The Future of Pittsburgh Civic Tech

By Technically Philly (other events)

Wednesday, October 3 2018 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Open Data PGH, a short-term reporting project from and PublicSource on the civic tech community in Pittsburgh, is ending (for now) in mid-October. To wrap it up, we're hosting a free public event on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 3, focused on the future of Pittsburgh civic tech, with help from the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center. Attendees can expect to hear a handful of informal lightning talks on topics such as:

  • How city government/libraries/universities/other institutions can better support non-technologists in using open data
  • How those groups can better collaborate
  • How current efforts can be scaled
  • Ideas Pittsburgh can steal from other cities

We'll also have a community engagement component involving prompts for attendees to answer related to the speakers' themes, such as "How can this community be more inclusive?" and "What ethics should be considered?" and "We type of events do you want?" and "What's the biggest challenge?" and "The future of civic tech in PGH is ___." 

Confirmed speakers include: 

Questions? Want to get involved? Email Open Data PGH's project editor, Julie Zeglen, at [email protected]

See's Open Data PGH reporting here and PublicSource's reporting here.

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