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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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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.
Art as civic data science: Q&A with Pittsburgh painter Ashley Cecil civic

Jul. 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Art as civic data science: Q&A with Pittsburgh painter Ashley Cecil

Her latest exhibit, Edged Out, includes works that visualizes scientific research as it pertains to amphibian conservation efforts and their ecology. Think of it as data viz for the art world.
How to consider the unintended consequences of civic data use civic

Jul. 5, 2018 9:54 am

How to consider the unintended consequences of civic data use

Context matters, as does an awareness of structural racism and inequity. And remember: “Just because you can do something with data doesn’t always mean you should do it.”
3 big tech ideas from the third annual TEDxPittsburgh civic

Jun. 20, 2018 1:05 pm

3 big tech ideas from the third annual TEDxPittsburgh

Presenters shared ideas on the impact of cyberbullying, the humanity needed in autonomous vehicle development and using AI to help prevent opioid relapses.
Pittsburgh’s UpPrize just funded these 3 idea-stage startups for social good civic

Jun. 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Pittsburgh’s UpPrize just funded these 3 idea-stage startups for social good

The competition that connects technologists with communities in need announced its 2018 Great Ideas winners, which are trying to solve problems relating to nonprofit measurement, blight and language access.
Startups and the city: Why PGH Lab connects civic-minded companies with local gov civic

May 30, 2018 4:53 pm

Startups and the city: Why PGH Lab connects civic-minded companies with local gov

The goal is to make the City of Pittsburgh more efficient, transparent and sustainable while giving startups a short-term test bed.
Pittsburgh’s future civic technologists are being trained in and outside the classroom civic

May 23, 2018 12:45 pm

Pittsburgh’s future civic technologists are being trained in and outside the classroom

Programs such as Codefest Jr. at Carnegie Library are training kids to solve real-world problems with STEM. Think of them as pre-technologists.
Code & Supply is here for Pittsburgh’s ‘awesome’ software community civic

May 17, 2018 9:28 am

Code & Supply is here for Pittsburgh’s ‘awesome’ software community

How the coworking space and event org is making way for real connections in a fragmented industry.

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