Civic

Oct. 18, 2013 10:11 am

Github: ‘Follow the City Philadelphia on GitHub to see what they do next’ [LINKS]

"A little over a year ago Mark Headd was named the Chief Data Office for the City of Philadelphia and he hit the ground running using GitHub to help 'support some of our core objectives - specifically, collaboration and engagement to provide improved delivery of government services and information.' [...] On the very first day he created a new GitHub account for the City’s Data Officer and posted the city’s open data policy as a Gist."

Philadelphia Gets Going and Gets Open [Github] “A little over a year ago Mark Headd was named the Chief Data Office for the City of Philadelphia and he hit the ground running using GitHub to help ‘support some of our core objectives – specifically, collaboration and engagement to provide improved delivery of government services and information.’ [...] On the very first day he created a new GitHub account for the City’s Data Officer and posted the city’s open data policy as a Gist.”

The benefits of a move to the city [Philadelphia Inquirer] The Inquirer covers digital agency NetPlus‘s move from Conshohocken to Market East. Find our coverage here.

Phila. election information goes online [Philadelphia Inquirer] “Al Schmidt, one of the three officials who run Philadelphia elections, remembers calling up the Election Office soon after he moved here in 2005. He wanted to know the number of voters registered citywide. “I’d seen something on the news and just wanted to find out how many voters there were,” Schmidt said. “I found a phone number on the Internet and called up, asked the question. The first response was, ‘Are you Democrat or Republican?’ And after that it was, ‘Why did I want to know?'”” Find our coverage of the city’s election date site here.

Volpe and Koenig President and CEO Gerald Halt and Shareholder John Donch Co-Author Intellectual Property Book [press release]

 

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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