Hire Up – Calling all technology professionals!

Are you looking for a new opportunity in information technology or engineering?

The Pittsburgh Technology Council has organized another recruiting event for you to meet some of the best technology companies in the Pittsburgh region in one place!  Our next event is:

Hire Up, October 24th, 2012

Double Tree Hotel, 1 DoubleTree Drive , Green Tree, PA 15205

4PM – 7PM

Cost: free for job seekers

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/Hireup2012

Currently registered companies (not a complete list as more companies register everyday):

  • Mine Safety Appliances Company
  • PS Solutions
  • UPMC
  • Ansaldo STS USA, Inc
  • Ectobox, Inc.
  • IQ Inc.
  • Aquion Energy
  • SDLC Partners L.P.
  • Oxford Solutions, Inc.
  • Orrick Global Operations Center
  • E-Safe Technologies
  • TEKsystems, Inc.

Please bring about 25 copies of your resume and dress professionally.  Light refreshments and food will be served.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Justin Driscoll, jdriscoll@pghtech.org

If you are an employer and would like to register, please email events@pghtech.org

Women in Technology: Equipping Today’s Minds for Tomorrow’s Technology Careers

Interested in a career in technology? The Business and Education Stakeholders in Technology Industry Partnership (BEST IP) invite all girls up through those entering their sophomore year in college to attend this FREE technology career event.

Here are the details:

“Women in Technology” Event
 Thurs, June 16th
8AM-4PM
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA

The easiest way to access all the event details is to visit: http://www.tinyurl.com/facebookwit

Be sure to click “Like” on the page to be in-the-know about all event information.

Here is a summary of the Women in Technology event:

  • Event being held at Seton Hill University on Thursday, June 16th from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
  • This event is 100% FREE, and includes breakfast and lunch!!!
  • Technology jam-packed day with 2 speakers and 3 workshops, plus a panel discussion talking about education and IT.
  • Keynote speakers include Audrey Russo, CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, and Barbara Van Kirk, President of IQ, Inc.
  • MC for the day is Judy Cornwall of Impaqt
  • Workshops include hands-on experience with mobile phone applications, cyber crime, and much more!
  • The easiest way to access all the event details is to visit: http://www.tinyurl.com/facebookwit and click “Like”
  • There will be a professional mentor assigned to small groups of 3-5 girls for the day to go around to the workshops, interact, and discuss the girls’ future goals and whatever interests they have.
  • This is open to Westmoreland, Fayette, and Allegheny counties.
  • Open to girls entering middle school, high school, and freshman-to-be in college that are exploring career options.
  • Enrollment is simple! Just visit http://www.tinyurl.com/witenrollment
  • Limited to 100 girls, and will be first-come, first serve.  There is still space available, so please help us spread the word!

This event is being coordinated with the help of the following organizations and schools:

  • Westmoreland and Fayette Workforce Investment Board
  • Business and Education Stakholders in Technology Industry Partnership (BEST IP)
  • Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board
  • Private Industry Council
  • Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • Seton Hill University

Member Spotlight: Meet the members of the Pittsburgh Technology Council

The Pittsburgh Technology Council has more than 1,300 member companies throughout SWPA. We’ve got some of the most innovative tech ventures here in our backyard. We thought it would be most excellent to put a small spotlight on a handful of our members each and every week, so you can see the great diversity and talent that we have out there.  We encourage you to learn more about these technology companies:

Founded shortly after Apple’s launch of the App Store in the summer of 2008, AM Mobile Software, LLC was one of the first companies created solely to develop applications for the iPhone and for other smart mobile devices.

Formed in 2007, Balentech, Inc. was created to provide technical and business consulting services to small and medium sized businesses that might not be able to afford and/or merit attention by Tier 1 consulting firms.

Circuits, LLC is a quality-driven manufacturer of highly reliable flexible and rigid-flex printed circuit boards. The hand-picked senior staff of Circuit’s rolls up more than 150 years of PCB and electronics industry experience and is committed to ensuring customer satisfaction.

DVSport, Inc. is a software company based in Pittsburgh, PA specializing in digital video acquisition, analysis, and play-back software designed specifically for the sports market.

GigaHerz LLC is a supplier of RF design and consulting services,  equipment calibration and repair services and a supplier of a wide variety of electronics and telecommunications components and subassemblies.

IQ Inc. was founded by Barbara VanKirk in 1994 to provide professional consulting, staffing, project management and software development services to companies with Information Technology needs and to contribute to the growth of IT professionals in the Pittsburgh area.

Nokomis, Inc. offers a full range of electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) design, analysis and test support services. Uniquely experienced staff combine state-of-the-art simulation capabilities and field experience to offer the strongest electromagnetic effects support available.

Pressure Chemical Co. is a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of fine organic, inorganic and organometallic chemicals and specialty polymers.  For more than 40 years, Pressure has developed novel materials and processes in support, initially, of basic research and new product introductions, and, ultimately, of commercial product launch.

SkillSoft, is a leading SaaS provider of on demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses.

United Oil Company produces both BioDiesel, a renewable direct replacement for diesel fuel and Specialty Industrial Lubricants for the steel and Aluminum industries.

IQ Inc. Honored as 2011 Woman-Owned Business of the Year

Barbara Van Kirk, founder and President of IQ Inc. in Murrysville, has been awarded the distinction of 2011 Woman-Owned Business of the Year by the Western Pennsylvania Small Business Network.

The award recognizes exceptional leadership, talent and dedication in small business organizations in theWestern Pennsylvania region.

Founded in 1994, IQ provides professional consulting and software development services to companies with engineering needs, and assists professionals in securing their ideal jobs. IQ specializes in providing Software Engineering expertise at the project level and in consulting service agreements.

Barbara attributes her success to the dedication and integrity of her consultants and staff in successful relationship-building and understanding clients’ needs for technical solutions and problem-solving capabilities. Her business model allows the flexibility for IQ consultants to develop their career path and seek new challenges, while continuing to provide clients with the expertise they have come to expect.

She will be recognized at the 35th Annual Small Business Awards Luncheon and Tradeshow at Station Square on Friday, May 27th.

The Western PA Small Business Network is a consortium of area business, academic & community centers with a focus on growing smaller businesses to strengthen our regional economy.

To learn more about IQ Inc. and our services please visit www.IQ-INC.com.

IQ Inc. Wins 9th Annual Pittsburgh Business Awards

Here’s some great news from IQ Inc.! Congratulations!

IQ Inc. was selected as the winner for the 9th Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award in the Small Business Category (less than 250 employees) by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

The Pittsburgh Business Ethics Awards honors local companies who demonstrate “a firm commitment to ethical practices in their day-to-day operations, philosophies and response to crises and challenges”. The award was presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals, along with the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh, at an awards luncheon at the Omni William Penn Hotel.

Barbara VanKirk established IQ Inc. in 1994 to provide expert consulting, staffing, project management and software engineering services to companies with Information Technology and software needs. IQ Inc. is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) through the Port Authority of Allegheny County. IQ Inc. continues to benefit from steady growth and success under Barbara’s leadership and celebrated its 15th year in business in October 2008.