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 World Famous Dale Carnegie Course (Robinson Twp)

Wednesday evenings for 8 consecutive weeks January 29 through March 18, 2020  |6:00 pm-9:30 pm


For Council Member discount, contact David Radin david.radin@dalecarnegie.com or 412-531-4270

Maximizing Mentor Relationships with RedChairPGH

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Alloy 26 @ Nova Place

About the Event: 

All proceeds support Strong Women Strong Girls.

Why This Session?
Sixty-three percent of millennials say that their leadership skills are not being fully developed. However, those with a mentor are more than twice as likely to plan a stay at their organization five years or more. While seventy percent of Fortune 500 companies offer a mentorship  program, in today’s complex, diverse and rapidly changing work environment, companies struggle to ensure individuals have the skills to maximize mentoring leadership.

What Will You Learn?
During this reality-based, hands-on session, participants will learn how to:
• Define objectives and ensure meaningful outcomes.
• Engage in high impact conversations.
• Navigate “mismatches” and personality differences.
• Build diverse and inclusive mentoring relationships.
• Strategies to build sponsorship relationship.

Who Should Attend?
This session is for women mentees and women mentees with the their men or women mentors designed to:
• Maximize both new and existing mentoring relationships.
• Enhance the skills of new and experienced mentors.

$150/Individual or  $250/pair
Includes Continental Breakfast

Read more about the facilitators, event details and to purchase tickets – CLICK HERE.

Tech Legal Clinic: Legal Support for the Tech Community

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | @ Pittsburgh Technology Council Offices

Jackson Kelly, PLLC Presents: California Consumer Privacy Act: How a California Law Effects Pennsylvania Companies

In this free 60-minute session, Jason L. Ott & Derrick L. Maultsby Jr. will provide their insight regarding compliance under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Compliance is an essential aspect of doing business. It is imperative for tech companies to identify and address regulations, such as they are subject to. While some startups and companies are able to overcome legal hurdles surrounding compliance under data privacy laws, 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.

11:30 AM – Registration & Networking
12:00 PM – Presentation Begins
12:25 PM – Q&A & Discussion
1:00 PM – Adjourn
*Lunch Provided*

Cost: Free

CLICK HERE to register.

Dale Carnegie’s High Impact Presentations

Two consecutive full days: Tue/Wed February 4 & 5, 2020


For Council Member discount, contact David Radin david.radin@dalecarnegie.com or 412-531-4270

Data Science Automation LabVIEW Fundamentals 1 & 2

February 10-14, 2020 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday | More Info & to Register

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

Demystifying SEO

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 8:30 AM | Point Park University, Thayer Hall, JVH Auditorium

We all get those calls – you know the ones.  By someone saying they’re from Google or telling you how they can get you to the top of the search engines.  Fortunately, you don’t have a line item in your budget for snake oil.  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a critical for multichannel marketing campaigns, but what’s actually real?

Join Justin Seibert, President of Direct Online Marketing in Bloomfield, to gain a thorough understanding of SEO and what’s important for savvy marketers to know through Google.  Get up to speed or refresh your SEO capabilities with this interactive session.

8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM: Presentation

CLICK HERE to Register

Catalyst Connection’s Annual Manufacturing and Student Video Reception – Early Bird Pricing ends January 31st. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | at Nova Place

The Catalyst Connection Board of Directors is hosting the Annual Manufacturing Reception on February 20, 2020 at Nova Place located on the North Side at 100 S Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.  Last year, more than 300 manufacturers and industry supporters gathered to network and promote our region’s manufacturing community.  They were joined by 400 students, parents and educators who participated in the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing video contest.  We expect another great event this year with the theme: Powering the Potential of Manufacturing. Early bird registration is now available until January 31, 2020.

