#PGHSummerin5Words

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Three weeks ago, IheartPGH was featured in the Tribune Review's article about the #MySummerin5words - Tweets connect Pittsburghers with the world, each other in 5 words (Tribune Review, May 27, 2015).  It took me a few tries but here is how I summarized my summer in 5 words: Mon, Ohio, Allegheny, & Jail Trail #MySummerin5words #pghsummerin5words — I heart PGH (@iheartpgh) May 27, 2015 I also posted a tweet that sums up a Pittsburgh summer with 5 Twitter accounts: Here is how I'd sum … [Read more...]

Digging into the Data on Vacant Land on the North Side #HackforChange

Screenshot of vacant parcels from GTECH data set.

Today, Saturday, June 6, 2015 is the National Day of Civic Hacking. Civic Hacking events are being held all over the country and here in Pittsburgh. For the afternoon we have split into groups and are working on different challenges with open data sets.  My group is working on comparing two data sets about vacant land on the North Side.  Here are some of the things we learned from the data about vacant land on the North Side. Data Set 1: Survey of Vacant Land on the North Side conducted by … [Read more...]

Have You Been to TechShop Yet? A Few Ways to Meet Pittsburgh’s Maker Space.

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One of my favorite places in Pittsburgh, that I am surprised that more people don't know about, is TechShop Pittsburgh.  Hack Pittsburgh created Pittsburgh's first maker space back in 2009, and continues to offer programming and events for Pittsburgh makers today.  When TechShop Pittsburgh opened two years ago, it provided more opportunities for Pittsburghers to collaborate and innovate. TechShop is community makerspace.  TechShop is kind of like a gym, but for making things instead of … [Read more...]

Hacking a Better Pittsburgh – The National Day of Civic Hacking is Saturday

Pittsburgh National Day of Civic Hacking

I am WAY late writing a blog post about the National Day of Civic Hacking, which is tomorrow, Saturday, May 31.  But I want to make sure you know about all of the great stuff that is happening in Pittsburgh around civic hacking. Pittsburgh Event for the National Day of Civic Hacking OpenPittsburgh Open House Saturday, May 31, 2014 10am-3pm (lunch will be provided) Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15208 Register Here Facebook … [Read more...]

OpenPGH – Code for America – Pittsburgh Brigade

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I have been meaning to write a post about the last Code for America Pittsburgh Brigade Meetup which was held at the Studio for Creative Inquiry in February.  But is has been a busy month - I promise I will write more about my experience attending the StartingBloc fellowship in Los Angeles at the beginning of march.  I have lots of ideas to share. At the February meetup the group decided to call the Code for America Pittsburgh chapter (other cities use the term brigade - so you will often see … [Read more...]