Kim Lyons

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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

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

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

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

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?

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 Brookings fellow wants to know why majority-black towns suffer from disinvestment

Jul. 26, 2018 11:33 am

A Brookings fellow wants to know why majority-black towns suffer from disinvestment

The latest from Technical.ly's Open Data PGH series: A native son returns to Wilkinsburg to collect data for its future.
3 big tech ideas from the third annual TEDxPittsburgh

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

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

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

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.