Pittsburgh Tech Events

Mark your calendar for a whole slew of events throughout Pittsburgh’s tech sector. From networking to knowledge share, there’s an event to fit your schedule.

The Dale Carnegie Course: Skills for Success – Cranberry, PA

Mondays for 8 weeks, beginning Monday, September 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm

This is the famous Dale Carnegie Course taken by Warren Buffet, Tony Robbins, US Presidents, and Fortune 500 leaders to kick-start their careers and effectiveness.  You’ll learn how to communicate better, lead others, deal with difficult people, break out of your comfort zone and more.

To register using PTC Member discount or for info, contact david.radin@dalecarnegie.com

2018 Power Perspective: PJM Market Opportunities Symposium

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm | Montour Heights Country Club, 1491 Coraopolis Heights Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108
Agenda Topics Include:

  • Energy Market Update
  • Buying Strategies
  • Regulatory Implications
  • Capacity Update

Register Here.

Project Leadership

Wednesday & Thursday, September 26 – 27, 2018 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily

Project managers typically have high responsibility, but low authority for project team members from various functional groups. In spite of this matrix environment, the expectation for project managers is to obtain top performance from the project team and deliver successful projects. This is only possible by use of effective project leadership. This intensive 2-day course covers the leadership role of the project manager, including the use of situational leadership. Attendees will learn leadership strategies for managing change and developing project teams. In addition, students will take assessments to determine both their preferred leadership and personality styles. Attendees will learn how to identify the personality styles of stakeholders, along with techniques for effective interactions with each personality type. Other leadership topics covered in this course include developing the project team, managing change, dealing with conflicts, and conducting project negotiations. This course will help attendees become more effective project leaders. Attendees who successfully complete this course will earn 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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3-Day Business Analysis Training

Monday – Wednesday, October 1-3, 2018 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily

Business Analysis is the discipline of identifying business needs, determining solutions to business problems, and eliciting, documenting, and managing requirements for a specific project. Proper application of business analysis on a project dramatically increases the chances of successfully completing the project and obtaining the project benefits. This course covers both IIBA and PMI BA techniques and focuses on best practices, which provide the fundamental knowledge needed for doing BA activities on projects.

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Hack This. Help Kids.

Hackathon for Hope

Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6th, 2018 | Tepper Quad @ Carnegie Mellon University

HACK THIS. HELP KIDS., presented by the Citrone Thirty Three Foundation, is a hackathon focused on pediatric health care where individuals get to interact and engage with the best and brightest minds. People with diverse experiences and backgrounds such as medicine, engineering, design, software development, and business work together in teams for an action-packed 24 hours of collaboration.

Participants, sponsors, and mentors will take some of the most challenging health care pain points in existence, and turn them in to some of the most innovative and disruptive solutions in the health care industry, working together to create tools and technology to help various problems in the vast field of pediatrics. Help kids by solving problems they encounter every day in the hospital.

The event takes place in the brand-new Tepper Quad, a highly-anticipated state-of-the-art space at Carnegie Mellon University, demonstrating the first true academic innovation hub, bringing together business, technology, and beyond. The event kicks off with keynote speaker Thomas Tull, founder and CEO of Tulco.

Bring hope, and healing, to the kids at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and beyond through HACK THIS. HELP KIDS.

Click here to see the HACK THIS. HELP KIDS. steering committee.

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Design of Experiments for Process Improvement

Thursday, October 12, 2018 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Design of Experiments for Process Improvement is a day-long training focused on the design, analysis and application of experimental data collection in industry. This event will allow scientists, engineers and Quality professionals to learn everything they need to know to implement their own factorial and fractional factorial experiment designs in an industrial environment.

The event will feature concept modules for learning experiment design principles followed by computer training to illustrate the concepts in practice. Independent exercises and review conclude each module.

Unlike other DOE courses, in Design of Experiments for Process Improvement, you’ll be doing not watching as we analyze 13 experiments from Tarkett Flooring, Valspar, Corning, Inc., Merck & Co., Ethicon, Sigma Millipore, Dow Chemical and more.

Presented by JMC Data Experts

Click here for complete details.

Data Science Automation LabVIEW Fundamentals 1 & 2

October 15 – 19, 2018 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday | Data Science Automation Certified Training Center, 375 Valley Brook Road, McMurray PA 15317

Course Description: Learn LabVIEW and dataflow programming concepts, data types & arrays, loops & common structures for cases and events.

Register Here.

The Dale Carnegie Course: Skills for Success -Washington, PA

Tuesdays for 8 weeks, beginning Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 6:00 pm

This is the famous Dale Carnegie Course taken by Warren Buffet, Tony Robbins, US Presidents, and Fortune 500 leaders to kick-start their careers and effectiveness.  You’ll learn how to communicate better, lead others, deal with difficult people, break out of your comfort zone and more.

Free 90-minute Preview/Orientation Tuesday, September 25

To register using PTC Member discount or for info, contact david.radin@dalecarnegie.com

Call for FIRST LEGO League Judges

More than 70 judges are needed Friday evening, December 7, 2018 with at least 40 judges needed Saturday morning, December 8th.

What is FIRST LEGO League? FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an exciting and fun international robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science, and technology in kids up to 14.

Each year FLL teams embark on an adventurous challenge based on current, real-world issues. Guided by a team coach and assisted by mentors, the kids: Build an autonomous robot using engineering concepts | Research and solve a real-world problem based on the challenge theme of space travel | Present their research and solutions.

Judges are needed in each of the following three core categories: Robot | Core Values | Project.

More information and how to volunteer HERE.

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