Category: Technology and Design

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.

County, City & Univ. of Pittsburgh to Build Joint Information Infrastructure with Richard King Mellon Foundation

County, City & Univ. of Pittsburgh to Build Joint Information Infrastructure with Richard King Mellon Foundation

PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 17, 2014) Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh — working in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University — will build joint technology infrastructure that will provide leaders and citizens with data-driven tools to improve the effectiveness of local government.

Startup Weekend Pittsburgh: Let the Games Begin! (#SWPgh)

Startup Weekend Pittsburgh: Let the Games Begin! (#SWPgh)

This weekend, in cities across the globe, a battle has begun–the Global Startup Battle–a grassroots movement of entrepreneurs competing to pitch their best ideas, form teams around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote), create a business model/code/design and make a final presentation. Categories include Developers, Designers and Non-technical. It all takes place over a 54-hour period.

Code For America Fellows to Assist Peduto Administration Technology & Innovation Efforts

Code For America Fellows to Assist Peduto Administration Technology & Innovation Efforts

PITTSBURGH, PA – Code for America will send technology experts to Pittsburgh next year to help the Peduto Administration’s efforts to bolster innovation in city government, it was announced at the annual Code for America Summit in San Francisco today.

Mayor William Peduto to Host Roundtable with Local Startups Wednesday

Mayor William Peduto to Host Roundtable with Local Startups Wednesday

Mayor William Peduto will host a roundtable Wednesday with local startup firm leaders, and discuss ways the city can better support their businesses.

It will be the Mayor’s fourth and final roundtable this summer on innovative technology initiatives, following others on the Maker movement, clean technology and accelerators/co-working spaces.

Mayor William Peduto Hosts Roundtable with Accelerators and Co-working Spaces

Mayor William Peduto Hosts Roundtable with Accelerators and Co-working Spaces

PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 6, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto will host a roundtable discussion today on efforts to make Pittsburgh a hub for accelerator groups and co-working spaces.