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Mark Zuckerberg Press Conference at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

8 Nov

Today at 10:30 am, reporters and photographers from under 10 media outlets (including Glitzburgh!) attended a private press conference with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder of Facebook.

The press conference was held on the patio outside of the Bill Gates Center for Computer Science on the Carnegie Mellon Campus in Oakland.

This is Zuckerberg’s first trip to Pittsburgh, and he said he that he liked it here. The brief press conference preceded a speaking engagement and recruiting session to be held later today for an invite-only audience of CMU students.

Though the event itself is closed to the public and to media, Zuckerberg — known to be a bit shy and introverted — entertained a few questions at this morning’s gathering, which, unfortunately, lasted for under a minute, during which time he was pleasant but seemed a little nervous.

“First time in Pittsburgh,” he started. “How’s it going?” Zuckerberg said. He first spoke to a member of the Tartan CMU student newspaper who asked how Carnegie Mellon got chosen as one of only 3 stops on Zuckerberg’s East Coast college tour, along with MIT and Harvard. “Well, we have a lot of Carnegie Mellon alums working for Facebook,” he said. “They’re actually some of our best engineers. So when we decided to organize this trip to go see a few colleges, Carnegie Mellon was at the top of our list. So, that’s why we’re here. It’s my first time, and I’m excited to be here!”

To stand out to Facebook, students should be, “really entrepreneurial folks, people who want to desire to have a big impact on the world, people who have the ability to look at 100 different problems at once and see, okay, this is the one that we really need to solve. Facebook, we serve a lot of users and customers, more than 800 million people around the world….but, the organization is really small. We just passed the 700 engineers, so each engineer at Facebook serves over a million users themselves. ” says Mr. Zuckerberg “We really look for people who desire to have a really big impact on the world, that’s really the most important thing we look for — that, and obviously really good technical skills.”

Mark Zuckerberg laughed when a reporter asked if he conducted the interviews himself. “We have a whole process at the company. We really value teamwork, as well, so it’s really important to us that the people coming through have the opportunity to talk to a variety of folks.” He says that potential interns and employees are tested on technical skills and ability to work as a team. They also look for people who align with their values which include making an impact and connecting people. Every one who joins the company goes through a unique boot camp period to become familiarized with just how Facebook works and to get people, “ramped up on the code.”  “Sometimes, I do interviews myself. I do not interview every single person, that’s just too many. But, for certain folks, I definitely drop in and talk to them.”

He concluded with the fact that CMU engineers are, “really smart” and “have a good work ethic” before waving to those of us in attendance and turning to leave.

Zuckerberg will tour the Carnegie Mellon campus before his speech and recruiting session this afternoon.

Dean of the Gates School of Computer Science, Randall Bryant, also spoke at the press conference. He shrugged off questions about a potential Facebook research center in Pittsburgh, and stated that media would not be attending the event today because it is solely for the recruitment of CMU students to work at Facebook.

In a press release issued earlier, Brant stated “we are very excited by the prospect of hosting a visit by Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has profoundly changed the nature of social interactions worldwide. Supporting these interactions requires massive information processing capabilities, for which Facebook has become a leader in advanced computing technology.

You can view video from the press conference on Glitzburgh’s YouTube Channel or below.

Also check out photos, below.

Enjoy! And welcome to Pittsburgh, Mr. Zuckerberg!

Mark Zuckerberg Coming to Pittsburgh

7 Nov

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be in Pittsburgh tomorrow, November 8th, 2011, to address students and faculty at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University.

According to a CMU press release, “Carnegie Mellon is one of three campuses being visited by Zuckerberg during an East Coast college tour. He also has scheduled appearances at Harvard University and MIT….Though this will be Zuckerberg’s first visit to Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus, he and his colleagues at Facebook are well-acquainted with the university, which boasts a consistently top-ranked computer science program. Facebook is a major recruiter at Carnegie Mellon and employs about 50 alumni. Many CMU students have benefited from internships with the Palo Alto, Calif., company.”

Mr. Zuckerberg is 27 years old and founded Facebook circa 2004.

This speaking engagement will be in front of an invitation-only audience.

Tweeting with Oprah

22 Oct

As some of you know, I do health and advocacy work as well as my Glitzburgh blog.
Last week, I had an amazing surprise when one of my heroes, Oprah Winfrey herself, sent me a tweet.

The fact that the Big O took the time to read my bio and then tweet me about it? Amazing.

I would like to share….

Check it out – the 4th one down to @ArthritisAshley (one of my many other twitter accounts besides @Glitzburgh!)

Oprah said, “I read ur bio. U r a survivor and now in the the healing business. Allowing others to “emerge” from their pain.” You can see the original tweet, here.

Your Time Is Now – Attend the 2010 Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women: October 14th, 2010

25 Sep

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 14th, 2010 from 7:30am-5pm – you won’t be sorry! The Pennsylvania Commission for Women and Governor Ed Rendell are presenting the annual Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Join 5,000 women as they come together for this awesome event, held this year in Pittsburgh.

The conference features a multitude of esteemed keynote speakers, workshops, exhibits, and networking opportunities, and always draws a large crowd of diverse, independent, and empowered women from all walks of life. At this year’s event you can learn about building up your resume and partake in mentor match services. You can attend a career fair, learn how to build your leadership skills, and even learn how to utilize social media to build your brand!

One seminar teaches mothers how to raise happy , healthy, balanced, and joyful children in today’s world, which so often tends to dwell on negativity. Another will tell you how to take your small business from a home-based or independent company to a larger, scalable enterprise.

Come, learn about money management, negotiation skills, planning for retirement, and “reinventing your life” – it is NEVER too late to make a change! Also, make sure to sit in on “How to Take Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others” – – something EVERY woman needs to learn about!

