Awesome Chat: Tech Interviews
About the Show
AwesomeCast spins off an interview series to get deeper with the Awesome people online and in tech in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Aliza Sherman | Awesome Chat
November 16th, 2017 | 17 mins 30 secs
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.
Aaron Watson | Awesome Chat
October 25th, 2017 | 22 mins 55 secs
This week, we had the fortune to chat with Aaron Watson of Going Deep with Aaron Watson. Podcasting for around two years at the time of our sit down, Aaron has been making some great strides. He’s been having some great discussions, including his recent sit down with Pittsburgh’s Mayor, Bill Peduto. He’s also working on his Going Deep Summit slated for January – a one-day conference centered around discussions of economic opportunity, civil discourse, and personal development.
Joanna Lowe | Awesome Chat
October 19th, 2017
23 mins 11 secs
halloween, multimedia, pittsburgh, shakespeare, theater
Joanna Lowe is making theater interesting again with multimedia theater in the Pittsburgh area including the current Halloween season Unhinged production that mixes theater with a haunted house!
Daniel J Lewis | Awesome Chat
October 11th, 2017 | 19 mins 29 secs
This week, we had the fortune to chat with Podcasting Industry Expert Daniel J Lewis about the history and evolution of Podcasting, getting into and building a business around Podcasting and tips for the newbies out there!
Cynthia Closkey | Awesome Chat
September 27th, 2017 | 28 mins 51 secs
Cynthia Closkey of Shift Collaborative talks with us about her career including a brush with Steve Jobs at NEXT Computers, MIT, and more!
Mega Cat Studios | Awesome Chat
September 21st, 2017 | 14 mins 35 secs
We’ve got a familiar face – with a different gig, on the show this week as James Deighan of Mega Cat Studios makes a visit to the studio. James sits down with us to talk about what he’s up to, including developing for several platforms, life as a serial entrepreneur, and more!
Joe Wos | AwesomeChat
September 7th, 2017 | 31 mins 10 secs
Joe Wos of Wos is Me joins us for this week's AwesomeChat. We've previously had Joe on the main AwesomeCast show, but we're sitting down with him to talk about some of the cool stuff he's doing since we last caught up with him. Joe shares his story about becmoing a cartoonist, starting Toonseum, going out on a limb to reach his dream as a syndicated cartoonist, and more!
WordCamp Pittsburgh | AwesomeChat
August 31st, 2017 | 20 mins 19 secs
Terri Orlowski of WordCamp Pittsburgh joins us on the couch for this week's AwesomeChat. Terri, a WordPress developer, talks with us about the second year of the PodCamp-like event, what it takes to make WordCamp happen, balancing content for new Wordpress users and seasoned users, dealing with impostor syndrome, and more!
Marta on the Move | AwesomeChat
August 24th, 2017 | 17 mins 33 secs
Marta Napoleone Mazzoni of Marta on the Move is in studio for this week's AwesomeChat. She talks about her early beginnings as an interviewer - talking with her stuffed animals, and how she made the transition from hating her own voice to accepting it and moving on. She also shares some insights (and importance) of traveling by yourself in order to truly experience the world, creeping up on 100 episodes, and more!
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WeCloneU | Awesome Chat
August 9th, 2017 | 19 mins 20 secs
WeCloneU is "cloning" people in Squirrel Hill with a combination of a room sized 3D scanner and 3D printers to make statues of you! We talk about the process, reactions and results from the local Comic Cons and Video Game Conventions, working out the initial kinks and more!
Mike Zieman | Awesome Chat
June 1st, 2017 | 40 mins 55 secs
Mike Zieman works on scoring technology with Baja SAE and Formula SAE Collegiate Design Series. We chat about the development of modernizing these competitions by moving data capture from paper to digital and the future implications for students and organizers. Also, did you know Huntsville, Alabama was a tech city?
Mike Pound | Awesome Chat
May 25th, 2017 | 21 mins 53 secs
Mike Pound, affectionately known to our crew as Uncle Crappy, stopped by to check out the studio since we shuffled things around not so long ago. Since he stopped by early, we snagged a chat about what he’s doing online these days. Starting with the origin of his online moniker, we moved on to his work with Beer Me, an online college football project with Carla Swank, and some general information about what it’s like working for a traditional media company in a new media world.
Katie Dudas | Awesome Chat
May 11th, 2017 | 24 mins 5 secs
Katie Dudas is the Director of Marketing & Sales at The Scarehouse, as well as co-host on our own AwesomeCast. We have a chat about how she discovered Social Media, decided to work in the space, and using Facebook Live and video in her work.
Rizz Plays Games | AwesomeChat
May 4th, 2017 | 25 mins 39 secs
Zach Rizza has been part of the Sorgatron Media family for some time, primarily talking wrestling with us on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. But, he also some does pretty cool things with tech with his Rizz Plays Games. He joins us to talk about not only playing video games, but how he uses a microphone and video set-up to live stream his games via Twitch, how he has developed his online persona, and more.
Ashleigh Deemer | Awesome Chat
April 27th, 2017 | 13 mins 44 secs
Ashleigh Deemer is the current Chief of Staff for Pittsburgh Councilwomen Natalia Rudiak using Facebook Live with #IssueMonday to educate the community as she runs for the seat. We talk about the balance between technology and on the ground in informing the public and the Pittsburgh City technology initiatives in recent years including the Snow Plow Tracker and Burgh's Eye View.