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Cool data viz alert: Economic impact of immigrants in Philly civic

Feb. 22, 2017 12:54 pm

Cool data viz alert: Economic impact of immigrants in Philly

The City joined the national effort spearheaded by advocacy group New American Economy.
Mayor Kenney sees StartUp PHL’s Call for Ideas as a way to support immigrants civic

Feb. 20, 2017 12:00 pm

Mayor Kenney sees StartUp PHL’s Call for Ideas as a way to support immigrants

The fifth iteration of StartUp PHL's Call for Ideas gave $130,675 to these six nonprofits.
Amicus beef: Penn joins Ivy League complaint against Trump’s executive order civic

Feb. 15, 2017 7:32 am

Amicus beef: Penn joins Ivy League complaint against Trump’s executive order

The University of Pennsylvania joined an amicus brief signed by 17 top universities against Trump’s executive order, stating that the measure “creates significant hardship” for international students, faculty and scholars.
This is your chance to ask questions about Philly’s smart-city readiness civic

Feb. 14, 2017 12:09 pm

This is your chance to ask questions about Philly’s smart-city readiness

Feb. 22 is the next session of the Philly IoT Meetup, featuring Ellen Hwang, the City's lead on smart cities.
Philly won a grant on smart-city ‘readiness.’ Here’s what that means civic

Feb. 10, 2017 8:38 am

Philly won a grant on smart-city ‘readiness.’ Here’s what that means

Out of 130 cities in the running, the City of Philadelphia was one of five awarded the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant.
‘Using Tor is a civic act’: A beginner’s guide to the privacy browser civic

Feb. 9, 2017 9:42 am

‘Using Tor is a civic act’: A beginner’s guide to the privacy browser

In Trump's America, more and more people are turning to tools that allow them to use the internet privately. Here's what happened when contributor Jen Rajchel tried Tor for the first time.
Technologists: Take a 3-month sabbatical and help build the city’s new website civic

Feb. 9, 2017 7:31 am

Technologists: Take a 3-month sabbatical and help build the city’s new website

After a rocky transition to the Kenney administration, the city's civic tech team is looking for talent — and there's no need to be in it for the long haul.
First Round Capital: ‘We are worried about the American dream’ civic

Feb. 3, 2017 7:29 am

First Round Capital: ‘We are worried about the American dream’

In a Medium post published Wednesday, the Philly venture firm joined the tech industry's pushback on President Trump's recent executive order.
Comcast’s #TechHasNoWalls protest rallies hundreds in Center City civic

Feb. 2, 2017 3:44 pm

Comcast’s #TechHasNoWalls protest rallies hundreds in Center City

The protest, organized in one day over Comcast's Technology and Product team Slack, was echoed in places like D.C., New York and the Philly suburbs.
Yasmine Mustafa on CNN Money: ‘People don’t choose where they’re born’ civic

Feb. 2, 2017 7:31 am

Yasmine Mustafa on CNN Money: ‘People don’t choose where they’re born’

The Philly-based cofounder spoke out against President Trump's immigration policies in an interview.

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