Code for Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh region's Code for America Brigade, makes the Pittsburgh region a better place through the use of information and technology. Code for Pittsburgh is a grass-roots organization inclusive of different interests, skill-sets, and works to establish connections will all types of communities. Our members use projects, events, and advocacy to improve communities in a fun atmosphere. One key role of Code for Pittsburgh involves being a relationship-builder. We foster inclusive connections between government, nonprofit, academic, for profit communities, residents, civic technologists, analysts, designers, and many others.
The City Bureau City Scrapers open source project supports the Documenters program for documenting public events, such as school board meetings, City Hall meetings, police board meetings, etc. We are hoping to build a community in Pittsburgh that can start building and supporting scrapers within the platform for the Pennsylvania region.
This should serve as a risk-free python/Git learning environment, a way to build a platform for public engagement in Pittsburgh, and an environment designed to prioritize a more diverse coding space than most civic tech groups.
If you have any questions or are interested, please feel free to email at [masked].
For more info on the Documenters program or the coding project, see below!