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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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.”
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.
3 women you should know in Pittsburgh civic tech civic

May 9, 2018 11:44 am

3 women you should know in Pittsburgh civic tech

Here's how technologists Eleanor Tutt, Rachel McGrane and Ellie Newman view the region’s efforts to connect people with data.
Pittsburgh’s civic tech community is decentralized, grassroots, fragmented, distributed — and that’s OK civic

May 2, 2018 4:38 pm

Pittsburgh’s civic tech community is decentralized, grassroots, fragmented, distributed — and that’s OK

How the efforts of individual technologists, city agencies, civic groups and universities have led to unique, homegrown projects and a burgeoning network with real impact.
Pittsburgh startups navigate a brave new world with the same old problems feature

Sep. 25, 2017 10:13 am

Pittsburgh startups navigate a brave new world with the same old problems

Transportation outside the city, difficulty accessing capital and challenges finding and retaining talent persist in Steel City.

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