Our sponsors

For sponsorship information, please see our Sponsorship Prospectus, or contact sponsors@pghpw.org.

A list of options available to our sponsors may be found here.

Contributing Sponsors

($2,000 to $10,000)



Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.



CheetahMail is the trusted global service provider of online marketing solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises. Specializing in email marketing as well as providing a broad range of client services, CheetahMail enables clients to build data-driven, relevant relationships with their customers. Servicing the world's most recognizable brands, CheetahMail's globally diverse client base includes Borders Books, CompUSA, Discovery Communications, H&R Block, J.Jill, Sears Holdings Corporation and Wyndham Hotels. CheetahMail, a business unit Experian Group Ltd. (LSE:EXPN) www.experian.com, was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Dublin and Amsterdam. For more information, please visit www.cheetahmail.com or email info@cheetahmail.com.

Pair Networks


pair Networks is a global Web hosting and domain name registration company that has been providing reliable technical services for over 10 years. People in over 150 countries around the world choose pair Networks because of their world class network; their responsive, knowledgeable support specialists; and their secure and reliable servers.



Focused on innovation and quality, Logitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world. We started in 1981 with mice, which (new at the time) provided a more intuitive way of interacting with a personal computer. We became the worldwide leader in computer mice, and have reinvented the mouse in dozens of ways to match the evolving needs of PC and laptop users.

With products sold in almost every country in the world, Logitech's leadership in innovation now encompasses a wide variety of personal peripherals (both cordless and corded), with special emphasis on products for PC navigation, gaming, Internet communications, digital music and home-entertainment control.

Last year Logitech acquired Slim Devices, maker of the Squeezebox and Transporter audio players. These products rely on the Perl-based SlimServer, and we are committed to continuing its successful tradition of open source, community-based development. This year, we also launched the Jive software platform, an open source project designed for building new user interfaces to our products.

Community Sponsors

(less than $2,000)



CombineNet is the advanced sourcing optimization technology company. CombineNet's Advanced Sourcing Application Platform helps companies achieve the absolute best value and lowest total cost of ownership for goods and services. CombineNet ASAP consistently produces 10, 15, even 20 percent greater actual cost savings than other e-sourcing solutions, and has delivered more than 45x ROI for the largest businesses in the world including General Mills, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Siemens and others.

The Perl Foundation


Perl is a stable, cross-platform, open source programming language used for mission critical projects in the public and private sectors. The Perl Foundation is a non-profit corporation established to advance the use and development of the Perl programming language.

USA Technologies


USA Technologies is recognized as a leader in wireless networking, cashless transaction, asset monitoring, and energy management services. USA Technologies' provides embedded network technology and associated networking services for everyday devices such as vending machines, kiosks, and office equipment using e-Port, Energy Management, Business Express, eSuds, and Sony PictureStation product lines. This technology is built on a thin-client architecture, where centralized processing, storage, and applications occur on a remote server rather then at each end point. This client model has enabled the Company to network a wide variety of everyday devices, such as vending machines and commercial washers and dryers.

The company's customers include some of the world's strongest brands such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Marriott Hotels, Sony Electronics, Canteen, Blackboard, and Aramark. Others include Best Western, Promus Hotel Corporation (Doubletree, Red Lion, Hampton, Embassy Suites) and Holiday Inn.

USA Technologies uses Perl at the heart of its data gateway system to process and route millions of financial credit and other data transactions a month. Our network is growing rapidly, so we're currently looking for a few talented software developers to help expand our data processing systems. If you have an interest and experience in financial transaction processing, web services, multi-threaded and event-driven models, distributed message-oriented networking, and/or high-availability architectures, and have a strong background in OO Perl development (Java experience is a plus), please contact us.

Grant Street Group


Grant Street Group is a small but growing technology company located in downtown Pittsburgh that serves the finance industry. GSG employs a diverse group of talented, motivated professionals who are committed to flawless work and customer service. Our specialty is innovating custom software solutions for auctions of fixed income securities as well as tax collection, billing, and distribution systems.

Are you passionate about these topics or technologies? You should work at Grant Street Group.

  • User interface design
  • Web application frameworks
  • AJAX

  • Algorithms
  • Finance

  • Text processing
  • Electronic data interchange (EDI)
  • Extract, Transform, Load (ETL)

  • High performance web applications
  • Database design and integrity
  • Database query optimization
  • Test driven development
  • Code reviews
  • Performance testing

  • OO design
  • Idiomatic programming
  • Design Patterns
  • Web standards
  • Secure coding practices

  • Open source software
  • Linux
  • Perl
  • CPAN



Socialtext Incorporated makes enterprise social software for collaboration. Socialtext captures the best features of web-native tools called "wikis" and "weblogs" and brings them inside your enterprise to create a collaboration and knowledge tool that works the way people do.

Our Partners

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science


Since its inception as a department in 1965, and its evolution into a School in 1988, Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon has followed a path devoted to excellence in both research and education. At the heart of our efforts is a dedication to producing highly-qualified research scientists. Our great strength has been our ability to push experimental computer science ideas from theory to practical demonstration. We have enjoyed productive working relationships with industry, enriching our environment with practical applications and technology transfer.

In the past 15 years, SCS researchers have pioneered developments in the areas of distributed systems, networking, software technology, robotics, and parallel processing. We are at the forefront of the computer science field, furthering the accomplishments of our founders.

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