Rhiza CEO to be Keynote Speaker at Carnegie Mellon Event

Josh Knauer, Rhiza's CEO, will be the keynote speaker at a Carnegie Mellon University event that is intended to help inspire students and alumni to build their careers by featuring alumni "who have successfully and interestingly navigated their way forward." The event is titled Under Construction: Building Your Future and happens this Saturday, February 23rd. Read more about the event.

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Rhiza CEO Speaks on World Financial Symposium Panel

Rhiza CEO, Josh Knauer, is speaking today on a panel hosted by the World Financial Symposium titled, "Where is Everywhere: M&A in Geospatial & Location-based Technology". Josh will be speaking about emerging trends in the marketing and advertising markets' use of location-based data to increase ad sales, better target messaging and understand/grow audiences. Here's the announcement from WFS: World Financial Symposiums invites you to attend the Market Spotlight Web Event "Where is Everywhere: M&A in Geospatial & Location-based Technology". The convergence and maturation of several markets and technologies--geospatial, GPS, business intelligence, mobile marketing and much more--is driving high valuations among companies that doing cutting edge work related to location data. Some analysts predict a wave of consolidation as both traditional and new players seek to geo-enable their application suites. This spotlight examines the specific causes and potential ramifications of this wave, with examples of transactions, valuation data and how to…

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Rhiza Helps PepsiCo Rock South by Southwest

The Rhiza team is proud to have been a part of the PepsiCo Central presence at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2012. Rhiza teamed up with fellow Pittsburgh-based companies MAYA Design and IonTank to design and build the space out for PepsiCo. Rhiza's role was to aggregate, analyze and visualize data from around the social web, sensors on-site around SXSW, data collected within the Pepsico Central area and from people walking around Austin collecting data using Livescribe pens. Check out the video summary that the folks at PepsiCo put together about the event: Special thanks go out to our data partners, who helped set up special feeds of data to Rhiza: CivicScience, PeopleBrowsr, Livescribe, ImmersiveLabs and many more.

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Honing the Craft

This past Saturday Rhiza hosted a Coderetreat for members of the Pittsburgh development community. Coderetreat is a global organization dedicated to helping programmers become better programmers. It does this by helping local groups organize workshops - the code retreats - that let developers focus on key elements of the craft of programming without the day-to-day distractions of deadlines and bottom lines. It's also a lot of fun, and a good way to meet other programmers! Despite the fact that Saturday was one of the few unabashedly wintery days we've had all year, turnout was really strong. I think just about the whole slate of 25 signed up people showed up for the day (which starts at 8:30am - not necessarily a congenial hour for your average programmer). The day is highly structured. We were led by the intrepid Jim Hurne through a series of six 45 minute exercises. Each exercise…

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Rhiza CEO, Josh Knauer, to Keynote Canadian GIS Conference

Rhiza's CEO, Josh Knauer, will be giving the keynote address at the GeoTec 2011 Conference in Vancouver, Canada on September 29, 2011. Josh will speak about emerging technologies and how they are changing the way organizations are using maps and data for decision making. If you'd like to meet with Josh while he's in Vancouver, please let us know.

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Rhiza/Google Booth Presentation at AFCEA Homeland Security Conference @signalmag #afcea

Rhiza CEO, Josh Knauer, will be giving two presentations at the AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) Homeland Security Conference at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, DC. Both presentations will take place in Booth #611 (Google/Onix Networking Booth) in the Atrium Exhibit Area. 10:30am - Booth #611 - Go Get Your Data: Learn how to effectively use mobile data to create "eyes on the ground" for prioritizing emergency response whether in a forest fire, a toxic spill or a hurricane using Google Earth and a new mobile data app from Rhiza that works across many types of smart phone operating systems. 2:00pm - Booth #611 - Asset Tracking for Homeland Security: Mapping physical and soft assets is challenging under the best of conditions, but a crucial challenge to Homeland Security agencies. Come learn about how new, emerging technologies are being used to make it easier to…

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Rhiza featured at Innovation Happens event

Rhiza has been selected to be one of six featured companies at the Innovation Happens event this Thursday, December 2 at 5:30pm at AlphaLab (2325 East Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203). Innovation Happens is described by its organizers as an open forum for connecting Pittsburgh entrepreneurs and Pittsburgh corporations. Here's an overview of the event: Corporations are being increasingly tasked with innovation and collaboration. Entrepreneurs are looking to grow their businesses and understand corporate needs and purchasing patterns. What can these two groups learn from each other? A lot! However no networking event is available to bring them together, until now. Innovation Happens is a regular event that helps make those connections happen! Attending from corporations are leaders from research & development, IT, marketing & other change agents looking to make innovation happen! We hope to see you there at the event!

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Tune in: Crowdsourcing and the H1N1 Virus Webinar with URISA

This Wednesday, September 23 at 3:00 PM (EST) URISA, the Urban Regional Information System Alliance will be hosting an exciting Webinar about the controlled crowdsourcing technology behind Rhiza's popular FluTracker website. FluTracker is able to make outbreak data available to the public 5-10 days ahead of the estimates provided by the CDC. This Webinar will explain how you can utilize controlled outsourcing and take advantage of the newly developed technology and the omnipresence of the public to inform people of flu outbreaks. This is just one example of how Community Participatory Mapping is being used to make information more readily available to the public. You will learn how to best utilize this tool and get the maximum amount of benefits from the developing technologies. "Crowdsourcing and the H1N1 Virus" will be presented by Maryl Widdows and Andrew Macurak of Rhiza Labs, located in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit URISA.…

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