Local High School Students to Design Pittsburgh's First Video Conferencing System - Government Technology: Peabody High School students will embark on an adventure in technology today when Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl challenges them to research, design and implement the City's first video-conferencing system.Let's also give the Peabody students the ability to run a city wide WiFi system.
As part of the Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) and Catalyst Connections Adventures in Technology (AIT) program, Peabody High School is one of six Cisco Academy sponsored schools in Allegheny County to take their classroom lessons into the real world this year.
'We are offering our youth the opportunity to examine first-hand one of the challenges facing city technology,' Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. 'We hope that by sharing with them our growth and technology strategies, they will see potential to remain here and continue to improve Pittsburgh after they graduate.'
And, give up the idea of letting Peabody students run the net security for city employees. They can be the ones who are sure to prevent that city employees are NOT able to surf the blogs while working on the city clock.
These types of solutions, with the youth, would be slam dunks if the city hosted (for the region and the world) an annual Youth Technology Summit.