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Use this site to tell a city commission about your experience with L&I civic

May. 20, 2014 11:30 am

Use this site to tell a city commission about your experience with L&I

Driven by last year's deadly Market Street building collapse, the Nutter administration formed a commission to study the way Licenses & Inspections does business.
SHIFT_DESIGN: FastFWD company makes pop-up buildings for vacant lots business

May. 19, 2014 10:30 am

SHIFT_DESIGN: FastFWD company makes pop-up buildings for vacant lots

SHIFT_DESIGN is one of ten companies that recently completed FastFWD, the social entrepreneurship accelerator backed by a $1 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant. Each company demoed last Friday at First Round Capital.
N.J. to pay online marketing firm Webimax $12M over 10 years to move to Camden business

May. 6, 2014 12:00 pm

N.J. to pay online marketing firm Webimax $12M over 10 years to move to Camden

It originally planned to move to Delaware, after Delaware governor Jack Markell called Webimax CEO Kenneth Wisnefski to lure him to the state.
Watch City Council hearing about IT business competitiveness civic

May. 5, 2014 8:30 am

Watch City Council hearing about IT business competitiveness

Five Philadelphia technology community representatives testified before the City Council Committee on Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy in April. Watch the testimony and hear what was reported to Council.
Bill to post all city regulations online passes committe, vote next week civic

May. 2, 2014 12:41 pm

Bill to post all city regulations online passes committe, vote next week

After a hearing Monday on a bill that would require city agencies to post any and all regulations online, it passed City Council committee and will face a final council-wide vote next week, said Jennifer Kates, legislative aide to councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez.
See all 2013 City Council transcripts in easy-to-read, searchable format civic

Apr. 29, 2014 10:30 am

See all 2013 City Council transcripts in easy-to-read, searchable format

Every single word that's spoken at a City Council meeting is recorded, but the transcripts -- all that data -- are stuck in user-unfriendly PDF format.
OpenDataPhilly will get $35K, Knight Foundation-funded upgrade civic

Apr. 29, 2014 7:30 am

OpenDataPhilly will get $35K, Knight Foundation-funded upgrade

According to interim director of AxisPhilly Tom Ferrick, the upgrades will include instructional materials (webinars, how-to videos, etc.) to show the public how to use OpenDataPhilly, technical upgrades, including a redesign and outreach to the civic hacking community to encourage it to use OpenDataPhilly.
How these real estate developers used open data to find new business civic

Apr. 28, 2014 8:30 am

How these real estate developers used open data to find new business

Streamline Solutions used to drive around neighborhoods to find run-down houses to rehab. But last July, the South Philly development company realized the city had released reams of data on property violations, like which homes had broken windows or rodent infestation or were in danger of collapse.
Here’s what the first $100k in StartupPHL grants got done civic

Apr. 22, 2014 12:30 pm

Here’s what the first $100k in StartupPHL grants got done

The first group of StartupPHL grants funded a local STEM challenge, 10 internships at local tech companies and a youth entrepreneurship program that was able to up its enrollment by more than 20 percent.
Mayor Nutter to name April 22 as ‘Day of the Developer’ in Philadelphia dev

Apr. 18, 2014 10:30 am

Mayor Nutter to name April 22 as ‘Day of the Developer’ in Philadelphia

In conjunction with the annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference, Mayor Nutter will name April 22, 2014 as the 'Day of the Developer,' which will also kickoff a year-long celebration of software engineers in the region.