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Kim Lyons

Kim Lyons

Kim Lyons is an experienced business and tech journalist based in Pittsburgh. Her bylines have appeared in numerous regional and statewide publications, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh City Paper and others. A native of Boston, Kim was a 2015 Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University, and is a founding member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Online News Association. Find her on Twitter @socialkimly.

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3 technologists’ hopes for a more open Pittsburgh civic

Oct. 18, 2018 5:54 pm

3 technologists’ hopes for a more open Pittsburgh

What's next for civic tech in the region? Trustworthiness as a goal, looking to models in other cities and above all, accessibility.
How to build a civic tech community, according to Pittsburgh leaders civic

Oct. 10, 2018 5:46 pm

How to build a civic tech community, according to Pittsburgh leaders

Plus, you gotta read Open Data PGH event attendees' responses to prompts such as "I wish civic tech could be more ..." and "The future of civic tech is ..."
Pittsburgh’s 412 Food Rescue: ‘Born digital’ and growing business

Sep. 27, 2018 4:50 pm

Pittsburgh’s 412 Food Rescue: ‘Born digital’ and growing

Product Manager Anthony Levin-Decanini shares how the nonprofit's tech has evolved and how it plans to scale to fight food insecurity in other cities.
In Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philly, Code4PA takes aim at the opioid crisis civic

Sep. 19, 2018 3:51 pm

In Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philly, Code4PA takes aim at the opioid crisis

The second annual hackathon invites volunteers to parse the public datasets related to opioid use and abuse at four sites across the Keystone State this Sept. 21 and 22.
Fighting fire fatalities with data in Allegheny County civic

Sep. 6, 2018 2:31 pm

Fighting fire fatalities with data in Allegheny County

In 2016 alone, 22 residents died in fires. Here's how CountyStat created a picture of the houses most at risk for being without working smoke detectors — and plans to act on it to save lives.
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.
A native son returns to Wilkinsburg to collect data for its future civic

Jul. 26, 2018 9:38 am

A native son returns to Wilkinsburg to collect data for its future

As the David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, Andre Perry is researching the differences in public fiscal commitments between majority-black cities like Wilkinsburg and majority-white cities.

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