In 2014, some of the country's best web developers will take residence in the Scenic City. At least three fellows from Code For America will create web applications to serve the community of Chattanooga.
Mayor Andy Berke said in a media release, "City Government will collaborate with some of the top developers and designers from across the country, creating open-source web applications to help address important issues in our community - including public safety."
Maharaj, a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga alumnus, returned to his alma mater Thursday to speak to students in the Department of Communication’s new television studio. Before Maharaj met with students, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller and Maharaj had an extended conversation about the value of in-depth journalism. They discussed a series of investigate reports Maharaj wrote which led to changes in California law.
Bradley Johnson, a Mellow Mushroom employee in Chattanooga, won the freestyle pizza-spinning competition at the American Pizza Championship. The championship took place in Las Vegas last week, and Johnson will next travel to Parma, Italy for the 2014 World Pizza Championships.
“I got into pizza spinning by a challenge from my dad that I could never spin a pizza,” Johnson said in a media release.
The Chatt Aspies History Hunters group takes field trips to sites like Engel Stadium and Point Park and investigates Chattanooga history. The social group is open to people with Asperger’s Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders, as well as any teens and adults interested in Chattanooga’s past.
WRCB-TV weatherman Paul Barys joins WUTC's Richard Winham for an extended chat about climate change and other topics relevant to Barys's long career. Barys is the longest-serving television meteorologist in Chattanooga. He started at WRCB in 1985, and "Paul said it would be like this" has become an oft-repeated phrase around town, a testament to his accuracy in predicting the weather.
The Center for Mindful Living, a non-profit center dedicated to teaching and supporting mindful practices, is hosting an open house on Sunday, September 8th from 3 until 5. In a press release from the center, mindfulness is summarized as “the practice of being present and accepting ourselves and others without judgment or fear.”
The 4000 square foot facility is divided into four offices as well as open spaces including a meditation and contemplation room with an adjacent outdoor garden, as well as an education studio, a library and a kitchen.
The 6th annual Park(ing) Day in Chattanooga is Friday, September 20th from 11 am to 6 pm. Area residents and corporations reserve metered parking spaces for one day and use that space to engage the community in play and activities.