SQWAD is a company looking to change the way we play fantasy sports and providing more engaging play, currently with the WNBA, with up the minute changes that can be made.Find out why they came to Pittsburgh from Portland, Oregon to take part in the Alphalab program that got them off the ground!
We visit the Replay FX & Professional & Amateur Pinball Association home compound in Carnegie, PA to talk with Doug Polka and Fred Cochran surrounded by amazing video and pinball machines! We talk about the concept of a video game preservation, the birth of Replay FX, the large arcade atmosphere, the practical joke on the owners of the Super NES CD-ROM that never happened, playing games with other people, how they are reaching out and more!
Academy Pittsburgh first session graduate Kelauni Cook joins us to talk about coming from Chicago/North Dakota to participate in the coding bootcamp, moving to Pittsburgh, how much energy it takes to get through the program, the oppurtunities she’s already seeing after graduating, giving back to the program with an upcoming Academy Pittsburgh Podcast, and more!
Adam Longwill of MetaMesh is working to create mesh networks in neighborhoods across Pittsburgh. We talk about why this is a cheaper alternative to other public internet efforts, why this is different than the municipal internet efforts being shut down in some states, what can be provided on these networks aside from internet access, educating the public on the concept, how this changes a neighborhood, security for the business participating and more. Find out more at www.metamesh.org and www.pittmesh.net !