A native of Guatemala, Luis Von Ahn is a Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor and MacArthur “Genius” grant winner. He pioneered crowd-sourcing and the reCAPTCHA software used to digitize books and other printed text. His latest venture is Duolingo, a free language-learning website and crowd-sourced text translation platform.
Meet the Neighbors
Heather Lyke Heather Lyke
“What makes Pittsburgh unique is the intense pride, not only in who they were, but what they are now and where they’re going. There’s optimism about the city that’s contagious.”