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Comcast donates $105K for 3D printers at 3 Philly rec centers civic

May 12, 2016 10:34 am

Comcast donates $105K for 3D printers at 3 Philly rec centers

Local makerspace NextFab will also pitch in with training and tech support for the devices.
Is this the answer to City Hall’s civic tech woes? civic

May 10, 2016 11:59 am

Is this the answer to City Hall’s civic tech woes?

The city's civic tech and open data teams are moving out of the Office of Innovation and Technology.
Why we should be talking about the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk data civic

May 9, 2016 12:47 pm

Why we should be talking about the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk data

For the first time ever, the city published data in a narrative format, in an effort to provide greater context around a data release. But narratives are tricky.
Mayor Kenney wants startups in every neighborhood civic

May 6, 2016 9:13 am

Mayor Kenney wants startups in every neighborhood

At his third appearance during Philly Tech Week 2016, the mayor spoke about his hopes for the Philly startup scene.
Mayor Kenney’s ideal tech town access

May 3, 2016 1:00 pm

Mayor Kenney’s ideal tech town

At Philly Tech Week's Mayoral Town Hall, the city's top elected official sat with industry leaders and explained how Philadelphia plans to foster the tech sector's growth.
Amid worker strike, City Council demands answers on Verizon’s FiOS buildout civic

May 2, 2016 12:45 pm

Amid worker strike, City Council demands answers on Verizon’s FiOS buildout

In a rowdy hearing filled with striking Verizon workers, City Council grilled Verizon on the issue of its franchise agreement.
Here’s your chance to ask Mayor Kenney anything about tech civic

Apr. 25, 2016 12:56 pm

Here’s your chance to ask Mayor Kenney anything about tech

We're hosting a mayoral town hall on May 2 at the Free Library as part of Philly Tech Week 2016.
People really love knowing what city employees get paid civic

Apr. 25, 2016 12:52 pm

People really love knowing what city employees get paid

It's the most downloaded dataset in the last ten months — and it only got released three weeks ago.
The battle over civic innovation inside Philadelphia City Hall civic

Apr. 21, 2016 1:00 pm

The battle over civic innovation inside Philadelphia City Hall

The Office of Innovation and Technology rose to prominence under Adel Ebeid, the city's first Chief Innovation Officer. Now, with a new CIO, where will it go next?
The City of Philadelphia wants to play matchmaker civic

Apr. 20, 2016 9:52 am

The City of Philadelphia wants to play matchmaker

The city's new RFP board plans to feature gigs from universities, utilities and large corporations. First up: PGW.

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