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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.
What City Council asked CIO Charlie Brennan at OIT’s budget hearing civic

Apr. 13, 2016 11:15 am

What City Council asked CIO Charlie Brennan at OIT’s budget hearing

At his first city budget hearing leading the Office of Innovation and Technology, Brennan faced questions about online bill pay, Comcast's digital inclusion alliance fund and civic innovation and engagement.
CIO Charlie Brennan’s faux pas at the City Council budget hearing civic

Apr. 13, 2016 10:03 am

CIO Charlie Brennan’s faux pas at the City Council budget hearing

A comment about office perks and the challenges of public-sector tech hiring upset a bunch of civic technologists.
Why civic tech engineer Gabriel Farrell left City Hall civic

Apr. 11, 2016 12:57 pm

Why civic tech engineer Gabriel Farrell left City Hall

If Philadelphia wants to attract and retain tech talent, Farrell's departure should be instructive.
Philadelphia’s 20 highest-paid city employees civic

Apr. 5, 2016 2:10 pm

Philadelphia’s 20 highest-paid city employees

Pulling a base salary of $260,730, Medical Examiner Sam Gulino is the city's highest-paid employee as of April 5, 2016. Mayor Kenney is No. 4 on the list.
City of Philadelphia releases employee salary data civic

Apr. 5, 2016 1:56 pm

City of Philadelphia releases employee salary data

The high-profile dataset will be updated every three months.
Local politicians came out for Code for Philly’s DemHack hackathon dev

Apr. 4, 2016 12:59 pm

Local politicians came out for Code for Philly’s DemHack hackathon

A mix of new and old showed up at opening night: newly-elected Councilmembers Helen Gym and Allan Domb, plus veteran Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Mayor Jim Kenney himself.
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.

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