Category: Technology and Design

Kingsley Association’s STREAM Program Helps Teens Respond to Their Environment

Kingsley Association’s STREAM Program Helps Teens Respond to Their Environment

While the Kingsley Association has been around in one form or another since 1893, their STREAM Program (Science Technology Reading Engineering Agriculture and Math) is definitely future-minded as it’s designed to promote interest among teens in 21st Century Career pathways. The program is for youths ages 15 to 19. It seeks to promote social action and academic growth through hands on projects and workshops. The summer program (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) runs five days a week and the fall program (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM) runs two days a week–Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Last Call to Nominate a Deserving Company for Tech 50 2015 Awards!

Last Call to Nominate a Deserving Company for Tech 50 2015 Awards!

You don’t need to look hard or long to find stories about tech companies in Pittsburgh in the news. From self-driving cars to delivering the first payload from Latin America to the moon, Pittsburgh tech makes the news–and that’s just the stories for the last four days. Now, you have the opportunity to recognize the best companies in our region’s ever-growing and evolving tech sectors by making a nomination for the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Awards. The awards honor southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful and visionary technology companies. Tech 50 awards aim to “represent transformative technology centers of excellence with tech companies at all stages of growth.”

Inspire Speakers Series: Charles Montgomery & Chris Koch on Achieving Happy, Equitable Cities

Inspire Speakers Series: Charles Montgomery & Chris Koch on Achieving Happy, Equitable Cities

The Green Building Alliance’s Inspire Speakers Series presents monthly lectures by both nationally renowned experts and local specialists in various fields of sustainability. The theme for their 2014-2015 Inspire Speakers Series is: Creating the Most Livable Places for All. Their upcoming lecture stakes out the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness. On Thursday, May 14th, Charles Montgomery and Chris Koch will discuss “Using Urban Design to Achieve Happy, Equitable Cities.”

Go, Go, Go to the #GoGoPgh Crowdfunding Workshop

Go, Go, Go to the #GoGoPgh Crowdfunding Workshop

In February, Pittsburgh-based Fygment partnered with Indiegogo to host the #GoGoPgh “Unconference” to educate as many as possible in the startup community on how to successfully crowdfund and to launch Pittsburgh as the focus city for Indiegogo in 2015. Now, Fygment Productions and Ashley Paulisick will present a followup #GoGoPgh Crowdfunding Workshop to share some best practices and real life examples to help startups launch their own crowdfunding campaign. The event will be held at Thrill Mill on Tuesday, May 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

#Burgh @ Point Park, A Social Media Strategy Workshop with Sree Sreenivasan

#Burgh @ Point Park, A Social Media Strategy Workshop with Sree Sreenivasan

You’re reading this right now because you’re perusing Facebook, or you subscribe to the blog at billpeduto.com, or maybe someone tweeted a link to this, or you saw it on Google+, or, well, you get the idea. Whether you’re a social media maven or you rarely do more than text and make calls on your phone, you–and millions of others–are using social media. Now, you have a chance to learn how to get the most out of it, and, “not get fired, divorced or lose your sanity on social media.”

Code for America Fellowship Launches in Pittsburgh to Focus on Purchasing

Code for America Fellowship Launches in Pittsburgh to Focus on Purchasing

Fellowship will research city procurement in partnership with R.K. Mellon Foundation

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 12, 2015) The Code for America Fellowship has officially launched in Pittsburgh.

City Facility Rental Date Reset

City Facility Rental Date Reset

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 10, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced that park shelter reservations will be accepted online and in person starting Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

#GoGoPgh Crowdfunding Unconference for Unsticking Great Ideas!

#GoGoPgh Crowdfunding Unconference for Unsticking Great Ideas!

Many of you are familiar with Indiegogo–the largest global fundraising site–but unfortunately, most crowdfunding platforms have been focused on New York City, San Francisco, and LA. Meanwhile, right here in Pittsburgh, we have entrepreneurs in numerous fields (art, tech, music, food, service, etc.) who have successfully used crowdfunding but have been unable to tap early stage funding from more traditional sources like foundations and venture capital firms. Now, Pittsburgh-based Fygment–which also supports entrepreneurs, creators, and makers–is partnering with Indiegogo to present #GoGoPgh, a three-day conference on crowdfunding.

Attend the Public Meeting on the Replacement of the Greenfield Bridge

Attend the Public Meeting on the Replacement of the Greenfield Bridge

As Pittsburghers know, the 94-year old Greenfield Bridge has been beset by problems for decades–to the point where a bridge was built beneath it protect the freeway below from falling concrete. Because of this, the bridge has been scheduled for demolition and replacement. The Greenfield Bridge will be closed in the fall of this year with demolition to be completed the last week of December.

City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website

City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 16, 2015) – Mayor William Peduto announced today that the City of Pittsburgh has launched a pilot version of the Snow Plow Tracker website. The website is designed to give residents a real-time update on the current location and travel history of Public Works vehicles during a winter weather event.