Thursday, April 23 is the 5th annual PGHTee, a celebration of Pittsburgh t-shirts. This event suits me to a T, well to a T-shirt. Bad t-shirt puns aside, this blog is the direct result of a t-shirt. Before I give you the not so brief history of why I love Pittsburgh t-shirts as much as I love Pittsburgh, here are the details on the Pittsburgh Tee Show:
PGHTee 2015 – A Celebration of Pittsburgh T-Shirts
The PghTee is a T-shirt show and sale. This is one of the many events for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, so yes there will be… Read the rest
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
Agenda for the Pittsburgh National Day of Civic Hacking Event:
10 am: Coffee, Donuts and Introductions
10:20 am Welcome… Read the rest
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 Pittsburgh bridgade) OpenPGH.
The February OpenPGH MeetUp is one… Read the rest
Earlier this week, mayors from over 280 cities around the country gathered in Washington DC for the 82 annual Conference of Mayors. The conference agenda is available online here.
Here are some of the articles from about the conference from around the country – it is kind of interesting to see which issues are being highlighted for other cities.
Why Small Town Mayors Face Multiple Disadvantages (npr)
De Blasio Urges Mayors to Forge an ‘Urban Consensus’ (nytimes.com)
De Blasio: Fracking Poses ‘Too Much Danger To Water Supply’ In New York (huffingtonpost.com)
Capitol Hill: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Echoes Transportation… Read the rest
Yes, it has only been two weeks since we swore in Bill Peduto as the 60th mayor of Pittsburgh. But the race for Governor is in full swing.
The current governor of Pennsylvania is Tom Corbett. He was elected in 2011. The governor of PA is elected every 4 years. Tom Corbett is a republican and likely unopposed in the primary election.
The democratic primary is another story, There are currently 8 candidate in the running for the democratic nomination. All of those candidates will be in Pittsburgh this Sunday for a forum that is being hosted by the 14th… Read the rest