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Tuesday, April 3
 

6:00pm

Here Is Black Tech In Pittsburgh!
Free and open to all!

A sequel to last year's "Where is Black Tech in Pittsburgh?", we're spotlighting some of the most successful black tech entrepreneurs we've discovered in the last year. This panel discussion and community forum will not only go in-depth into these entrepreneurs' journeys, but also feature an open, candid conversation around the state of black tech in Pittsburgh and where it's headed.

Speakers

 
Wednesday, April 4
 

10:00am

Data 101: Intro to Mapping
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Free and open to all ages!

Mapping is a great way to visualize and analyze information – and to tell stories. In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn the principles of mapmaking using the latest in paper and marker-based technologies. You’ll understand how computers are used to plot addresses on a map, conduct basic spatial analysis, and update records in a database based on location. Along with a deeper-appreciation for computers, this class will provide you with a solid foundation of mapping concepts and processes, and get you prepared to take your first computer-based mapping class.

Facilitated by the Western Pennsylvania Region Data Center and the City of Pittsburgh Data Analytics Team.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Matthews

Tara Matthews

Senior Digital Services Analyst, City of Pittsburgh
Open Data Lead at the Department of Innovation & Performance. Let's be friends!


10:00am

CMU Energy Week 2018 - Day One Kickoff and Welcome
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Free and open to all.

Kickoff and Welcome with state and local leadership, followed by a keynote by School of Computer Science Dean Andrew Moore entitled, The Impact of AI, Robotics, and Machine Learning on the Energy Sector in 2030,” and remarks from Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO, ComEd

For accessibility questions please contact Amanda King (alking@andrew.cmu.edu).

 
Thursday, April 5
 

6:00pm

Disrupted: The Risks and Opportunities of Emerging Technologies
Register here: disrupted-iiw2018.eventbrite.com (Free and open to the public.)

How can we advance innovation without leaving people behind?

A wide range of new technologies are changing our lives, communities, and society faster than ever before. Artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, virtual/augmented reality, and other innovations present powerful opportunities to solve major problems, but also come with considerable risks. It will take all of us to ensure that these developments serve to correct rather than perpetuate inequities.

We invite everyone - from seasoned technologists to people new to all these terms - to join us for an evening of learning, dialogue, and problem-solving. Hear how different voices in our technology community think about what various innovations are bringing to our society, and spend the rest of the evening engaging with others to find ways that we can individually or collectively use these technologies for good.

SCHEDULE:
5:30pm - Doors open; open activities available
6:00pm - Food served (by Choolaah) - vegan options available
6:30pm - Short speaker presentations and brief Q&A
7:30pm - Small group discussions, ideation exercises, & sharing
8:30pm - Discussions conclude
9:00pm - Doors close

SPEAKERS:

Karen Alexander, Director, XRconnectED
Karen Alexander is a lifelong learner and an enthusiast for XR technologies: virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and 360 video. She formed her consulting company, XRconnectED, to help companies in the Pittsburgh region take advantage of the efficiencies and other benefits of XR. She is working to build community around XR in the city by helping to organize the Pittsburgh VR Meetup, and her PGH in 360: Youth Perspectives project teaches teens to produce 360-degree videos.

Elizabeth LaRue, CEO, Hera Global Tech
Dr. Elizabeth M. La Rue is a world and culture explorer who focuses on social dynamics, health informatics and communication patterns. She is the co-founder and CEO of Hera Global Tech, a women-led company that addresses the issues of women's safety through discrete wearable devices. The company's first product, 'Autonomous', is a unique system that consists of a wearable device and associated phone app that leverage current and emerging sensor technology. They are currently a semi-finalist in the Anu & Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPRIZE.

Eugene Leventhal, Founder/CEO, eduDAO
Eugene is the Founder and CEO of eduDAO, working on building a blockchain-based crowdfunding and community building platform. Prior to grad school, Eugene was a Client Service Manager at RGP, a consulting company, where he supported staffing and advisory projects and was the lead on FinTech research for NY. Before joining RGP, Eugene worked with Options Group, a financial services recruitment firm, in both NY and Hong Kong where he was Vice President of Research covering five offices in Asia Pacific.

