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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.

Upcoming events (3)

Work Night: PFPC Food Access + 412FR NLP Tool + City Scrapers!

Code & Supply Community Center

Join us for a bi-weekly work night featuring a trifecta of civic projects: Pittsburgh Food Policy Council's Food Access Tool, the 412 Food Rescue Natural Language Processing Tool, and City Scrapers! We'll have pizza and fun company -- seasoned team members and newcomers are welcome! More information below: -- Pittsburgh Food Policy Council's Food Access Tool: This project's goal is to create an internal and public-facing resource (e.g. an interactive map) for people looking to find healthy, affordable food (ie. where can I buy produce with SNAP?). - PFPC Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hk3n8cwbKtqxZjHni3JJlvjSSUeCv4dbVIdjq3FiTp8/edit?usp=sharing - Documentation: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13JINdc4eNQFJEV9l9nKmEJsB6kRMf3bp - Team lead: Steve Saylor - How to get project updates: Email Steve at [masked] to be added to the project’s Slack (pghfoodhackathon2019.slack.com) -- 412 Food Rescue Natural Language Processing Tool: This project focuses on creating ways to translate donor- and volunteer- plain language food donation descriptions into accurate reports of food categories & quantities (aka. Natural Language Processing). - All the documentation for the project: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13uYZTqbtsLKTx1_Xo--_Nh2eQvoBUdqMIkzeE5LARL8/edit# - Team lead: tentatively Kokila Kakaria - How to get project updates: Email Ryan at [masked] to be added to the project’s Slack (412foodrescue.slack.com #nlp_donation_intake) -- The City Bureau City Scrapers Open Source Project: This 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. City Scrapers is 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]. Repository on Github: https://github.com/bonfirefan/city-scrapers-pitt Documentation: https://cityscrapers.org/ Slack Signup: https://tinyurl.com/slackcity List of Spiders: http://tinyurl.com/cityscrapers -- Future in-person work nights will be scheduled biweekly on Wednesday evenings at Code and Supply.

Code for Pittsburgh Fundraiser at Threadbare Cider!

Threadbare Cider House

Come have a drink with us at Threadbare Cider! Almost 10% of all drink and bottle proceeds will be donated to Code for Pittsburgh, so we can continue to feed hard-working nerds who build awesome tools with open data. Threadbare Cider offers such delights as: - A variety of tasty ciders on tap - Expertly made cocktails - Superb food: fancy pizza, pickle/meat/cheese platters, salads, soups and desert! - And a selection of PA craft beers https://www.threadbarecider.com Can't go or want to help out more? Donate to our Brigade here: https://secure.codeforamerica.org/page/contribute/donate-to-a-brigade-today?source_codes=Brigade-page&brigade=Code%20for%20Pittsburgh

Work Night: PFPC Food Access + 412FR NLP Tool + City Scrapers!

Code & Supply Community Center

Join us for a bi-weekly work night featuring a trifecta of civic projects: Pittsburgh Food Policy Council's Food Access Tool, the 412 Food Rescue Natural Language Processing Tool, and City Scrapers! We'll have pizza and fun company -- seasoned team members and newcomers are welcome! More information below: -- Pittsburgh Food Policy Council's Food Access Tool: This project's goal is to create an internal and public-facing resource (e.g. an interactive map) for people looking to find healthy, affordable food (ie. where can I buy produce with SNAP?). - PFPC Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hk3n8cwbKtqxZjHni3JJlvjSSUeCv4dbVIdjq3FiTp8/edit?usp=sharing - Documentation: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13JINdc4eNQFJEV9l9nKmEJsB6kRMf3bp - Team lead: Steve Saylor - How to get project updates: Email Steve at [masked] to be added to the project’s Slack (pghfoodhackathon2019.slack.com) -- 412 Food Rescue Natural Language Processing Tool: This project focuses on creating ways to translate donor- and volunteer- plain language food donation descriptions into accurate reports of food categories & quantities (aka. Natural Language Processing). - All the documentation for the project: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13uYZTqbtsLKTx1_Xo--_Nh2eQvoBUdqMIkzeE5LARL8/edit# - Team lead: tentatively Kokila Kakaria - How to get project updates: Email Ryan at [masked] to be added to the project’s Slack (412foodrescue.slack.com #nlp_donation_intake) -- The City Bureau City Scrapers Open Source Project: This 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. City Scrapers is 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]. Repository on Github: https://github.com/bonfirefan/city-scrapers-pitt Documentation: https://cityscrapers.org/ Slack Signup: https://tinyurl.com/slackcity List of Spiders: http://tinyurl.com/cityscrapers -- Future in-person work nights will be scheduled biweekly on Wednesday evenings at Code and Supply.

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Work Night: PFPC Food Access + 412FR NLP Tool + City Scrapers!

Code & Supply Community Center

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