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Story Bellows has some hard-won advice for keeping civic innovation alive in Philly civic

Mar. 25, 2016 12:36 pm

Story Bellows has some hard-won advice for keeping civic innovation alive in Philly

Bellows spent three years trying to change the way City Hall thinks about risk and experimentation. Here's what she learned.
Civic Tech Director Aaron Ogle is leaving Philly city government civic

Mar. 24, 2016 12:36 pm

Civic Tech Director Aaron Ogle is leaving Philly city government

Nearly three months into Mayor Kenney's transition, Ogle, who was running a major project to redesign Phila.gov, is leaving his post. CIO Charlie Brennan said he's not sure he'll hire another civic tech director.
The Board of Ethics ‘cleaned up’ its data for this weekend’s DemHack hackathon civic

Mar. 18, 2016 8:01 am

The Board of Ethics ‘cleaned up’ its data for this weekend’s DemHack hackathon

A nice example of a city agency working with the civic hacking community.
Longtime city IT leader Clinton Johnson leaves for Esri civic

Mar. 17, 2016 7:54 am

Longtime city IT leader Clinton Johnson leaves for Esri

We've seen Esri and the City of Philadelphia trade talent. Johnson is the latest.
Where’s the open data for Mayor Kenney’s proposed budget? civic

Mar. 7, 2016 11:30 am

Where’s the open data for Mayor Kenney’s proposed budget?

Last year, the Nutter administration made waves by releasing its budget documents in a downloadable, machine-readable format. This year, Kenney's team released PDFs. But sit tight. The open data is coming, a spokesman told us.
Kenney’s budget proposes $150K for StartUp PHL ‘Call for Ideas’ grants civic

Mar. 4, 2016 9:33 am

Kenney’s budget proposes $150K for StartUp PHL ‘Call for Ideas’ grants

That number is on par with what the Nutter administration spent each year on the grant program. Details are still TBA for the StartUp PHL seed fund.
Under Kenney’s proposed budget, wage tax would be at lowest rate since 1975 civic

Mar. 3, 2016 4:02 pm

Under Kenney’s proposed budget, wage tax would be at lowest rate since 1975

Announced today, here's one of the Mayor's initiatives to support the business community.
Now it’s much easier to see how people are using the city’s website civic

Mar. 3, 2016 10:46 am

Now it’s much easier to see how people are using the city’s website

The City of Philadelphia's web team just gave analytics.phila.gov a very nice upgrade.
When it comes to tech, Curalate CEO wants Mayor Kenney to be like Nutter civic

Mar. 1, 2016 12:57 pm

When it comes to tech, Curalate CEO wants Mayor Kenney to be like Nutter

That's the gist of an open letter on Philly.com from Curalate CEO Apu Gupta.
Mayor Kenney’s dream app is a tool for reporting street harassment civic

Feb. 25, 2016 12:02 pm

Mayor Kenney’s dream app is a tool for reporting street harassment

Who wants to build it?

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