Leaders from local robotics companies, including Argo AI and Uber, gave a glimpse into how they sell Pittsburgh to new hires at a panel this week. The number of companies in town and the fact people move from one company to another are good signs, the panelists said. If someone’s considering moving to Pittsburgh, they’ll see all these companies and think, “This is the place to be,” Carl Wellington of Uber said.
More than a third of Allegheny County tax revenue went to paying county employees in 2016, PublicSource reported. Many of those employees work in human services or in county-owned nursing homes. The top earners are also some of the most well-known: Karen Hacker, director of the health department; Karl Williams, chief medical examiner; and Stephen Zappala, the District Attorney. But what about County Executive Rich Fitzgerald?
As the weather warms up, city public safety officials are preparing for summer events and evaluating how to keep Pittsburghers and visitors safe, the Post-Gazette reported. Wendell Hissrich, public safety director, saide "he and other city officials have 'fine-tuned' event planning," including starting to plan the day a permit for an event is issued.
Veteran bartender Sean Enright and journalist Cody McDevitt are hosting their first party to launch their book "Pittsburgh Drinks: A History of Cocktails, Nightlife & Bartending Tradition." And guess what? There will be booze, plus readings and music by bartender-fronted bands. $5 suggested donation.
Where: Spirit at 242 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: March 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $5 suggested donation
The Incline Likes
Last week, we introduced you to the final four in the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry bracket: Corpus Christi in McKeesport; Holy Angels in Hays; St. Alphonsus in Wexford and St. Joan of Arc in South Park. You only have a few more hours to pick the Top Two, which will be announced Wednesday. Cast your vote by 10 a.m.
Take a step into the future at the Carnegie Museum of Art's Hall of Architecture. The futuristic exhibit includes a headset that sends you to a three-minute experience that includes "sights and sounds of different dystopias." The exhibit is open through Sept. 4, according to PennLive.