The Conference will also feature a session for young women – junior and senior high school girls, and, of course, the Keynote Luncheon.

There are some amazing keynote speakers at this year’s Conference. Keynote speakers at the event include Ellen Alemany, Kelly Corrigan, Eve Ensler, Jessica Herrin, Dr. Mae C. Jemison, and Tory Johnson. They all have impressive resumes and diverse backgrounds, and will surely be entertaining, interesting, and enlightening – not to mention, inspiring! Ellen Alemany is chairman and chief executive officer of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and RBS Americas. Kelly Corrigan is the author of “The Middle Place,” a memoir about that sliver of time when childhood and parenthood overlap, which spent six months on The New York Times bestseller list. Her most recent book, “Lift,” is written in the form of a letter to her children and weaves together three true stories of adults willing to chance terrible loss in search of the joys of raising a family, and also created a video called, “Transcending.” Eve Ensler is a playwright, performer and activist. She is the award-winning author of “The Vagina Monologues,” which has been published in 45 languages and performed in more than 130 countries. Jessica Herrin is the Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot. She is also a serial entrepreneur, who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com. She’s been recognized for her passions, skills, and accomplishments by Oprah’s O Magazine, Fortune, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, InStyle Magazine, Glamour Magazine, and more! Dr. Mae C. Jemison is founder of the technology consulting firm, The Jemison Group, Inc. that integrates the critical impact of socio-cultural issues when designing and implementing technologies. She was also the first woman of color in the WORLD to go into space, when she worked with NASA and flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Tory Johnson has worked for ABC and NBC news, and now is a consultant on Good Morning America. She also has her own company, “Women for Hire,” and has published 5 books, one of which was a New York Times Bestseller!

Other reputable and intriguing speakers include Governor Edward G. Rendell, Marjorie Osterlund Rendell, Diane Holder, Sally Wiggin, Deborah Acklin, Jennifer Antowiak, Karen Marchi, Mary Anne Papale, and many, many more! (View an entire list at: http://www.pagovernorsconferenceforwomen.org/2010-speakers.htm)

Tickets are still available! Order online by clicking here!

There truly is something for every woman – and for any men who wish to get an insight to the world of women! Whether you’re a mom, a career woman, neither, or both, ladies, you should treat yourself to this day of fun, education, and networking at the PA Governor’s Conference for Women!

Find them on Facebook here.

Follow then on Twitter at @PennWomen.

Visit the Official Website, here: http://www.pagovernorsconferenceforwomen.org/

See you there!



Social Media Butterfly – Pittsburgh’s Premier New Media & Social Networking Service

10 Sep

Many companies or individuals don’t have a large advertising or marketing budget to promote themselves or their brand. All too often, they know about Twitter, Facebook, and other online mediums to promote their company, product, or service, but they just don’t know where to begin or if they can afford it.

There’s good news in store for you, if you or someone you know is one of these people!

Social Media Butterfly is a new social media consulting service based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Social Media Butterfly provides services like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn account management, but will also provide add-on services such as blogging, video-blogging, freelance writing, and other online marketing.

At rates beginning at $99/month, it is vastly more affordable than traditional advertising, and can reach audiences instantly while cultivating a “real” relationship with “fans”, “friends”, and “followers.”  Companies are now hiring social media strategists as full-time, salaried positions, but with Social Media Butterfly, you can pick and choose the services that you want, knowing that you’ll get devoted and personalized service to promote your company, brand, event, or product.

Want to learn more? Follow @SocialMediaPgh on Twitter, or find them on Facebook here.

The Social Media Butterfly blog is: http://pghsocialmedia.wordpress.com (check out the “Contact” and “About” page for more info, main page for the current blogs and updates!)

You can email Social Media Butterfly at pghmediabutterfly@gmail.com!

A neat, new, innovative way to market yourself! Based right here in Da’ Burgh 🙂

MTV is Looking for it’s first “TJ” — Support Local Pittsburgh MTV TJ Nominees @LukeRomesberg and @BuellaMarie #mtvtj

27 Jun

 Pittsburgh – Nominate your favorite local pop-culture fanatic and social networking/new media phenom to be MTV’s first “TJ”!

Learn more about the contest at http://tj.mtv.com and simply nominate your favorite Twitter user (or yourself) by plugging in their/your Twitter username (example: @Glitzburgh) and by being signed in to your Twitter and Facebook accounts. (Please note that it also helps if you “share” who you are nominating by posting to Twitter and Facebook, so that your friends can see and nominate them, as well! Promote, promote, promote!

Glitzburgh doesn’t want to play favorites, but, we want to encourage “locals” to enter…and win! There are only 2 spots left, so, let’s get a ‘Burgher on board, or someone who can properly represent the Pittsburhg/Western Pennsylvania region!

It doesn’t take long at all – a minute or two of your time, MAXIMUM! So log on, check it out, and nominate now! Do your good deed for the day!!

Recommendations?

@BuellaMarie

and

@LukeRomesberg

Both have met and mingled with various celebrities…and we don’t just mean an extra from Saved By the Bell or someone from a reality TV show — we mean some high-caliber folks here, people.

Both have creative and artistic backgrounds, boatloads of Twitter and Facebook friends, and a knack for all things “now” … from politics, to current events, trends, music, tv,  movies, art, sports, and, oh yeah, most importantly, social media know-how and experience with “the industry.”

Want to know more about either one? Well, my advice would be to hit them up on Twitter! Or, just get to nominating!

You don’t have much time!

Thanks,

Glitzburgh

PS: Pssst…speaking of Social Media … Did you know that June 30th is Social Media Day?  Fun Nerd-Fact for you 🙂

#SMDay2010! Comin’ at ya!