Agenda for the Evening:
6:00 p.m. – Registration and networking begins – hors d’oeuvres and bar will be available
7:00 p.m. – Presentation and recognition program
8:00 p.m. – Continued networking, food stations and bar

Check out the Student Video Company & School Participants plus to Register 

BikePGH Business Member Happy Hour

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Google – Bakery Square

BikePGH is hosting a networking happy hour at Google. Learn how one of the biggest names in tech is making inclusive mobility a priority.
About this Event


Please join us for the first BikePGH Business Member Happy Hour of the new year! Join us at Google’s Bakery Square campus to learn about how one of the biggest names in tech is making inclusive mobility a priority (and WHY).

Because we are hosting this event at Google, all attendees are required to register in advance in order to obtain a visitor pass. Please respond no later than 5:00pm Tuesday, February 18th.

BikePGH’s Business Member Happy Hours are quarterly events showcasing innovative health and wellness incentives designed to get you thinking about the little things you can easily adopt for your office.

Click HERE to register.

PMCentersUSA February Course:

Project Management Essentials

Feb. 26-27, 2020 | 14 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive

Modern project management skills are essential for individual and organizational productivity excellence in today’s business world. The application of sound project management techniques has been demonstrated to improve the chances of successfully completing work efforts within the constraints of time, cost, and quality. This two-day course prepares you to immediately start to implement the principles and techniques of modern management within your organization or improve those already implemented. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups). Council Member discount available call 412-963-134

PMCentersUSA March Courses:

Introduction to Agile

March 11-12, 2020 | 14 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive

This 2-day course covers the concepts, principles, and structure of Agile development. This course explains what Agile is, the Agile Manifesto, and the cultural shift from a command and control structure to a collaborative leadership. The 3 primary roles of Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Team Members on an Agile project are reviewed along with the differences between a traditional and Agile team and the 5 levels of Agile planning are explained. Other Agile methods are reviewed including Extreme Programming, Kanban, Lean, Dynamic Systems Development Method, and Feature Driven Development. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups).  Council Member discount available call 412-963-1347

On-Site 35-Hour Project Management Professional (PMP)® Boot Camp

March 16-20, 2020 | 35 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive | This 5-day on-site course enables you to learn how to successfully implement the principles and best practices of project management in your project environment, while preparing for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® PMP® certification. Important interpersonal skills needed by effective Project Managers, such as leadership and communication, are also covered. This course emphasized all process groups and knowledge areas from the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition and meets PMI®’s educational requirement for taking the PMI® exam. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups).  Council Member discount available call 412-963-1347

Project Scope and Quality Management

March 25-26, 2020 | 14 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive

This 2-day course covers proven techniques for the management of scope and quality on projects. The importance of project requirements, types of requirements, and techniques for determining and prioritizing requirements will be discussed. This course will also cover the importance of integrating the project management process and activities on a project. The use of a project charter to launch a project and the elements of the project management plan will be explained. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups).  Council Member discount available call 412-963-1347

Growing Dreams Gala – Hosted by Life’sWork of Western PA

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Phipps Conservatory

Please join us for an evening of food, live music, and fun, all while supporting a worthy cause.

Life’sWork will host its 2020 Growing Dreams Gala on March 26 from 6-9pm at Phipps Conservatory. The Growing Dreams Gala is our opportunity to recognize our community partnerships and honor the organizations who are committed to diversity and inclusion by supporting our friends and neighbors with disabilities.

See below to purchase tickets to this incredible event or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!

Early Bird pricing will end February 3, 2020. Get your tickets today!

CLICK HERE for more information & to Regiser

PMCentersUSA April Course:

Project Schedule and Cost Management

April 8-9, 2020 | 14 PDUs | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 634 Alpha Drive

This 2-day course covers how to decompose the Work Breakdown Structure into activities, along with methods for estimating resource requirements and tasks duration. Attendees will learn how to sequence project tasks to develop the project networks diagram and conduct critical path method analysis to determine the project completion date and critical path. This course will also cover resource planning, estimating techniques and the steps for project budget development. (This class is also available for private delivery for groups).  Council Member discount available call 412-963-1347