Category Archives: Awesome Chat

Awesome Chat: Whitethorn Digital

Dr Matthew White from Whitethorn Digital joins us to discuss running a video game publisher in Erie, PA after years in the business in California, Replay FX, game design at Penn State and we take a look at a few of their games like Bombfest!

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Awesome Chat: Drug Lord The Board Game

This week R. Jesse Denaux joins us from his “underground bunker” to talk with us about his new Kickstarter for the Drug Lord:Lord of Drugs board game. We discuss his history in board games including the secret game included in the Insane Clown Posse Bizaar album, Morton’s List, Quest for Shangri La, and his science fiction book, “Jynabare“.

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Awesome Chat: Krissy DeShetler


Krissy DeShetler is the Shared Services Manager with Family House, a non profit helping to house those coming into Pittsburgh for medical services.  Krissy shares with us her venture into being an “accidental techie” for a non profit as well as a large project upgrading her organization to the cloud.

Find out more about her organization at www.FamilyHouse.org ! Read her article on the process here: https://www.nten.org/article/to-the-cloud-one-agencys-it-transformation/

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Awesome Chat: Karen Alexander of XRConnectEd

Karen Alexander joins us to discuss 360 video, VR and AR as we talk about her experience as the winner of the 2018 Social Justice Innovation Weekend pitching a program to get 360 cameras in the hands of kids and her company XRConnectED working with these new technologies and education.

You can find her final pitch presentation as part of the Final Showcase stream at Repair the World Pittsburgh’s Facebook Page.

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Awesome Chat: Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management and TechNow Conference


Cindy Leonard joins us to discuss the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management and the TechNow Conference, how she became the tech person first in her nonprofit, helping groups get the assets they need in tehnology, and more!

See past and info on future editions of the TechNow Conference at technowconference.org.

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Awesome Chat: Jack Morgan of Duolingo​


When your resume pretty much starts with Google and you’re currently employed at a growing startup, chances are there’s a fun story on how you got there.  This week we sit down with Jack Morgan as he shares some insight into his path across the pond from England right here to Pittsburgh, what he’s working on over at Duolingo, and what he’s learned about Pittsburgh (and Pittsburghers) thanks to rideshare encounters and work friends.

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Awesome Chat: Dream Loud Podcast


Dan Scifo is a Sport Writer covering the Steelers and Penguins at the Latrobe Bulletin. Ben Hull is the bassist for former Flyleaf lead singer Lacey Sturm. Together, they wanted to combine their stories and talk with others who make their dreams come true with the Dream Loud Podcast. We talk about how they got the show together, some of the interesting stories they’ve heard so far and where they hope to go with their show.

Listen to the Dream Loud Podcast at dreamloudpodcast.podbean.com.

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Awesome Chat: Spare Change


Josh Corcoran of Spare Change joins us to play a few tunes and talk about his video series bringing awareness and actual donations to great causes in and around Pittsburgh, most recently “A Pittsburgh Story” featuring friends from the city including Mayor Bill Peduto and using Spotfund for their project!

Find out more and how you can help at www.sparechange.tv.

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Awesome Chat: The Metal Edge


We chat with Zach Fehl about the new spinoff from The River’s Edge: The Metal Edge, Pittsburgh’s online metal station.  We discuss his days with Cal U radio, the metal scene in Pittsburgh, and try the most Metal Pizza ever!

You can check out The Metal Edge at www.metaledgepgh.com.

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Awesome Chat: Aliza Sherman

Aliza Sherman is a web pioneer and tech passionista who is concerned about our dependence on Social Media and our phones.  Recently, she spoke at the TechNow Conference in Monroeville, PA and has a chat with us about the things we need to watch out for to not be so dependent on technology,  and the future of these devices.

Find out more about our guest at www.alizasherman.com.  Find out more about her book  “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout” at www.happyhealthynonprofit.com.

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