Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System to Co-Sponsor “Codefest”

University Center for Social and Urban Research   (Pittsburgh)

February 2013

UCSUR’s Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS) is helping to organize the first ever Steel City Codefest on February 24 and 25. Codefest will challenge software developers to turn public information into an application that benefits area residents, visitors, and businesses. Codefest participants will be given access to city, county, state, and federal datasets and will have one day to create their software applications. Staff at UCSUR will assist in the preparation and documentation of data, solicit ideas for apps from the community, and provide support to participants. Sabina Deitrick of UCSUR will also serve as a judge.

Partners include the City of Pittsburgh, Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Google Pittsburgh, Bakery Square, MAYA Design, Traffic 21, and UCSUR.