2014 DATA Creative Tech Conference to feature top speakers, including Willo O’Brien and Penelope Trunk

 

2014 DATA, May 7 - 8

2014 DATA, May 7 – 8

Only two days 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!   Read More or Register

May 8, 8am-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!   Read More or Register

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!   Read More or Register

DATA 2014 Featured Keynote 

Entrepreneur + YXYY Co-Founder, Willo O’Brien
Don’t miss this conference Opening Keynote, May 8, 9am!

imageEntrepreneur and co-founder of the illustrious YXYY unconference, San Francisco-based  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.

Who’s Who at the DATA Creative Tech Conference?
18 Presenters from around the globe talk innovation and creativity!

Featured presenters at DATA 2014:

Eric Boam and Adam Pruden are the co-founders of Design Takes Flight, recently featured inWired Magazine. Drones are coming, and they are coming to stay. Soon they will be as ubiquitous as smartphones. There is already a mountain of practical uses for drones with more coming everyday. But so far there isn’t a unified user experience for the design and use of drones, especially as they relate to us as personal devices not unlike our smartphones. Adam and Eric propose a foundational framework for designing drones to be both useful and delightful.

Adam spent 2 years of research at MITs SENSEable City Lab leading several projects on human interaction with self-organizing micro helicopters and integrating the body into spatial media systems. His work has been featured in Wired, New York Times and TED.

Eric has become a thought leader in the data community and spends time thinking about and designing new ways to both collect and interpret data. His work has been featured on Wired, Fast Company, and CNN.

Dr. Chris Moore is a Technology Specialist at UK trade and Investment, working in the newly formed Tech City Investment Organisation. Prior to joining UKTI Chris was Director of Venture Capital and University Investments for Kodak (Europe), where he drove participation in major European R&D projects, and identified and assessed more than 200 early-stage technology company opportunities.

Sumit Vishwakarma is a big advocate of “Mobile Art” – the newest medium of creating art on the iPads, tablets and smart mobile phones. The touchscreen in today’s smart devices provides a great opportunity for creativity. He was featured speaker at Macworld 2013 ‘tech-talk’ and featured artist at Macworld sketch-station in 2012. His work has been showcased in several art galleries including the first Mobile Art Festival in Los Angles, Apple flagship store in San Francisco, Mobile Creativity & Innovation Symposium – NZ, Autodesk Sketchbook news, Macworld Digital Art gallery, iCreate magazine and other tech and art blogs including the popular “cult_of_mac”,TUAW and Digital Journal.

DATA 2014  pm keynote 


penelopePenelope Trunk

International career guru, entrepreneur and blogger, 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” byInc magazine, with “advice that is practical, counter-intuitive and engaging” according to Wired magazine. She is the author of the best-selling book Brazen Brazen Careerist – The New Rules for Success, and blogs at penelopetrunk.com.

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DATA 2014 EVENT
PARTNERS + SPONSORS

Creative Technology 
Network Partner: 
Carnegie Mellon University

Champion Network Sponsor: 
Dollar Bank

DATA Main Sponsor: 
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

DATA Event Sponsor:
United Kingdom Trade and Investment

DATA Supporting Sponsors: 
AdvizeX
C-leveled
PrintTech

DATA Event Partners:
Kessler Studios | The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust | Wrecking Crew Media | Collin Stover Magic | Visit Pittsburgh  | Sahlmann Productions

DATA Media Partner: 
Best Web Design Agencies

DATA 2014 is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

www.design-art-tech.com

For more information on the Creative Technology Network, contact CTN Director, Kim Chestney Harvey at kharvey@pghtech.org. 

The ipad: The Artist Canvas of the Future? Find out at DATA 2014!

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It’s not too far to call iPad “canvas of the future”.

In 2007, Apple launched iphone with touch-screen technology that was so instinctive that everyone got hooked to it. Since then several apps flooded the ever-growing app store. An app called Brushes<http://brushesapp.com/> was one of the first to hit the app-store focusing on drawing and painting on the iphone touch-screen. It allowed fingerpaintings on the iPhone in a very simple and intuitive way. However due to small screen size and limited number of drawing apps, this medium of art could not get much attention.

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On April 2010, Apple launched first iPad which gave new breathing air to this form of art. Right form factor and same amazing touch technology turned iPad to be perfect painting tool for Artists.  iPad has met with immediate approval from casual fingerpainters to professional artists. Artists are now rapidly learning ways to apply their traditional painting skills to this new digital canvas.

Learn how your iPad can be used as a creative art device. Attend the live Demo session and talk presented by award winning iPad Art veteran Sumit Vishwakarma who will cover the key apps and techniques to create realistic paintings and professional animations on your iPad!

Sumit Vishwakarma, DATA 2014 Presenter

Founder, MobileArtAcademy.com

Taking Digital Art to the Street

 

Tablet/iPad Artist, Educator

www.sumitstudio.com

www.iPadToArt.com

mDACSummit.org – “where creative apps meet artistic people”

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

penelope

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

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!

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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!

READ MORE OR REGISTER NOW!

www.design-art-tech.com

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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