Software Development

Pittsburgh-based Argo AI and Ford partner with Walmart on autonomous delivery services

12 hours ago

Pittsburgh-based Argo AI and Ford partner with Walmart on autonomous delivery services

Though the new pilot program won't be taking place in Pittsburgh, its success could bring about more hiring and local growth for Argo AI.
CMU bots are going underground in the DARPA SubT Challenge finals

Sep. 13, 2021 3:38 pm

CMU bots are going underground in the DARPA SubT Challenge finals

Team Explorer's autonomous robots advanced to the final cave round after placing in the tunnel and urban circuits. The Robotics Institute team is the latest in a long legacy of university participation in DARPA competitions.
How I Got Here: Tara Matthews’ journey from economic development grad student to civic technologist

Sep. 3, 2021 4:04 pm

How I Got Here: Tara Matthews’ journey from economic development grad student to civic technologist

The Allegheny County DHS application specialist didn't expect to end up in the tech, but opportunities in civic data led her to work for both the city and county since graduating. Her advice to those who aren't sure they belong in the field: "Jump in. You are worthy."
@shitduosays might be the funniest Twitter account from Pittsburgh

Aug. 26, 2021 3:17 pm

@shitduosays might be the funniest Twitter account from Pittsburgh

The Duolingo parody account shares ironic, existential and downright strange phrases from the language learning app with an audience of over 85,000 followers. The account manager's favorite, to sum up 2020: "I am eating bread and crying on the floor."
At Duocon 2021, Duolingo shares new AI-powered tools and plans to go beyond language learning

Aug. 24, 2021 12:00 pm

At Duocon 2021, Duolingo shares new AI-powered tools and plans to go beyond language learning

Founder Luis von Ahn shared a preview of the elementary school-level math app in development and more updates for the local unicorn.
How much do Pittsburgh-area software pros get paid? Code & Supply surveyed 436 of them to find out

Aug. 16, 2021 2:25 pm

How much do Pittsburgh-area software pros get paid? Code & Supply surveyed 436 of them to find out

The locally based, national-facing software community organizer asked 785 total technologists, including a large subset from Allegheny County, and found a median base compensation of $117,000. But there's a lot more to this data.
This AI-powered database built by Pittsburgh partners helps engineers more easily search standards docs

Aug. 12, 2021 1:17 pm

This AI-powered database built by Pittsburgh partners helps engineers more easily search standards docs

Downtown's Cognistx and Warrendale's SAE International partnered to develop what they say is an unprecedented database of tech standards documents. It's a case study in Pittsburgh tech companies building on each other's strengths, and local talent.
How I Got Here: Data scientist Faye Zheng’s remote work journey from Boston to Pittsburgh

Aug. 2, 2021 4:30 pm

How I Got Here: Data scientist Faye Zheng’s remote work journey from Boston to Pittsburgh

Zheng moved to the Steel City during the pandemic. The product lead for AI chat startup Gamalon charted her tech career thus far and shared her thoughts on replicating an entrepreneurial culture online during a Slack AMA.
Agtech startup Bloomfield Robotics grows its smart camera technology for more sustainable farming

Jul. 7, 2021 4:11 pm

Agtech startup Bloomfield Robotics grows its smart camera technology for more sustainable farming

Recent grants, funding and awards are moving the company forward. CEO Mark DeSantis talks about its camera technology, called the FLASH.
Data centers offer tech companies security and accessibility. Here’s how vXchnge is doing that in the Strip District

Jun. 24, 2021 7:50 am

Data centers offer tech companies security and accessibility. Here’s how vXchnge is doing that in the Strip District

The national company opened its local data center in 2015 — according to cofounder Ernest Sampera, back when people still asked, "why Pittsburgh?"

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