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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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IQ’s Toys for Tots Drive Starts This Week!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: In The News, IQ Culture


Toys for Tots 2009
We would like to invite all IQ Inc. employees, clients, friends and family to participate in the 2009 Toys for Tots Drive.  We are asking that you sponsor a child for the holidays by purchasing a gift of $20 or more.

Tags with the names and ages of children have been placed on a tree at the IQ office.  We invite you to pick a tag from the tree and make that child’s holiday special.  You may also email with a tag request which will be sent via Chad Hershberger.

All purchased gifts must be returned to the IQ office by December 11th 2009.  Gifts must be placed inside a gift bag, unwrapped (no tissue or wrapping paper please) with the child’s name attached.

Please consider participating in the 2009 Toys for Tots Drive and help us make this a special holiday for all children!  Thank you in advance for making this event a success!


2009 Mixers with Shakers!

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

Thank you to all those who donated to IQ’s charity of choice for the 2009 Mixers with Shakers event – Three Rivers Adaptive Sports (TRAS) the local chapter of Disable Sports USA (!  With your help IQ Inc. was able to raise over $1,200 for TRAS!
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TRAS provides recreation for young and old with various disabilities.  A member of the IQ team has a family member born with Cerebral Palsy.  Over the past 19 years, TRAS has provided services that has allowed him to become a very accomplished Alpine Skier and even own his own Bi-Ski.  He has also been afforded the opportunity to ski with members of the US Disabled Olympic Ski Team.

Thank you for making this event a success!

Hold the applause – WHIRL compiles a list of Pittsburgh’s most brilliant accolades!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: In The News, IQ Culture

From being named the #1 Liveable City, to our burgeoning bike scenes, Pittsburgh has it all and is finally receiving some recognition!  WHIRL Magazine, November 2009.
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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.

Pittsburgh on the rise – sustaining and creating jobs during tough economic times!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News

The Pittsburgh metropolitan area showed improvement in its ability to create and sustain jobs and economic growth, according to an annual study released by a California-based think tank, the Pittsburgh Business Times, November 12, 2009.
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