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.

Carnegie Science Awards 2020 – NOMINATIONS

(must be submitted by December 1, 2019)

Nominate outstanding people and organizations for a 2020 Carnegie Science Award before the Dec. 1 deadline! Self-nominations are welcome.. The Awards honor and celebrate outstanding professionals who have made science, technology, and education achievements and have made a difference in western Pennsylvania and beyond. Awardees are honored at the Carnegie Science Awards Celebration, attended by business, medical, academic, and community influencers. We are looking for:

Scientists and Technologists

Entrepreneurs and Communicators

Education Leaders

College/University Students

For Awards categories and nomination information, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.com/ScienceAwards

PMCentersUSA-Katz Center for Executive Education on-site training offerings – October 2019

Project Schedule and Cost Management – Oct. 23-24, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | The project schedule and budget are key elements of the project management plan. Successful project completion is unlikely without a complete and correct schedule and budget managed throughout project execution. This course covers how to decompose the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) into activities, including methods for estimating resource requirements and tasks duration. You’ll also learn how to develop the project network diagram and conduct critical path method analysis and forecast cost and completion of projects using earned value and earned schedule analysis.

Data Science Automation LabVIEW Fundamentals 1 & 2

October 21-25, 2019 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

Course Description: Learn LabVIEW and dataflow programming concepts, data types & arrays, loops & common structures for cases and events. Location: Data Science Automation Certified Training Center, 375 Valley Brook Road, McMurray PA 15317

More Info & to Register

Seven Springs Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 9:00 PM – 1:30 AM

It’s time to do the Monster Mash and more at the legendary Seven Springs Halloween Party! Grab your ghostly friends and head out for a frightfully fun nigh in the Foggy Ghoulggle, 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019!

Scare up your most creative, scary or interesting costume and vie to win coveted Seven Springs prizes in the annual Costume Contest. The Contest will take place from 9 – 10 p.m. when participants will be called to the dance floor by categories to show their stuff and scare up some points from our panel of judges.


  • Two Drink Tickets draft beer or basic mixed drinks per person
  • Entertainment from DJ Digital Dave

More Information & to REGISTER

Tech Legal Clinic: Legal Support for the Tech Community

by Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. – Tech & Data Practice Group

Dickie McCamey & Chilcote Presents: The Art of the Deal: Understanding & Negotiating a Term Sheet

In this free 60-minute session, Jason L. Ott & Derrick L. Maultsby Jr. will provide their insight regarding analyzing and negotiating a term sheet. A term sheet is a crucial step toward taking on investments, aligning with a strategic partner, or creating a joint venture (amongst other things). It is imperative for tech startups to identify and address key provisions within the term sheet they are presented with to understand what terms they will be bound to. While some startups and companies are able to overcome legal hurdles when agreeing to a term sheet, 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.

Topics Include:

Key Provisions to Identify;
Language to Include; and
Negotiation Tactics


Digital Transformation Learning Conference

Tuesday, October 29 & Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | @ Various Locations, See Agenda Below

Preparing our students to be ready with the technology skills needed to be successful in today’s economy is essential, but first, our teachers need to be trained to train our students for the next industrial revolution.

Join global and domestic speakers and innovators as Paradigm Global Innovations and XRConnectED hosts the inaugural Digital Transformation Learning Conference, 2019. Our speakers are coming from Glasgow, Paris, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh!

This conference will provide teachers, instructors, faculty members, corporate trainers and anyone who is in the business of educating the opportunity to learn how to incorporate the following technologies into their new and existing curricula

DAY 1: October 29, 2019. 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. @ Rivers Club, 301 Grant St Suite 411, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA  

Mini keynotes, networking, demonstrations

DAY 2: October 30, 2019. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Carlow University, 3333, Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Full day learning event


Project Brilliant Training Workshop

Certified ScrumMaster – October 29 – 30 (Pittsburgh)

RMU Graduate Admissions – Doctoral Information Dinner (RSVP by October 23rd)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Life is busy.  Who has the time to earn their doctoral degree?

Thanks to Robert Morris University, you do!  Join RMU Graduate Admissions for a doctoral information dinner.  Learn more about our doctoral programs that can be completed in three years while working full time.  You don’t have to quit your day job.

