4 Big Thinkers You Can’t Miss at DATA 2014 – Two Weeks from Today!

Some Great People You Will Meet at DATA 2014:

DATA 2014 Featured Keynotes


International Career Guru and Entrepreneur, Penelope Trunk has molded a generation of the young minds that are shaping our workforce. She is the founder of three startups, and her career advice has appeared in more than 200 newspapers and magazines worldwide. Penelope’s unconventional writing has established her as one of the world’s foremost career bloggers and thinkers. She has been called the “world’s most influential guidance counselor” by Inc. Magazine, with “advice that is practical, counter-intuitive and engaging” according to Wired Magazine. She is the author of the best-selling book Brazen Careerist – The New Rules for Success, and blogs at penelopetrunk.com. Find out all her secrets and compelling ideas about the future of our workforce at DATA 2014!


Willo O’Brien is an entrepreneur and co-founder of the illustrious YXYY unconference in Palm Springs. Willo O’Brien cultivates magic at the intersection of art + tech + business. In the last decade, she has founded three creative businesses and served as co-founder of two startups. Empowering individuals and passionate entrepreneurs to stay connected to their creativity and passion, her work focuses on “creative sustainability,” and helping others to launch their dreams.


18 Presenters from around the globe talk innovation and creativity!


Danny Boice is the Co-Founder & CTO of Speek, a Series A funded web & mobile startup. A serial entrepreneur and executive for more than 10 years, he is a published expert on startups, technology, user experience and design in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc., Forbes, Fortune and others, and graduated from Harvard University. Danny is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching startup 101 and Lean Startup methodology classes.

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Phil Gilbert is the General Manager of IBM Design, from Austin, Texas. Great brands are known for the design of their products and for understanding how design can fuel client loyalty and longstanding relationships. Phil will talk about the new era of product design, and reveal the secrets to staying in synch with today’s rapidly evolving technologies.

Only two weeks until the Hottest Creative Tech Party of the Year!
May 7-8, Pittsburgh Cultural District
DATA 2014 is 3 cool events in one! Get tickets now for one, or all!

May 7, 5pm: Creative Clash at WoodStreet Galleries
Mix n mingle with art n techies from all across the nation at one of the coolest new media galleries around! We will be kicking off DATA with art, tech, music, magic, cocktails….and fun!

May 8, 9am-5pm: National Creative Technologies Summit
A full day packed with ideas and inspiration by and for artists, entrepreneurs, geeks, investors, makers, innovation leaders, students and regular ole folks. Topics include design, gaming, film & television, robotics, mobile applications, education, edutainment, new media advertising, industrial design, architecture, animation, social networks, music, fine art, and much more!

May 8, 6pm: Design, Art + Tech Party and Exhibit and Awards
The event grande finale is a party, exhibition and awards celebration all in one! Dance and hob-nob to the tunes of DJ Thermos, check out the latest and greatest finalist projects in the interactive exhibition, peruse the DATA Poster Party art, celebrate the awesome DATA winners, eat, drink and be merry!





DATA 2014: A Creative Technologies Celebration — Less Than 3 Weeks Away!

Don’t miss the biggest and baddest DATA event yet! Two days of connectivity and inspiration around all things Art + Technology!

Come out to any or all of our great event line-ups: Creative Clash at the WoodStreet Galleries, the full-day Creative Technologies Summit with 18 presenters from all around the country, or the big DATA Awards party and exhibition with over 75 of the coolest innovation projects of the year!

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Drupal Global Training Days Pittsburgh

Drupal Global Training Days is an initiative by the Drupal Association to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. This half-day workshop will address the basics of Drupal, and will give an overview to those interested in evaluating or implementing Drupal.

This first session will assist decision makers at mid to large sized organizations in deciding if Drupal is the right choice for their projects big and small.  We will also provide your IT staff with technical information to help them determine if Drupal can be integrated with their current systems. And finally, we will demonstrate the ease of use for your IT staff and Website Managers regarding both user management and content management in Drupal.

