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Why this Pitt humanities prof incorporates data lessons into his media classes civic

Aug. 29, 2018 3:34 pm

Why this Pitt humanities prof incorporates data lessons into his media classes

Matthew Lavin on teaching non-technologist college students to use open data: "A humanities mind wants to start seeing the code as something they can engage with not just a stream of letters and numbers happening in the background that they can't touch."
Innovation Works’ 20 years of supporting Pittsburgh startups: ‘We’re not resting on our laurels’ business

Aug. 23, 2018 3:51 pm

Innovation Works’ 20 years of supporting Pittsburgh startups: ‘We’re not resting on our laurels’

Those startups include several civic-minded companies, such as Thread International, Flexable Care and Civic Science. President and CEO Rich Lunak reflects on the seed investment engine's past and looks ahead to its future.
The latest iteration of Code for Pittsburgh is building a more collaborative community of civic technologists civic

Aug. 15, 2018 3:11 pm

The latest iteration of Code for Pittsburgh is building a more collaborative community of civic technologists

The local Code for America brigade is celebrating National Day of Civic Hacking by crowdsourcing web mapping services for disaster response. Here's how the group has changed since its 2014 founding.
WPRDC’s summer interns are both writers, not technologists — or are they? civic

Aug. 8, 2018 4:34 pm

WPRDC’s summer interns are both writers, not technologists — or are they?

"A lot of people think the humanities and technical-related stuff are on two different ends of the spectrum but it’s really not true," said one of the two English majors working at Pittsburgh's open data hub.
Why Pittsburgh’s Innovation and Performance team takes an open-source approach to open data civic

Aug. 1, 2018 10:31 am

Why Pittsburgh’s Innovation and Performance team takes an open-source approach to open data

Senior Digital Services Analyst Tara Matthews on the city department's commitment to democratizing the outcomes of its work.

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