Open Data PGH, a short-term reporting project from Technical.ly 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:
- City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance Senior Digital Services Analyst Tara Matthews
- Allegheny County Department of Human Services Deputy Director Erin Dalton
- Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center Project Director Bob Gradeck
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh LYNCS Outreach Librarian Tess Wilson
- Code & Supply cofounder Justin Reese
- Students for Urban Data Systems Assistant Director for Data Projects Michael Madaio
- Allegheny County Coordinator of Strategic Analytics Ellie Newman
Questions? Want to get involved? Email Open Data PGH's Technical.ly project editor, Julie Zeglen, at email@example.com.
Find directions to Code & Supply here.