A couple of time-critical items for your attention:
- Pittsburgh social media phenom Lindsay Patross has created a political action committee, P2PAC, that "supports candidates whose districts touch the City of Pittsburgh and whose agendas are consistent with its mission: good government, sustainable development, and social equity." As part of the kick-off they’ve initiated a P2pac Kick-Off Challenge to raise at least $10 from 10 people in 10 days. There are just a few days left: Check it out and contribute to give a forward-thinking group a good start.
- From Michael Sorg, fellow PodCamp Pittsburgh planner and local podcast crazyman: "My band, CRAP has gotten into the Punisher movie contest at The X. It seems that it is based on the number of plays. I’m reaching out to everyone to help get me plays, and any ideas to help get this out there." Click this WXDX link to play the song "Monkey Flings Poo" and help a local unsigned band crack into the music world. Visit the CRAP band website for more info.
- Speaking of social media and blogging and podcasting, don’t forget the free "Intro to Social Media Workshop" on September 27 at the Northland Public Library. If you’re reading this site, you probably know what a blog is, but you might mention it to a friend, family member, or random passerby.
- AlphaLab is now accepting applications for its Winter/Spring 2009 cycle. The application deadline is October 15th, 2008. From their announcement: "AlphaLab is a catalyst for launching the next generation of software, entertainment technology and Internet-related companies. Created by Innovation Works, one of the nation’s most active seed-stage investors, AlphaLab provides funding, free office space, expert business advisors and services through an intensive 20-week program in Pittsburgh. AlphaLab helps companies rapidly develop their technology, gain user feedback from early product releases, develop go-to-market strategies, and move toward successful commercial launch. For more information and to access the application, visit: www.alphalab.org.