The first part of the presentation will be an introduction to Drupal and it’s community:

  • What is Drupal
  • Is Drupal the right tool for me
  • What specific benefits can Drupal bring to my organization.
  • The power of the Drupal Community and it’s benefits

The second part of the presentation will take a look at the back end of Drupal:

  • Content Types, Views, Blocks and Taxonomy - We will discuss content types, fields, views, blocks, taxonomy and how they all work together.
  • Security, Accessibility and Compliances - We will discuss cyber security and what is necessary to keep Drupal secure. We will also explore the accessibility tools and how they can be best used for your needs.
  • Modules and Updating Drupal - We will discuss drupal core, distributions, themes and modules, as well as integrating Drupal with third party systems.
  • Content and User Management - We will discuss roles, permissions and content management.

After the presentations we will open the floor up for one-on-one and hands-on discussions.  So come prepared, bring lots of questions and don’t forget any login info or links if you want to discuss your website or project.

There will be limited Wi-Fi at the event, so bring a hotspot if you need online access.

FULL DETAILS HERE: http://pdiwebdesign.com/drupal-global-training-days-pittsburgh

Lightwave International Keynotes Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference

Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference
Featuring Pittsburgh’s Lightwave International

SATURDAY , MAY 3 , 2014

Keynote speaker
George Dodworth ’99, Owner, Lightwave International Inc.
Electrical Engineering and Physics alumnus George Dodworth began experimenting with laser light in his Behrend residence hall. His hobby grew into Lightwave International, a multi-talented production house specializing in dazzling laser light shows and special effects for film, touring, corporate, and civic events. His Pittsburgh-based company is internationally renowned for creating the world’s largest full-color entertainment lasers.
Lightwave has accompanied major artists—Madonna, Rihanna, Shakira, Roger Waters and Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, The Killers, Ke$ha, Skrillex, and Tom Petty among them—on multi-year world tours. Lighwave’s work also can be seen in hundreds of movies, music videos, and commercials, and in live television events,

7:30 a.m. Refreshments
Clark Café (available throughout the event)
8:00–11:30 a.m. Senior Presentations
Half-hour sessions including Q&A
8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., & 10:30 a.m.
Lightwave International Laser Demonstrations
Black Conference Center, 180 Burke
9:30–11:00 a.m. Poster Judging
Clark Café
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker George Dodworth ’99
Black Conference Center, 180 Burke
12:15–12:30 p.m.
Student and Sponsor Award Presentations
Black Conference Center, 180 Burke
Class Photos Immediately
Following Awards
PLET 12:30 p.m., CSSE 12:35, ECE 12:40,
ECET 12:45, IBE 12:50, ME 12:55, MET 1:00,
and poster competition finalists and
winners 1:05.
Main staircase steps; assemble in Clark Café.

For more details: Fasenmyer prog 2014

Special National Creative Clash at Wood Street Galleries: May 7. Meet Art + Techies from All Around the Country


Join the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for a special Creative Clash Networking Night at the Wood Street Galleries in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Part of DATA 2014, Pittsburgh’s International Creative Technologies Summit, don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with artists, designers, techies and innovators from all around the country!

Set at one of Pittsburgh’s coolest art and technology spaces, Wood Street Galleries, guests will get to experience two international art and tech installations in the exhibition Electrified, works by Alexandre Burton and Edwin van der Heide. The exhibition is an homage to the pioneering work of Nikola Tesla and his experiments in electricity, x-rays and wireless communication. Both installations are North American premieres.

The event also features the magic of Pittsburgh’s hottest young entertainer, Collin Stover.

Date: Wednesday, May 7


5:00 – 5:30 pm : Registration & Networking

5:30 – 7:00 pm: Welcome from the Partners, Refreshments, Exhibit Experience, Networking

Venue: Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood Street, Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

Cost: $35

Register: onlineevents@pghtech.org

You must pre-register. Space is limited!


The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network
is part of the Art & Technology Initiative, which was formed in 2008 in an effort to unite and cultivate the creative and technology communities in the Pittsburgh region.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust operates Wood Street Galleries, which features multi-disciplinary artists from all over the world. Located above the T-Station at Wood Street and Sixth Avenue, Wood Street Galleries also houses the Trust’s shared office space program which provides a home and tools for small arts organizations.