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This Week in Jobs Pittsburgh: Slip ‘N Slide

Necessity is the mother of invention.

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The Slip ‘N Slide is a staple of summer fun, but when it was invented, the creator was just trying to keep his kids out of the emergency room.

It was a hot summer day in 1960 when Robert Carrier came home to find his children hosing down the driveway’s painted concrete and attempting to slide on it. The next day, Carrier went out to buy slippery waterproof fabric and the Slip ‘N Slide was born. In his attempt to create a safer way to slide, Carrier invented one of the hallmarks of backyard summer fun.

Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest … and slippiest.

Let’s slide into this week’s jobs.

The News

OneValley officially opened its doors at Hazelwood Green last week, kicking off a new innovation center for the city.

AI policy expert Kenny Chen shares insights on Pittsburgh’s tech scene and reflects on his time in the city.

Bloomfield Robotics’ latest innovation is bringing sustainable farming through the use of smart cameras.

The Jobs

The Remote Jobs

The End

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