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Mar. 11, 2016 8:31 am

The city’s analytics site gets a nod from the feds

Phila.gov gets a mention in the Obama administration's new federal open source policy.

The White House wants to go open source.

(Photo by Flickr user Hannah Rosen, used under a Creative Commons license)

The Obama administration just proposed a policy that would make new government software open source, meaning anyone could use and modify it. In the proposed federal open source policy, Phila.gov’s analytics website gets a shout as an example of a piece of federally built code that was reused by another municipality.

From the policy:

For example, 18F and the U.S. Digital Service (USDS) jointly developed https://analytics.usa.gov to provide a window into how people are interacting with the Federal Government online and made the source code available in the public domain (see https://github.com/18F/analytics-reporter). The cities of Philadelphia, PA (http://analytics.phila.gov/) and Boulder, CO (https://bouldercolorado.gov/stats) were able to reuse the code to provide their own citizens with real-time information on how city government websites are serving citizens.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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