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

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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...]

8 Things to Store Around Town for Pittsburgh Events

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If you're visiting Pittsburgh for the 1st or 500th time to attend a big event, you might travel with supplies and equipment. Luckily, you can use Spacefinity.com - an online marketplace to connect with friendly neighborhood residents to store your stuff around town. Here's a list of some of the big annual events and the stuff you can put in storage: Art - Over 10,000 visual and performing artists have presented work at the Three Rivers Arts Festival since the event started in 1960. With all … [Read more...]

Hack A Ford This Weekend – Calling All Developers and Hackers

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TechShop Pittsburgh will be hosting a Ford OpenXC workshop this weekend.  Ford has developed the OpenXC platform to allow developers and hackers to build an app that harnesses data from your car. OpenXC is a combination of open source hardware and software that lets you extend your vehicle with custom applications and pluggable modules. It uses standard, well-known tools to open up a wealth of data from the vehicle to developers. The Ford Team will be in Pittsburgh this Friday and Saturday … [Read more...]