Monday, June 14, 2010

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Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:40:13 +1000
Subject: Refresh Pittsburgh June Meetup!

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Refresh Pittsburgh

June 2010 Meetup

Please join us on Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 pm for the next Refresh Pittsburgh meet-up. We'll be back at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. AIP is located downtown at 420 Boulevard of the Allies. We'll be in room 320. Take the gold elevator up to the third floor. Take your first right and the room will be a few doors down on the left. There may be a security guy at the door - if there is just let him know you are there for the Refresh Pittsburgh meet-up.

As always, A HUGE thank-you goes out to our friend Norm Huelsman for offering to host a Refresh meeting at AIP.


We have two presentation on tap for this evening:

First, Norm Huelsman will be starting the evening with a review of Wordpress 3.0.

Wordpress 3.0 is scheduled for release on June 14th. Norm will be showing us what is new, and what has been improved. He will also review some of the new features including; multi-site, menus, installation, and child themes.

A co-organizer of Podcamp Pittsburgh, Norm is a long-time blogger at his site and a popular Magic: The Gathering blog, Casual Magic. During the day, Norm focuses on visual communication and branding in the PR department at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Next, Sean Geng will be presenting, "The Future of Web Design".

Web design is a fickle industry. In this constantly changing field, there are always new techniques being invented, and technology that is always being upgraded. In this presentation, he'll cover topics including HTML 5, CSS3, designing for mobile devices (including the iPad), and some of the latest techniques. He'll also showcase some upcoming trends and discuss what lies ahead.

Sean Geng is a freelance designer located here in Pittsburgh. He runs the online design community at Designmess. For more information, you can check out his website or follow him on twitter.

Feel free to forward this invite to a friend.

As always, please RSVP by sending an email to or just let us know you are coming on the Facebook event page so we can plan accordingly!

Pittsburgh Web Design Day 2010

This year's Web Design Day will be on Saturday, August 21st. Our lineup was announced this week. Out speakers this year include:

  • Geoff Barnes - Director of User Experience at Elliance
  • Chris Cashdollar - Creative Director at Happy Cog
  • Zack Naylor - UX Designer & Front-End Developer at!
  • Margot Bloomstein - Brand & Content Strategy Consultant at Appropriate, Inc.
  • Matt Griffin & Michael Hellein of Bearded Studio
  • Elliott Munoz - Sr. Web Designer at the Washington Post
  • Jon Dascola - Interactive Designer at Elliance
  • Kevin Hoffman - User Experience Director at Happy Cog

Join the Web Design Day mailing list to be the first to know when tickets go on sale late this week!

User Group Discounts

We have a lot of good user group discounts to pass along to various publishers. If you are buying anything, be sure to use the following codes to help you out a bit:

  • O'Reilly: Use discount code DSUG for 45% off any e-book as well as 35% off any print book!
  • Manning: Use discount code UG367 Save 40% on any print, ebook or MEAP edition through the end of May!
  • Rosenfeld Media: Use discount code UXPITTSBURGH for 30% off any title!

Refresh Pittsburgh Job Board

There have been a number job posted recently to our job board.

If you are a company looking to hire, the Refresh Pittsburgh job board will give you access to the largest web development users group in the area - and you'll be reaching some of the most talented people in the Western Pennsylvania.

Job listings are only $25 for 30 days.


See You Soon!

Thanks for your interest and participation with Refresh Pittsburgh.

Jason Head & Geoff Barnes

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