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Pittsburgh tops America’s most livable city list… again!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Career Advice, Employment/Job Search Articles, Entrepreneurship, In The News, IQ Culture, Job Search Resources, Pittsburgh News, Software Development, Technology

Forbes Magazine has named Pittsburgh its “Most Livable City” in its annual report that looks at unemployment, crime, income growth, arts and leisure, and cost of living.  Check out the article in Forbes Magazine by Francesca Levy, April 2010.
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Pennsylvania added 3,800 high-tech jobs in 2008!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Employment/Job Search Articles, In The News, IQ Culture, Job Search Resources, Technology

If you are in the high-tech industry Pennsylvania is the place to get a job!  Employers hired like crazy in 2008,  adding 3,800 net jobs in the high-tech industry, despite a recession!  Check out the recent article by Chris O’Toole for KeystoneEdge, May 2010.
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Social Media Etiquette… The Don’ts

Author: MikeD | Filed under: IQ Culture, Technology

From our friends at NuRelm – a quick look at the common faux pas’s in the ever evolving social media environment.  Try and count how many you’ve broken today…
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.NET Micro Framework Goes Open Source

Author: MikeD | Filed under: IQ Culture, Software Development, Technology, Uncategorized

Last week Microsoft announced that the .NET Micro Framewwork verison 4.0 would be released as open source… along with some new framework features.  This move means that the Framework will continue to evolve organically through the development community and offer third parties the opportunity to repackage the framework. It will be interesting to see how this decision effects embedded .NET application development.
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Barbara Vankirk, Featured Panelist at Seton Hill

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Entrepreneurship, In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News, Press Release, Technology

Barbara VanKirk, President & Owner of IQ Inc. was a featured panelist for Seton Hill University’s Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series titled “Impact Technology: An Entrepreneurial Perspective” held on Tuesday, November 17th 2009 from 6-7:30PM at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
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New Tool Boosts .NET Development For Linux

Author: MikeD | Filed under: IQ Culture, Software Development, Technology

A bit of news spotted by one of our software engineers, John P. Novell has developed a new add-in for Visual Studio that would allow developers to write .NET apps for Linux. This doesn’t appear to be a full-blown solution for leveraging the powerful .NET framwork on non-Windows operating systems, but it’s another step in the right direction.
Check out the article on ARS Technica for more details.

Social Media Halloween Pumpkin Carvings (yes we are that geeky)!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: IQ Culture, Technology

Some people prefer traditional jack-o-lantern carvings for Halloween, but being the geeks that we are we found these carvings a lot cooler!  Check out the following article 12 Awesome Social Media Halloween Pumpkin Carvings by Ryan Deal, from Mashable – the Social Media Guide,  Happy Halloween!!!
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Barbara VanKirk to be featured panelist in Seton Hill University’s upcoming Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Entrepreneurship, In The News, IQ Culture, Software Development, Technology

Barbara VanKirk, President & Owner of IQ Inc. will be a featured panelist in Seton Hill University’s upcoming Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series “Impact Technology: An Entrepreneurial Perspective”, Tuesday, November 17th 2009 from 6-7:30PM at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
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Dynamic Objects Give C# Developers More Options

Author: MikeD | Filed under: IQ Culture, Software Development, Technology

For those of you in the software development game, check out this interesting look into dynamic objects in C#, from the MSDN C# FAQ:
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