Remember how last summer the awesome readers of this blog generously contributed to my project so I could participate as a passenger on the Millennial Trains Project? We’ll this is one of the many good things that came out of the trip. I was thrilled to receive an email last week from two of the people I met on the train asking if I knew anyone that would be interested in hosting a screening of startupland in Pittsburgh. My reply – yes- of course, Pittsburgh would love to host a screening. A few emails later, TechShop kindly stepped up as… Read the rest
This app was the featured idea in the daily email from the website Good.is – Redesigning City Streets with a Mobile Phone. While the app is being developed by a group from Austin, Texas – it could be a great tool for Pittsburgh. I think this is a really cool and easy way to engage people in improving their communities and is this app is worth a look.
I really like this project and I’d recommend watching the Kickstarter video below – Jessica Lowry who created this app as a way to create safer, more walkable streets does a great… Read the rest
Here’s an obvious fact: Pittsburgh’s identity was, and still is, deeply entwined with the steel industry. After all, we’re nicknamed the Steel City, which we’re reminded of whenever prime time football comes to town and floods our televisions with images of steel mills, by the numerous Pittsburgh-related projects that are given names referencing steel (for example, our own Steel of the Week), and whenever we pass through any of the formerly-thriving steel towns.
But those of us who have lived in, worked for, and loved this city for any significant amount of time know how very much more there is… Read the rest
Pitt-starter is our occasional series of posts about Kickstarer and other crowdfunding projects that are of interest to the Pittsburgh community. You can check out previous Pitt-starter posts here.
I am very excited to share this Kickstarter project with you. First, because I think this is a great chance to learn about a Pittsburgh artist who has been painting this city for decades. And second, because I had the opportunity to meet Robert Qualters earlier this year and I think he is one of the many Pittsburghers that should be on your radar.
Robert Qualters is one of those artists… Read the rest
I love this Kickstarter project and I hope you will take a minute to watch their intro video. Steel Town is a film about the Homestead Steel strike in 1892. This strike led to a violent battle and in the end 12 people were killed. The Homestead Steel strike had major implications for the labor movement and it all happened here, in Pittsburgh – near where you find the Waterfront shopping center.
I sat down with the folks behind this Kickstarter and I’m really excited for what they are putting together. I think this film is a great way to… Read the rest