We talk with Po-Shen Loh, the founder of the Novid app. We talk about how Novid uses a network effect theory mixed with ultrasonic sound to communicate with other users to provide anonymous contact tracing for Covid-19 contact notifications. We talk about the technology as it compares to the Android and iOS Covid-19 API, new features to add points of relation to “forecast” Coronavirus outbreaks, and how the app may only need 10% adoption to be effective.
We talk about C. C. Busy, or “child care busy” an Alphalab startup that is working on an application for Amazon Echo to assist in child care services. We chat with co-founders Shimira Williams and Greg Quinlan about the challenges of this space, the benefits to the space and more!
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!
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/
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!