Upcoming Events:

Past Events:

Join us Tuesday September 6 for a Lunch and Learn Info Session at noon with Christy Uffelman to learn more.

Thrive is designed to:
  • Help leaders in your company unlock their true potential with monthly introspection 
  • Teach strategies for moving from awareness to ACTION 
  • Provide a community of accountability partners as women apply new learnings and best 
  • Practices from their peers across companies and industries 
  • Share healthy new habits that heighten performance and maximize productivity 
  • Deliver practical solutions to their most pressing personal and professional challenges 
  • Outline methods for addressing stress and managing burnout

Applications are due September 10th. Winners will be selected the week of September 16. The cohort begins October 19th.

Applications can be submitted at witpgh.org/thrive-scholarship

Join WITPGH, along with our community and partners, for refreshments on a rooftop to wind down this summer with a chance to network. Our team is so excited to meet you all IRL! Everyone is welcome: all genders, those interested in tech, those in tech, executives and entry-level. Bring yourself and a willingness to meet new people. Bring a friend and make some new ones. You can put yourself out there and/or come and hear what we are all about!

Reserve your spot [for free] by August 15!

In this workshop and conversation, April Jackson will share a mindful look at Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice in Tech Education. She will break down ways to shift the paradigm through mindfulness. She will discuss the difference between gatekeeping and stewardship, as well as the difference between equality and equity. As we begin to understand the issues, we can begin to discuss the solutions. Learn how to be an active part of the positive change that is necessary to make tech truly accessible to all. Join the conversation with us virtually on Jun 22, 2022 from 6 to 8 pm.

Tickets are sliding scale…donate what you can! Space is limited so please register below.

The term cyber security is very broad – when someone says they work in cyber security, what does it mean?

Join WITPGH and Seiso LLC for a panel discussing some of the careers within cyber security and what skills are needed to to enter and excel in this industry, from folks within multiple facets of cyber security. 

This panel will be moderated by Marissa Russo, GRC Supervisor at Seiso LLC and Director of Operations at WITPGH and the panelists include:

* Heidi Patrick, GRC Consultant, Seiso LLC

* David Ige, Dev Sec Ops Consultant, Seiso LLC

* Sean Cavanaugh, Application Security Consultant, Seiso LLC

* Lauren Shaffer, Technical Project Manager, Seiso LLC

MONDAY JUNE 27, 2022 FROM 12 TO 1 PM EDT

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of that, we invite you to join us for an evening of relaxation! As a woman in tech, we know it can be difficult to balance work and life, so we want to create a space for you to take some time for you. The workshop will begin with mindful practices to promote peace and decrease stress. You will then learn massage techniques for your hands, wrists, and neck that can take the pressure off your joints and provide relief for overworked muscles. Afterwards, stick around for an open hour of time to connect with other women in tech!

This virtual workshop will bring together the Pittsburgh tech community and supporters of WITPGH to create digital vision boards. During this workshop you can:

  • learn about our mission, vision, and values
  • collaborate on a vision board for the future of Pittsburgh tech
  • sustain WITPGH’s contributions to Pittsburgh tech by making a small donation
  • discover ways you can partner with WITPGH

The workshop will begin with some insights on vision boarding, a brief meditation, and an intro to making your own that you can use as phone or desktop wallpaper to keep you inspired all year. This workshop is open to anyone. We will only be asking for donations, but no one will be turned away. Please join us for an uplifting event that is sure to make 2022 all that we want it to be and inspire that change that we want to create.

JANUARY 27, 2022 FROM 7 TO 8:30 PM

The goal of this panel is to connect our Golang Mini Academy Cohort as well as other women in tech to recruiters and hiring managers who can help guide them to maximizing their resumes and experience during the academy to Come Up the ladder in their careers. This is a professional development event where our guests will learn what companies are looking for and ways they can improve their resumes and portfolios. We want to reiterate the importance of specialized skills as a tool to elevate your salary and position in your company. We believe learning is a continual equalizer for underrepresented folks in tech and want to build a network that shares the resources necessary to develop a sustainable career in tech as well as equitable and innovative companies.

hacking barriers cohort presentations 4/29/2020 from 5pm to 7pm EST

At the end of April, our dedicated and hardworking cohort scholars will be graduating from WIT PGH’s Hacking Barriers To Entry program. Each scholar will have 10 minutes to introduce themselves, present their portfolio and discuss the next steps of their journey into Pittsburgh’s tech industry. If you can help make a connection or are seeking to expand your team we invite you to join us this evening to meet our amazing talented graduates.

Join us to learn:

  • What is the Golang programming language?
  • Why has it become a critical language that all developers should learn?
  • How can you accelerate your career and increase your pay by learning the Golang language?

The workshop will include starting points for putting together a quick portfolio project that focuses on user testing and discovery. Participants will leave the workshop with frameworks, resources, and tools that they can explore with users on their own projects.

This workshop will be led by, Kelly Hiser, who is Product Manager at Zoobean, a startup helping communities read more and read together. She’s also co-founder and the former CEO of Rabble, a startup that empowers libraries to support and sustain their local creative communities.

Negotiation. The word that we run from. NO FEAR, Jackie Mitchell will hold your hand. Most of us are clueless when it comes to negotiation. The secret is creating Win-Win Solutions, advocating on your own behalf and reframing your thinking. Jackie will run the cohort through a lesson on salary negotiation and run a quick practice to explore ways to prepare for the next chapter of their career and salary conversations with potential employers.

What: Detecting Deep Fakes Workshop & Talk

When: Thursday, January 28: 6pm-7pm EST

Who: Matt Groh, Research Assistant at MIT for Detect Deep Fakes

Why: Deepfakes have become a ubiquitous tool in misinformation campaigns across the world. Matt Groh of MIT’s Media Lab helps us take a deeper look at manipulated media to identify what is the real and the fake, and how ultimately, our brains’ natural processing ability might be the best weapon against AI gone wrong. 

This beginner class will pay homage to the Awakening Yoga Solar Practice, starting with a meditation focused on opening our hearts and setting intentions as we welcome in the New Year ahead. We will flow in a way that blends effort and ease, exploring space in the areas (neck, back, hips, wrists) most often overextended due to long periods of sitting, typing, or facing a computer screen.

cybersecurity workshop with the digital empress 12/3 6pm to 7pm EST

Cybersecurity CTFs and Adding New Experiences To Your Resume. Taught by The Digital Empress.

Decolonizing Tech Part 1 with Liana maneese, 11/12 from 6 pm to 7pm

History and Grounding: Why A Deep Historical Understanding Is Necessary For A Life Rooted In Our Purpose

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Making sure everyone has a seat at the table when it comes to developing the tech that disproportionately regulates our every day lives can’t be solved with mimosas and mixers. Although that sounds super fun and refreshing, WIT PGH aims for unprecedented change in PIttsburgh’s tech scene via equity and advocacy by creating events, resources, and workshops focused on digital literacy and autonomy. Come out and support the WIT PGH fundraiser and celebrate the launch of the nonprofit with hors de’vours, karaoke, raffle, a live coding performance and an algorave to end the night! 
 

•TECH FOR GOOD: END GERRYMANDERING @ UNION TRUST
•C++ DEEJAY WORKSHOP @ CISCO
•ROOFTOP YOG-AHHH & NON-ALCOHOLIC NETWORKING @ JLL
•C++ DEEJAY WORKSHOP @ CROSSROADS FDN
•OPTIMIZING INSTAGRAM AS A TECH PROFESSIONAL
•ROOFTOP YOGA FOR YOUR COMPUTER BACK @ JLL