you find potential customers in the Pittsburgh area. On the same survey­ there is a question regarding who you're targeting with your company's product or service. Please fill out the survey so we can help get you connected!

 Listen to TechVibe Radio

Be sure to tune in to TechVibe Radio every Saturday at 12:00 PM on FM News Talk 104.7 or stream TechVibe Radio on or iHeart Radio. The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Audrey Russo and Jonathan Kersting interview local entrepreneurs, business leaders and stakeholders behind the Pittsburgh region’s fast-moving technology industry. Be sure to listen to previous broadcasts right here[/url]

 PGH TECH is now on Facebook­!

Meetup is great and we'll keep our presence there - but to support more casual networking and to help the group connect more frequently than our in-person Meetups, we've created a page on Facebook. Event information will be posted here and on, so please drop by to Like the page and stay connected to all the fantastic people of Pittsburgh Tech Meetup.

ABOUT Pgh Tech Meetup: PGH Tech Meetup is a regular venue for technology entrepreneurs and enthusiasts to:

  • give a cool technology demo
  • give an elevator pitch
  • listen to a keynote
  • see a tutorial
  • meet like-minded people
  • share ideas
  • discuss the hottest trends

If anyone has information about an upcoming Tech Event or Tech News they would like to see in the next newsletter, please forward any information to[/url].

To be removed from the PGT Tech Newsletter please send an email with your Meetup Username and the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the body of the email to[/url].

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