Program directors for the Doctorate of Science in Information Systems & Communications and the Ph.D. in Instructional Management & Leadership will be present to give you more information and answer any questions you have.

Looking for another reason to attend?  We are going to be celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the Doctorate of Science in Information Systems & Communication.

WHERE: Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Ave #100, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Dinner is complimentary.  RSVP is required by October 23.

graduateadmissions@rmu.edu or 412-397-5200

Digital Bridge Industry 4.0 Conference

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | DoubleTree Hilton Pittsburgh-Cranberry

Catalyst Connection will be hosting Digital Bridge 2019, Pittsburgh’s Industry 4.0 Conference at the DoubleTree Hilton Pittsburgh-Cranberry on Thursday, October 31st! This annual event is an opportunity for manufacturers to come together and learn about Industry 4.0 – the marriage of physical and digital technologies. Attendees of Digital Bridge 2019 will learn how to leverage existing & emerging technologies to reduce costs, increase value to customers, attract & retain talent, and remain competitive in today’s market. REGISTER TODAY

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Catalyst Connection is now accepting abstracts for presentations that are informative, engaging and entertaining. Presentations should focus on technology applications for small manufacturers, implementing practical and cost-effective solutions, addressing workforce challenges, and case studies presented by or jointly with the end-user. Submitted abstracts should be based on one of the following Industry 4.0 Categories.:

·Digital/Smart Factory: IoT / Big Data / Analytics / etc.


·Additive Manufacturing (AM)


If you are interested in presenting at Digital Bridge 2019, please upload and submit your presentations here:https://form.jotform.com/81793902056158

PMCentersUSA-Katz Center for Executive Education on-site training offerings – November 2019

Effective Risk Management Skills – Nov. 5, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | How often are your projects impacted by an unanticipated event? Are you constantly ‘putting out fires on your projects? Become proactive rather than reactive by learning an effective risk management process including best practices for risk identification, risk analysis and risk response planning. This course will enable you to improve your ability to identify and manage risk on projects, which can be either threats or opportunities.  This course includes time for exercises and sample problems to practice the tools and techniques presented throughout the day.

Project Risk and Procurement Management – Nov. 6-7, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | Projects are done in an uncertain and changing environments, sometimes including outsource project work, which results in numerous potential risks. Project managers and teams must work effectively with purchasing professionals, vendors and suppliers to accomplish project objectives. Successful management of project risks and procurements helps project teams avoid surprises and increases the chances of project success. Learn how to apply the concepts of risk and contract/procurement management correctly through in-class exercises on an actual project.

Best Practices for Program Management – Nov. 12-14, 2019 |21 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | A program is defined as related projects, subsidiary programs, and other program activities managed in a coordinated manner to obtain benefits not possible when managing them individually. With program management maturity, an organization’s projects are far more successful. This course introduces the best practices for the program manager and covers the 5 performance domains identified by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® in The Standard for Program Management®. You’ll get hands-on experience through the course case studies applying the various concepts and techniques presented and you’ll practice handling program changes and risk events. Completion of this course will equip you to develop a program management strategy in an organization that’s acquainted with ‘management by projects’.   This course also benefits those interested in sitting for PMI’s PgMP certification exam.

Management of Resources, Stakeholders and Communications – Nov. 20-21, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | Project resource management addresses the processes and functions needed to make most effective use of people involved with projects. Project communications management addresses the need to ensure timely and appropriate development and dissemination of information.  In this course, you’ll learn proven principles and techniques for the effective management of human resources and communications on projects to assure project success in terms of schedule, cost, quality, and stakeholder satisfaction.

Intro to Hyperconvergence: Topgolf Networking Event

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Hyperconvergence is the result of re-thinking IT infrastructure to eliminate unnecessary complexity and costs.

You’re invited to join Scale Computing, JetStor, and your peers to learn about how HC3 hyperconverged infrastructure from Scale Computing can increase efficiencies within your organization while saving money on expensive VMware licensing and backup appliances.

On November 5th, join us at Topgolf! We hope you’ll join us for golf and networking on Tuesday, November 5th at 2:30 PM (EST) for this one-time-only event.

