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Pittsburgh Tech News Roundup

Pittsburgh Tech News Roundup

Article Published: October 16, 2014

Pittsburgh's tech sector is sizzling with news. Here are the latest tech bytes fresh off the Techburgher grill:

Strtup#SWPgh is Coming Next Month!

Nov. 21-23, 2014

Alphalab GearEast Liberty, PA

Building on the success of the (5) previous local Startup Weekends—and thousands of SW events around the world— this #SWPgh will be bigger and better than ever. You'll join 100+ developers, designers, storytellers, and other startup enthusiasts for a weekend of growing companies and the community.

Confluent Translation Posts Spanish Language Training Video

ConfluentWant to learn some Spanish phrases? Confluent Translations has posted a language training video with a downloadable guide on its website with key Spanish phrases.

The purpose  of the Spanish language training video is to help people avoid embarrassing international blunders. You can also download the English, a pronunciation guide and then the actual translation for reference. It is the pronunciation guide that is the most useful when used with the video as you watch the native speaker annunciate the words and not just listening to a recording. “Research shows that people learn not only auditory by visually,” said Charlene Nagy, President of Confluent Translations.

“The statements are short and to the point making them easy to learn and adapt for specific uses,” added Nagy. “The English text was specifically written to be used by individuals traveling and for companies conducting international business.”  Phases include those used in business meetings as well as those to help in an emergency while traveling.

Confluent plans on releasing Portuguese and French language training videos in the coming months to go along with the Italian, Russian and Spanish already posted. All videos will remain on the website for its visitors.

eCenter@LindenPointe Receives Top Honors

EpointeThe Pennsylvania Economic Development Association recognized eCenter@LindenPointe for its commitment to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship by providing a supportive environment, including infrastructure, education, training, mentorship, and a network of service providers. This infrastructure helps entrepreneurs from the region and beyond to achieve success by encouraging technological innovation and economic growth through the cultivation of an entrepreneurial atmosphere for business incubation, high-tech industry development, and regional competitiveness.

Additional information about the eCenter is available at www.ecenterlindenpointe.com

Industrial Scientific is a Great Place to Work

Industrial Scientific, the global leader in gas detection, has been recognized a Top Workplace in Pittsburgh. The Top Workplaces program honors the region’s best employers based on the results of employee surveys conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP.

“Thank you to our team for making Industrial Scientific a Top Workplace,” said Justin McElhattan, the company’s president and CEO. “Their full engagement, motivation and best ideas are what make Industrial Scientific a great place to come and work every day.”

Of the 136 surveyed companies in the Pittsburgh region, 85 companies were recognized as Top Workplaces. Industrial Scientific was ranked a top 10 workplace in the mid-size category.


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