Atiya Irvin-Mitchell

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Atiya Irvin-Mitchell is Technical.ly's lead reporter in Pittsburgh by way of Report for America. The Pittsburgh native graduated from Chatham University in 2017 after studying communications and political science with a focus in journalism. She has written for the Student Guide to Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New Pittsburgh Courier, PublicSource, Vice, PLS Reporter, PINJ News and BlackPittsburgh.com. Follow her on Twitter @AtiyaWrites.

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Money Moves: Astrobotic, Gecko Robotics, LifeX and more Pittsburgh orgs score millions

Dec. 6, 2022 5:15 pm

Money Moves: Astrobotic, Gecko Robotics, LifeX and more Pittsburgh orgs score millions

Plus, Honeycomb Credit expands its platform to equity investments, and more funding news from across Western Pennsylvania.
How I Got Here: Yvette Menase nearly didn’t get into tech. Now she’s a senior product manager

Dec. 5, 2022 5:41 pm

How I Got Here: Yvette Menase nearly didn’t get into tech. Now she’s a senior product manager

When she's not working at Libsyn, the technologist acts as the mentor she wishes she had earlier on.
The Tech Behind: How many light bulbs does it take to celebrate the holidays in Bellevue?

Dec. 5, 2022 9:42 am

The Tech Behind: How many light bulbs does it take to celebrate the holidays in Bellevue?

Smaller in scale but high in Christmas cheer, a small borough just outside of Pittsburgh hosts its own Light Up Bellevue! holiday event. Here's what it takes to make the annual event happen.
Why startups are testing their tech at Pittsburgh International Airport

Dec. 1, 2022 6:56 pm

Why startups are testing their tech at Pittsburgh International Airport

While travelers catch planes, startups test products at PIT, thanks to the xBridge Innovation Center led by Director Cole Wolfson.
Power Moves: AlphaLab Health picked its third cohort and the URA needs a new executive director

Dec. 1, 2022 5:15 pm

Power Moves: AlphaLab Health picked its third cohort and the URA needs a new executive director

Plus, a new tech company is setting up shop following a local investment, Josh Shapiro chose some Pittsburghers for his transition team, and more.
Meet the 3 equity-minded winners of 2022’s UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge

Nov. 30, 2022 5:50 pm

Meet the 3 equity-minded winners of 2022’s UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge

A neurotech company, a platform for the parents of special needs children, and an app designed to make traffic stops safer took the top prizes in the annual competition from BNY Mellon and Innovation Works.
Why it matters that Brookings called this Pittsburgh-area coalition an ‘extender’

Nov. 29, 2022 5:50 pm

Why it matters that Brookings called this Pittsburgh-area coalition an ‘extender’

The Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative is one of 60 groups getting federal Build Back Better Regional Challenge funding. A new report analyzes the maturity of the funded regions in relation to equity.
Career changes, calls to service: Why these 4 Pittsburgh technologists chose their specialities

Nov. 29, 2022 2:28 pm

Career changes, calls to service: Why these 4 Pittsburgh technologists chose their specialities

Max Dennison felt his education background could translate well into teaching tech, while Molly Urbina wanted to combine her love of robotics and art. Read about why some of our RealLIST Engineers choose their respective fields.
Pittsburgh, get ready to vote: Meet your nominees for the 2022 Technical.ly Awards

Nov. 28, 2022 7:40 pm

Pittsburgh, get ready to vote: Meet your nominees for the 2022 Technical.ly Awards

Cast your vote for Invention, Tech Community Leader, CTO, Tech Company and Culture Builder of the Year through Dec. 7.
How I Got Here: Pittsburgh engineer Molly Urbina finds art, and community, in STEM

Nov. 23, 2022 4:04 pm

How I Got Here: Pittsburgh engineer Molly Urbina finds art, and community, in STEM

After adolescent resistance to a tech path, the Girls of Steel alumna now merges her creative side and her love of building things as a mechanical design engineer II at Deeplocal.