2:30 PM – Event Registration
3:00 PM – Scale Computing Presentation + ACNC Value Proposition
4:00 PM – Open Networking and Topgolf
6:00 PM – Wrap Up


Breakthrough Thinking Workshop

By Svatantra Innovation LLC

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Crowne Plaza Suites Pittsburgh South | 164 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241


Generator Marketing Conference (PTC Member Discount!)

Hosted by Marketing Pittsburgh

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ Noah’s Event Venue, Cranberry

Plug in to the resources of Pittsburgh’s marketing power-hitters to energize your marketing for 2020 and beyond!

Join us for Marketing Pittsburgh’s 1st Annual GENERATOR MARKETING CONFERENCE!

Your ticket includes 10 power-packed marketing presentations to choose from, continental breakfast and hot buffet lunch from Heavenly Cuisine, as well as all-day coffee and water stations. There will be a live podcast by Meg Huwar & Burgh Brothers Media, a nonprofit marketing panel discussion hosted by Direct Mail Services, a silent auction by Total Sports Entertainment, free giveaways from Best Buy Uniforms & Zone 28, raffles, contests, plenty of vendors, pro photography on-site, and more!

This is the Can’t Miss Event of the Season for marketers and business owners, and seats are limited to 150 so grab yours today!

SPECIAL FOR PTC MEMBERS: Use promo code, PTC2019, for 20% off the ticket price.


PittAgile Gathering

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Whether you’re new to Agile or a seasoned veteran join us for a day of information and personal growth.

PittAgile exists to help the Pittsburgh Agile community grow personally and professionally. To that end, Chatham has generously donated the use of their facilities and our speakers have generously donated their time.

More Information & to Register – CLICK HERE


November 12, 2019 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Southern Tier Brewing Company, 316 N. Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Come out and meet the Concensus Technologies and Identity Automation representatives from the area, have a drink with us, and discuss how together we can improve your organization’s IAM strategy.

About Identity Automation

Identity Automation helps organizations embrace security and increase business agility with its complete Identity and Access Management platform, RapidIdentity. Identity Automation manages tens of millions of identities globally across on-premises and cloud resources. www.identityautomation.com.
About Concensus Technologies
Concensus Technologies is a national leading provider of professional IT solutions, located near Pittsburgh, PA. Our engineers and architects have worked with clients of every size and in every industry and maintain certifications with the top IAM and cybersecurity vendors. With more than 20 years of experience, we provide a standardized approach for assessing your current environment to maximize your future investment. View our blog at https://www.concensus.com/blog/.


Project Brilliant Training Workshop

Certified ScrumMaster – December 3-4 (Pittsburgh)

PGH InfoSec Day 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019 @ Rivers Casino


The ISACA Pittsburgh Information Security Awareness Day Conference is the premier educational event for Information Systems Audit and Information Security professionals in the Western Pennsylvania area. With a chapter membership of over 600 professionals, the ISACA Pittsburgh Chapter is represented by employees of over 150 companies, academic institutions, and government entities throughout the region.

Thanks in part to corporate and vendor sponsorships, this conference is the top educational value for IS Audit and Cybersecurity professionals in Pittsburgh. Each year the event has grown significantly from the prior year. Over 350 IS Audit and Security professionals from all lines of business in the Tri-State area registered for last year’s event, as well as representatives from other local professional security and audit associations and neighboring ISACA chapters. It is also important to note that our event is attended by many VP, Manager, and Director level personnel that are key decision makers in the IT, IT audit and security departments of their organizations. With the renovated venue and increased maximum capacity of the venue, along with our keynote speaker of Brian Krebs, we expect over 450 attendees this year!

In addition to two tracks of educational sessions, the Information Security Awareness Day Conference will also feature exhibitions from the leading companies in the market. The exhibitor booths will be located in high traffic areas which will allow exhibitors and vendors an opportunity to network with conference attendees and to demonstrate their products and services. Attendees will be issued passports that are required to be filled in or initialed by each vendor in order to be eligible for raffle prizes that will be provided by the Chapter (exhibitor’s may choose to supplement with additional prizes). All attendees must be present to win. Lastly, we encourage all of our exhibitors and sponsors to submit an application to speak at the event, see page 2 for more information on speaking.