Flashpitt ’09

Flashpitt 09

Looks like a pretty interesting conference for interactive designers, developers and artists is fast approaching.  The event is called Flashpitt and it’s coming up on October 15th and 16th, and will be held at the Sheraton Station Square. It’s in its second year running and a great networking opportunity as well as a way to stay current with what’s happening in the interactive industry.

Their main focus is to encourage and inspire the local tech, design, and arts community and show folks how much we have going on in Pittsburgh.  They are bringing international industry leaders right here to Pittsburgh to share some of the processes and stories behind their work. The work they’ll be talking about ranges from interactive installations projected on buildings, art based on open sources of data,  and cutting edge web sites. And not to be missed of course are hands-on workshops as well as sessions about upcoming technologies and industry trends.

Among the many scheduled speakers are Seb Lee-Delisle and Jer Thorp.  Seb is coming from Brighton, UK and will be talking about work he’s done on things like the Pyro for the People installation and a cutting edge 3D web site for the BBC.  Jer, coming from Vancouver, BC, will be talking about his art created with open data sources — like the New York Times database or twitter– using processing.  A couple of his recent projects include NY Times 365/360 and Just Landed. There’s lots more speakers,too. You can see the full list here: flashpitt.com/speakers.

Ticket & Registration Information:

Workshop Tickets
$90 Regular/$55 Student for each half-day workshop on Thursday October 15th

Conference Tickets
$135 Reguar/$70 Student for all day Friday October 16th

Early Bird Workshop tickets are now sold out.
Each workshop has a maximum capacity of 30 people.
Maximum capacity for the conference is 300 people. (and last year sold out, so get your tix now!)

For more info and to register, check out their website: http://flashpitt.com

-jp

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