Pittsburgh Geek Out Days are now run through the Pittsburgh Code & Supply Meetup. This site is kept for archival purposes only.

Brian and the PGOD facilitators
Large group session

What are Pittsburgh Geek Out Days?

Pittsburgh Geek Out Days (PGODs) are semi-regular meetings of technologists to discuss software engineering, how to be rockstar programmers, trends in software, and anything else that people find interesting.  We do this by following an Open Spaces (or unconference) format.  

How do I get involved?

Join our Meetup Group and sign up for the next Meetup!

What's a PGOD like?

Each meeting follows roughly the same schedule:
8:45 am 9:00 am Arrive, nametags, etc.
9:00 am 9:15 am Kick-off, introduction spiel
9:15 am 9:30 am  Propose topics
9:30 am 9:50 am Session 1 - short (20 mins)
9:55 am 10:15 am  Session 2 - short (20 mins)
10:20 am 11:00 am  Session 3 - medium (40 mins) 
11:10 am 12:05 pm  Session 4 - Long (55 mins) 
12:10 pm 12:25 pm  Session 5 - group session (15 mins) 
12:30 pm 1:00 pm Wrap-up session (retrospective)
Afterward: those want can can get lunch

Each meeting also has an "inspiration." Past examples have been design, change and learning. You can always propose anything you like, but these inspire those who don't have an idea and inspire us to branch out.

The session topics are determined at the conference. Here's an example schedule:

Example schedule