Mike Skirpan, Executive Director, Community Forge
Mike Skirpan is the executive director of Community Forge, a community center in Wilkinsburg, PA, and is the founder of Probable Models, an ethical engineering consulting and research firm. He is a recent graduate from University of Colorado's Department of Computer Science where his PhD work focused on ethical engineering through novel pedagogy, technological design, and public communications. His play, Quantified Self won a national award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and his work has been featured in academic, journalistic, and business publications.

Suzy Teele, Head of Marketing & Communications, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)
Suzy Teele is the Head of Marketing and Communications for Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), a national public-private partnership focused on accelerating transformative robotic technologies and education to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness. Prior to joining ARM, she was the COO of two local technology start-ups, and has helped launch more than 16 other companies or divisions in a wide range of industries. Suzy regularly mentors startups at Pitt, CMU, Innovation Works, Ascender, and other organizations. She also serves as Co-Lead for the Pittsburgh Chapter of WELD (Women for Economic and Leadership Development).

LOGISTICS:

Flexable is offering childcare for all Inclusive Innovation Week events. If you would like childcare at this event, please complete this form and select this event.

Community Forge is ADA compliant. For those with questions about venue and accessibility, please contact Mike@forge.community. For all other inquiries, please contact Kenny@ascenderpgh.com


Speakers
avatar for Kenny Chen

Kenny Chen

Innovation Director, Ascender


Thursday April 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Community Forge 1256 Franklin Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15221

6:30pm

Civic hacking is for everyone!
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Free to attend open to all ages. 

Join us for the first Code for Pittsburgh event under new leadership! Our goal is for anyone interested in civic issues to feel welcome in our group, even people who identify as "non-techies." Are you a nebby neighbor and want to improve your community? You will learn about some of the free tools out there that can help you get started. We'll dive into how to frame the problem, ask the right questions, and find out some answers. You might even learn some data visualization skills, like charting, graphing, and mapping.

Light refreshments are provided. No computers are needed for this presentation.

 
Friday, April 6
 

9:30am

Computer Reach Volunteer Computer Recycling for ConnectHome USA Initiative
Limited Capacity seats available

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Free and open to all!

Join us for a weekly volunteer Friday and help support the growing work of the ConnectHomeUSA initiative. On Friday volunteer work days we evaluate recently donated computers, refurbishing the ones that we are able to repair and responsibly de-manufacturing those that are too old or not repairable. We also test monitors, keyboards and mice, and pack up computer systems for shipment to clients.

No Experience Needed. We’ll teach you how we do our work when you arrive. We provide the necessary tools and equipment. Volunteer events always include both technical and non-technical activities so there is something for everyone to do.

Friday April 6, 2018 9:30am - 3:30pm
Computer Reach 214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

3:00pm

GitHub Patchworks: Introduction to GitHub
Free and open to all ages!
 *Please plan to bring your own device.

Join GitHub for a casual, mentored workshop for beginners to Git and GitHub. The exercises are self-directed and mentors are available to help you along the way. You'll leave with confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Friday April 6, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
CoLab18 100 S Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
 
Saturday, April 7
 

9:30am

Crypto For The People: Pittsburgh's 1st Blockchain Mini-Conference
More details here!
Free and open to all!

Have you been wanting to understand the ins and outs of blockchain with no idea where to start? Come out to this FREE day-long mini-conference, where 6 speakers from the local blockchain community will give talks on everything from cryptocurrency investing to building decentralized applications.

Our aim is to invite the general public to become more familiar with the technology we love, learn how it could ultimately affect their lives in future, and continue to engage with The Blockchain Billionaire Group through our meetup - "Blockchain Developers & Enthusiasts United". www.meetup.com/blockchainpgh

Speakers

Saturday April 7, 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm
Alloy 26 100 S Commons Suite 102, Pittsburgh, PA 15212